Archive for June 20th, 2010

Aanandhapurathu Veedu is a remarkable soundtrack – it makes it clear even in its CD that all the songs are composed on one single raag – Vasantha. Karthik’s incredible vocals, Suchitra’s counter-point interludes and some zingy orchestration make Chithira vaanam a delightful listen. Nee nee makes use of a child’s sound very, very beautifully, even […]

Aila re seems like a raucous homage to Pancham’s Jahan teri yeh nazar hai and works well – Daler and Kalpana Patowary vocals are high on enthusiasm. The Marathi-pop Nana chi taang is conceived like a breezy 80s pop track and is solid fun; Kunal Ganjawala is a brilliant choice! KK and Sunidhi’s Sajde* is […]

Sunday June 20, 2010 09:47

Raavan (Movie review), Hindi – Maniratnam

If I were to sum up what went wrong in Raavan, it’d perhaps be, ‘Ramayan killed the Raavan star’. In other words, nothing is wrong with Raavan – the audience’s expectation of it being Ramayan’s retelling is the problem. There is enough intelligence pumped by Mani into this film but unfortunately the country is very […]

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