96 is a 2018 Indian Tamil-language love story written and directed by C. Prem Kumar, starring Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha Krishnan. The film, the directorial debut of Prem Kumar, was produced by S. Nanthagopal for Madras Enterprises and features a score and soundtrack composed by Govind Vasantha. Mahendiran Jayaraju and N. Shanmuga Sundaram handled the cinematography and R. Govindaraj edited the film, while the costumes were designed by Subhashree Karthik Vijay.
The movie apparently used some of the legendary music director Ilayaraja’s old hit songs as a tribute and as a tool which elevates the movie’s plot. The movie became a blockbuster and the remakes of the movie in other languages are in full swing.
Putham Pudhu Kaalai from movie Alaigal Oivadhillai
Aasai Athigam Vachu from the movie Marupadiyum
Kannan Vandhu from the movie Rettai Vaal Kuruvi
Thendral vandhu theendum podhu from the movie Avatharam
Yamunai aatriley from the movie Thalapathi.
These songs are used in the movie 96. Though they have not used it completely, few verses of them took place ion the movie. Now to our shock, the veteran musician Ilayaraja seems to be unhappy about the movie crew making use of his songs to connect with the audience.
He said that what the movie crew done is completely unethical. “When they don’t have the potential to create a new song to impress the audience, they are using a popular old song to connect with the audience. In “Yaadan Ki Baarat” movie, R.D Varman composed a fresh song to help themselves with the plot. He composed his own song as a 20 year old one. If the plot requires a 1980’s music, a music director have to compose it himself. This shows their impotence in making fresh compositions” Raja said.
ஆனாலும் ராஜா சாருக்கு இவ்வளவு மண்டகனம் ஆகாதுப்பா.. அதுவும் சொல்ற உதாரணத்த பாரேன்.. 😫
— ஸ்ரீலஸ்ரீ உலகானந்தா (@Ulagaan) May 26, 2019
However it looks like Ilayaraja has not seen the movie 96 in which they paid a tribute to veteran musician for the immense memories he gave to the music lovers. This created a huge debate in social media where one set of people are bashing Ilayaraja for his arrogance and the other set of people backing his statement.
Check out some of the reactions here :
Whenever someone sings ilayaraja songs ▶
Ilayaraja : 👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/n0HVE0QWbM
— Taana Memes™ 🇮🇳 (@Taanamemes) May 27, 2019
Ilayaraja, why pa spoiling your name ?
— Sivasanthiran (@Sivasanthiran19) May 27, 2019
இது தொடர்ந்து நடக்கிறது. அவர் எவ்ளவு புகார் செய்தும் திருந்துவதாய் இல்ல. அந்த கோபத்தின் வெளிப்பாடுதான் இது. கொஞ்சம் நாகரிகமா சொல்லலாம்தான். ஆனா தன்னோட உழைப்பு திருடப்படுவதாய் அவர் நினைப்பதால் வரும் கோபம். அவரோட இடத்தில் நாம இருந்தா புரியுமோ என்னமோ?
— Nellai – நெல்லை (@nellaiseemai) May 26, 2019
எனக்கென்னமோ தப்பா தெரியல… வார்த்தை பிரயோகம் தப்பு . ஆனா சொன்ன விஷயம் லாம் உண்மை தான்…
— 🗣️🎙️ (@sujatha_reader) May 26, 2019
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