The legendary duo of Tamil cinema, musician Ilaiyaraja and filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who have collaborated in more than 5 films, celebrate their birthdays on June 2. While Mani Ratnam turns 65, Ilaiyaraja steps into his 78th year on Wednesday. Much loved and respected by audience, the exceptionally talented duo not just shares their birthday, but also has many commendable collaborations that weaved magic.
The duo's first-ever collaboration was in ‘Pallavi Anu Pallavi’, a Kannada film. Ilaiyaraja has won five National Awards and Mani Ratnam is a six-time National Award winning director.
Both the artistes have enriched the Indian music, and mainstream cinema through their talent. The pair worked together in 10 films and redefined the concept of screenplay and music.
On their birthday, let's take a look at the evergreen songs of the legendary duo:
Andhi Mazhai Megam
Chinna Chinna Vanna kuyil
O Priya Priya
We wish the duo a very happy birthday.