A film composer, whose popularity is on par with some of the biggest stars in the Tamil film industry, Yuvan Shankar Raja has without a shadow of a doubt carved a niche for himself unlike any other over the years.

Yuvan Shankar Raja

Having signed on to over 10 films next, Yuvan is one of the few composers in the Indian film industry, who has scored music in the gangster genre with much ease and spellbinding finesse.

Yuvan Shankar Raja

Likewise, in this birthday special write-up, we bring you the top 5 gangster films that Yuvan Shankar Raja has rocked in. 

Yuvan Shankar Raja

The year is 2001 and U1’s career is about to take a sharp turn with his chart-buster tracks in ‘Thala’ Ajith’s blockbuster, Dheena.

Thala Ajith In Dheena

Fast forward to 2006, Pattiyal, starring Arya and Bharath featured peppy and engaging songs from Yuvan.


The same year, Yuvan went on to redefine with his pathbreaking songs and score for the gangster genre in Selvaraghavan’s cult classic, Pudhupettai, starring Dhanush.


The Yuvan-Ajith combo once again struck the high note in 2007 in the blockbuster, Billa.


Last, but not the least, Aaranya Kaandam, which although did not include any songs, Yuvan went on to remind fans the talent powerhouse he is with his musical score in this neo-noir gangster drama.

Aaranya Kaandam

Here’s to wishing the swashbuckling composer many more happy returns of the day and that he continues to spellbind us with his musical geniosity.

Yuvan Shankar Raja