Thursday, July 21, 2005

Priyasakhi Audio

The Priyasakhi soundtrack is a melody lover's dream come true. I can't even remember the last time a Tamil movie album had all 6 of its songs as pure melodies. No duppanguthu, no songs with fast beats or English words and no Hindi singers mutilating nice Tamil words here.

1. Anbu Alaipaayudhe...
This is one of the most interesting songs I've heard recently. It starts off very melodiously but is interrupted by some decidedly western humming(which reminds me of an English song whose name I cannot recollect). Some North Indian music then leads into a second para that starts with a Carnatic touch. All this results in a good number with some nice lyrics about our life and the people we know.

2. Chinna Maharani...
An average number that, in both its tune and lyrics, reminds us of one of the numerous unexceptional tunes created by S.A.Rajkumar for Vikraman films. If Bharadwaj follows his Autograph technique and plays this over and over, it could become a hit. The lyrics sound like this one's picturised on a dad singing to his daughter.

3. Kangalinaal Hey...
The fastest(relatively speaking) number on the album, it is a pleasant and catchy duet. Bharadwaj has added some digital effects to both singers' voices at some places and it adds a nice touch, especially since he hasn't overdone it.

4. & 5. Mudhal Mudhal...
There are 2 versions of this song, one by a male singer and one by a female singer. The song is very melodious with minimum music, mostly limited to a tabla. I especially liked the tune of the two lines that end the first segment and both stanzas of the song. for eg.
enadhu peyarukke unnai ezhudi thandhidu
enadhu maarbinil dhinamum thoonga vandhidu

6. Priyasakhi...
Wish Bharadwaj had delivered a more original number for the all-important title track. The starting music reminds one of the start of Pudhu Vellai Mazhai... from Roja and the song itself starts off like a Hindi number from the early 90s. Srinivas here sounds like SPB and that serves to make the song seem even more like a Hindi number since SPB sang those similar-sounding songs for Salman Khan in Maine Pyaar Kiya and other romances. But maybe because of this familiarity, it turns out to be a hummable number.

Priyasakhi is releasing tomorrow and director Adhiyaman definitely has a tough job of keeping viewers in their seats for 6 slow songs. Lets hope his picturization does justice to the melodies here.

Btw, what other movies has Adhiyaman directed? Thottachinungi was his film, wasn't it? I know he directed its Hindi version but has he directed any Tamil films since Thottachinungi?

14 Comments:

At 11:44 PM, Blogger packer said...

Haven't listened to songs yet. There is some intresting info regarding this movie check out the following link.

http://www.greatandhra.com/movies/news/jul2005/priyasakhi_legal.html

 
At 11:49 PM, Anonymous ram said...

he directed sornamukhi...

 
At 11:55 PM, Blogger Suresh Kumar said...

Hi,

I too liked the songs of this movie but i am worried that it didn't reach the masses well.

Here is the review that i wrote
http://www.mouthshut.com/review/Priyasakhi_Album-77286-1.html

Smile
Sureshkumar

 
At 1:01 AM, Blogger Zero said...

Never was interested in this album.
So, got not much idea abt the songs.

But I noticed, when the trailer was on the tv, that a line in one of the songs was very similar to the last line in the stanza of "Ovvoru Pookkalumae" (something which goes like "nenjil thunivirundhaal... ")...
Am I the only one to notice this?

 
At 7:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KSA also directed thalaimurai *ing himself

 
At 11:01 AM, Blogger ada-paavi!!!! said...

pictursations is good, but songs are bad, movie is even worse, it takes tamil cinema back a few years

 
At 11:02 AM, Anonymous ram said...

anonymous, no, KSA didnt direct Thalaimurai (*ing himself, Revathi and the inimitable Rajkran). he only acted in it...some other guy directed it...

films he's directed, with my star ratings:
1. thotta chinungi (** 1/2)
2. sornamukhi (***)
3. hum thumare hain sanam (remake of no1. -- ** shah rukh paled in comparison to raghuvaran)
4. shaadi karke pas gaya yaar (hasnt been released as yet, i think...priyasakhi idhode thavuzhals of america-nu kaellvi patten).

sorry this whole comment is OT since i havent listened to the songs as yet!

 
At 4:05 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

packer, hmmm... didn't know this movie had so much history behind it. interesting...

suresh, looks like we felt the same about most of the songs. interesting that u too mentioned s.a.rajkumar for the 'chinna maharani' song. nice, detailed review that reveals you have a more musical background than me :)

zero, looks like u r the only one! that certainly didnt jump out at me... maybe because 'ovvoru pookkalume' is out of my system now!!

vatsan, adhukulla paathaacha?! u've convinced me to wait for the vcd though they're screening it here in san jose

ram, didnt even know of a movie called 'thalaimurai'!!

 
At 4:51 PM, Anonymous ram said...

ram, didnt even know of a movie called 'thalaimurai'!!

--> yeah, adhiyaman hero!!! revathi and rajkiran...idhula raj kapoor ode lover poor bhanupriya!

 
At 12:40 PM, Blogger rajesh said...

bb...
I dloaded the songs jus bcos u'd written a decent review abt it..
But seriously..
I dint feel that they were great at all..
Run of the mill stuff with plain old instruments in the background..
Harmonia potti vechundu music poata maari irunthudhu..
I guess..may be I am starting to like only those techno kindaa music..
but even then,this piece of music wasn't classy at all!
-Raapi

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

rajesh, i think it was the other way round for me. i was getting bored of the techno kinda music even for melodious songs with the digital music, english lyrics and even rap interludes. so this album was like a breath of fresh air.
wouldn't call it a classic but i really like 'anbu alaipayuthey' and 'mudhal mudhal'.

 
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