Goa is all decked up to host the prestigious 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) this year. The festival kickstarts today and will continue until the 28th of November. This nine-day film carnival will showcase more than 200 films made in 76 different countries. The makers also planned to organize a few masterclasses and a few panel discussions at the festival.
One of the major news from the festival team is that Music Maestro Ilaiyaraaja will give a masterclass. IFFI organizers have officially confirmed the news by tweeting, "Are you ready to get on a musical journey this @IFFIGoa? The 5-time National Award Winner & the IFFI 2015 Centenary Awardee, 'Isaignani' #Ilayaraaja will be taking a Masterclass at #IFFI2019 titled "The Music Maestro". "
The Masterclass will happen on the 27th of November, which is the penultimate day of the festival. We hear that after giving the masterclass, Ilaiyaraaja will perform live along with his nine-member troupe from Chennai. He will perform many hits numbers of him from the Tamil and Hindi films.
This is the first time Raaja is performing live in a film festival. The legendary music director also got a lifetime achievement award from team IFFI in the year 2015.