Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Song of the Moment

At any given time, there's always one song that catches my fancy more than the others. Inspite of having a CD with 16 of my current favorites, its the song I always skip to when I start driving the car. And its the number I play first when I power up my iPod. So I end up listening to the song a few times everyday. I always sing along and it always makes me feel just a li'l bit better. Sometimes it has been a song that caught my fancy on the first listen itself(Aararai Kodi... or Khajuraho...) and sometimes it has been one that gradually grew on me(like Suttum Vizhi Chudare...).

Right now, that song is Dhaavani Poatta Deepavali... from Sandakkozhi. It is a rather old-fashioned song with minimal beats and simple lyrics but is one that has grown on me. Almost all the sections in the song are very catchy and sung without any frills by Vijay Yesudas and Shreya Ghoshal. The brief gap followed by a nasal Haaa during the interlude and the line that ends in Angelu... are particularly attractive parts.

14 Comments:

At 12:09 AM, Blogger Kaps said...

Balaji,
It's my favourite as well....this keeps playing repeatedly in Sun Music (we get Sun Music for 2 hours every day). Although Vijay Yesudas is not viewed as outstanding...he has done well in this song. even the picturisation is quite good. My next favourite is Oru Naalil (Remix) from Pudhupettai.

 
At 12:53 AM, Blogger NS said...

its a very very cathcy song, my latest favorite too...:) Hear it almost everyday on sun music...

 
At 2:29 AM, Blogger Maverick said...

Balaji
I also liked 'Thaavani potta' on first hearing itself. A simple tune and Vijay's voice made it instantly likeable and the fact that it is played in Sun Music every hours helps :)

I am hooked to Godfather music right now - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MG0EZPPE

Though not the best of ARR, he has delivered songs that a Ajith-KSR masala movie deserves.

And, the other album that was surprisingly good was Vidyasagar's 'Thambi' as I didn't had much expectations on this. The album is typical Vidaysagar.

Check out his attempt in Reethigowlai - 'Sudum Nilavu' song which ends up like a mix of two greater reethigowlai songs of the past - IR's classic 'Chinna Kannan Azhaikiraan...' and ARR's 'Azhagaan Raatchasiye...')

 
At 3:19 AM, Blogger VenkatRangan said...

Engayo Poittinga thalai...that is a really gud song.... I too liked it... the way it is simple...both by music and lyrics... planning to make it my hello tune...

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger Orange Fronkey said...

That's one of my favorite song too Balaji... and I've been skipping to it too now that I took "Theepidikka" off (that was the most trying decision I've made... besides, I got 25 other CD's with that song on lol...)

Anyways, another great thing about that song is that it's picturized nicely too...!!! Thank god!

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger anantha said...

BB: Interestingly, the song that I have on continously play (just one song!) is Dhinam Dhinam Deepavali from Godfather! :D

Kaps: Oru Naalil (Remix) is nice. But don't you think that the fast pace of the remix masks all the awful Tam pronunciation that is so obvious in the slow version, right from the first line till the last. Yuvan Shankar Raja manages to make even me, not the best of Tam speakers, cringe with his pronunciation.

 
At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love this song. My current list also include Dailamo Dailamo(Dishyum) and Eno Kangal(Kalvanyn Kaadhali, love listening to Sadhana Sargam's voice).

-Packer

 
At 10:54 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

kaps, yep. vijay yesudas just kept it simple and thats exactly what the song needs. he's got a soft voice but not as smooth as his dad's.

nithya, we don't get sun music. and havent been watching much of sun tv these days either. so havet seen the song only once so far... when i saw the movie.

mav, havent been able to download 'godfather' songs yet from my usual site. will try the megaupload :)

another blogger too had written nice things about 'thambi' songs. need to check them out...

venkat, yep. the simplicity is its biggest attraction...

merino, yep. glad it wasnt messed up by being picturized as a regular duet...

anti, 1 song on continuous play? high recommendation indeed :)

don't remember 'oru naalil' since the kamal song and 'enga area' are my favs right now. but second u on YSR's awful pronunciation. and his high pitches too...

packer, sadhana sargam for u. shreya ghoshal for me :)

 
At 6:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i looooooooove yuvan.....i think he's hot just like his dad

 
At 10:33 PM, Blogger Maverick said...

Balaji
Try http://tamilmp3world.com for Thambi songs.

 
At 10:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also did not like the song initially. But after repeated listening, the song really grew on me and now it is one of my favy's too :)
Another of my favourite is Kadhal suththudhey ennai suththudhey from Saravana.

 
At 11:10 PM, Blogger Visithra said...

i like that song too - esp the video theres something very refreshing from seeing women as docile innocent things in every movie

 
At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oru Naalil Remix was done by a Sri lankan DJ named DJ Rafiq n not by YSR

 
At 8:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

best regards, nice info » »

 

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