Archive for the ‘Piece of my mind!’ Category

I really do not want to accord this Bollywood Hungama piece by Joginder Tuteja any respect since I believe it doesn’t deserve any. But, after sleeping over it, I felt that it deserves at least a rebuttal. And I’m not going to add specific sentence by sentence and add my thoughts on it – that is so […]

Just another day in the life of Milliblog, I suppose? Let us look at the extent of plagiarism, from even my severely brief 100 words – sentence (Indiaglitz) by sentence (mine). Milliblog says: Vizhigalile is pitch-perfect; delightful tune, beautifully orchestrated and super vocals by Karthik and Chinmayi – delectable! Indiaglitz says: “Vizhigalile” is a pitch-perfect […]

Update 1: Thanks to the comment by Raghu Ram, we now know that Bappi’s album does exist, at least on iTunes. iTunes’ listing does not mention Gerald Albright’s name though…perhaps a one-song collaboration? I’d let Gerald respond to that. Update 2: Now I know why Bappi’s album turned up in search engine results only via […]

Wednesday November 10, 2010 16:51

Nokia Ovi Music Shorties – shortchanging composers?

I noticed a news item about Nokia Ovi Music’s new ‘invention’ – 90 second version of songs! It is called ‘Shorties‘! When iTunes is considering increasing the preview duration from 30 seconds to 90 seconds, here we have Nokia Ovi selling edited, 90 second versions of longer songs! When I tweeted about it, many responses […]

This is the print ad (in Dinakaran – Tamil daily – dated, October 1, 2010) for Ram Gopal Varma’s Ratha Sarithram (Tamil version of the Hindi film starring Surya and Vivek Oberoi). And it is plain disgusting – it says, ‘Music available now’ and has, in fine print, just the name of the guy scoring […]

Monday September 27, 2010 18:33

Coke Studio in India? A wish-list!

Supriya Nair’s piece on Coke Studio, in OPEN magazine is l-o-n-g overdue! While it explains beautifully about what makes the show and its music unique, what it leaves is for me to opine and ponder. Here goes! If we (as Indians) are left wondering about the future of non-film music in India, I see the […]

Tuesday August 31, 2010 09:09

Playo Jiyo…Meh’yo.

By now, I’ve been asked on email and Twitter many, many times on what I think of the CWG Theme Song by Rahman. V K Malhotra ji has given his verdict, though we have no idea what his expectations were. Was he part of the team that briefed Rahman on what they are looking for? […]

Monday July 26, 2010 08:35

Your review sucks!

Started this morning by staring at 2 similar comments from the same person – one on my take on Villu and the other on Aarya 2. Both simply said, “this album is nominated in filmfare awards………your review sucks….”. Quick update, if that hasn’t been made clear in the past 5 years: This blog is not […]

A R Rahman recently composed theme songs for 2 states – the first was for Gujarat, scored for Gujarat’s Golden Jubilee celebrations and the second was the theme song composed for World Classical Tamil Conference. Now, what would be the shelf life of such songs, composed for specific occasions? In case of Bharatbala’s Vande Mataram […]

Sunday April 11, 2010 17:00

The case of the missing New Year!

Shyam Benegal’s latest film, Well Done Abba featured a preposterous plot point for a valid reason – a well (well, it is indeed a well!) goes missing! Tamil comedian Vadivelu featured this plot in one of his many comic pieces too, earlier, to incredibly funny results. If you think that is bizarre, how about a […]

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