Archive for November, 2011

Wednesday November 30, 2011 21:19

Players (Music review), Hindi – Pritam Chakraborty

Jis jagah pe khatam is one of those few songs where the chorus vocals completely rule over the main tune; understated, but immensely catchy. Jhoom jhoom‘s ambitious backgrounds actually hold a fairly retro-styled tune – engagingly sung by Ritu Pathak; as are Siddharth Basrur and Arijit Singh’s techno variants! Yashita Yashpal confidently rocks the templatized, […]

Endha ulagil is a lovely melody; simple and immensely hummable, and accentuated by Naresh’s singing. Unnai ondru too, with a distinct sound reminiscent of composer Adityan’s backgrounds, is an engaging listen, thanks to Sriram Parthasarathy and Sudha Raghunathan’s excellent vocals. The soundtrack goes downhill from here – Enakkena is badly sung and hastily assembled, while […]

Sunday November 27, 2011 21:28

Rajanna (Music review), Telugu – MM Keeravani

Gijigadu is a superb showcase of Sanjeev Chimmalgi’s involved vocals and Keeravani gaaru’s simple, impactful and earthy tune. Raa ree and Goodu chediri koila carry a similar flavour – instantly endearing. Keeravani rocks with his fabulous vocals in Karakuraathi gundello, aided wonderfully by Kailash Kher! Lachuvamma and Chittiguvva involve folkish elements in an immensely catchy […]

The serene Un kangal rides exclusively on Karthik’s fabulous vocals, but the composers play their part smartly too with a catchy hook and memorable interludes. Gada gada and Podu sakka podu sound like decade-old Harris Jayaraj material and only the latter evokes interest thanks to its foot-tapping backgrounds. Yaaro‘s pathos is predictable, but the song […]

NW1W. When it is not embarrassing, it is outdated. And vice versa. Keywords: Ousephachan, K.Niran, Rudolfsan, Nirmalya, Dam999, Damn 999

Aambalaikkum pombalaikkum is as blasé as any faux folks song can get; uninteresting and predictable from every angle. Pushpavanam Kupusamy tries his best to infuse life into the racy Vaadi vaadi, but the tune takes a life of its own and refuses to stick. Yuvan’s pushes his luck with his tentative vocals in Paadhakathi kannupattu […]

Beyond that glitzy 80s synth-style music, the title song evokes marginal interest. But Ela ela gets everything right – gorgeous techno backgrounds from Yuvan that sit beautifully atop the melody. Even Ela’s slower, minimal version, Kshanam kshanam is handled wonderfully. Veyira cheyyi finds Yuvan rehashing his own Rishi number, Vaa vaa poove vaa, to fairly […]

If you still haven’t seen the song of the season, you must be living under quite a big rock! This. It’s a pretty funky song, no doubt, with horrendous lyrics by the singer himself – actor Dhanush, or Rajinikant’s son-in-law, as he’s better introduced to the rest of India. But I understand why the song […]

Thursday November 17, 2011 20:55

Don 2 (Music review), Hindi – Shankar Ehsaan Loy

NW1W. The entire soundtrack seems to be milking the earlier Don title song and falls completely flat. Keywords: Don, Shah Rukh Khan

Wednesday November 16, 2011 21:24

Ghost (Music review), Hindi – Sharib-Toshi

Toshi Sabri and Akram Sabri sing Jalwanuma really well and the tune, in true Sharib-Toshi style, is highly listenable; if only it did not borrow so blatantly from Amr Diab’s Khalik Ma’aya. Sunidhi’s heavily synthesized voice in Aaja khatam sabr is bit too synthetically seductive, much like its tune, while Shaan and Sharib’s Salame salame […]

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