In the city, after several interviews, he finally finds a decent job. Venkatesh later insisted that Ilaiyaraaja compose the music. His scenes were shot in ten days.  The Tamil magazine Ananda Vikatan, in its review dated 9 October 1977, gave the film 62.5 marks out of 100, their highest rating for a Tamil film.  Rajkannu released the film himself after no distributors were willing to buy it.  According to film critic Baradwaj Rangan, "Chendoora Poove" used Viennese musical tropes. [a] Some years later, he stated that Rajinikanth's salary was lower than Haasan's due to the former not being an established star then, but added that he was uncertain about the exact salary details.  The film won four Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, and Rajinikanth won the Arima Sangam Award for Best Actor for his role as Parattai. , Bharathiraja wanted Lakshmanan to sign Kamal Haasan for the role of Chappani, expecting to pay Haasan ₹15,000[a] since the actor had received ₹17,000[b] for Aayirathil Oruthi (1975).  Although 16 Vayathinile was written off by the media as an experimental film that would fail, it became a commercial success, running for over 175 days in theatres, and becoming a silver jubilee film. A record producer or music producer, unlike an audio engineer, who simply operates the technology employed in a music recording's creation and refinement, is the recording project's creative and technical leader, commanding studio time and coaching artists, and in popular genres typically creates the song's very sound and structure.  Bharathiraja insisted that Rajkannu meet Ilaiyaraaja, although Rajkannu doubted if Ilaiyaraaja would sign on since he had become well known after his debut film Annakili (1976). Although written off by the media as an experimental film that would fail, the film received critical praise for Bharathiraja's script, Ilaiyaraaja's music and the performances of Haasan, Sridevi and Rajinikanth. Kamal Haasan 232 Title Announcement Teaser To Be Revealed On Ulaganayagan's Bi.. Bigg Boss Tamil 4: Is Som Shekar Getting Evicted This Week? , Kizhakke Pogum Rail was a major commercial success completing 365-day run at the box office, and Raadhika became popularly known by the sobriquet "Rayil Radhika".  Sathyajith was not well-versed in Tamil at the time of auditioning. Gopalakrishnan returns to Mayil's house and pleads with Parattaiyan to leave her. It stars Anil Kapoor, Lakshmi and Kiran Vairale portraying the lead roles.  16 Vayathinile earned $1 million at the box office according to a 2010 estimate by the magazine South Scope, and Rajkannu went into hiding to avoid income-tax raids.