Tamil people love films and are very passionate about them. The Tamil film industry is commonly termed as Kollywood and is one of the prominent film industries in India, contributing to art and entertainment. Tamil cinema is appreciated for technical finesse, and also for providing artistic and entertainment worth. Majority of the Tamil films contain song and dance sequences. The songs are highly popular and are generally the fusion of Carnatic, Tamil folk, North Indian styles, hip-hop, and heavy metal. Popular modern music directors at present are M. S. Viswanathan, Ilayaraaja, A R Rahman, Haris Jayaraj, and Bharatwaj among others. T M Soundarajan, S P Balasubramanyam, P Susheela, S Janaki, Hariharan, and K J Yesudas among others are popular playback singers.