Sunday, November 12, 2006

ARR in 'Lord of War' / Spiderman 3 Trailer

When Inside Man was released, I remember reading a lot about Chaiya Chaiya... having been used in the movie. I watched Lord of War over the weekend and was pleasantly surprised to find another of Rahman's numbers being used in it. This time it was the theme music from Manirathnam's Bombay.

A quick search revealed that I wasn't the 1st to stumble upon this. Here's a video of the scene(pretty amazing one where an aeroplane is stripped down to its skeleton) where the music is used.



As for the movie, if you're in the mood for a dark, depressing, scary film with a wicked sense of humor and a dislikeable hero, Lord of War fits the bill perfectly.

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Btw, Spidey's back! We finally have something more substantial to stare at until May 4, 2007. A 2 1/2 minute trailer for Spiderman 3 was released Friday and gives us more clues as to the conflicts and villains Spidey is going to be going up against in the third instalment. With some great images and emotions, it's gonna be one helluva ride. Can't wait...

18 Comments:

At 11:32 PM, Anonymous ram said...

I found it impossible to "connect" the bgm score to anything other than the concluding images of "Bombay!"
- "Guru" sishyan :-)

 
At 1:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Though Hollywood's fascination with Indian music is commendable, it seems rather at oddity with the flow of the movie ie Inside Man w Chaiya Chaiya at both ends of the rolling credits.

Furthermore, the inappropriateness of the words & music is rather intrusive to the narrative and becomes an unnecessary disruption.

For the unassuming Western audience, a preppy Bollywood number, may even send the wrong reactions.

 
At 1:47 AM, Blogger Bart said...

Offtopic: Scorsese is back with a bang in "The departed". Watch this adapted (from Hongkong's Infernal affairs) movie direct in English before seeing the remade versions in Indian regional languages next year :)

 
At 4:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If at all Departed is ever remade into Tamil it will be a much diluted movie with couple of characters being played by Vadivelu and Pandiarajan.

What Tamil cinema really needs is heros with smaller ego's who can act together. Good to see movies like Pattiyal, but we need more such movies.

 
At 10:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm.. that piece of music doesn't suit the video.. It's prolly because I know where that music belongs =P

~Merino

 
At 10:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROFL @ The comment about The departed being played by vadivelu & pandiyarajan. DOes that movie need such an insult?

That was an awesome movie by the way.. have you watched it Balaji?

~Merino

 
At 6:27 PM, Anonymous Ravi said...

What Tamil cinema really needs is heros with smaller ego's who can act together. Good to see movies like Pattiyal, but we need more such movies.

Pattiyal was a remake of Bangkok Dangerous. What we need is more ORIGINAL films :-)

 
At 7:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on whats wrong in a movie being remade from another language, not everyone is going to see every movie being made in every other language as long as it is well made.

As long as Tamil movies predominently deal with heroism and love as their main themes there is no chance for originality.

 
At 8:11 PM, Blogger Bart said...

Talking of remakes and lack of originality, was just shocked to know that even Gautam Menon is into it.. It seems "Pachaikili Muthucharam" is from "Derailed"!!! I checked the storyline premise and it does seem to fit to the T...

 
At 8:37 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

This is amazing balaji? Is this true or is it some digital edit.!!! Wow.! Is this movie out? I'd like to watch it.!

 
At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Terminator should be remade in Tamil with T Rajendar in Arnie's role..

And Spider-Man should be remade with Simbu in Toby Macguire's role..

Now, That's Entertainment!!

 
At 11:09 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

ram, yeah i know. when something is so 'connected' to something in our minds, its difficult to associate it with anything else...

anon, true. the use of the theme here seems a lot more correct than using 'chaiya chaiya' in 'inside man'...

anon, probably gonna be a long time b4 we see real multi-starrers in Tamil...

merino, no havent seen it yet. gotta wait for the dvd :)

bart, yikes! i saw 'derailed' and hated it. if PM is indeed 'derailed' that will be quite a disappointment...

narayanan, not sure what it was but it was definitely an amazing sequence. the film's been out a while now. i saw it on dvd...

 
At 7:40 AM, Anonymous sivajini said...

Balaji, intha photo partha udan ungada niyabakam vanthathu...

http://www.indiaglitz.com/channels/tamil/gallery/m/Events/paruthi_aula141106/149417.html

LOL.

 
At 7:49 AM, Anonymous vijay said...

"Talking of remakes and lack of originality, was just shocked to know that even Gautam Menon is into it.. It seems "Pachaikili Muthucharam" is from "Derailed"!!! I checked the storyline premise and it does seem to fit to the T..."

what is shocking in this? Menon has been doing this all along. He has ripped of from "Seven" and "Red Dragon" already. Someone should stop him from seeing Hollywood crime thrillers for a year. That will force him to think of something else. He is so influenced to the point that even some of the dialogues sound like literal translations from the original flicks. The guy sometimes is so pathetically Hollywood wannabe

 
At 10:39 AM, Anonymous ram said...

vijay, am even okay with him "adapting" (or "copying" or "being inspired"...however u put it!) hollywood stuff for the local milieu...what bothers me is that his movies are relying increasingly on gloss to compensate for a movie that has more holes than not just swiss cheese but all of the cheese in switzerland! V V was a technically brilliant movie with a nice romance but dig a little deeper, some of the investigation/chase scenes sucked...

 
At 1:48 AM, Blogger prakash said...

Both Lord of War and Inside Man give credit where due. I don't have a problem with "adapting/copying/being inspired", as long as our guys do the same.

 
At 1:51 AM, Blogger prakash said...

In case you guys haven't seen this site before, you will be amazed. The Deva page is quite hilarious, but I expected all that. Something inside me died when I heard the original for 'Entha poovilum vaasam' (in the Ilaiyaraja page).

 
At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Sound Track was written and performed by A.R.Rahman himself for the movie. May be this is first hollywood venture. This sound track was named as Bombay Theme Tune. Check out this link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0399295/soundtrack

 

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