Tamil Fans Can’t Keep Calm After Hearing Ilayaraja’s Music In This Foreign Film !!

  • Ilayaraja
  • Taiwanese
2 years ago

Music maestro Ilayaraja has scored the music for more than 1,000 films and 7,000 songs. He has also rendered 500 numbers and won the national award five times. Being a highly recognised, most lovable Indian musician of all time, Ilayaraja is also known to be highly possessive about the music that he has created in all these years. He who has been hailed as “legend” for his works, once again became a centre of attention as netizens found one of his blockbuster songs taking place in the film of Tsai Ming-liang, a notable Taiwanese filmmaker.



Ilayaraaja debuted through 1976 film “Annakili” and went on to achieve several awards and accolades across the world. Being a gold medalist in classical guitar, Ilaiyaraaja was voted as the all-time greatest film-music director of India in a poll conducted by CNN-IBN celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema in 2013. US-based world cinema portal “Taste of Cinema” placed Ilaiyaraaja at the 9th position in its list of 25 greatest film composers in the history of cinema and he is the only Indian composer in that list. Nicknamed as Isaignani and often referred to as Maestro, people would consider his music as a therapy for depression and loneliness.

Now, users of Twitter became aware of Ilayaraja’s music taking place in a 2006 Malaysian-Taiwanese romantic drama film, “I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone”. In the particular video clip which is going viral in social media platforms, we could see the song “Gundu Malli, Gundu Malli” playing in the background. The song took place in Cheran’s “Gundu Malli Gundu Malli” from “Solla Marantha Kadhai” which was released in the year 2002.


A social meia user added the video with a caption saying “An Ilaiyaraaja song in a Tsai Ming-liang film!”


Watch the video below :

Check out some of the reactions the tweet garnered below :



The music composer is also known for a number of controversies in his 45 years of film music career. Recently, he accused music director Govind Vasantha of 96 movie for using his songs in his film “96”. He called people who are using his song without his permission as “Impotent” which created huge outrage. However, the usage of his song in a foreign film indeed proves the legacy he has achieved and the popularity he gained through his art work.

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