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Shree Dr. Ilaiyaraaja or affectionately known as Raaja sir to his fans, is all set to treat his fans in Singapore with a night of “Musical Rhapsody”. Isaignani Ilayaraja is landing in Singapore on the 20th of August 2022 for his fans here. Get ready to drench in the musical pour down. If you haven’t felt magical, we guarantee you every second of magic here.

The musical troupe and the artistes are chosen by Raaja Sir himself to deliver the best orchestra ever done globally.  This event would be dedicated to the people of Singapore who have supported Raaja sir throughout his career and thanking all while celebrating his 50 Years of musical journey.

The event is going to be highly entertaining and feast to the soul of all music lovers.
Make your life memorable and book your tickets today. Not everyday Life gives us an opportunity like this.

“Ashok August 20th’uh unoda calendar la kurichu vachika”


Approximately 3 hours & 20 minutes, with an 20 minutues intermission

Artist Profile 

R. Gnanathesikan (born 3 June 1943), known as Ilaiyaraaja, is an Indian film composer, conductor-arranger, singer and lyricist who works in the Indian film industry, predominantly in Tamil cinema in addition to Telugu cinema.  Widely regarded as one of the greatest Indian music composers, he is often credited for introducing Western musical sensibilities in the South Indian film musical mainstream. He has composed more than 7,000 songs, provided film scores for more than 1,400 movies and performed in more than 20,000 concerts. Ilaiyaraaja is nicknamed “Isaignani” (musical genius) and is often referred to as “Maestro”, by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London, amongst others.

He is known for integrating Indian folk music and traditional Indian instrumentation with western classical music techniques. In 1986, he was the first Indian composer to record film songs through computer for Tamil films for Vikram. He was one of the earliest Indian film composers to use Western classical music harmonies and string arrangements in Tamil film music, and the first South Asian to compose a full symphony. He also composed Thiruvasagam in Symphony (2006), the first Indian oratorio.

Ilaiyaraaja is a recipient of five National Film Awards—three for Best Music Direction and two for Best Background Score. In 2012, he received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the highest Indian recognition given to practising artists, for his creative and experimental works in the music field. In 2010, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian honour in India and the Padma Vibhushan in 2018, the second-highest civilian award by the government of India.

In a 2013 poll conducted by CNN-IBN celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema, Ilaiyaraaja was voted as the all-time greatest film-music director of India. In 2014, American world cinema portal “Taste of Cinema” placed him at the 9th position in its list of 25 greatest film composers in the history of cinema amongst Ennio Morricone, John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith and Ilaiyaraaja was the only Indian in the list.

According to Achille Forler, board member of the Indian Performing Right Society, the kind of stellar body of work that Ilaiyaraaja has created in the last 40 years should have placed him among the world’s top 10 richest composers, somewhere between Andrew Lloyd Webber ($1.2 billion) and Mick Jagger (over $300 million).

On July 6th 2022, he has been nominated to Rajya Sabha as Nominated member by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Promoter Name:

K S Talkies international Pte Ltd

Admission Information:

COVID-19 Advisory

For the safety of everyone, please observe the following Safe Management Measures (SMMs):

  • All individuals are required to present an Acceptable Document [e.g. TraceTogether (TT) App/Token; HealthHub App; etc.] that confirm their Vaccination Status before entering the event venue.  Individuals who are unable to verify their vaccination status will be denied entry.
  • Wear a mask throughout the event.
  • If you are unwell, do not attend the event.

Rating / Age Limit

  • Rating: General
  • No admission for infant in arms and children under 5 years old. Children aged 5 years and above must purchase a ticket for admission.

Late Seating Advisory

  • Please be seated 15 minutes before the performance start time. There will be no admission into the venue once the performance has commenced. Admission may only be permitted during a suitable pause, depending on the nature of the performance

Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • Photography, Video recording or Audio recording is not allowed for this event

Booster Seats

  • Booster seats are available on a first-come-first- served basis, from 1 hour prior to event start time. They are not guaranteed and are not included with the purchase of your ticket. Patrons are welcome to bring their own

Additional Info

  • No outside food and beverage is allowed into the venue.

Accessibility Info:

  • Please be advised there are steps leading to most seats in the auditorium.
  • Due to restricted lift access to The Star Theatre, kindly approach any of the ushers on event day for lift assistance. For more information, please email The Star PAC Front-of-House at info@thestar.sg
  • Designated wheelchair accessible seating is available at all levels.
  • Wheelchair users: please contact SISTIC Hotline at +65 6348 5555 prior to making a booking.





Saturday, 20 August 2022
6:30 pm
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The Star Theatre

Standard: S$495, S$445, S$395, S$345, S$145, S$75
Box A & C: S$495
Restricted View: S$345, S$145

(Excludes Booking Fee)