Major hit songs in their respective regions. Thanks to Illayaraja’s legendary stubbornness, have never made it back into Tamil (mostly).

A compilation of Ilayaraja songs seldom heard by the average Tamil movie fan. Of course, if you’re an Ilayaraja fanatic, some of these songs should already be on your playlist.

1.Film: Hello Jai Hind (Ilayaraja’s only film in Marathi)
Song: Ganjhareya
Singer: Hariharan

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Hariharan's song in Hello Jai Hind marathi movie

2.Film: Shiva 2006 (Hindi, dubbed into Tamil & Telugu)
Song: Jaane Hoga Aage Kya
Singer: Ilayaraja (the only song IR’s sung in Hindi)
Jaane Hoga Aage Kya (Full Song) Film – Shiva

3.Film: Mahaadev (Hindi)
Song: Rim Jhim Rim Jhim (Did Yuvan Shankar Raja re-use this composition?)
Singer: Asha Bhonsle

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Rim Jhim Rim Jhim

4.Film: Januma Janumada Anubanda (Kannada)
Song: Yaava Shilpi Kanda Kanasu Neenu
Singers: SPB & S Janaki
Yaava Shilpi Kanda Kanasu Neenu – Janma Janmada Anubanda

5.Film: Pallavi Anupallavi (Kannada)
Song: O Premi
Singer: SPB
o premi- pallavi anupallavi

6.Film: Nammura Mandara Hoove (Kannada)
Song: Omkaradi Kande
Singer: Chitra
Omkaradi Kande – Nammura Mandara Huve

7.Film: Shiva Sainya (Kannada)
Song: Jailali Hutti
Singer: Ilayaraja (+Lyrics)
Jailali Hutti- Shiva Sainya

8.Film: Mantrigari Vinyankudu (Telugu)
Song: Emani ne
Singer: SPB & S Janaki
Emani ne – Ilayaraja hits

9.Film: Mangalam Nerunnu (Malayalam)
Song: Alli izham poovo
Singer: Krishnachandran
Alli ilam poovo – Mangalam Nerunnu ( 1984 )

10.Film: Aa Raathri (Malayalam)
Song: Ee Neelima Than Charuthayil
Singers: K J Yesudas & S Janaki

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Image: Wikipedia

Ee Neelima Than Charuthayil Song

11.Film: Olangal (Malayalam)
Song: Vezhambal Kezhum
Singers: K J Yesudas & S Janaki
Vezhambal Kezhum

12.Film: Onnanu Nammal (Malayalam)
Song: Kalkandam Chundil
Singers: K J Yesudas & S Janaki

Kalkandam Chundil a Superhit Song by Mammootty and Seema.

13.Film: Aa Rathri (Malayalam)
Song: Killiye Killiye
Singers: S Janaki

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Kiliye kiliye – Aa Rathri ( 1982 ) കിളിയെ കിളിയെ – ആ രാത്രി

14.Film: Pin Nilavu (Malayalam)
Song: Maane Madhura Karimbe
Singers: K J Yesudas
Maane Madhura Karimbe (Malayalam Film song)-1983

15.Film: Pin Nilavu (Malayalam)
Song: Nisha Manohari
Singers: K J Yesudas & S Janaki
Nisha Manohari malayalam song – Pinnilavu

16.Film: Pin Nilavu (Malayalam)
Song: Priyanae Nee
Singers: S Janaki & K J Yesudas
priyane uyir neeye – pin nilavu

17.Film: Alolam (Malayalam)
Song: Veene Veene
Singer: S Janaki
Veene Veene Veenakunje – Aalolam (1982)

18.Film: Nandu (Tamil Film directed by Mahendran)
Song: Kaise Kahoon (Hindi Song)
Singer: Bhuphinder, S Janaki
Tamil Movie Song – Nandu – Kaise Kahoon Kuch Kahna Sakoon

19.Film: Ajeya (Kannada)
Songe: Hero Hero Hero
Singer: K J Yesudas
Ajeya Movie | Hero Hero Hero | Murali

20.Album: Messiah (English)
Song: Paradise
Music Messiah – Paradise

21.Film: Guru (Malayalam)
Song: Devasangeetham
Singer: K J Yesudas
devasangeetham – Guru

22.Film: Oru Yathramozhi (Malayalam)
Song: Ponveyilile
Singers: M G Sreekumar & K S Chithra
Ponveyilile Full Song | Malayalam Movie "Oru Yathramozhi" | Mohan Lal, Ranjitha

23. Film: Kaalapani (Malayalam)
Song: Kottum Kuzhal Vili
Singers: M G Sreekumar & K S Chithra
Kottum Kuzhal Vili Thaalamullil …….(KAALAPAANI,1996)

24. Film: Kamagni (Hindi)
Song: Aa Gaya Sapna Koi
Singers: Asha Bhosle, Suresh Wadekar & Preeti Utham Singh
AA GAYA SAPNA KOI – KAMAGNI

25. Film: Chettu Kinda Pleader (Telugu)
Song: Alli Billi Kalala Raave
Singers: SPB & S Janaki
Chettukinda Pleader- Telugu Songs – Alli Billi Kalala Raave

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