Ilaiyaraaja to make an appearance in Naadi Thudikkudhadi

The veteran musician will feature in a song in director Selvaa’s upcoming movie

Ilaiyaraaja, the music maestro ruling the Tamil film industry for more than three decades, has not faced the camera too often. Only in rare occasions was he seen on screen, and those too were blink-and-you-miss appearances.

And now, director Selvaa has convinced the Isaignani to appear for a full-length song Kadhale Illadha Desam Engirukku in his forthcoming film Nadi Thudikuthadi.  The song was recently shot on Ilayaraja and a young band in Fiji Islands. “Though Ilaiyaraaja was initially not ready to stand in front of the camera, he cooperated well on the sets,” said Selvaa.

On how he convinced the composer, the director said, “Producer Pazha Karuppaiah and I explained to him the importance of the song and we assured him that his scenes will be natural.”