Wednesday September 9, 2009

Music review: Blue (Hindi – A R Rahman)

Posted by Karthik

Blue sees Rahman offering his massiest sound in quite some time, but – as always – with enough cues that denote his going the extra step, even within the commercial limitations. Rehnuma is perhaps the best example – starting with a compelling bluesy base, it takes on a dazzling James Bond theme tone soon! Aaj dil and Fiqrana are instantly likeable – the ones that expose a surprising layer every day; they tread conventional patterns, but still hold free-flowing phrases that one unravels rather reluctantly, given our need for symmetry! Bhoola tujhe is sedentary and routine, despite the neat orchestral nuances that Rahman adds thoughtfully. Yaar mila tha is Rahman doing a full-on masala track; but he does deviate, remarkably, in the antara! As for Chiggy Wiggy, this could have been any recent composer in Hindi and from that perspective it is rather distracting – but the track, particularly Sonu Nigam’s vivacious taming-of-Kylie bhangra portion, is addictive! The unexpected winner of this soundtrack is the hyper-energetic Punjabi blast in the Blue Theme, complete with a bouncy orchestration, incredible vocals by 6 singers and that minor, but startling ‘Bi-loo’ call! Blue is not path-breaking; but it is a thoroughly enjoyable, beautifully orchestrated soundtrack.

Keywords: Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Sanjay Dutt, Zayed Khan, A. R. Rahman

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  • shyam161

    whoa, what a double standard Karthik? You rated Ghajini sound track as one of under performers last year. This one fares better?, and No, it didn’t grow on me either… 2 left over tracks from JTYJN, 1 outright reject (Yaar mila tha), and 1 barely passable hinglish track, with 1 decent track (Fiqrana) for this outing. With this you rate this as a beautifully orchestrated track? Beats me….

  • Karthik

    Where is the question of double standards? Ghajini – I did not like. Blue – I like. Its just 2 different perspectives for 2 different soundtracks!

  • tejas

    What does Chiggy Wiggy mean? Does it mean Chiggy Wiggy 1 or Chiggy Wiggy 2 ?

  • mhafeez
  • Jaydeep

    Before I write this, just wanted to let all know, I am not accusing ARR of plagiarism, but just trying to point out minor similarities.
    First one is, Yaar mila tha saiyaan starting music piece. It is similar to American Desi dude Ozzie Bute’s track FOREVER MINE from his debut album Journey-West 2 East (2007) presented by (watever that means) Aadesh Shrivastava. Now, this very well might be a commercial loop, anyhow here it is:
    http://www.dhingana.com/play/forever-mine-engli
    Second one is not an easily discernible similarity, but somehow I feel MJ’s 2000 WATTS might have been the starting block to construct blue theme song. The similarity in rhythm & pauses is quite interesting. Check it out here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd1rLurxNk

  • Jaydeep

    Before I write this, just wanted to let all know, I am not accusing ARR of plagiarism, but just trying to point out minor similarities.
    First one is, Yaar mila tha saiyaan starting music piece. It is similar to American Desi dude Ozzie Bute’s track FOREVER MINE from his debut album Journey-West 2 East (2007) presented by (watever that means) Aadesh Shrivastava. Now, this very well might be a commercial loop, anyhow here it is:
    http://www.dhingana.com/play/forever-mine-engli
    Second one is not an easily discernible similarity, but somehow I feel MJ’s 2000 WATTS might have been the starting block to construct blue theme song. The similarity in rhythm & pauses is quite interesting. Check it out here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd1rLurxNk

  • Jaydeep

    Before I write this, just wanted to let all know, I am not accusing ARR of plagiarism, but just trying to point out minor similarities.
    First one is, Yaar mila tha saiyaan starting music piece. It is similar to American Desi dude Ozzie Bute’s track FOREVER MINE from his debut album Journey-West 2 East (2007) presented by (watever that means) Aadesh Shrivastava. Now, this very well might be a commercial loop, anyhow here it is:
    http://www.dhingana.com/play/forever-mine-engli
    Second one is not an easily discernible similarity, but somehow I feel MJ’s 2000 WATTS might have been the starting block to construct blue theme song. The similarity in rhythm & pauses is quite interesting. Check it out here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd1rLurxNk

