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Vairamuthu gets the prestigious "Sahitya Acadamy Award" (Dec 25, 2003)

Vairamuthu has been awarded the Sahitya academy award 2004 for his novel 'Kallikkaattu Ithikaasam'.

MSV's biography (Dec 22, 2003)

A biography of MSV by Rani Maindhan has been released. More. For excerpts from the biography, see here.

Virumaandi (Sandiyar) album (Dec 9, 2003)

Virumaandi (*ing Kamal,Abhirami. MD: Ilayaraja) album is out. There are 10 songs in the album sung mainly by Kamal, Ilayaraja and Shreya Ghosal. Post comments here.

New Singer Suchitra (Dec 8, 2003)

The song 'may maasam 98-il' (Jay Jay) has become a chart topper recently. This peppy song has been sung by new singer Suchitra. Having started her career as a DJ in Radio Mirchi, she made her TFM debut in "Kaakka kaakka" (remember 'omaha meeyaa'?). More.
Quiz: In the 'may maasam' song, if you have listened carefully, you'll hear a small piece after the first stanza that sounds garbled. Know what it is? Answer: here.

AR Rahman's new albums (Nov 29, 2003)

AR Rahman's Enakku 20 Unakku 18 (Nov 4, 2003)

The songs are out for this big budget film *ing Tharun and Trisha. Read other's comments and post your reviews too.

The latest on "Thiruvasagam in Symphony" (Oct 31, 2003)

`Thiruvasakam in Symphony' is a project by Maestro Ilayaraja to score indian music in an universally accepted format using lyrics from Manickavasakar's Thiruvasakam. The production involves more than 200 artists from India and Hungary with a budget of 50 million rupees. It is simultaneously produced in Hindi, English, German and Tamil.
A public fund is being collected towards this project. Interested donars, please check out the details.

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Lyricist, journalist M.G. Vallaban is no more (Oct 23, 2003)

MG Vallabhan, a well-known TFM lyricist, has passed away. He has penned over 200 songs (predominantly under Ilayaraja) including 'aagaaya gangai' (dharma yuddham), 'meen kodi theril' (karumbu vil), 'kan malargalin azhaippithazh' (thaippongal), odathila thanneeru (karai kadandha orunthi),etc. Having written screenplay, dialogues for a few movies (e.g. udhaya geetham), he also directed the movie Thaippongal. He was an active journalist too. Post condolences here.

Rahman joins the fellowship of the ring (Oct 22, 2003)

Rahman will be scoring the music for the stage adaptation of the Lord of the Rings. More Details. Discuss.

Upcoming DeepavaLi releases (Oct 15, 2003 )

It is festival time again, and a bunch of movies are slated to be released on DeepavaLi. Here are the main horses in the race:

ARR's chinese film preview videos (Sep 26, 2003)

See Here.
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Manmatha Raasa - A big break for Dhina (Sep 15, 2003)

Dhina, the hit master of TV serials, has been having a bad run at films starting from 'Annai','Middleclass Madhavan' and a moderate hit 'King'. 'Thiruda Thirudi' (*ing Dhanush,Saaya Singh. Dir: Subramaniam Siva) which was an unexpected hit has given the much needed break for him in TFM. The song 'Manmatha Raasa' in particular has become a super duper hit topping almost all charts now. (Incidentally this song also gives a break for Malathi Lakshman of Lakshman-Sruthi Music Troup fame.) Let's hope he gives more hits with musically richer albums.
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AR Rahman Interview (Aug 31, 2003)

AR Rahman talks about Boys, the chinese film, upcomig projects and the national award. Go here.
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Singer Kovai Sounderarajan passes away (Aug 29, 2003)

Kovai Soundararajan, a TFM singer, has passed away. He sang several songs, like JambulingamE jadatharaa, mellap pEsungaL and others. Our condolences. A thread on his songs.

Lyricist "Ulundhoorpettai" Shanmugam passes away (Aug 23, 2003)

"Ulundhoorpettai" Shanmugam, a popular TFM lyricist of 70's, has passed away. He has penned lyrics for over 100 movies including Rajaraja chozan, Thirumalai thenkumari, Agathiyar, etc. Our sincere condolences.

National Awards 2003 (Jul 26, 2003)

News & Interviews.
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AR Rahman's "Warriors of Heaven & Earth" (Jul 20, 2003)

AR Rahman is scoring for Columbia pictures' Mandarin film "Warriors of Heaven & Earth" (*ing Jiang Wen, Kiichi Nakai. Dir: He Ping). Movie Website.
Post comments here.

An interview with singer Balram (Jul 20, 2003)

Read it here. Source: Nilacharal ezine.

Sivaji awards (Jul 20, 2003)

Sivaji awards given to TMS, P Susheela and KV Mahadevan. MSV presented them to the artists. More...

Interview with Harris Jayaraj (Jul 7, 2003)

Read the interview. Source: Aa.Vi.

Dinakaran Awards '03 (July 4, 2003)


MSV & Ilayaraja to sing together (June 29, 2003)

MSV and Ilayaraja have scored together for couple of movies. They are going to sing together for the movie "Unnai charanadainthen" (*ing venkat prabhu,SPB charan. Dir: samudrakkani). The MD is SPB!

