Saturday January 17, 2015
Mythri (Music review), Kannada – Ilayaraja
Despite Raja’s effort in the backgrounds, Hudugaatave and Gelavu onde are undone by jaded tunes; there’s only so much the orchestration can salvage. Idu yaava lokavo pulls together better as a pleasant melody, but is out of place from its 90s timeline. Aakaasha meluntu is embarassingly dated on every count. Kailash Kher brings the soundtrack’s best, Chandranenu chenda‘s soulful tune to life; it is aptly and wonderfully arranged too! At his peak, Ilayaraja’s music was never dependent on the directors, but recently, only musically evolved directors bring out his best. In Mythri, both the director and the composer haven’t helped.
Keywords: Mythri, Ilayaraja