Majunu, Run, Rhythm...
The orchestra in recent Tamil films sounds good, but the videos are a let-down, writes Shankar Kalyana
Not even sure if you guys are still in business -- would regret it if you
are not because I have rarely found such quality reviews of Indian film
music and its protagonists anywhere.
In any case, I wanted to offer a couple of comments on albums and directors you had reviewed a while ago. I am only beginning to listen to Tamil film music after a long time and I am duly impressed by the quality of the orchestration.
Case in point -> Majunu. Even the "dappan kotthu" song Pada pada pattampoochi was very differently done and had an appealing quality to it. It was quite rare for me to like all songs from a movie (except maybe Ninaithale Inikkum) and this one proved to be one of those. Mercury melae had some of the best bass arrangements and a rollicking beat. Pinju thendralae had a nice and sweet opening and I agree with you -- I thought I was listening to P Suseela only to find out it was someone named Sandhya.
Some of my other recent favorite albums are (I have listened to only a few
however, so may be missing out on a few good ones)
- Rhythm (except for that Ramya Krishnan song which my 4 yr daughter
- Run (where did this guy come from - songs were just amazing).
- Dum Dum Dum (Ragasiyamai and Un Perai were the standouts)
- Kannathil Mutthamittal
If only the "music videos" (aka song sequences) could be as nice to
watch! (They are horrible, except maybe for a few from Mani Ratnam's
Keep those nice reviews coming! Good Luck!
It would be nice if you added a link with albums and their ratings so
guys like me can go buy them without having to painfully listen to the bad
Published on 13 May 2003
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