Sunday May 17, 2015

Narathan (Music review), Tamil – Mani Sharma

Posted by Karthik

Maayakkaara manmadha is familiar material from Mani Sharma; his usual well-crafted melody and this one seems to border Madhyamavathy raaga too, to good effect. Its remix is a pulsating listen too. Suchitra’s funky vocals is the only thing that stands out in My name is Chandrika, while Thada thada too is absolutely outdated in every possible way. Mani Sharma, however, closes the soundtrack in style with Saaral veesidum neram, an instantly likeable duet featuring Haricharan and Reeta, with a profusion of pleasant sounding instruments coming together beautifully. After a brief hiatus, Mani Sharma seems to be intent on bouncing back.

Keywords: Narathan, Mani Sharma

Comments

comments

  • Bruce Wayne

    Just an observation regarding how tastes change or are a factor of other things like time, expectations, language, singers, etc.

    “Saaral veesidum neram, an instantly likeable duet featuring Haricharan and Reeta, with a profusion of pleasant sounding instruments coming together beautifully” – happens to be the same tune the composer used for “Evaru Lerani” in Ek Niranjan (Telugu)

    “Evvaru lerani is yet another stock track that shouldn’t have left the tune bank” from http://itwofs.com/milliblog/2009/10/01/music-review-ek-niranjan-telugu-manisharma/

    (and btw, this happened to me many times – a piece I did not like at first ending up my favorite many years later; largely it has been when I was listening “to review” or to judge that I did not like those particularly but when I came across the same piece in a radio or some online jukebox, when I was least expecting to listen it, I “understood” the beauty)

    • milliblog

      Good catch. The last time someone compared my take on 2 tracks which were essentially same ‘cos the composer was reusing it in another language was with Vidyasagar, in Geetanjali. My view was consistent there; here, not so.
      http://itwofs.com/milliblog/2013/11/04/geethanjali-music-review-malayalam-vidyasagar/

    • CV

      Something to add to your finding… there seems to be major changes to the sound may be the technology added to the sound or orchestrasiation.

      • Bruce Wayne

        I found the orchestration, instruments, tempo, interludes, and the pitch to be the same; just the vocals were different – Telugu version being a female solo and the Tamil one a duet.
        But language (or the audio quality on youtube) can sometimes make a difference to the listening experience.

        • CV

          I liked the first one too a lot and heard it many a times,I cannot pin point but there is something different about the song or as I said some technology improvements

Sponsored links

May 2015
M T W T F S S
« Apr   Jun »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Like Milliblog? Help spread the word!

Get reviews by email