Archive for August 4th, 2012

Kaadhale is a lyrically rich (courtesy Arivumadhi) melody; Phani’s tune delivers gradually but assertively. Uyir thozha opens middlingly but holds an engaging anupallavi, ably helped by Keba’s guitar. The bluesy title song is interesting – vibrant vocals by Suchith Suresan and Snigdha Chandra and abundant support on keyboards by Fazil Sha. Sakkarakatti is a meandering […]

Saturday August 4, 2012 21:18

Naan (Music review), Tamil – Vijay Antony

Harris Jeyaraj’ish gibberish opens Makayala, but beyond its interesting guitar usage, it doesn’t stay. Vijay demonstrates almost Yuvan-like awkwardness in his rendition in Ulaginil, but he has an endearing tune to help him. Thappellaam gets everything right – uniquely sung, while Vijay’s orchestration is equally catchy, particularly the use of a Middle Eastern’ish string instrument. […]

Rashid Khan’s sole contribution, Deewana, despite its uncredited Egyptian origin, is an engaging melody, thanks largely to Javed Ali. Shafqat’s Zindagi se and KK’s Rafta ratfa are both lovely – beautifully sung and a soulful tunes that soar at all the right points, orchestrated well. Oh my love is an annoyingly predictable and simplistic both […]

Saturday August 4, 2012 17:09

Top recent listens (July 2012)

Lagan lagi re – Trishna (Amit Trivedi) Kavita Seth and Shreya Ghoshal’s endearing vocals lead Lagan lagi re that plays right at the end credits of Trishna, a film which has Amit’s original songs but hasn’t seen a formal OST launch yet. Iqbal Warsi’s sarangi plays an integral part in this lovely track too! Lagan […]

[Rec] director Jaume Balagueró’s 2011 film Mientras Duermes truly lives up to the earlier blockbuster, but in vastly different ways. I recalled Indian (Tamil, to be specific) films like Vaali (Ajith in a double role) and Aasai (Prakashraj’s career-defining film) while watching Mientras Duermes, but unlike Indian films, there are no reasons offered to the […]

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