S Karthik on his campaign against plagiarism and his run-in with a
Even if this comes a bit late and even at the risk of
sounding like a total spoilsport, I'd like to write this to
This is with regard to Pyar Tune Kya
The title song is inspired from the Theme track of
Exorcist II The Heretic, composed by
song Kambhakth ishq is inspired by the song Eireann
from the Afro Celt Sound System II.
song Raundhe....ok you had clearly mentioned this,
Sandeep has the audacity to talk to a person like Subash K Jha about
his so called novel idea of giving credit to original composers. No
doubt he has credited W Killar, but I really wonder why he so
comfortably forgot Mr Morricone or Afro Celt Sound System, who have
been so helpful. Also Sandeep seems to have a special attraction to
Horror movie soundtracks! Exorcist II
and Bram Stroker's
Dracula (in whose OST you'd find Vampire Hunters)
- are both in one movie!
I wrote about this to Indya.
This is what they have to say!
"While we appreciate your
views, we would also like you to know that Sandeep Chowta credited
his inspiration in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, just as he did to R
D Burman, when he borrowed Poochho na yaar for his film
Mast. Thanks again for taking the time to communicate
Chowta in his Indya interview about Pyar tune kya kiya and his pop
album with Alisha Chinai:
think my album with Alisha and my songs and music in Rajat
Mukherjee's films will do the trick for me. I'm especially excited
about my Alisha project. In it I've drawn a balance between what the
market wants and what I want to do. For the first time I sound
simple in my arrangements. Then I am so happy with my Rondhe hai
track for Rajat Mukherjee's film. It's really something. The
orchestration hits you with an unbelievable
wrote about this to Mr Jha himself and this is what he has to
"If Sandeep Chowta has really copied these songs, he'll
be exposed. But that doesn't make my appreciation of his style and
his immense grasp over the grammar of composition any less valid. Do
yourself a favour, Mr Karthik--don't read my reviews. Subhash
--Well, if people like Jha keep falling at Sandeep's
feet (he did it again for an interview with Sandeep in The
Newspaper Today!), how will he ever get exposed? This is the
height of hypocrisy!
I have nothing against PTKK or Sandeep,
in fact loved the album. Till I read Sandeep's interview with Jha in
wait and watch how long Sandeep can go on with others'
Was it a joke, after
Saw your review of the Deep
Purple show. Well, it was worse than an April Fool's joke. Waste of
time and filled with total nonsense and mayhem. Can't make out what
you liked about it. The sound system was awful and the total length
of the show less than even a Hollywood movie.
the crowd, less said the better. I AM VERY SURE THAT DEEP PURPLE
WILL NEVER AGAIN VISIT INDIA IN THEIR LIFETIME. And those guys at
DNA, they showed us how to mess up a good band with lousy arrangement.
For guys like you who think the arrival of Deep Purple is good news
think again. Such management will only discourage other bands. Think
about it. Hope you still have some brains left after the
IF YOU FEEL OFFENDED BY THIS MAIL, I AM VERY
SORRY. BUT I SPEAK MY HEART OUT. AFTER ALL, ANYTHING FOR MUSIC.
Morse deserves better
You have mentioned very little about Steve Morse and Joe Satriani
in your article about Deep Purple. They deserve more than that.
1. Steve Morse is amongst the only two guitarists (the other
one I guess is Frank Gambale) to have won the Guitar
Player Magazine award 5 times in a Row and was retired from the
nomination by the readers of the magazine.
2. Steve Morse
has led the Dixie Dregs and has also performed with Kansas and is
the pioneer behind the Steve Morse Band.
3. Joe Satriani was
the first filler when Ritchie Blackmore quit the '93 tour midway.
Steve Morse is not known to the Indian public... but he is amongst
the finest guitarists ever. I guess a little added research
helps at times... but there's one thing, I think your site is very
newsworthy and very good.
Lagaan is a breezy album
Lagaan is a fresh breeze kind of music. So different from today's run of the mill numbers!
you of the good old days of pure classical music of '50s and '60s,
like: Mother India/ Do Aankhen Baarah Haath/ Naya Daur/ Baiju
Bawara/ Goonj Uthi Shehnai/ Guide
All the songs are superb with excellent lyrics by Javed Akhtar. Udit Narayan is at his career's best in many songs. Asha Bhosle and Lata Mangeshkar have sung one song each and both are great as expected.
Mathadana must go
I am writing for two reasons. I would like to contact the directors and
producers of Mathadana. I recently watched the film in LA and truly fell in
love with a Kannada film for the first time. There have been many worthy of
praise, but in my eyes, this has taken the cake. I would like to know if you
have any contact info for the producer and/or director. I would like to work
with them to subtitle the film and get an international release. I truly
believe this will make it and I would like to make it happen. The second
reason is to find out when this film will come out on video and if I could order
it in advance..
Any help you can offer would greatly be appreciated.
Bhavani B Rao
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