  • Jaydeep

    Before I write this, just wanted to let all know, I am not accusing ARR of plagiarism, but just trying to point out minor similarities.
    First one is, Yaar mila tha saiyaan starting music piece. It is similar to American Desi dude Ozzie Bute’s track FOREVER MINE from his debut album Journey-West 2 East (2007) presented by (watever that means) Aadesh Shrivastava. Now, this very well might be a commercial loop, anyhow here it is:
    http://www.dhingana.com/play/forever-mine-engli
    Second one is not an easily discernible similarity, but somehow I feel MJ’s 2000 WATTS might have been the starting block to construct blue theme song. The similarity in rhythm & pauses is quite interesting. Check it out here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd1rLurxNk

  • Jaydeep

    Before I write this, just wanted to let all know, I am not accusing ARR of plagiarism, but just trying to point out minor similarities.
    First one is, Yaar mila tha saiyaan starting music piece. It is similar to American Desi dude Ozzie Bute’s track FOREVER MINE from his debut album Journey-West 2 East (2007) presented by (watever that means) Aadesh Shrivastava. Now, this very well might be a commercial loop, anyhow here it is:
    http://www.dhingana.com/play/forever-mine-engli
    Second one is not an easily discernible similarity, but somehow I feel MJ’s 2000 WATTS might have been the starting block to construct blue theme song. The similarity in rhythm & pauses is quite interesting. Check it out here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd1rLurxNk

  • Jaydeep

    Before I write this, just wanted to let all know, I am not accusing ARR of plagiarism, but just trying to point out minor similarities.
    First one is, Yaar mila tha saiyaan starting music piece. It is similar to American Desi dude Ozzie Bute’s track FOREVER MINE from his debut album Journey-West 2 East (2007) presented by (watever that means) Aadesh Shrivastava. Now, this very well might be a commercial loop, anyhow here it is:
    http://www.dhingana.com/play/forever-mine-engli
    Second one is not an easily discernible similarity, but somehow I feel MJ’s 2000 WATTS might have been the starting block to construct blue theme song. The similarity in rhythm & pauses is quite interesting. Check it out here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd1rLurxNk

  • Jaydeep

    Before I write this, just wanted to let all know, I am not accusing ARR of plagiarism, but just trying to point out minor similarities.
    First one is, Yaar mila tha saiyaan starting music piece. It is similar to American Desi dude Ozzie Bute’s track FOREVER MINE from his debut album Journey-West 2 East (2007) presented by (watever that means) Aadesh Shrivastava. Now, this very well might be a commercial loop, anyhow here it is:
    http://www.dhingana.com/play/forever-mine-engli
    Second one is not an easily discernible similarity, but somehow I feel MJ’s 2000 WATTS might have been the starting block to construct blue theme song. The similarity in rhythm & pauses is quite interesting. Check it out here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd1rLurxNk

  • Jaydeep

    Before I write this, just wanted to let all know, I am not accusing ARR of plagiarism, but just trying to point out minor similarities.
    First one is, Yaar mila tha saiyaan starting music piece. It is similar to American Desi dude Ozzie Bute’s track FOREVER MINE from his debut album Journey-West 2 East (2007) presented by (watever that means) Aadesh Shrivastava. Now, this very well might be a commercial loop, anyhow here it is:
    http://www.dhingana.com/play/forever-mine-engli
    Second one is not an easily discernible similarity, but somehow I feel MJ’s 2000 WATTS might have been the starting block to construct blue theme song. The similarity in rhythm & pauses is quite interesting. Check it out here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd1rLurxNk

