Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Oru Naal Oru Kanavu Audio

Apart from Balu Mahendra, Fazil is the only other director(as far as I can remember) who has stuck with Ilaiyaraja for all his movies. The maestro has responded in kind to this loyalty and all Fazil movies have been talked about for their music. Some of the popular songs to come out of their combination are Poove Poochoodavaa..., Siru Kiligal..., Pooppookkum Maasam..., Roja Poonthottam... and ofcourse, Ennai Thaalaatta Varuvaalaa....

Oru Naal Oru Kanavu, their latest project, has an equal mix of slow, melodious songs and faster, peppier numbers. IR proves he is still the master of melody with the 3 slow songs but the faster numbers are nothing to write home about.

1. Enna Paattu...
When a director-MD duo come together, atleast one song seems to remind me of their previous offerings. The Hey Hey... at the start of this song took me back to the Pazhamudhircholai... song in Varusham 16. The stanzas here don't seem to follow any set pattern as the first ends with a fast Maaya Maaya... bit while the second ends with a Carnatic touch(again kinda like Pazhamudhircholai...). But Sonu Nigam's pronounciation doesn't betray his unfamiliarity with Tamil.

2. Ponnukitta Mappillai...
The lyrics and beats make this a fun song along the lines of the group songs sung by college students.There is a sudden change of pace in the middle with some slow lines that had me thinking on the first listen that it was the next song. The smooth way this slow section leads back to the faster beats and tune of the main song is vintage IR though.

3. Khajuraho...
After two average songs, this is the one that proves IR still has it in him to come up with a winner. A wonderfully melodious and catchy number that captivated me on the first listen itself. The song has also made me a real Shreya Ghosal fan. She really has a fabulous voice and great pronounciation(except for the inexplicable Ghajuraho!). Just hear the way she sings dhirana dheemthana....

4. Ilamaikkor Vegam...
An average solo number by Sonu Nigam. There are a lot of places with a high pitch and I got the sense that he was trying real hard but still couldn't sing the high pitch full-heartedly. This is the kind of song that IMO only SPB can do full justice to.

5. Konjam Thira...
A slow, soothing number that once again sees Shreya in fine form. The gentle instrumentation and soft beats are real quiet in the background. Sonu is comfortable without any high pitches but I'm no fan of his voice and kept wishing thewhole song were sung by Shreya! Would be a nice lullaby to fall asleep to.

6. Kaatril Varum...
A Carnatic-sounding song with the minimum instrumentation focussing our full attention on the mellifluous voices of the singers, especially Hariharan and Shreya. Its good to listen to but is a bit too slow for me. Its almost like it doesn't have a set tune and so I never found myself humming it when I was not listening to it.

18 Comments:

At 11:06 PM, Blogger Venkat said...

Balaji, I just wanted to ask, where do you get all these songs from? Also, is it illegal to download songs if you can't get them in a shop?

Nice review as usual...

 
At 12:01 AM, Anonymous ram said...

Siru Kiligall? Doesnt ring a bell...endha padam adhu...

Varusham 16 had a wonderful background score...do you remember the music from the title sequence? a lullaby in itself...:)

one of my favs is "chinna chinna roja poove" from "poovizhi vaasalile." that kid is the sujitha who acts in the daily soap, "kanavarukaaga." just another mindless factoid!

 
At 12:09 AM, Blogger Kaps said...

IR has composed music for all Fazil movies.
I liked Khajuraho and Kaatril Varum Geethame. Khajuraho is already a popular songs in the local FM channels.
Kaatril Varum Geethame reminded me of Nila Kaigirathu from Indra.

 
At 4:09 AM, Anonymous Raj sharma said...

balaji i suggest that you check out ghajini's audio track...
at this one i bumped

www.tamilbeat.com

its definately better than anniyan's tracks

 
At 6:02 AM, Blogger bladehawk1404 said...

ONOK is a better album then IR's Adhu Oru Kanaa Kalam but is a big let down compared to the previous Fazil films. Khajuraho is the only nice song in the album and others are just so-so.

 
At 7:15 AM, Blogger Raju said...

Perfect.. this makes 'singam ondru...' disappear from the 'Latest Thots' and now you have all movie-posts.. :-)

Katril varum.. is an interesting piece.. There is the attempt to show how the song was written... IR explains to Vaali and he starts first from praisal of god and then somehow comes to katril... If you see the way he fills the words for the tune, you will realize that there is no continuity or brain-squeeze put into it.. just a string of good words... This is where Vairamuthu scores.. even if he writes lyrics for a tune, you can still see him wordplay and cohesiveness..

I wanted to write on this in my blog but now that you have a post on ONOK, I thought I can save some time..

 
At 7:38 AM, Anonymous rekhs said...

Bj u r such a meano nemo!!!!!!!
when i kept urging u to suno these songs u didnt and now i have even 4gotten how they sounded:))))))
theres one nice song in ghazni suttum vizhi adhaavadhu udanay
kaylane
:(((((

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

venkat, i'm not proud of it but i download MP3s. and yes, i believe it is illegal...

ram, 'siru kiligal...' is also from 'poovizhi vaasalile'. i think i also saw sujitha in a movie though i didn't complete it cos the vcd was corrupted...

kaps, now that u mentioned it, the song does remind me of 'nila kaigirathu' :)

raj, thanx for dropping by. i noticed yesterday that 'ghajini' audio's been released. can't wait to hear.

bladehawk, i feel 'konjam thira' is definitely much better than a so-so. but i agree it depends on what kind of songs u like...

gp, thats not intentional. but 'chinna chinna aasai' wasn't movie related right? thats still in the latest thots :)
"IR explains to vaali"? where did u hear that?
anyway i just write about what i feel when i listen to the songs. nothing technical there. so if u can add interesting info to any song, u should go ahead and do it anyway :) i'd surely be interested...

rekhs, just time problem. will try to post audio thots sooner from now :)

 
At 11:03 AM, Anonymous rekhs said...

bj poovizhi vasalilae has 2 solos 1 by KJY and 1 by chithra
"1 kiLiyin thanimaiyilae"
did u mean that???
IR expls to vaali in the song:
kaatril varum
i think thats what gp meant:)

selvam paatu kaytiya??
btw manirathnam is gonna direct an eng movie!!!sorry 2 digress

 
At 4:32 PM, Blogger Ram.C said...

I believe most of their combinations clicked except, 'Kili Pecchu Ketka Vaa' songs. Otherwise, Ok. Eventhough 'ONOK' is not rocking in the market, its an average album from my perception.

 
At 10:45 PM, Blogger Kavitha said...

fazil-IR combo had been really gr8 :)
especially "bomma kutti ammavukku".

 
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At 12:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I get the meaning and Lyrics of Nila Kaigirathu? It will help me a lot. I'm just fascinated by the tunes and being a non-Tamilian do not undertsand head or tail of these!!! Pls help me out...

 
At 10:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,
I send a request for Lyrics and meaning of Nila Kaigirathu. Can anybody healp me asap?

 
At 5:36 PM, Anonymous sancj20 said...

can any one suggest where can i download "Chinna Chinna Roja Poovey" form "poovizhi vaasalile".

Pls reply to this id gowrisankarcj@gmail.com

 

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