Maestro Ilayaraja has opined that his music is for the people and belongs to them wholly. The Maestro, who is seldom seen participating in various filmy events which take place from time to time, was present at the audio-launch of the upcoming Telugu film titled ‘Sri Rama Rajyam’ which stars Tollywood’s Balakrishna and Nayanthara in the lead roles of Lord Ram and Goddess Sita respectively.
Directed by Babu, the film has music by none other than the Maestro himself. Veteran actor Nageswara Rao, a popular hero in the sixties, has played Sage Valmiki in the film. The script of film focuses on the period in the life of Ram and Sita after the former annihilates the monster king Raavan. One of the highlights of this big-budget film, which has as many as 16 songs, is undoubtedly the music of Ilayaraja.
The audio-launch of the film was held in the premises of Sri Sada Ramachandra Swamy Temple at Badrachalam. Besides Ilayaraja, others who took part in the audio launch include Nageswara Rao, Balakrishna, Nayantara and many leading luminaries of Tollywood. ‘Isaignani’ took the audience by surprise by delivering a fluent speech in Telugu.
“This film is an important one in my career. I won’t say my music is dedicated to the Almighty; music is for the people. I want them to remain happy and that’s why I try my best to produce lovable music. If the people are happy, even the Creator would be happy. It’s practically difficult to explain what music is all about; at the same time, it gives immense pleasure to experience the joy of listening to music.
“I am quite happy to have worked with Nageswara Rao in this film. I bless the crew of the film to achieve monumental success,” concluded Ilayaraja. On his part, Rao said that he agreed to play Valmiki on the produer’s insistence and added that the songs by Ilayaraja are excellent. He thanked the Maestro for providing a musical treat.