Archive for April 26th, 2011

Unnai pirivena starts off normally, but as the tabla-based accompaniments kick-in, the tune gets interestingly unpredictable. Violins replace tabla in Selladhae jeevane, but the tune goes uneasily haywire unlike the earlier song. Manmadha kadhal and Kalyaanamaam are the most conventional songs in this soundtrack and are engaging with inventive arrangements; particularly the nadaswaram-based latter. The […]

The spruced-up version of Oram Po works with all the mild technological masala added by Raja since the base is so bloody solid! Sikkikichu is a brilliant trip back to Raja’s days of super glory – pleasantly familiar tune and surprisingly synth-free; only thing missing is Swarnalatha’s vocals. As if that trip wasn’t enough, Kaathiruppen […]

Tuesday April 26, 2011 18:19

Naanga (Music review), Tamil – Bala Bharathy

Balabharathy who made a splashy debut with director Selva’s 90s films like Thalaivaasal and Amaravathy makes one more pitch in Selva’s Naanga. His raga-approach (raga mentioned against each song) is an impressive effort even though the tunes seem to depend more on the raga’s inherent beauty than any nuances from the composer, like how Ilayaraja […]

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