NEP audio launch: Mesmerising evening

It was a day to cherish for Ilayaraja and his fans, as the maestro and his music were celebrated at the audio launch of Neethane En Ponvasantham in Chennai on Saturday.

Veterans of Tamil cinema such as K Balachander, Bharathiraja and Balu Mahendra among others recalled their association with the ‘Isaignani’, while their favourite songs were played on stage.

Gautham Vasudev Menon, the director of Neethane En Ponvasantham, took pains to ensure that the show turned out to be a great success, and his efforts came in for appreciation from top guns, especially Balu Mahendra.

The songs from NEP were introduced to the audience by Suriya, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Jiiva, Santhanam and Samantha. The show started off with a song by Ilayaraja and ended off on the same note.