Posts Tagged ‘Thaman S

Friday December 26, 2014 10:08

Beeruva (Music review), Telugu – Thaman S

Bye bye bye nails the simple, foot-tapping tune really well – instantly likeable tune, easy on the ears, thanks also to Nivas’ singing. Chinnadana chinnadana too is adequately catchy, but for the Thaman template stock-rhythm playing peekaboo generously. Deepak handles Cheliya cheliya‘s sweeping melody well, and Thaman too keeps the backgrounds minimally techno’ish and interesting. […]

Sattunnu enna has sounds and chorus usually associated with Thaman’s music, but the tune is gentle and litling, unlike many of his recent song. Hariharasudhan offers his endearing vocals as good support. Robo romeo too, after a predictable start, doesn’t really take-off, but stays on a strangely feathery kuthu level that makes it easily likeable! […]

Friday March 7, 2014 20:31

Vaalu (Music review), Tamil – Thaman S

Simbu seems to have given Thaman the brief of recreating Loosu penne and the result is Engathaan porantha – vastly similar, but lacking that smooth stickiness and loaded with awkwardly absurd lyrics. Hey vasamoakka, on the other hand, is very, very Harris Jayaraj! Good vocals by Anirudh and Andrea and the tune is catchy enough. […]

Saturday February 15, 2014 17:21

Damaal Dumeel (Music review), Tamil – Thaman S

Thaman seems to be in a hurry with Dumeel, recycling his old rhythm, but Usha Uthup’s vocals do add some novelty, occasionally sounding like LR Eswari in Osthi’s Kalsala. Same story in Odi idi – recycling of that very familiar rhythm, with Shankar Mahadevan coming to Thaman’s aid with his vocals. Pogadhae has Remya Nambeesan […]

Sunday October 20, 2013 21:27

Masala (Music review), Telugu – Thaman S

Ninu choodani‘s minimal orchestration and rich tune plays out like a Harris Jayaraj song and is very easy on the ears, thanks to what is possibly Darbari Kaanada raaga. Kotlallo okkaday is all sound and no fury; even Shankar Mahadevan’s punchy vocals do little to make it work. Meenakshi meenakshi has a simple enough, catchy […]

The title song is a catchy listen, with a Raakkamma-Kunitha puruvamum-style interlude and an authentic radio ad! Yamma yamma is Thaman-template all the way, but the simple catchy tune and Carnatic mandolin (guitar?) makes it work! The soundtrack’s highlights are the 2 Ilayaraja-redux tracks – Yaarukkum (and it’s mish-mash, Orae oru) appropriates it’s foot-tapping rhythm […]

Thattungada melatha, despite all the effort by Thaman in the racy backgrounds, ends up as too familiar a template from him. Gana Bala’s otherwise earthy voice gets severely synthesized in Poosani kaai, thereby robbing it off any edge. Haricharan and Udit Narayan’s odd duet, Raja raja naandhaane, has a pleasant tune that comes with an […]

Tuesday April 30, 2013 21:16

Thadaka (Music review), Telugu – Thaman S

Gana gana gets its hook perfectly right – addictively catchy, with interesting arrangements too! Thaman’s backgrounds and silky smooth tune in Mara O mara is fantastic – Suchith and Manasi’s vocals deliver the right feel in this melody. Subhanallah‘s faux-Punjabi style barely works, despite spirited singing Karthik and Priya Hemesh. But Neeti Mohan gets things […]

Okkatai okkatai soars in Haricharan’s solid vocals! Its chorus holds a lot of punch too, while Thaman adds it all together in his style really well! Manasa manasa‘s classical base (Mohanam Hamsadhwani raaga?) is thoroughly endearing; Mallikarjun Rao and Vardhini deliver it with the care it deserves, even as Thaman adorns is beautifully fusing drum […]

Maro janmae is short and energetic! Ossina bangaram starts off like any Thaman song, but strangely takes on Devi Sri Prasad-style undertones with the music echoing the hook repetitively – catchy nonetheless. Yevvaru leranni’s templatized tune again has Devi’s trademark more than Thaman! Ee parikshalo thannaku‘s pathos is so old-fashioned that it barely works, while […]

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