Posts Tagged ‘Thaman

Tuesday December 18, 2012 21:04

Nayak (Music review), Telugu – Thaman S

Laila O Laila takes its Pancham roots very seriously and impresses with bombastic rhythms and swaying tune. Kathi lanti pilla sees Thaman work his slow and rhythmic template to wonderful effect; excellently sung by Shefali Alvares and himself. Thaman also dares to remix Raja’s iconic Chiranjeevi  number Subhalekha rasukunna (Kondaveeti Donga); the remix works mainly […]

Poondamalli, despite LR Eswari’s post-Kalasala presence, falls flat with a tune that hardly works and even the music is ho-hum. Kelamale is trademark Thaman – auto-tuned to perfection and a mighty pleasant, breezy tune! The unplugged version too is a wonderful listen, with Thaman replacing Aalaap Raju. Kaalangal, with Javed Ali and Chinmayi’s vocals is […]

Monday January 23, 2012 21:15

Nippu (Music review), Telugu – Thaman S

Vega vega‘s offbeat tune works to its advantage; the chorus, in true Thaman-style, is uniquely catchy. Nena ninnu and Duba duba play around with familiar, ambient tunes that don’t really stand out, while Javed Ali’s Ali Baba has just its repetitive hook going for it. The eight singer Dhiya dhiya is a noisy, extended rehash […]

Friday December 23, 2011 16:43

Businessman (Music review), Telugu – Thaman S

Mumbai is a glitzy musical introduction with generous help from Sivamani in the punchy percussion, but the Businessman theme is pointlessly overwrought. Bad Boys is typical Telugu masala-style fun but it loses spunk a bit too soon. Chandamama does have an interesting tune, but the orchestration is clearly overpowering, while Pilla chao is an unimaginative […]

Wednesday December 14, 2011 17:46

Bodyguard (Music review), Telugu – Thaman S

The title song is bombastic, no doubt, but is also bland with very ordinary hooks and musical pieces, while O My God (the other title song!) makes up by being super spunky and making brilliant use Geetha Madhuri and Bindu’s vocals. Thaman is completely in his elements in the other 4 melodies. Endhukoo and Jiyajaley […]

Wednesday October 19, 2011 20:12

Osthe (Music review), Tamil – Thaman S

With just a faint echo of Munni, but with a supercharged Tamil kuthu, Kalasala is pure adrenaline; Thaman gets everything right – LR Easwari and T.Rajendar’s vocals, catchy hooks…everything! Neduvaali uses Thaman’s own Mirapakaya tune Chilaka admirably well, while the title song overdoses on the Osthe mamey phrase. Simbu’s lyrics and singing are functional in […]

Sunday August 21, 2011 07:23

Dookudu (Music review), Telugu – Thaman S

The title song is highly contrived, while Harris Jeyaraj’s undeniable harmonica stamp plays peekaboo in the lovely Guruvaram – the haunting melody is complemented by Thaman’s trademark chorus in the Zara zara phrase. Chulbuli‘s painfully conventional sound is offset by the groovy 80s Bollywood sound and rhythm in Poovai and the rollicking and catchy Dethadi. […]

Sunday July 10, 2011 20:40

Kanchana (Music review), Tamil – Thaman S

Raghava Lawrence’s personal influence in the lyrics of Nilli nillu (he is credited for the lyrics) is apparent and even Thaman’s tune has a quaint, rhythmic charm, despite the overall predictable outlook! Sangili bungili leeches on familiar and well-known folk tunes and works only vaguely, that too because of its funny lyrics, while Karuppu perazhaga […]

Kadhirmozhi’s expressive verses help Thaman’s resonant arrangements and tune combination in Mudhal mozhi – this is a good listen. The composer repeats a similar sounding rich package in Ullam thudikudha, crooning it himself and working brilliantly on its nuanced orchestration. Unfortunately Nenjathin jin jin, despite those humorous mimicry interludes, is horribly bland and stale. Same […]

Tuesday February 8, 2011 20:52

Mambattiyan (Music review), Tamil – Thaman

Karuppannasamy is a rollicking listen thanks to the techno-Urumi and Nadaswaram backgrounds, while Chinna ponnu sela is a sadly predictable attempt at creating a folk melody, despite a mildly likeable lilt. Kaatu vazhi remix is a terrible effort and even Thiagarajan’s sober version faithfully repackages Raja’s 1983 original and barely scrapes through. The Charukesi-laced Yedho […]

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