Wednesday, September 15, 2010

National Award for Ilaiyaraaja

The first ever National Award given for “Best Background Score” in a separate category goes to Ilaiyaraaja for his score in "Pazhassi Raaja".

9 comments:

Ganapathy Ram said...

Just saw the news , completely overwhemled

First Award for BGM to Raaja sir , king of BGM in Indian cinema

hurray

Ganapathy Ram said...

and as soon as i saw the news i came into ur page

:)

if the news hasn't been published i would have mailed u :)

Suresh Kumar said...

Ganapathy ram - Me too. Overwhelmed as if I myself have won it.

Ganapathy Ram said...

Hmmm yeah i suppose thats the way every Raja devotee would feel

Ganesh Gopalasubramanian said...

வாங்கிட்டோம்ல.. இந்த விருத கொடுக்க ஆரம்பிச்சா ராஜா சார் தான் எல்லா வருசமும் வாங்குவார்னு தோணும்... ;) இப்போ நிஜமாயிடும் போலிருக்கே ;)

Anonymous said...

but suresh,you never did your "sigmund freud like" analysis for pazhassi raja....why?i think he should have got it for naan kadavul which in your opinion will be good to hear as stand alone score like how john williams made with schindler's list

Suresh Kumar said...

Anonymous - First of all, I saw the film "Pazhassi Raja" only once in DVD and that too in two parts. First time, when I saw, I really dozed-off in the middle of the film. I watched the rest of the film a few days later. However, I did register my thoughts on the score, here and there in this blog and in my twitter page @ursmusically. I have been listening to the ripped score more often, though.

And recently I posted this http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arrahmanfans/message/141745

Vipin said...

@Suresh: Just to clarify. Is this indeed the first instance of Best BGM? I have been reading about Johnson being given a Best Background Score National Award for Sukrutham in 94. Could you plz check on that?

Suresh Kumar said...

Vipin - Yes. Johnson did win one in 94 for Sukrutham. But that was a special case. That is why I mentioned "first ever after 'Best BGM' is introduced" as a separate category.