Archive for May, 2013

Oo la la seems poorly sung like an outdated jamboree, but the Shankarabharanam tune comes out quite beautifully. En poo nenjai has impressive vocals from Rita for the lovely, possibly-Sudhadhanyasi melody, but the orchestration oddly overpowers the flow. There’s a similar problem in En thevathai that has a strikingly lovely tune and brilliant violin interludes, […]

Pe pe pe is authentic Himesh, riding on one childish hook; his vocals making it even worse. Khali salam is saved by Mohit Chauhan – functional tune, with thankfully minimal backgrounds. Himesh and Vineet decide to torture together in Ishq gangster… or, gangushtarru; the music is not bad, but gets mauled by the atrocious singing. […]

Wednesday May 29, 2013 20:00

Lootera (Music review), Hindi – Amit Trivedi

Sawaar loon is unbearably sweet! Monali Thakur’s voice works big time, but the star here is Amit. He embellishes the tune with a lilting, old-world rhythm, gorgeously sweeping violins and a short, captivating vocal rhythm that he himself delivers just two times in the song! Amitabh Bhattacharya writes and sings Ankahee… and how! The pleasant […]

Sunday May 26, 2013 21:30

Good reads – May 26, 2013

Will & Jaden Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Alfonso Ribeiro Rap! – The Graham Norton Show bit.ly/13T7tmN Super, this was!! — Karthik S (@milliblog) May 26, 2013 — “Mr. Bachchan isn’t a timeless icon. He might be a television icon, and that is what he should be celebrated for” nyti.ms/1amSFga — Karthik S (@milliblog) May […]

ABCD has quirky lyrics; the tune is non-existent and backgrounds pedestrian. Achamillai and Nila nila too are on similar lines – skeletal tune, coarse backgrounds. Kannodu kangal sounds vaguely like Bobby’s Main shayar toh nahin, with a similar accordion-led tune; well sung by Srinivas. KJ Yesudas’ Neeyum bommai recreation seems labored, but Oru oorla shines […]

Amitabh Bhattacharya’s funky lyrics and Richa Sharma’s fantastic vocals overshadow almost everything in Lazy Lad, even as Amit uses now-familiar tropes to decent effect. Allah meherbaan is Divya Kumar’s punchy show, but Amit blends a qawali sound over the mock-techno sound to deliver a super catchy fun song! Jholu Ram is the soundtrack’s weakest point […]

Friday May 24, 2013 20:45

Good reads – May 24, 2013

Mella Sirithai from Kalyana Samayal Saadham! RT @socialogilvy_in: song from Tamil film uses Facebook as visual device bit.ly/12RnWqg — Karthik S (@milliblog) May 24, 2013 — Arthur Conan Doyle Interviewed on Sherlock Holmes and Spirituality bit.ly/18ba9j6 Wonderful watch! — Karthik S (@milliblog) May 24, 2013 — The LEGO® Story bit.ly/16RIWBC Fantastic story-telling! — Karthik S […]

Thursday May 23, 2013 20:56

Good reads – May 23, 2013

Amazon finds a way to monetize fan fiction bit.ly/120i41s Very interesting! But would the prospect of money muddle the space? — Karthik S (@milliblog) May 23, 2013 “Amazon took a big step toward today by announcing it had made licensing agreements with three fanfic-popular properties — Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and Vampire Diaries — […]

Tuesday May 21, 2013 20:03

Good reads – May 21, 2013

‘All my films have turned out well only because of the director’s brilliance, not because of me’ -Vijay Sethupathi bit.ly/18dTAR5 — Karthik S (@milliblog) May 21, 2013 “All my films have turned out well only because of the director’s brilliance, not because of me” + “I would like to break the experimental mode and get […]

Kallaale senju vacha evokes pleasant memories of Yejaman’s Oru naalum, but that could be because of the Sindhu Bhairavi base. The song is incredibly tuneful, with Hari Charan doing a phenomenal job in the vocals, which comes out really well given its soft, unintrusive backgrounds. For the song’s female version, Priyadarshini seems to be trying […]

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