Saturday April 22, 2017

Vanamagan (Music review), Tamil – Harris Jayaraj

Posted by Karthik

Damn damn screams heroine-introduction. ‘Vaadi en chellakili’ screams Britney Spears. The song screams ‘Harris Jayaraj’. Morada sticks to standard-issue boy-band sound, but Karky’s city life idiosyncracies (“Idhu wifi kaadu”) is entertaining! Bombay Jayashri’s Yemma yea reaches a tantalizing high with the tribal’ish hook, set on a wonderful, Vaseegara’ish melody. Vijay Yesudas’s Silu silu is uncluttered and beautifully serene, while its variant, Vanam theme gives Harris a legitimate reason to use his gibberish with context. Pachai uduthiya has Abhay Jodhpurkar and Harini lifting an already lovely melody to a new high. Harris, in his 50th, scores big with the three melodies!

Keywords: Vanamagan, Harris Jayaraj

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  • Balasubramanian Ramakrishnan

    Abhay Jodhpurkar and not Kodhpurkar, sir!

  • Jagdishwaran Prathapanesham

    Why didn’t you that mention that Pachai Uduthiya is Yuvvraaj’s Zindagi cleverly recycled by Harris. Whereas Silu Silu’s opening beats are a carbon copy of Chinna Chinna Aasai

    • Anonymous

      Why don’t you compose music then and then we’ll talk. I’m sick of all these people over analysing Harris’ music, thinking that they are some musical genius. If you don’t like the music fair enough, but stop pulling these ridiculous allegations from your ass cause they are full of s***. Pachai Uduthiya and Zindagi have no resemblance. Fair enough, Chinna Chinna Aasai and Silu Silu have a similar opening, but how is ten seconds of a five minute song going to affect your life?

      • Jagdishwaran Prathapanesham

        I’m also sick of Harris, now that he thinks he has the best studio doesn’t mean everybody will admire his work as composing is more vital then producing here and Harris is certainly concentrating on the latter. Harris has admitted he is only interested in the masses and if a director approached him for one song even if the the content of the movie was great he wouldn’t accept that project. To me that doesn’t sound pragmatic from a composer’s POV so at best Harris is a sound engineer. And I don’t claim to be a composer. Also I definitely don’t need you to indirectly suggest to me what is good music and what isn’t.

        • Karthik

          @NorthFinchlian:disqus Why so hateful towards someone who is liked by some group of people ? I have been following this blog since its early days and one thing that I understand is originality of a composer is a highly subjective term and you can associate that only to a few composers like ARR. So I listen to a song with an open-mind and I do not research on where and how it is copied from ! If you start doing that, then stop listening to all new age music composers like Anirudh, Harris, Yuvan etc. Each composer has a unique talent and apparently sound engineering is Harris Jayaraj forte. He has his own fan-base who listen but not research a song 🙂

    • ZRtD

      I found they both aren’t similar in any way. I felt that he refrained from copying ARR this time…

    • Uday Kiran

      Agree it is the reviewer responsibility but he has 100 words as a limitation to talk about that.

  • ZRtD

    Decent. Satyam was way better IMO

  • Bharat K.V.

    WhOops… he did it again 😀

  • Sundarhari

    Superb song by Bombay Jayashri. Lilting melody. Good work, Harris.

  • Thiyagaraj Shankaran

    Smart work by HJ.. But my feel is.. Silu silu song is inspired from “Pachaikiligal tholodu” from “Indian” movie.. Pachai uduthiya kaadu song is a blend of “Mannavane” from “Irandam Ulagam” and an increased tempo of “Avalum naanum” from “Acham Yenbadhu Madamayada”.. And rest is usual HJ’s tunes.. Not bad.. But still need much better fresh tunes..

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