13 Replies to “toongatha vizigal rendu – agni natchathram”

  1. With due respect, Raja Sir is a trained classicist.´╗┐ He has fused Western Classical with Carnatic ( check out ‘Nothing but Wind’ for example ) better than any one else. I like Rahman too but he fuses more Middle Eastern tunes with Indian ones and is more influenced by North Indian than Carnatic, IMHO. Both are great in their own way! Regards.

  2. ARR is able to fuse indian and western style music to great effect and that’s why he is much more successful than Raja. Granted raja has its unique brand of melodious music, but I bet westerner cannot appreciate his music´╗┐ whereas they could appreciate ARR (for instance slumdog music)

  3. ur point is spot on dude.. i wud like to add that rajas music is purely indianised… havin said that he has a wide variety of insturments which r westernised yet it sounds like indian… he is u and me.. he is a creator! and his roots r classical nd folk… no death to´╗┐ his music!

  4. well said. if i am right the producer of roja is k.balachander and he declared that he would never work with ilayaraaja after dance master[ may be jealousy´╗┐ or misunderstanding ]so he wanted to bring new face into the industry and he told mani rathnam to look for a new guy.thus rahman entered TFM. by the way ilayaraaja is beyond all these crap music directors. infact on the whole planet.

  5. Rahman can never hold a candle to Illayaraja. Illayaraja is one of the greatest geniuses the world has ever seen. Rahman is just a successful guy who did well due to lack of competition… But he knew how to get fame in the North and capture the mindshare of´╗┐ youngsters. My humble opinion.

  6. The difference between Ilayaraja and AR.Rehman is Ilayaraja´╗┐ creats big directors like Mani, Balu, Bala etc. But A.R.R. works with big directors. But we really missing Mani & Ilayaraj combination. Becos there is soul in their combination

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