Posts Tagged ‘Arjun Janya

Marali marali offers Arjun’s usual arsenal of fusing desi elements like thavil and violins to a funky college song with a catchy ‘College kumara’ chorus. Naavu last bench too extends the sound, riffing off the iconic ‘We will rock you’ and adding a layer of Kerala folk percussion for added effect. Hasi bisi is lovely! […]

Monday September 11, 2017 19:13

Tarak (Music review), Kannada – Arjun Janya

Ba baro‘s energetic rhythm and Vyasa Raj’s enthusiastic singing keeps it in good stead, though the tune is standard-issue. In Sanje hothu, Arjun infuses Thyagaraja’s Swara raaga sudha in Sankarabharanam-raaga seamlessly to create a lovely melody handled fabulously by Indu Nagraj. Besides Armaan Malik and Shreya Ghoshal’s presence, Mathadu nee also has a very-Bollywood sound […]

The title song is a heady, foot-tapping number, stringing together Rajkumar and Vishnuvardhan film titles! Vijay Prakash is expectedly fantastic. Arjun infuses manic energy in Dhool‘s rhythm, though the actual tune is more gimmicky. Tea angadi munde is typical Arjun Janya; an intentionally corny tune riding on a foot-tapping, faux-classical base… Vyasaraj does the honors […]

Nangu beka makes apt use of Puneeth Rajkumar’s vocals in a simple, catchy tune. Ammi ammi is predictably outdated, though with a passable enough rhythm, though it is Vijay Prakash’s vocals that holds the song together. The song’s EDM mix is atrocious. Somebody say is a complete u-turn in tone! The song, sung by rapper […]

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 […]

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