Ilaiyaraaja has composed the background music for director Kumar Nagendra's upcoming film Maranthen Mannithen, without using electronics, but with live musicians! At the audio platinum disc function of the film, which happened recently in Chennai, Ilaiyaraaja expressed his concern over original, human composed music disappearing, as the next generation are using electronics. But the maestro added that music will never die, though the technology is changing.

Maranthen Mannithen, which features Aadhi, Lakshmi Manchu, Sundeep Kishan and Taapsee in the lead roles, is based on the lives of four people during the 1986 floods in Godavari districts. Ilaiyaraaja revealed at the function that he had witnessed the 1986 Godavari floods

Ilaiyaraaja has sung a song in the film, while his daughter Bhavatharini has also sung one. The film also features remix of one of Isaignani's 1980 superhit songs, 'Aasaiya Kaathula Thoodhu Vittu' from Johnny.