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Ilayaraja, known for composing tunes by sitting inside air-conditioned studios, enthralled a large audience at the famous Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar temple in Karur on Wednesday by composing in public for the first time the tunes for upcoming Tamil film, Raja Raja Chozhanin Porval (Sword of Raja Raja Chozhan), much to the delight of his fans and the public. Ilayaraja, a man of many novelties, performed this rare feat at the launch of Raja Raja Chozhanin Porval at Siddhar Karuraar sannidhi at the Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar temple at the behest of lyricist Snehan. Since the film is about the sword of Raja Raja Chozhan and Karur Siddhar happens to be his guru, we decided to have the event at the temple, Snehan, who plays the lead in the film, explained.
Story first published: Friday, September 13, 2013, 9:50 [IST]