Archive for March, 2012

Nattil veetil is an interesting, pulsating mix – the backgrounds are consistently pounding – with only a mild, intriguing respite mid-way – even as Gopi mixes the core tune confidently. He sings it well too, along with Anna Katharina Valayil. O ponthoovalai has a brilliantly dreamy, languorous tune – wonderfully sung by Sithara and Rahul […]

Tuesday March 20, 2012 11:29

Vinmeengal (Music review), Tamil – Jubin

Kadhalum‘s dull, droning pathos is punctuated only by Ajeesh and Karthika’s confident vocals. Bombay Jayashree seems to be forced to sing below her usual voice in Ariya paruvathil and even the tune, at best, sounds like a Harris Jeyaraj-reject. Shankar Mahadevan-sung Nee kaattil is amateurish, but the composer scores well with Un paarvai, a reasonably […]

Tuesday March 20, 2012 11:29

Lovely (Music review), Telugu – Anup Rubens

Dolare dola could have been something that even Devi Sri Prasad composes in his sleep, while Chori choriye offers mild solace with its lilt. Anup sings Ninnu chusina, a soft, rock’ish track that is strangely addictive despite the tedium in the tune. Chaitra’s I Don’t Know is pretentious, with fake accent English, but its Telugu […]

But for overdoing the innuendo-laden Lega usage all over, Bittoo sab ki lega is quirky and catchy. Kaun kenda is sugary sweet template pointlessly rehashed from Yash Raj stable; much like Kick lag gayi, borrowed from Yash Raj’s Band Baaja Baraat stable. Audi at least has some Punju hip-hop attitude going for it, while Kabootar‘s […]

Monday March 12, 2012 16:51

Racha (Music review), Telugu – Mani Sharma

Mani Sharma skilfully tones down the Bappi’ness of Gang Leader’s Vaana vaana in its remix, and maintains a nice blend of Bollywood and Telugu sound. Dillaku dillaku and Oka paadam are shockingly similar to Harris Jayaraj’s material – the former owes it to Anniyan’s Randakka, while the latter, despite the harmonica similarity, holds a lot […]

Enthinee mizhi rendum, with its familiar, bouncy rhythm, is quite enchanting – the tune is gorgeous and Vidyasagar cranks up the orchestration beautifully! Sun sun sundari goes a step ahead – simple, serene tune, sung fabulously by Karthik and Madhu Balakrishnan with minimal, but carefully assembled backgrounds. Suryasalabham‘s pensive pathos, barring the expressive saarangi base, […]

Despite explicitly aping Yolanda Be Cool and DCUP’s We No Speak Americano, Papa toh band bajaye is a rollicking track with utterly corny and funny lyrics, superbly sung by Neeraj Shridhar! Anarkali disco chali too is fun listen – a brisk, catchy and oomphy item song in Mamta Sharma’s punchy vocals. Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal’s […]

Kaadhal oru butterfly is an endearing mix charming guitar, catchy hook and interludes and a slow, lovely tune – nothing earth shatteringly new here, but what is conjured works very well! Azhage azhage and Akila akila aren’t that lucky – the orchestration and tune reek of excessive familiarity, but the former’s bridge at the end […]

Sunday March 4, 2012 21:54

Top recent listens (February 2012)

Raabta & Pungi – Agent Vinod (Hindi – Pritam) A solid new Pritam soundtrack with songs that are instantly addictive! Raabta tops this list, followed closely by the super fun Pungi! Chaahat & Gunaah – Blood Money (Hindi – Jeet) Pritam’s ex-partner Jeet is not far behind either. To get on the Hindi plank again, […]

As a massive fan of time travel, it is only natural that I track and watch every film based on time travel. Having seen a LOT of such films, you may not notice my all-time favorite time travel-based film listed in *any* top 10 or top 50 time travel movies list – it is a […]

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