Awards (June 28, 2003)

Boys Album Release & Reviews (June 24, 2003)

Boys (*ing newcomers. MD: ARR. Dir: Shankar) songs are out. The song list:

Initial comments are like:
"All tracks are fast numbers and none of them make an immediate first impact."
"much of the songs like parasuram...baba..and udhaya werent 2 arr's standards.. but this one is certainly very gud"
"very youthful album."
"A refreshing change from PP, PARASURAM, and all the dubbed ones (But Udhaya was good)."

Read/Post reviews here.

News Bits (June 23, 2003)

BBC news video on AR Rahman (June 22, 2003)

On ARR's recent fame with Bombay Dreams and his association with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. View video. Post comments here.

News Bits (June 7, 2003)

Singer P. Balram ("Nee thaan en desiya geetham") visits TFM Page (June 2, 2003)

Balram writes "Thank u guys & girls for discussing about me:i.e Balram. I am a Tamilian based in Mumbai and thanks to AR Rahman I got the break in Paarthale Paravasam with the song "Nee Dan En Desiya Geetham".I hv been singing lots of Tamil jingles in Mumbai like ...". More.

Ilayaraja - 60 (June 2, 2003)

Maestro Ilayaraja is celebrating his birthday today. We've prepared a special page to pay tribute to the Isaignani and his music.

Filmfare awards (May 18, 2003)

News on AR Rahman's "Boys" (May 17, 2003)

Boys (*ing newcomers. Dir: Shankar) song list has been posted on the forum. Apparently the album will be released early June. More.

How to Compose (May 16, 2003)

RJay is explaining in layman's terms how to appreciate and compose music. His fluid style is easy to understand, and he focusses on core concepts like Melody, fitting lyrics to a tune etc. Check out the discussion here ! He has created an audio file where he explains these, too!

New Yahoo Group for Song Of The Day (May 15, 2003)

A new Yahoo Group, tfmpagesotd has been created, for daily messages on Song of the Day. Subscribe to the group, to get the Song of the Day and the information on that song in your mailbox daily!

Chords section in TFMPage (May 7, 2003)

In an effort to make tfmpage/dhool a li'l more comprehensive, we are adding a section "chords" for some songs. MS and Srikanth are also writing articles for introduction to chords and their usage in TFM. The articles include "Let us learn music", "Chords, Carnatic and Film Music" and "Thiraiyil Malarndha RaagangaL". See this new section here!.

News Items (May 2, 2003)

Rediff features our amateur composers (Apr 22, 2003)

Srikanth, a composer, a regular to TFMPage and to the Amateur Composers thread is featured in an article at Rediff.com !

Song of the Day (Apr 11, 2003)

Song of the Day hits #200, and what better way to celebrate it than feature "thendral vandhu theeNdum bOdhu" from avathaaram! A special page has been prepared for this featuring excellent write-ups. Participate in the discussion on the song here .

Tamil New Year Releases (Apr 11, 2003)

These are the films that are slated to come out for the thamizh new year.

Geethai, *ing Vijay and Amisha Patel, was also supposed to be released, but now it is postponed by a month or so.

News Bits (Apr 11, 2003)

News Round-up (Apr 10, 2003)

Devisri Prasad to score in Tamil (Apr 9, 2003)

Devi sri prasad, who sang 'Angel vandhaale' and 'king of chennai' in Badri, recently gave couple of hit movies in Telugu. He is making his debut as MD in TFM in the movie 'Inidhu inidhu kaadhal inidhu' (*ing Jai aakaash,Neha. Dir: Shakthi chidambaram), produced by Ramoji Rao. Post comments here.

R. Mahendra Raj on Kannadasan (Mar 30, 2003)

In a thread on Kaviyarasu Kannadasan, R. Mahendra Raj has written a fascinating set of articles on the great lyricist. Egged on by other stalwarts like Manisegaran and Saravanan, a great discussion ensued, thanks to the contributions of Sankar, Geeth, SK, Subbu, Ramki and others. Mahendra Raj's posts make an engrossing read, and was appreciated by one and all. He is a wealth of information on the Kaviyarasar, and we are grateful to him for sharing it with TFMPage. The posts below share a story that few others can write-up. Kudos to Mahendra Raj. Read on!

Ehsaan in TFMPage (Mar 26, 2003)

Ehsaan of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy has been participating in the discussions in our forum. You can read more on what he has to say here.

Madhurakavi Bhaskaradas (Mar 16, 2003)

Madhurakavi Bhaskaradas is considered to be the first lyricist in TFM. We've put up an article (that appeared in Vikatan) and added additional information on this person who is considered on par with Bharathi. His patriotic songs fueled the freedom struggle. You can read the page on this underappreciated man in the TFMPage database here. Post comments here.

Symphony getting released? (Mar 4, 2003)

Is Ilaiyaraja's Symphony going to get released finally? Several media reports suggest that it might get released in a function celebrating 25 years of IR in TFM. More information here.

Thamizh KaaRRu (Feb 28, 2003)

You can read the Thamizh KaaRRu series of articles on lyricists (Vairamuthu, Arivumathi, Pazhani Bharathi, Mu.Mehta, Naa.Kaamarasan, T.Rajender, Gangai Amaran and Pulamaippiththan) here.

News bits (Feb 26, 2003)

More upcoming releases (Feb 12, 2003)

Upcoming releases (Feb 2, 2003)

AR Rahman's Unity of Light World Concert Tour 2003 (Jan 28, 2003)

Read about it here.

Pongal releases (Jan 12, 2003)

Pongal is here, and we wish you all a happy pongal! You can read on upcoming pongal releases in The Hindu. The movies slated to come out are:

News Archive from 2002

News Archive from 2001 and before

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