Posts Tagged ‘Arjun Janya

Wednesday March 22, 2017 18:03

Raaga (Music review), Kannada – Arjun Janya

South Indian film music’s current North Indian darling, Armaan Malik earns his standing singing Aalisu baa exceptionally well. His singing perfectly syncs with the song’s three layers, the other two being a slightly retro-reminiscent percussion and a brilliant layer of strings. Belakendare ups the ante significantly! In what seems like Hamsanadham raaga (Bantureethi kolu!), Arjun […]

The title song panders to hero-worship, but it actually does it in style! Vyasraj handles the vocals brilliantly, particularly the title hook (a chorus) and the ‘Bhuvana gagana’ phrase! Arjun layers in the horns perfectly to amp up the suave tune. After Hebbuli’s Devare, Armaan Mallik delivers another knock-out for Arjun in Ondu malebillu, a […]

Tuesday January 17, 2017 19:03

Hebbuli (Music review), Kannada – Arjun Janya

Hulli hulli, presumably the hero-intro song is, unlike current trend, not a kuthu number, but is hard rock! Siddharth Basrur’s grungy vocals and the pulsating sound make it work. Hebbuli theme too is on similar lines; powerful, guitar-booming sound. Vijay Prakash is at his usual best singing the easy-on-the-ears semi-classical Sundari. Usire is usual Arjun […]

Perhaps owing to sentimental reasons, Arjun ropes in Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam to sing the same tune in Kanasalu and Gamanisu, respectively, like they sang Mungaru Male’s Araluthiru and Anisuthide, respectively (though Jayanth Kaikini wrote both versions in that film; he writes only the latter here, the former written by the film’s director Shashank)! […]

Kai ethi thaddhandre, a funky song depicting Udipi’s dreaded gangster Arumuga’s life, comes alive in Ravishankar’s menacing vocals! Naa gudsi has a whiff of Vidyasagar—Villadhi Villain’s Bombai Maami—and the sweet duet has Anuradha Bhat in fantastic form. Ding dong has nothing to do with Tamil Jigarthanda’s Ding dong and is a Gana Bala style kuthu […]

The punch in the title song is fantastic and Puneeth’s voice adds value. Arjun’s tune has a distinctive Devi Sri Prasad touch. Mandhara has a nice enough semi-carnatic bhajan-style tune that the gimmicks of processing Santhosh Venky’s voice at places seems odd, while Ding ding dong is Vijay Prakash’s show where he effortlessly breezes through […]

Tuesday December 29, 2015 19:24

Style King (Music review), Kannada – Arjun Janya

Ala le sukumari is a curious combination of Arjun’s liking of Harris Jayaraj’s music and some spritely kuthu; passable enough. Gangu gangu too has that Harris effect, but Arjun uses Indu Nagraj’s parts to cleverly bring his own style. Nanage‘s melody is amiable, made better by Karthik and Anuradha Bhat’s vocals. Tippu is the highlight […]

The title song‘s chest-thumping and hero worship is listenable thanks to Tipu’s rendition. In Thutthoori talavarayya, Arjun’s composition seems to skillfully mimic Pancham and Vijay Prakash’s vocals add to the charm too. Sharan sings Kaal KG kallekaai, in a spoofy kuthu tune that Arjun usually reserves for himself; Sharan does an equally good job. Nakash […]

Wednesday April 22, 2015 18:52

Vajrakaya (Music review), Kannada – Arjun Janya

No problem‘s harmonica sounds scream ‘Harris Jayaraj’, but the highlight is Dhanush’s cool vocals that no doubt include the phrase ‘Kolaveri di’. The title song is as bombastic as a Telugu hero intro song – devotional-kuthu. Thukathu gada bada too would be hot property in Tollywood – the Sharan, Sunitha sung song is rhythmic and […]

Rajesh Krishnan breathes life into the lovely tune of Hannagabeku kaayi; Arjun’s orchestration too is clean and perfect, besides the use of chorus! In Hege nee bandhe, Arjun gets Rajesh again, along with Sydaali, and produces a very Harris Jayaraj’ish tune, complete with gibberish interludes and similar ambient arrangements! Rajesh’s third song, Rajakumari, despite the […]

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