Posts Tagged ‘Gopi Sunder

The Dulquer Nivin Fahad song is a one-trick pony that rides on a simple pop tune that Gopi usually composes in his sleep. The Kalyanam song is no patch on Gopi’s earlier Mangalyam song from Bangalore Days. The title song seems to be composed by Gopi’s auto-tuning machine that listened to some random 80s one-hit […]

The Mahashay Paean (Bham Bham Siva) starts off with Murali Gopi’s frenzied devotional call and blazes off in a grand mix of pulsating rhythms, a chant-like structure, and Sivaranjani raaga. Murali’s diction strikes an odd note, though. Naiharva (credited as Nayee harvaa) is the complete opposite, with an ambient, minimal sound – apt for Kabir’s […]

Thechille penne is a lot of fun! Gopi Sundar gets Niranj Suresh to sing with a detached, I-am-high twang – perfect for the catchy tune! Gopi’s imagination in the interludes and the dubstep intrusions add to the song’s charm. Theru there ororo is trademark Gopi! Everything about the song is familiar, but the man’s sense […]

Unnatundi gundey‘s melody is affecting and easily likeable, with the anupallavi and charanam’s tunes distantly reminiscent of Ilayaraja’s melodies. Karthik and Chinmayi are—as always—fantastic! Sid Sriram does his magic yet again in Adiga adiga! Gopi hands him a somber melody with minimal orchestration that allows Sid’s impressive vocals to hold fort. Once Upon A Time […]

Agarotulla (Pathivaayi Njan) and Prema pusene (Kaalam Kettu Poyi) gain from better voices (compared to Shabareesh Varma) of Naresh Iyer and Karthik, respectively – the tunes remain pleasant and nice. Ninna leni (Chinna chinna), in Karthik’s accomplished voice, acquires an extra polish. Rajesh’s pièce de résistance continues to be Malare… here, Evare – absolutely gorgeous! […]

Monday September 5, 2016 11:48

Majnu (Music review), Telugu – Gopi Sundar

The second Suchit Suresan finishes the first 2 lines in Kallumoosi, Gopi adds a very short burst of violins, and that is precisely the Gopi trademark! The melody is spritely and instantly likeable and Suchit’s rendition makes it all the more better. The possible Charukesi strain in Oorikey ala is tantalizingly beautiful, even as Gopi […]

Naan maatti konden is light and frothy, with every familiar sound associated with Gopi. The ode to Bangalore gets a slightly different treatment in Ranjith’s Paraparapa, with less of Bryan Adams, thankfully. Aaga motham ennai shuns Thumbi penne’s reggae-base, but continues to be a punchy ballad, in Gopi’s own vocals. En vizhiyin kanavu is the […]

Saturday January 23, 2016 07:34

Ma Chu Ka (Music review), Malayalam – Gopi Sundar

Najim Arshad continues to sound uncannily like Karthik in Maanasam, a nursery rhyme like Christmas song that’s easy on the ears. Gopi handles Paanbum koneem‘s simple pop melody easily; it’s all familiar, predictable and pleasant. The soundtrack’s easy pick is Neeyen sayahna swapnathil that Gopi picks up again to sing it himself. It’s the kind […]

Seethamalakshmi has the perfect tempo for the easily likeable tune from Gopi, with his trademark violins. Yazin Nizar’s singing is effortless, particularly in the higher pitches, even adding a nice twang to the end of Seethamalaksh’mey’! Tarajuvvaki is energetic and pulsating, with the necessary amount of Hindi as prescribed in Telugu film songs and a […]

Thursday November 19, 2015 18:29

Anjala (Music review), Tamil – Gopi Sundar

Deva brings his usual style of delivery for the Tea anthem, Tea podu, that is otherwise sans anything special. Nakkalu maama is a multiple-personality folk and kuthu number that frequently changes rhythm to interesting effect. Kanjaadai is the soundtrack’s best – a scintillating folk’ish melody that gets the best out of V.V.Prasanna and Vandana Srinivasan […]

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