I had the rare honour of performing unplugged some of the melodious songs of AR Rahman before Smt. Aruna Sairam and Mr. Sairam. They said they loved it, and Aruna amma said "Hai Raama" in Pantuvarali is one of her favourites from the film Rangeela.
It was a nice breezy evening and the Mouna Ragam orchestra had much to offer, with Srimathumitha singing "Porale Ponnuthayee" and "Idhu Varai" soulfully.
Aruna Sairamji has heard my Classical music and all my rasikas know by now that I am greatly inspired by her music and persona, but I shall not forget this day when she sat back and enjoyed my film music offering as well.