Archive for July, 2014

Rajesh Krishnan breathes life into the lovely tune of Hannagabeku kaayi; Arjun’s orchestration too is clean and perfect, besides the use of chorus! In Hege nee bandhe, Arjun gets Rajesh again, along with Sydaali, and produces a very Harris Jayaraj’ish tune, complete with gibberish interludes and similar ambient arrangements! Rajesh’s third song, Rajakumari, despite the […]

There’s something Sangamam-Rahman about Sudumanal parappil – Dr.Kruthiya’s lyrics are different, and stand out, as much as the four singers’s collective effort, barring minor mismatches, besides Ranjit’s lively tune! Saalaigal is a fantastic tune – possibly Hamir Kalyani (Hamsanaadham?) – wonderfully orchestrated with a ghazal-like feel and superb vocals by VV Prasanna. Karthik and Chinmayi […]

Phonu illa is typical Arjun material – rhythm is bang-on and Vijay Prakash sounds like Arjun too! The title song, sung by Puneeth Rajkumar no less, is a catchy, kuthu affair – foot-tapping, beyond the simple flow. The composer gets Open harisu too right – the rhythm, to start with, is inventively addictive, and Vijay […]

Kailash and Rahat offer their dependably good vocals in Tak dhoom and the song too flows smoothly with a lilting hook, despite the predictable package. Daagh de is incoherent and outdated, but Kailash gets Rekha Bharadwaj to add gravitas to the item’ish Patnewaali, that helps it surface beyond its templatized sound. The soundtrack’s highlight is […]

Dukki tikki obviously rehashes snatches of Variya from Pudhupettai, but what’s more intriguing is that it sounds more like a Thaman song than Yuvan’s! But he channelises the Bhatt-clan sound in his own way well in Tere hoke – thanks to Arijit too! Shweta Pandit’s reprise too is an excellent variant, orchestrated differently. Of the […]

Ramesh sings Aasaiyaparu really well. Barring the sound being reminiscent of Rahman’s early faux-rustic songs, the lilting and pleasant tune easily works. Shreya and Haricharan are fantastic in Kalla payalae, while Ranjith and Chinmayee do the honors equally well in Vada dai – both being beautifully crafted melodies, though their rhythms – oddly enough – […]

Naan indru has a languorously likeable tune and Rahul orchestrates it with a fantastic punch, besides Sooraj’s spirited singing. Rahul’s lively sound borrowed from his Bachelor Party song, Kappa kappa, keeps the otherwise regulation-style Meenamma in better stead, besides Suchitra’s usual verve. The Dark Theme gets the sound right too, aided generously by Anna Katharina’s […]

Chandran Veyattummal’s lone song, Pokaruthen makane uses minimalistic sound and Jensy George’s affecting singing to bring to life snatches of the battle of Kaniyakulam, between Iravikutty Pillai and Ramappayan. Parvathy’s rendition of Chirakukal njan is significantly better than Siddharth Menon’s vocals in the similarly tuned – a simple, likeable tune – Theruvukal nee. Oorake kalapila […]

Bang bang is obviously Raju Bhai’s intro song – high on hero worship, and barely functional. Ek do teen, despite the desperate attempt at singing by Suriya, works purely because of Yuvan’s catchy backgrounds and the simple, addictive tune. The reverse happens in Kadhal aasai – fantastic sufi-style melody, but Yuvan’s singing is atrociously bad […]

Mama Obama is truly a world song – multiple languages, and the lady announces that she’s a porn star in bed (besides being in your bed on Sundays)… poor Obama! Naan naanaga illai is a complete turn-around by debutant Balamurali Balu – pretty engaging, soft melody sung well by Haricharan and Chinmayi, and some imaginative […]

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