'Music is everything'

Music is everything for me in my life. I am nothing without it’, said veteran music director Ilayaraja.

Speaking at the audio launch of Lakshmi Manchu’s production venture Maranthen Mannithen on Monday, Raja said, ‘I feel myself blessed to be a music composer.’

The film directed by Kumar Nagendra features Aadhi, Taapse, Lakshmi Manchu and Suja Varunee in important roles. Ilayaraja has composed six songs for the movie. The film is based on the devastating floods in Andhra Pradesh in the 1980s.

Adds Ilayaraja, ‘When I was recording the songs, actor Rajnikanth visited the studio and we shared a lot between us’.