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  • ‘Swami’ Dakshinamoorthy centenary ignored by Tamil film industry

    Friday, November 13, 2020 09:16 PM IST, Chennai

    'Malayalam' Dakshinamoorthy, as was called the famous music director, had composed for over 125 films including 13 in Tamil, and had groomed Ilayaraja, Yesudas, NC Vasanthakokilam, P Leela, P Susheela, Kalyani Menon and Bhavatharini among many other singers and music directors. Yet his birth centenary last year was totally ignored by the film industry in Chennai

  • The SPB statue story adds fuel to the myth that can’t be ‘busted’

    Saturday, October 24, 2020 04:04 PM IST, Chennai

    Is a statue for a living person unlucky? Does it bring in bad luck, bad days for such a person? Did it happen in the case of singer SPB who ordered a statue for himself? In a world full of superstitions even in the 21st century, such questions do crop up.

  • Arunagirinathar verses refer to Mayilapur in 15th century

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 04:52 PM IST, Chennai

    Chennai 2000 Plus Trust brings you verses from Thiruppugazh by saint Arunagirinathar in the 15th century. These verses (two in this the first report) refer to Mayilapur Kapaleeswarar temple at least two centuries before the British came to Chennai

  • P K Muthusamy, lyricist in centenary year -- not a burden to mankind

    Sunday, October 04, 2020 12:53 AM IST, Chennai

    P K Muthusamy died at the age of 100 as a poor man, living all alone at his village near Rasipuram. He wrote about 60 Tamil film songs but also created a sensation by making a plagiarism charge against his former chief minister and film-world colleague M Karunanidhi

  • Farewell, my friend SPB

    Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:05 PM IST, Chennai

    Those were the days when Ilayaraja and his brothers struggled for even one square meal in two days. They would conduct music for Bharatiraja's plays and occasionally get a chance to play the guitar for a film recording. Bharatiraja requested SPB, then an up-and-coming singer to engage them in his orchestra which used to perform light music programmes in Chennai. SPB took them on board. Later, Ilayaraja rose to such dizzy heights as a music composer that SPB wondered where that talent came from.

  • Centenary of lyricist Ku Ma Balasubramaniam ignored

    Monday, August 24, 2020 08:11 PM IST, Chennai

    Ku Ma Ba, as he was later known, was actually proficient in writing chaste and classical Tamil and went on write over 600 film songs for leading music directors like G Ramanathan, KV Mahadevan, TG Lingappa, Sudarsanam, Salil Chowdhury and so on, in films starring MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, SS Rajendran, Vijayakanth among others. Born on May 13, 1920, at Velukkudi village in undivided Thanjavur district, in an agricultural family, his centenary too has been ignored

  • Balamurali Krishna 90th birth anniversary

    Monday, July 06, 2020 01:41 PM IST, Chennai

    கர்னாடக இசை உலகின் ஜாம்பவானாகத் திகழ்ந்த எம்.பாலமுரளி கிருஷ்ணா, 1930-ம் ஆண்டு ஆந்திர மாநிலம் கிழக்கு கோதாவரி மாவட்டத்தில் சங்கரகுப்தம் என்ற ஊரில் பிறந்தவர் (ஜூலை 6). தனது 6-வது வயதிலேயே இசைப் பயணத்தை தொடங்கியவர்.

  • Madan Mohan Birth Anniversary

    Thursday, June 25, 2020 08:43 PM IST, Chennai

    Today, is the birth anniverary of one of the best composers India has ever seen, Madan Mohan. Awards never came his way, but it was probably better that way, we can console ourselves to say, as his music remained unspoiled and untainted by power, pelf or prestige.

  • A L Raghavan had ushered in new genre of Tamil Pop

    Monday, June 22, 2020 01:59 PM IST, Chennai

    When the song PombaLai Oruthi IrundhALAm broke out in the hit film AdhE KangaL with music by Vedha, there were a few words that sounded like gibberish. They were not gibberish, but were Sourashtrian words used by Raghavan and TMS, both Sourashtrians

  • Yesudas-Ilayaraja combination is back for Tamil films

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 10:59 AM IST, Chennai

    Noted singer K J Yesudas has recorded a song for a Tamil film after a long gap. He has now sung a song for the film Tamilarasan with maestro Ilayaraja scoring the music.

  • Naadabrahmam, Chennai 2000 Plus organise music festival

    Saturday, July 07, 2018 11:23 AM IST, Chennai

    Naadabrahmam and Chennai 2000 Plus Trust organised a music and dance festival in Chennai from December 28 to 30, 2015, at Sri Ramakrishna Mission Hr Secondary School (South),

  • Eminent Carnatic vocalist R.Suryaprakash renders Shivrathri Carnatic concert

    Thursday, July 05, 2018 10:40 AM IST, Chennai

    Eminent Carnatic vocalist R.Suryaprakash rendered an excellent Carnatic vocal concert on the occasion of Maasa Shivrathri at Besant Nagar

  • Actress Iniya launches Mia, music video album for social cause

    Sunday, June 10, 2018 12:23 PM IST, Chennai

    Actress Iniya of Vaagai Soodavaa fame has produced a motivational, music video titled Mia. It is an eight-minute music video that describes the struggles and aspirations of a dancer.

  • Kaatru Veliyidai single track release on February 2

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 03:57 PM IST, Chennai

    Ace Director Mani Ratnam's single track from his forthcoming release, Kaatru Veliyidai, with music composed by A R Rahman, is all set to release on February 2.

  • Music director Rahman misses nomination at 89th Academy Awards

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 02:39 PM IST, New York

    India's ace music director A R Rahman failed to make it to the final nomination list of the 89th Academy Awards. His name did not figure in the final nomination list released on January 24.

  • Noted film lyricist Na Muthukumar dead

    Sunday, August 14, 2016 11:58 AM IST, Chennai

    The Tamil film industry was shocked as noted film lyricist Na Muthukumar passed away in Chennai today, following illness. He was 41, and was reportedly suffering from jaundice.

  • Classical music concert on Anjanaeya and Rama at Nanganallur

    Sunday, July 31, 2016 07:19 PM IST, Chennai

    Nanmangalam Sisters Tmt Meena and Tmt Karpagam rendered a Classical music concert on Anjanaeya and Rama at Nanganallur Anjaneyar temple on March 31, 2016. The music concert, organised by Chennai 2000 Plus Trust, was held under the title of Jay Hanuman.

  • Kabali audio launched at simple photo op event

    Sunday, June 12, 2016 11:13 AM IST, Chennai

    The Kabali audio launch was a soft affair. Super Star Rajinikanth was absent, and his daughter Soundarya did the honours at a simple event. However, the audio launch went viral soon after. conquering air and digital space.

  • Carnatic music concert on Maasa Shivrathri day

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 04:14 PM IST, Chennai

    Carnatic vocalist R.Suryaprakash rendered a Carnatic vocal concert on the occasion of Maasa Shivrathri at Besant Nagar Vinayagar temple in Chennai

  • Anahita and Apoorva render splendid concert at Nanganallur

    Thursday, February 18, 2016 03:25 PM IST, Chennai

    Anahita and Apoorva rendered a splendid concert at Nanganallur Anjaneyar Temple on behalf of Chennai 2000 Plus Trust and Sri Krishna Sweets

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