Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Tribute to the legend Ilaiyaraaja

A constellation of India's greatest stars hit the stage to honour maestro Ilaiyaraaja. Organised by producer/director R. Balakrishnan (popularly known as R Balki who has made the off-beat and brilliant films Cheeni Kum, Paa and produced English Vinglish), the brightest luminaries of Indian cinema Sridevi, Rajnikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, along with the cast of "Shamitabh" (that includes Dhanush and Akshara Haasan) were seen sparkling at the event.

During the glamorous night, R Balki said, "We are celebrating 1,000 films of Ilayaraja, but I want to clarify that 'Shamitabh' is not Ilayaraja's 1,000th film. Southern director Bala's film is the 1,000th film of Ilayaraja."

For fans of Tamil cinema, what a moment it was when the three biggest names stood together after aeons, Sridevi, flanked by Kamal Haasan and Rajnikanth. Dressed in a sari with her hair pulled back, the actress stood tall among the legends. As the images from the even went viral online, many commented how the acting greats of cinema should unite on screen for a film.

A momentous moment (!) for movie mavericks and buffs! We love alliteration in this blog... ;0)

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