Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Sillunu Oru Kaadhal Audio

Though A.R.Rahman seems to be reserving his best work for Hindi films these days, any soundtrack from him is still eagerly expected. After rather mediocre work in films like A Aa and New, Sillunu Oru Kaadhal sees him in slightly better form. The numbers are quite eclectic and prevent the album from being branded as a completely romantic soundtrack. There are not enough great numbers to place this album alongside Rahman's previous classics but a couple of numbers do remind us of the Rahman of old.

1. Munbe Vaa...
A slow, melodious, romantic number that grows on us easily. Its been a while since Rahman tuned a really melodious song and here he proves that he still has it in him. The group interludes are catchy and add some pep to the song. Shreya Ghoshal chalks up another beautiful number that suits her glorious voice.

2. New York Nagaram...
A very different and unique number, this one is almost dreamy in both its tune and its lyrics. Its a rather strange mix in that the tune and the singing are quite upbeat while the lyrics talk about loneliness and the like. Rahman's slightly gruff voice suits the song perfectly. This one should rule the charts for a while...

3. Jillendru Oru Kaadhal...
This is a jazzy number that reminds one of Vennila Vennila... from Iruvar because of the instrumentation, the voice and the kind of song it is. It is sung energetically by Tanvi though all those meow sounds could have been avoided.

4. Kummi Adi...
This folk number has a rather unremarkable tune but it is listenable because of the lyrics. Not that they are very meaningful but they are just plain fun to listen to. They are fast and roll nicely off the tongue. So it is a fun song to sing along with.

5. Maaricham...
Some spirited, accented singing rescues this otherwise average number. There is some new age stuff in the middle that is nice if you like the music of bands like Enigma.

6. Machakkaari...
Vasundhara Das sounds husky and great in this song and the always-dependable Shankar Mahadevan gives her good company. The number starts off great with a catchy tune but falters midway with the stanzas being very ordinary.

7. Majaa Majaa...
SPB Charan sounds a lot like his father but that is the only noticeable aspect of the song. It is a song along the lines of A Aa's Thazhuvudhu Nazhuvudhu... and depends a lot on the vocal talents of the singers.

15 Comments:

At 12:57 AM, Blogger skanda said...

I have already seen the move:)....it is a time pass film and must watch for Suryah, jo and Bhomika...Bhomika has stolen the show from Jo herself... the movie wil have been better if the comedy was not so crude...the child artiste is very cute..

All the songs are well picturized and the sound great...The "New York" nagaram number is the higlight as Jo looks so ravishing in it...

 
At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No offense, but you should just stick to reviewing only movies.

 
At 10:01 AM, Anonymous ram said...

havent listened to the songs as yet...am still in full V V mode...repeatedly listening to Paartha Mudhal Naalle, Karka Karka and Neruppe!
Think I'll have to watch the movie (there's a screening next Sat, close 2 where I live) to get into S O K mode!

 
At 10:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am addicted to the New York Nagaram song..the song conjures up images of a lonely Surya walking through the snow covered roads of NYC..the magic of ARR!!

I just hope they dont mess up the picturization of this song (like Vaseegara considering the director of SOK was Gautam Menon's assistant). Vaali seems to be getting younger with each movie with his lyrics: "thinanmum oru mutham thanthu kaalai coffee kodukka nee illai" and "naal kurippil nooru thadavai unthan peyarai ezhuthum en pena, ezhudhiyadhum erumbu moikka peyarin oram enna thaena?!!"

SK

 
At 1:13 PM, Blogger KK said...

I am so stuck to Newyork nagaram song ever since the songs were released... I have imaginged the picturisation of the whole song...Just hoping they dont spoil the picturization. Looks like SK and me are on the same boat...Sad part is the movie not getting released in my place :(

 
At 7:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't given the songs a 2nd listen. It was crap at first hearing. And ya ya I know I know, ARR takes a while to get used to... I can't get myself to listen to his music anymore, it's just not the same.

~Merino

 
At 8:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One simply wishes the aura of the songs is not compromised in the visual presentation on screen.

The case in point will be VV - excellent songs / music but simply inserted with obviously unimaginative visuals.

 
At 11:02 PM, Blogger prakash said...

I haven't heard any of the songs yet, but I agree with Merino 100% on the ARR analysis. It's just not the same anymore ...

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger skanda said...

All the songs got me addicted alread after watching the movie...My favorite is "New York nagaram" as it has Jo who looks so pretty in the song...the "kummi addi" and "Machakari" are quite vibrant...

 
At 12:07 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

skanda, some readers r jealous since i live in the bay area. but u're 1 reader who always makes me jealous :)

anon, none taken :) but i do have to point out that this blog's called 'Balaji's Thots' and is for me to jot down my thots on whatever comes to mind. so u're probably better off being selective and reading only what interests u, like most readers :)

ram, VV songs got released so long ago. probably the only reason i've moved on :)

SK, same here. i'd listened to that 1st line u mention, b4. but caught the 2nd line only after reading it in ur comment. nice...

kk, yeah i remember reading about ur imagining 'NY nagaram' picturization in 1 of ur tag posts...

merino, i've heard that too about his music. but 'munanbe' and 'NY nagaram' caught my fancy on the 1st listen itself...

anon, takes a real good director to do that. lets hope SOK's director belongs to that list...

prakash, sadly i gotta agree...

 
At 8:22 PM, Anonymous rekhs said...

hey i liked munbe vaa...i thot naresh and shreya made an interesting combo:)
btw bb do u know that naresh and co bagged the first prize for chennai song,amongst 60 particpants conducted by VIBA
can send u the lyrics if u r interested:)it was intended to b anthem for chennai but as the judges( sudha raghunathan vasanth MSV TMS and srinivas )thot none befitted the anthem status decided to name it song for chennai....

 
At 11:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

after all the rave reviews i went to listen to new york nagaram ... cheesy 80s soft rock, with ululating chorus, it might as well have been sung by sting or billy joel. i am disappointed in arr, thamizh society and blog reviewers.

 
At 6:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hii !!
Your blog is interesting.
and sillunu oru akadhal movie songs r very romantik & sweet !!! do u speak tamil ? lol

if u hav time, visit my skyblog : www.tamil-walls.skyblog.com & add ur comments plz!

 
At 7:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

heleena:wonderfull songs,i love like thing else

 
At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

stupid songs

 

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