Archive for May, 2015

Hindi Title song & Hum nava – Hamari Adhuri Kahani (Hindi – Jeet Ganguly & Mithoon) Sun saathiya, Chunar, Happy birthday, If you hold my hand & Hey ganaraya – ABCD 2 (Hindi – Sachin Jigar) Lalla lalla lori – Welcome to Karachi (Hindi – Rochak Kohli) Tamil Edhai ninaithom, Sel sel & Karuppu – […]

Sunday May 31, 2015 08:22

Hitman – May 30, 2015

Originally published in The Hindu. Nee Variya Thiruttukalyanam (Tamil) Music: Vaiddhy Debutant Vaiddhy turns an otherwise risqué word like ‘Variya?’ into a full song, the said word being uttered democratically by the man, and by the woman, multiple times. Of course, the meaning is intact, but the song’s mood is similar too, so it gels […]

The title song, with 80s psychedelic coolth and a soaring hook, is a great listen. Mila mila is trademark Mickey – rhythmic, repetitively simple hook dominating the song, along with imaginative interludes. Anjana Sowmya infuses as much joy in Jagadeka veera as much as Mickey’s enthusiastic sound, while the friendship anthem, Thanks 2 zindagi is […]

Ori devudaa‘s languorous tune is actually quite engaging, thanks also to Anup’s own involved singing. In Janaki Janaki, Anup makes good use of a bombastic brass sound, while Pyar bina too carries a steady, thumping rhythm that is instantly catchy, over and above Raja Hasan’s vocals. Po po po, oddly enough, only starts exactly like […]

There is an unhurried, sluggish mood to Oho nenjil that Vishnu builds on well, with his music and his own vocals. Nila veyilil texture is an odd combo of 80s pop and Christian religious music, and with fairly poor singing, this one hardly works. Oh God, the short hymn-like song has Anugraha Raphy’s vocals to […]

Edhukku machan would move Imman to tears, if imitation was the sincerest form of flattery – uses Imman’s sound and Raja fixation, given it invokes Poojaiketha poovidhu! Edhuvume‘s tune builds mighty well, Naresh Iyer in great form and the violin and flute interludes sounding wonderful. Kaara karuuna is pedestrian, predictable kuthu and Vandhaaru too is […]

(I had written this on Milliblog’s Facebook page and realized, by the 30+ mails I got, that they preferred it in the blog too, away from Facebook’s walled garden. Here it is, as a result, though you should perhaps head to the Facebook page post for comments on this piece, including those from Karki Bava). […]

Bezubaan‘s redux trades the earlier version’s Western sensibilities to desi-rap, powered by Vishal Dadlani’s vocals and ending on a similar high, like the original. The original film’s song, Sun saathiya, that the makers, for some odd reason did not add in that soundtrack, finally makes it to the soundtrack here. And deservedly so! Priya Saraiya […]

Arijit carries the title song wonderfully – he expresses the desperation in Rashmi Virag’s lyrics beautifully, set to a poignant tune by Jeet. The Jeet-sung version is a great listen as well. Jeet’s other song, Yeh kaisi jagah has better backgrounds than tune, but Deepali Sathe elevates that with her vocals. Papon is expectedly good […]

Sunday May 24, 2015 07:29

Hitman – May 23, 2015

Originally published in The Hindu. Athana azhagayum Inimey Ippadithaan (Tamil) Music: Santhosh Kumar Dayanidhi Santhosh, who till recently was programming for A. R. Rahman (including Lingaa), makes his debut with this Santhanam-starrer and does pretty well for himself. The pick of the soundtrack is ‘Athana azhagayum’, which has a trendy pop sound sung confidently by […]

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