"Do you listen to music?"
"Who is your favorite?"
This was the conversation i had with a friend of mine when i was 9 years old. This man has moved me to tears, made me smile when i was terribly low, made me get up from my chair and dance when i was too shy to even talk to folks around me.I figured, i could sing decently when i was about 11 (i think). The first one on stage was Chinna Chinna Aasai (Roja) in front of my classmates. And then on most of the stage songs would be an ARR song. It was not a conscious decision to sing ARR songs. It would just come naturally. From the heart. I have never really understood the comparisons between ARR and Ilyaraja or anyone else for that matter. All other music directors maybe good. I am not negating that fact. But for me, ARR is GOD and will be.
I am just jooper proud that he got home 2 Oscars and still remains remarkably humble!
Goooo ARR! Hope you have a healthy and a very long happy life. Fill our hearts with more magical music.I am thankful, that i live in the same era as he lives, to appreciate his music, read reviews of his latest releases and bask in the glory of his tunes!
I Love you.