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It would be nice if nobody got stuck and bound by earlier hits and failures and could approach a project with a fresh mind. We'd probably hear music which is new too without any pre approved formulae. Don't we get enough pre approved loans from private banks with all sorts of hidden costs in them?

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Review

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Pachaikili Muthucharam has Harris Jeyraj coming up with some lovely tunes, only by now you know his formula too well!


Pachaikili Muthucharam
Music: Harris Jeyaraj

A new star team of Sharat Kumar and Jyotika and some interesting promos on TV where I heard Karnatak violin phrases, had me eager to listen to the whole album. So off I went and got myself a copy, only it was packaged in DVD boxes. The music was full of pleasant chords and some lines really stand out, but on the whole, Harris seems to be uninventive of late.

Take the first song, Unnakul Naan with Bombay Jayshree, his sure fire success ticket with her velvety voice. You've heard a similar track in Vetaiyadu Vilayadu, Partha Mudal Naale. Even the bass line, the heavy kick all resemble that hit. The only thing in Partha Mudal Naale was the clippety clop of horse hooves in a bid to make it sound like a slightly older era's song. But yes, Jayashri's entry into the song is a surprise partially because of the unexpected low pitch. Ganesh, of the violin playing brother duo- Ganesh- Kumaresh, plays some peppy and very Indian phrases on the second interlude. Which is the bit which works best. The romantic lyrics will certainly keep audiences happy. Madhusri sings another version in exactly one octave higher and does not in the least sound as convincing as Shreya Ghoshal in Jillunu Oru Kaadal . Her singing for Harris in Unnale Unnale, the Vaigasi Nilave tune was most disappointing, she sounds very old and unsteady.

My favourite track is the Un sirippinil with Gauthami Rao and Robby. Gauthamis's sung very well, without too many filmy tricks of making her voice "bright"! Robby sounds like an infatuated young seventeen year old. But Harris has been promoting such voices in earlier films too. Even in Unnale Unnale he had the hit song June ponaal with such young voices Krish and Arun.

Naresh Iyer sounds off colour and pitch in the opening of Kaadal Konjam . The tune doesn't resonate with any melodic empathy. It's pleasant in a not very catchy way. The guitars are plentiful and the tune forgettable.

Karu Karu has Karthik, Krish and Naresh Iyer. Some bits are catchy. Gowtham Menom and Harris Jeyraj try to make the whole musical package remininscent of the earlier hit Kaaka Kaaka . It would be nice if nobody got stuck and bound by earlier hits and failures and could approach a project with a fresh mind. We'd probably hear music which is new too without any pre approved formulae. Don't we get enough pre approved loans from private banks with all sorts of hidden costs in them?

As for the film, some say it's a copy of the Hollywood flick "Derailed" and it's got some good reviews and some brickbats.

S Suchitra Lata

Published on 28 February 2007




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