Archive for November, 2014

Wednesday November 26, 2014 20:45

Darling (Music review), Tamil – G V Prakash Kumar

Barring the corny lyrics, Vandha mala has limited engaging power, using a simple, jaded tune. Unnale is a surprise because it is no sung by Saindhavi – seems tailor-made for her; still, nice enough waltz’y tune wandled well by Shankar Mahadevan and Shreya. Sattena idi mazhai fares even better, with its funky melody line and […]

Tuesday November 25, 2014 20:50

Gaddam Gang (Music review), Telugu – Achu

Achu’s jazz’y turn in My dear sweety and rock ‘n roll turn in Chirigi chattayindi are fantastic! The composer delivers the former’s funny lyrics really well himself, with brilliant orchestration to boot, while Manasi’s energetic vocals are great in the latter! Kasu cashu dabbu uses Choli ke peechey kya hai’s one line and in its […]

Sattunnu enna has sounds and chorus usually associated with Thaman’s music, but the tune is gentle and litling, unlike many of his recent song. Hariharasudhan offers his endearing vocals as good support. Robo romeo too, after a predictable start, doesn’t really take-off, but stays on a strangely feathery kuthu level that makes it easily likeable! […]

Saturday November 22, 2014 20:56

Kappal (Music review), Tamil – Natarajan Sankaran

Oru cup acid is a bizarre combination of odd lyrics and an even more odd tune that tries to force fit those lyrics – everything seems forced about the song. Kaadhal cassata is a pleasant surprise, with its frothy reggae sound and ‘sweet’ lyrics, while Alphons handles Ekkachakkamaai‘s ebullient tune really well, leaving Ankita Mathew […]

Avoid girls seems built like a college anthem, with appropriate lyrics to make it sing-along’ish – fun while it lasts. Mickey tries a falsetto in Baby my lover and while the tune is standard-issue boyband pop, it is a simply, catchy listen. Mayo is dancehall handled well with all the right, pleasing sounds, while Ramya […]

Swaroop Khan is in his elements delivering a spirited Rajasthani track for Ajay-Atul, Tharki chokro, that seems content remaining within its genre. Nanga punga has a catchy, childish ring to it and impressive violin phrases too, while Bhagwan hai kahan, despite passionate vocals by Sonu Nigam, is adequately background’ish. Love is a waste of time […]

Dance Basanti is hardly representative of Sachin Jigar’s current form – a catchy, but thoroughly derivative song that could have easily been scored any Punjabi composer with random Z or J in his name. Aslam Keyi composed Ungli pe is no different! Salim Sulaiman’s Auliya is serene and makes one long for the duo’s proper […]

Sunday November 16, 2014 11:42

Lingaa (Music review), Tamil – A R Rahman

On nanba is a stunning album opener! Rahman goes full on Middle Eastern, loads on the dance elements to the already zingy tune mildly reminiscent of the iconic Greek-Egyptian Misirlou. SP Balasubramaniam and Dinesh Kanagaratnam, along with the chorus singers deliver a riotous song. In Indiane vaa, the song Rahman chooses to sing himself, Vairamuthu’s […]

Saturday November 15, 2014 18:50

Isai (Music review), Tamil – SJ Suryah

Despite the electronic ‘support’, Suryah’s vocals pulls down Puthandin‘s techno sound. But Suryah surprises in Isai veesi‘s lovely tune, generously aided by Chinmayi’s dependable vocals. Atho vanile has all the charm and nostalgia of a Tamil Laxmikant Pyarelal song – very ‘Junoon’ tune, though Deva’s cameo is delightful! Madhan Karkki’s verses are the only highlight […]

Saturday November 15, 2014 18:12

Kayal (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

Paravayaa parakkurom has an easy charm, with its violin phrases, ebullient percussion and neat choral play. In Yengirindhu vandhaayo, more than the actual tune, the atmospherics in the orchestration lift the song, while the other Shreya Ghoshal-sung song, Yen aala seems to invoke Hamsanadham raaga to tantalizing effect! Unna ippo paakkanum seems to be built […]

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