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There is a strong undercurrent of interest in immortality all through Uttama Villain, as if Kamal Haasan wants to ensure that at least his body of work remains immortal. It starts with the magnificiently mounted Iranian naadagam, where Hiranyakashipu assumes he is immortal, till Vishnu finds a loophole. The song comes out better in the […]

Parasiva seems like the perfect candidate for a arena-folk anthem – with incredibly catchy percussion and superb vocals and acoustic guitar by Raghu, this is a fabulous opener! The package is so ebullient that the language, or it sounding alien to a large segment in India, hardly seems to be matter. Rain Song‘s possibly Gambheera […]

Monday November 4, 2013 16:19

Matters of the Heart (Sandeep Chowta)

Matters of the Heart and Angels in the Desert are pleasantly lounge’ish and ride on Naveen and Dave Valentin’s fascinating flute, respectively, besides Tom Schuman’s piano in the latter. The melody in Close Your Eyes is enchanting, made better by Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt’s Mohan Veena joining Russel Ferrante’s piano and topped with William Kennedy […]

Almost no song in Raanjhanaa seems to follow familiar conventions, but they all flow so well and cohesively! The title song is heady, with lively violins and spritely sitar playing along with Shiraz Uppal and Jaswinder Singh’s enthusiastic vocals; Rahman gives his singers delightful rapid-fire lines. Shreya Ghoshal’s mastery over her voice gets a new […]

Saayndhu saayndhu is the soundtrack’s mesmerizing opener, straddling delightful interludes (that 2nd interlude!) and scintillating guitars! Yuvan tries his best to be the song’s weakest link, and one does wonder what another proficient singer like Karthik could have done to this charming tune! Kaatrai konjam is breezy, with orchestration that evokes, in one instant, the […]

Friday September 30, 2011 20:23

Rockstar (Music review), Hindi – A R Rahman

Phir se ud chala’s tune almost feels like a free-form flight, beautifully accentuated by Mohit’s vocals, George Doering’s mandolin and a literal take-off half-way into the song. Jo bhi main and Sadda haq offer anthemic tunes – the former with a moody rock base and the latter as a bombastic, angst-laden outburst with particularly expressive […]

Thursday January 6, 2011 14:15

Roja (Music review), Tamil – A R Rahman

With a definite, but mutated fusion reggae sound and dew fresh vocals by Minmini, Chinna chinna aasai doesn’t sound like anything one has heard before in Tamil film music. Vairamuthu’s lyrics, in particular, is a captivating word play on the ‘aasai’ theme, while the composer makes a lovely uncredited vocal appearance mid-way. Rukkumani rukkumani opens […]

Thursday January 15, 2009 20:59

Music review: Delhi 6 (Hindi – A R Rahman)

Aarti is piously serene while Arziyan pulls off the same thing with aplomb, just in another religion. Shreya Ghosal compliments Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan amazingly well in the classically inclined, Bhor Bhaye, even as Rahman treats this song with the respect and austerity it deserves. The title song is über cool – superb vocals […]

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