  • Jaydeep

    Before I write this, just wanted to let all know, I am not accusing ARR of plagiarism, but just trying to point out minor similarities.
    First one is, Yaar mila tha saiyaan starting music piece. It is similar to American Desi dude Ozzie Bute’s track FOREVER MINE from his debut album Journey-West 2 East (2007) presented by (watever that means) Aadesh Shrivastava. Now, this very well might be a commercial loop, anyhow here it is:
    http://www.dhingana.com/play/forever-mine-engli
    Second one is not an easily discernible similarity, but somehow I feel MJ’s 2000 WATTS might have been the starting block to construct blue theme song. The similarity in rhythm & pauses is quite interesting. Check it out here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd1rLurxNk

  • Jaydeep

    Before I write this, just wanted to let all know, I am not accusing ARR of plagiarism, but just trying to point out minor similarities.
    First one is, Yaar mila tha saiyaan starting music piece. It is similar to American Desi dude Ozzie Bute’s track FOREVER MINE from his debut album Journey-West 2 East (2007) presented by (watever that means) Aadesh Shrivastava. Now, this very well might be a commercial loop, anyhow here it is:
    http://www.dhingana.com/play/forever-mine-engli
    Second one is not an easily discernible similarity, but somehow I feel MJ’s 2000 WATTS might have been the starting block to construct blue theme song. The similarity in rhythm & pauses is quite interesting. Check it out here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd1rLurxNk

  • Jaydeep

    Before I write this, just wanted to let all know, I am not accusing ARR of plagiarism, but just trying to point out minor similarities.
    First one is, Yaar mila tha saiyaan starting music piece. It is similar to American Desi dude Ozzie Bute’s track FOREVER MINE from his debut album Journey-West 2 East (2007) presented by (watever that means) Aadesh Shrivastava. Now, this very well might be a commercial loop, anyhow here it is:
    http://www.dhingana.com/play/forever-mine-engli
    Second one is not an easily discernible similarity, but somehow I feel MJ’s 2000 WATTS might have been the starting block to construct blue theme song. The similarity in rhythm & pauses is quite interesting. Check it out here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd1rLurxNk

  • Jaydeep

    Before I write this, just wanted to let all know, I am not accusing ARR of plagiarism, but just trying to point out minor similarities.
    First one is, Yaar mila tha saiyaan starting music piece. It is similar to American Desi dude Ozzie Bute’s track FOREVER MINE from his debut album Journey-West 2 East (2007) presented by (watever that means) Aadesh Shrivastava. Now, this very well might be a commercial loop, anyhow here it is:
    http://www.dhingana.com/play/forever-mine-engli
    Second one is not an easily discernible similarity, but somehow I feel MJ’s 2000 WATTS might have been the starting block to construct blue theme song. The similarity in rhythm & pauses is quite interesting. Check it out here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd1rLurxNk

  • Jaydeep

    Before I write this, just wanted to let all know, I am not accusing ARR of plagiarism, but just trying to point out minor similarities.
    First one is, Yaar mila tha saiyaan starting music piece. It is similar to American Desi dude Ozzie Bute’s track FOREVER MINE from his debut album Journey-West 2 East (2007) presented by (watever that means) Aadesh Shrivastava. Now, this very well might be a commercial loop, anyhow here it is:
    http://www.dhingana.com/play/forever-mine-engli
    Second one is not an easily discernible similarity, but somehow I feel MJ’s 2000 WATTS might have been the starting block to construct blue theme song. The similarity in rhythm & pauses is quite interesting. Check it out here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd1rLurxNk

  • Jaydeep

    Before I write this, just wanted to let all know, I am not accusing ARR of plagiarism, but just trying to point out minor similarities.
    First one is, Yaar mila tha saiyaan starting music piece. It is similar to American Desi dude Ozzie Bute's track FOREVER MINE from his debut album Journey-West 2 East (2007) presented by (watever that means) Aadesh Shrivastava. Now, this very well might be a commercial loop, anyhow here it is:
    http://www.dhingana.com/play/forever-mine-engli
    Second one is not an easily discernible similarity, but somehow I feel MJ's 2000 WATTS might have been the starting block to construct blue theme song. The similarity in rhythm & pauses is quite interesting. Check it out here
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHd1rLurxNk

  • Rajeshkk

    Blue theame song look like a direct lift from Hush’s fired up song.

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