Archive for November, 2013

Friday November 15, 2013 21:54

Naa Rakumarudu (Music review), Telugu – Achu

Revanth sounds effortless in Thapeshwaram khaja, an unusual tune puncutated by excellent kuthu rhythm. Hey vinaraa is even better – Achu carries the racy tune well, orchestrated impressively as well, while Endhuko‘s semi-classical Hindustani style sound too makes for a good listen! Hey girl‘s techno-pop hardly works beyond a point, while Kannullo tries hard to […]

Friday November 15, 2013 21:26

Bajarangi (Music review), Kannada – Arjun Janya

Including that vehicle horn interlude and lyrics made of Shivrajkumar film titles, Bossu nam bossu is massy and catchy, in Arjun’s usual funky vocals! But Jai bajarangi and Re re bajarangi, despite valiant effort from Shankar Mahadevan and Kailash Kher, respectively, sound at best like background music. Thankfully, Karthik and Anuradha Bhat make ample amends […]

Vinmeengal‘s reggae sound is fresh, but Shaktisree sounds oddly out of sorts! Kanneer thuliye has an engaging guitar base, but something in the tune or Vijay Yesudas’ singing doesn’t gel, much like the duet version where Nithya Menen joins and both sound awkward. The spate of awkward singing continues in Hi My Name is Malini […]

Sunday November 10, 2013 08:00

Angaraka (Music review), Kannada – Arjun Janya

Arjun’s Rahman roots are pretty evident in Kannu kannalli, with ambient sounds picked from dozen older Rahman songs, into a neat package, sung by Deepak and Anuradha Bhat. The composer is in his elements singing the catchy Priyamani, in his trademark faux-nasal style. Aala alare and Jigi jigiyo manave barely make an impact with highly […]

Neha Venugopal and Sachin Warrier carry En kanimalare confidently in their respective versions, with the pleasant, tuneful song working easily! Kanavukalil has good vocals by Najeem Arshad, even as the song makes a lovely shift from pop to a semi-classical base, with a brief folk bridge! Arun Elat is apt for the lilting, sing-along’ish Vinnile […]

Saturday November 9, 2013 20:59

Thira (Music review), Malayalam – Shaan Rahman

Theerathe neelunne seems perfect for Vineeth’s range – he makes superb use of the simple, evocative tune, punctuated by that repetitive hum that stars the song. Hesham and Neha Nair do a phenomenal job in Thazhvaram, beautifully accentuated by the violin-veena in an otherwise rock base. It’s mellow, solo version by Neha is her show […]

(Note: I had posted something about Tamil composer Deva only on Milliblog’s Facebook page, last week. I got quite a few mails from people asking me why I had not posted it on the blog and restricted it to Facebook Page of Milliblog alone. I need to remember that not everybody if on Facebook! So, […]

Thursday November 7, 2013 21:09

R… Rajkumar (Music review), Hindi – Pritam

Gandi baat would put to shame any Tamil/Telugu composer – perfect in its energetic kuthu appeal, brilliantly sung by Mika and Kalpana Patowary. Saree ka fall is no different – harmonious South Indian rhythm and tune concoction – wonderfully foot-tapping, with fantastic vocals by Nakash Aziz and Antara Mitra. Mat maari is where things get […]

Wednesday November 6, 2013 20:12

Vizha (Music review), Tamil – James Vasanthan

Madura ennum sounds as spontaneous as a urumi melam troupe, with a lovely tune. Latha Krishna rules over the pensive and serene Ennacho edhacho, with orchestration kept to a haunting minimum. Ennatha solla sees James going the Imman-way – lovely, lilting song! Sollama kollama has excellent vocals by Raghuram and Latha Krishna, over a gorgeous […]

Wednesday November 6, 2013 20:10

Ivan Veramaathiri (Music review), Tamil – C.Sathya

Malaya porattala is a disjoint, occasionally absorbing hero introduction. Enna marandhaen goes through the motion in a pleasant, but familiar template common to such melodies. Ranga ranga is where Sathya gets his groove with that wonderfully tuneful and rhythmic package, while Thanimayilae, a slow-burning, sweeping pathos track is a fantastic showcase of Sathya’s skills; beautifully […]

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