Archive for October, 2017

Manjaniyum has the same enthusiasm and liveliness of Mullavalliyum Thenmaavum’s Dhumthanakkadi, besides a similarly upbeat percussion. The children who sing it—Bijibal’s son Devdutt and Sreya Jayadeep—completely own the infectious rendition. Alanjoriyana‘s gentle and lilting melody is thoroughly endearing too and Bijibal’s own singing has a rawness that makes it all the likeable. Bijibal’s trademark old-world […]

Arko’s Jogi gets 3 versions, and the pleasant song’s melodic soul comes out best with Shafqat’s version! The other 3-version song, Rashid Khan’s engaging Tu banja gali Benaras ki has all 3 variants in good stead – Asit Tripathy, Asees Kaur and Shafqat. JAM8’s Main hoon saath tere is a passable poor-man’s Dharma ballad. Raees […]

Despite the digital processing, Revanth is great form in the energetic and steadily rhythmic Adhilekka. O kshanam could easily pass off for a Mani Sharma melody! Yuvan’s tune is gorgeous and his punchy rhythm only makes it better, though Aishwarya and Deepak’s singing seems middling. M.L.R.Karthikeyan’s singing is top notch in Aakaasam, even as the […]

Girishh does something interesting in Kaarigai kanne – what is a whispery and gorgeous melody in Tamil and Telugu, it transforms into a mighty likeable Mohit Suri-style melody in the Hindi version, O mere sanam! The former variants include 2 singers, with the female singers (Shaktishree and Chinmayi) offering tantalizing spoken lyrics, while the Hindi […]

The title song makes up in energy what it fails to do with nativity despite singing about ‘Gowdru’ hotel! Ondhe jeevana is good old Yuvan! The template is all there to hear and enjoy; catchy and highly listenable. Kshanvu kooda is no different – vintage Yuvan dance number that Sanjana Kalmanje aces, barring the occasional […]

Sunday October 22, 2017 18:20

Ippadai Vellum (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

The title song is earnestly background’ish not quite hitting the anthemic high it so obviously tries to reach. The theme crafted after the title song is more energetic and interesting. ‘Godfather kanmaniye‘! Yeah, let that sink in! Lyricist Arunraja Kamaraj’s head-scratching phrase, that. Imman’s generic melody doesn’t do the phrase any justice, though. But Imman […]

Saturday October 21, 2017 10:46

Thupparivaalan (Movie review), Tamil – Mysskin

There is an incredibly choreographed fight sequence between Vishal and the Chennai-Chinese underlings at the Red Dragon Chinese restaurant in Thupparivaalan. During this extended, flamboyant sequence, at one point, Vishal dodges the multiple attackers and runs up a small staircase. As he does, a couple of underlings chase him and one of them tries to […]

Friday October 20, 2017 17:55

Indrajith (Music review), Tamil – KP

Semparuthi‘s Senthamizh verses by Pulamaipithan gets a resonant, semi-classical treatment by KP, along with Bombay Jayashri vocals. Ennenna kaatchigal is a breezy and catchy melody sung by Jaspreet Jasz and featuring Paul Vicc’s Santana-style guitaring. Vidigira vaanil has an interesting sound led by El Fé Choir’s harmonies, though it ends up seeming like the modern […]

Thaman’s recreated title song lives on the borrowed steam of Vishal-Shekhar’s original 2006 version. The kuthu elements Thaman adds are trite, at best. Maine tujhko dekha has Amaal Mallik awkwardly proving that he is indeed Anu Malik’s nephew! He lifts, just like his uncle, Linear’s Sending All My Love again, in the guise of insipid […]

Meghna Mishra’s debut, Main kaun hoon, has the earnestness of a newcomer, thanks to poignant lyrics by Kausar Munir. Kausar’s lyrics work even better in Meri pyaari Ammi, with its lived-in feel, though Nachdi phira is trademark-Amit rock that’s relatively less engaging. The combo’s best is Sapne re, with an old-world charm accentuated by Sanket […]

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