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Thursday September 13, 2018 12:00

Manmarziyaan (Music review), Hindi – Amit Trivedi

Mast Ali’s heady vocals lift the already giddy-in-love Punjabi tune in F For Fyaar. In Daryaa, when the mukhda soars, it goes back to Amit’s Dev.D! Fantastic singing by Ammy Virk and Shahid Mallya. But the Unplugged version hardly works, with contrasting vocals by Deveshi Sahgal. Chonch Ladhiyaan is a delightful, earthy melody with Shellee’s […]

Karuppi is a searing hip-hop melody that Santhosh sings with intensity. The tune and the rap, along with the ending, offer a haunting, modern oppaari (elegy) of sorts! Vanakkam Vanakkamunga is authentic, austere Tamil folk with no shade of anything cinematic. In comparison, Engum Pugazh Thuvanga fares better with its authentic folk sound and lyrics, […]

Vasuki Vaibhav composes and sings Arere Avala Naguva, a lively rock number with noticeably good guitar work by Karthik Chennoji Rao and sax by Nathan. The tune is thoroughly engaging and so is the backing choir (Rohith Bhat, Narayan Sharma, Shwetha Devanahalli and Esha Suchi). Vasuki is equally good in the hilarious Dadda Song, with […]

High On Love should ideally be High on Yuvan! The entrancing melody is vintage Yuvan, with a deeply engaging orchestration and Sid Sriram’s stupendous vocals. Dope Track is equally brilliant. The melody is affecting, and even Yuvan’s poor diction and off-track singing seem pardonable given the wonderfully pulsating music. Hold Me Now is a hattrick! […]

Yuvan’s first interlude in Dhooramaai is quite literally like soaking into the beauty of a cool, green mountain, as the music simply flows. Vijay Yesudas adds to the effect with his exquisite singing too, while Vairamuthu’s lyrics imaginatively allude to the maternal instincts, in both the anupallavi (“Inge thondrum siriya malai, iyarkkai thaayin periya mulai, […]

Of the two songs by Anurag Saikia, Chota Sa Fasana is an easy winner. Written by the film’s director Akarsh Khurana, it plays beautifully on the ‘safar’ theme of the film, and mellow tune is right up Arijit Singh’s alley. Anurag’s other song, Heartquake, is interesting for two reasons: one, the 2 variants he presents […]

Wednesday July 11, 2018 19:34

Lakshmi (Music review), Tamil – Sam C.S.

Morrakka Mattrakkaa is a beautifully constructed joyous outburst of a song. Uthara Unnikrishnan’s exuberant and innocent voice carries it as much as Madhan Karky’s inventive lyrics cheekily inverting the genders of famous dancers like Michael Jackson, Hrithik Roshan, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Prabhu Deva himself! Pappara Pappaa goes one step ahead, imbibing the energy of present-day […]

Sean Roldan’s grungy voice goes wonderfully with the moody tune of Edhuvaraiyo! Anirudh rolls out his mysterious, Moby-style backgrounds only after the first minute, raising the stakes! Kalyaana Vayasu, sung by Anirudh himself, is incredibly catchy. Sivakarthikeyan’s lyrics seem influenced by Simbu, particularly that ‘Wait pannava’ line! In Orey Oru, when Anirudh goes, ‘Sathamaai naan […]

Naan Yaarumilla makes up for its medley’ish tune (based presumably on Vakulabharanam raaga, evoking MS Viswanathan’s Engeyum Eppodhum) with outrageously funny lyrics by C S Amudhan and Chandru that skewer the superstar culture of Tamil films. Vaa Vaa Kaama‘s sensuous lyrics and melody harks back to Ilayaraja’s similar numbers—particularly over the charanam lines, “Urugida Vidu […]

Swagatham Suswagatham is quite an unusual opening to the soundtrack! Cisco Chi sounds like Apache Indian 2.0 and the music too mixes a host of genres, sounding both curious and interesting! Aagi Aagi is trademark Vivek, with a breezy, guitar-led sound, and a melody that is easy-on-the-ear. Anurag Kulkarni holds fort till the anupallavi when […]

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