Projekt Ilaiyaraaja Season III — 130/365 — Yaava Shilpi
Although Bhadrakali was released in Telugu, Ilaiyaraaja’s first direct non-Tamil movie was Maathu Tappada Maga that was directed by Peketi Sivaram. Peketi Sivaram had collaborated with GK Venkatesh for the movies before Maathu Tappada Maga and should have recognised the talent of Ilaiyaraaja as he also did background scores for GK Venkatesh’s movies.
Anant Nag played the lead in the movie and that’s how Ilaiyaraaja should have got introduced to Shankar Nag. Shankar Nag had worked with GK Venkatesh but only after Ilaiyaraaja started his career as an independent music director. Shankar Nag and Ilaiyaraaja whenever they collaborated produced some scintillating albums. Janma Janmada Anubandha is the first movie that they collaborated as creators and the music was a rip-roaring success. Ilaiyaraaja even did a complete background score (only) for Accident (1984) even before Kadamai Kanniyam Kattupadu (1987).
Song: Yaava Shilpi Kanda Kanasu
Movie: Janma Janmada Anubandha (1981)
Singers: SP Balasubramaniam, S Janaki
Lyricist: Chi. Udhaya Shankar
Actors: Anant Nag, Jayamala
Director: Shankar Nag