World's Most Prolific Film Composer Ilayaraja, Shares His Secret of Success
I am Julian Karikalan, the Writer/Director of "Love and Love Only", the first-ever English film for which Maestro Ilaiyaraaja has composed original songs and the complete background score. As you all know, Maestro Ilaiyaraaja is the world's most prolific film composer with more than 1000+ films and 8000+ songs, and still counting. According to Wikipedia, he has more than 20 films in hand at the moment, in 6 languages!
Working with him in my film is not only a 'dream come true' moment for me, but a wonderful learning experience in many ways, though I know nothing about music. You might have seen the video I posted on Youtube a few weeks back, where the Maestro himself asks for comments from the audience. That was an edited version using two takes. He actually gave the reason behind that in take 1, which I edited out. As an editor, I chose to cut it, as there was a telephone interference in between, and some stumbling. But as a fan, I think what he shared in that take, is something that would be useful for anyone to succeed in their career, irrespective of their field of expertise. And of course, it comes from the man who has the most prolific film music career on earth. It would be selfish of me to keep it for myself. So, without further ado, I share this 'outtake' from my production footage, despite the technical issues. Hope you find it useful.