Yuvan Shankar Raja's Recent Work in Film Scores & Soundtracks (2008 - Present)

In 2008, five films, featuring Yuvan's music were released, two of them being the Tamil and Kannada remakes of Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule, titled Yaaradi Nee Mohini and Anthu Inthu Preethi Banthu, respectively, which partly featured the original score and songs. The Tamil version, in particular, was able to repeat the success of the original film, emerging a high commercial success, while yielding Yuvan his second Filmfare nomination. The other releases that year include Seeman's VaazhthugalVenkat Prabhu's comedy-thriller SarojaAjith Kumar's action thriller Aegan and Silambarasan Rajendar's masala flick Silambattam, out of which, Saroja and Silambattam proved to be successful at the box office, with Yuvan Shankar's score in the former and his songs in the latter garnering accolades and several awards at the 2009 Isaiyaruvi Tamil Music Awards. 
Out of his nine 2009 releases, hardly any managed to succeed, in spite of receiving widespread critical acclaim, since the respective films failed at the box office. Excluding the romantic comedy Siva Manasula Sakthi, featuring his most popular song of the year "Oru Kal", his other films were box-office bombs, while few songs like "Siragual" (Sarvam) and "Aedho Saigiral" (Vaamanan) still became popular.He had also provided a rural score again in Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum and a sarangi-based score for the urban action drama of Ameer's Yogi, both going unnoticed. His score for his Telugu romantic musical Oy!, meanwhile, fetched him the Special Jury Award at the 2010 South Filmfare Awards.
In late 2009, the soundtrack album of Paiyaa released, which was regarded as a "blockbuster album" and "magnum opus", as it went on to become exceptionally popular, much prior to the film's release, and probably one of Yuvan Shankar Raja's biggest success of his career. The song "Thuli Thuli" had become the first Tamil song to be featured in the India Top 20 list for April 2010, indicating it was the most frequently played Tamil song on all Indian FM radio stations in the history of Tamil film music. The film itself became one the highest earners of the year, particularly supported by Yuvan's score and songs. Along with Paiyaa, songs from three more films for which he composed music that year - Naan Mahaan AllaBaana Kaathadi and Boss Engira Bhaskaran - featured among the Top 10 chartbusters of the year.
Besides Tamil films, he has also scored music for films in other South Indian languages. Around 35 of the Tamil films, for which he had composed music, were afterwards dubbed intoTeluguKannada or Malayalam languages as were the respective soundtracks. Apart from these ones, he also worked "straightly" on Telugu projects such as SeshuMalli Malli Chudali,HappyRaamRaju Bhai and Aadavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule, making him a well-known composer in Andhra Pradesh, too. His latest Telugu album Oy! has become a grand success as it topped the charts for several weeks.
In 2010 he composed his first Bollywood song "Haq Se" as part of the ensemble soundtrack of the film Striker, starring his close friend Siddharth, which received thoroughly positive reviews. His latest soundtracks, which got popular among the masses, include Naan Mahaan AllaGoaPaiyaaVaamananSarvam and Boss Engira Bhaskaran. He is currently working on nearly twenty projects simultaneously, including Bala's Avan Ivan, the Silambarasan Rajendar-Bharath starrer VaanamVenkat Prabhu's Mankatha, starring Ajith KumarAmeer'sAadhi Bhagavan, the N. Lingusamy directorial Vettai, the Mani Ratnam-produced Bloody Paki, his first proper Bollywood project, and nearly a dozen other small-budget films.
Yuvan Shankar Raja's collaborations with several film directors such as SelvaraghavanAmeer SultanVishnuvardhanVenkat Prabhu and Linguswamy have always resulted in highly successful soundtracks. Likewise he has often worked together with noted Tamil poet Vaali and young Tamil lyricists including Na. MuthukumarPa. Vijay and Snehanto come up with much-loved compositions.


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