Archive for August, 2009

Jabse hum is the musical equivalent a decade-old chick-flick, with its lyrics posing perfectly Google-able existential questions, while VIVA’s reunion in We are the teen queens is equally back dated and ho-hum. That’s Shamir Tandon’s sorry contribution, leaving the severely neglected Tabun to make minor amends. Tabun’s choice of Kailash Kher for the delightfully earthy […]

Naan mozhi arindhen tops the bad-singer-choice list, with Suresh Wadkar irritatingly laboring in Tamil, spoiling a respectable tune. Udit is next, massacring Venpanju – another tune that could have been better with just Karthik singing it, while Hariharan’s Suthudhu is just too standard a tune. Kaatru Pudhidhaai is considerably better, barring the Aao milo chalen […]

Update: Daniel George is NOT the composer of this soundtrack. This is perhaps the shoddiest work I’ve ever by a Tier 1 record label – a HUGE round of spanks to Sony Music India. Composer Raghu Dixit confirmed that the music for this soundtrack is by Sagar Desai (of ‘Straight’ fame), while Raghu himself has […]

Thursday August 13, 2009 10:34

Music review: Jegan Mohini (Tamil – Ilayaraja)

Ponmani theril has a barely functional tune and sounds mighty moth-balled. Swetha and Ujjaini’s seduction song, Nilavu varum neram has a consistently lilting rhythm and a sufficiently catchy tune. With its distinct Latino style, Poothadhu poovu is yet another attempt at seduction (blame Namitha?), with mixed results, while Kattikitta rasavatthaan is painfully outmoded, despite the […]

With a name like that, it is natural to expect hardcore Punjabi tracks – and Hard Kaur does rap in the wholly trite Bhangra bistar! The title song is equally routine, but Mika’s enthusiasm and the catchy hook make up for the monotony. Discowale khisko is the track where things take a rude, headachy turn […]

Distantly echoing Mungaru Male’s Anisuthide, the title song, with its music-less feel, is very tuneful; thanks to Vikas and Lakshmi’s heartfelt vocals. Naa naguva with Shreya Ghoshal; Shreya’s duet with KK, Kanna haniyondige and Sonu’s Ello maleyaagideyanu, that starts with the title song are all unusually mellow and soaked in the conventional Mano Murthy style […]

Sunday August 9, 2009 21:04

Music review: Eeram (Tamil – Thaman)

Mazhaiye is scintillating – a Harris Jeyaraj style track that gains from its assuredly minimal orchestration, even as the tune is gorgeous. Ranjith’s vocals are absolutely fascinating – the singer is in even better form, along with Thaman’s imaginatively assured arrangements in Saaral En, the first track’s mellow version! Lyricist Viveka’s words and Suchitra’s incredible […]

Maula is Mithoon’ish not just with the mild sufi sound that opens the song, but also in the relentless use of the word Maula. As the decidedly rock’ish backgrounds kick-in, the song adds a fascinating variety, along with Master Salim’s accomplished vocals. Hariharan and Sadhna Sargam excel in Pyaar ki parsayee, a pleasant song almost […]

Friday August 7, 2009 16:26

Music review: Wanted (Hindi – Sajid Wajid)

Everything about Love me is corny and moronic, while Ishq vishq is a confused mishmash where Kamaal Khan seems to have forgotten a huge chunk of his lyrics. Dil leke does have a nice, senti melody, but that background music doesn’t gel. Le le mazaa le is groovy – exotic sound akin to Viju Shah’s […]

Athiri puthiri is phenomenally outmoded hip-hop styled backgrounds with a silly tune bordering on middle eastern, while the zingy Doctor mappillai okaya, beyond the zing and some interesting interludes, is too routine to warrant any further interest. A similar mock gimmicky sound is also found in Thiru thiru vizhiyae, which is spritely enough to be […]

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