Maestro Ilaiyaraaja composed Tamil track 'Naandhaan ungappanda...'
has found a place in the list of songs to be played at the
opening ceremony of London Olympics 2012.
The musical playlist has been short-listed by Oscar Award
winning director Danny Boyle of Slumdog Millionaire fame.
Reports say that the Ilaiyaraaja's track is
one among 86 songs that will be played at the inaugural ceremony
of Olympics 2012 on Friday, July 27. Danny Boyle is the artistic
director of the event. Michael Jackson, Adele, Sex Pistols,
M.I.A. (Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam), a British recording
artist and songwriter, Amy Winehouse's songs also feature in the
The song 'Naandhaan ungappanda...' is a lesser-known track from
the Tamil film Ram Lakshman, which featured Kamal Hassan and
Sripriya in the leads. The track was sung by SP Balasubramaniam
and written by Vaali in 1981.