For Maestro Illayaraja, inspiration is quite important. A genius that he is, he is always humble to claim that he is a student of music. Whenever he scores music for a film, music lovers set their eyes and ears on it. Speaking at the audio release function of Sri Rama Rajyam, the Balakrishna starrer, held at Bhadrachalam on Monday, Illayaraja said that the tunes for the film were scored after the lyrics were written.
It is for the first time that Illayaraja is is working for a mythological film in Telugu language. In his brief speech, the Master musician revealed that three songs were tuned to the lyrics penned by Jonnavittula in a record 15 minutes time span.
That speaks volumes about the amount of inspiration that one of the greatest film music directors of all time had derived from the mythological, directed by Bapu.