Monday, June 30, 2008

Copy Mattum Adithaal...



Really surprised to see this video [email link - thanks Chandru]. Kallai Mattum Kandaal..., the best song in Dasaavathaaram's soundtrack, seems like a rather straight lift from this song(never mind that this song seems to have lifted segments from Ace of Base's All That She Wants... too!). So Himesh got himself Tamil cinema's biggest movie and all he could deliver was a copy of an old Malayalam song? If he didn't mind copied tunes, Kamal could've gotten Deva for a lot less money!

20 Comments:

At 10:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kamal adikkaatha copy-a?:-) I mean, english films. Probably that's what Himesh though. LOL! The one and only reason for Himesh was the name. Names sell, better than quality at times. Goes for Kamal's latest string of films as well:-)

-kajan

PS: Vikram's pre-Sethu days:-)

 
At 11:12 PM, Blogger Srijith Unni said...

So that`s it, Balaji. I have been wondering, for quite some time, where i`ve heard that starting bit of Kallai mattum kandaal before.

When there`s so much money spent on a movie, why then ignore our own Mozart of Madras. The day I heard music was by Himesh, I had lost my enthusiasm for Dasaavatharam.

BTW, this malayalam movie itself wasn`t that fun.

 
At 11:56 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan said...

this is the songs second avatar balaji!

:)

 
At 12:09 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

kajan, interesting reasoning for himesh :) is that really vikram?

srijith, so u've seen the movie the song is from? what movie is that?

sundar, good one :)

 
At 2:51 AM, Blogger Srijith Unni said...

The Movie was 'Sainyam', starring, Mammooty, Priya Raman, Mukesh, Vikram, Dileep. It was directed by Joshy. released in 1993. Lyrics were by Shibu Chakravarthy. Music was by S.P.Venkitesh.

At the time it released I remember it was promoted saying that Mammooty had danced really well for the first time in his career. Although all he had done was shake his legs a little more.

 
At 2:53 AM, Blogger Srijith Unni said...

Balaji, kajan is right. that is vikram.! Pre-Sethu, he has acted in a lot of Malayalam movies with Mammooty in supporting roles.

 
At 7:15 AM, Anonymous ram said...

i havent checked the link coz i am at work...will do so at nite...
there was an article in the hindu abt how directors feel free to copy stuff from english movies...everyone rite from the "iyakunar sigaram" and "ulaga nayagan" to radha mohan, murugadoss and other budding directors have done that...music-layum 'kaekkave' venaam (pun intended!)- fly beating copy (ee-adichaan copy!).
ipo adhelaam glorify panna thaan "remix" trend thalavirikolam-a aadarthu...
oru naall varum when "thenpaandi cheemayile..." is "remixed" by yuvan with a rap by blaaze or premgi...adhula yuvan will choose to emulate his father by doing the singing bit as well...
imagine him singing, "valarum piraiye theyadhe...iniyum aludhu thembaadhee" (raja and kamal had consciously used the periya-La instead of zha...chinna payan yuvan will use the small la in the remix!)

 
At 7:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this movie was about Air Force, with Mamotty playing the commanding officer to the rest of the cast. Yes it is Vikram.

- KP

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger Srivatsan Sridharan said...

Kamal copies a lot that's true. He makes sure that he takes portions of several films and adapts it, so that it's atleast a little hard to recognize :-)

 
At 10:52 PM, Blogger skanda said...

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At 10:55 PM, Blogger skanda said...

Himesh has not sweated much on "dasavathram" soongs. most of it are ripped off from his own hindi sogs, "oh oh sanam" music similiar to a song in the shahid kapur's starrer "yeh dil manga more"...i had my suspicion about "kallai mattum" as it didint sound at all Himesh even "mukunda mukunda" may be taken from another source dunt be suprised...

Balaki, since u mention about deva, i have to say that whenever deva comes to Malaysia, first thing he does is goes to the music shops and buys all the latest international cds. my friend who is a distributer has followed him many times and has seen him buying tons of it. even chinese and korean music are not spared. But srikanth deva is even better has he rips off telugu songs and pass it off as his own...

 
At 11:26 PM, Anonymous fans_usa said...

they wanted to cover n woo north indian audience as well.kamal knew songs r very ordinary.
may be that was the reason y all the songs in the movie were interrupted in between by some scenes n then continued.
also BG music by devisriparasad was even more disappointing.
esp scenes showing fletcher.

 
At 11:46 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

srijith, thanx. i think i've seen that one too :)

ram, occasionally i hear something about some studio slapping a copyright case on some director. but nothing's come out of it so far and our directors continue to rip scenes or even whole stories off :)

skanda, not for nothing was he known as a copycat :)

fans, but i think devisriprasad came off looking better than himmesh :)

 
At 1:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone besides the Maestro conducting BGM for Dasa is a crime... period. What a lamentable travesty!

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Hmm..what can I say...!! shameful.

 
At 12:38 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

BTW - What about Chandramukhi ? P Vasu..blatantly copied it..and never gave credit to the Mal. creators of Manichithra Thazhu.

I am glad Kuselan atleast is officially a remake of KathaParayumbol.

IR/ARR/Deva and the rest..none of them are saints either when it comes to copying. I was shocked to see IR's copies..I even posted it in my blog.

Bottom Line - The attitude of the industry is pathetic...Very little creativity...!!

Thanks again - for bringing this song to our notice.

 
At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Stranger said...

Thanks for the link BB! That is shocking1 How come they just copied the tune as such and put it as it is??? Btw the song looks funny... Looks like Vikram & Priyamani are doing some exercise instead of dance... LOL! :)

 
At 1:44 PM, Anonymous Ravi K said...

Skanda, Mukunda Mukunda sounds a lot like Konjum Mainakkale from Kandukondain Kandukondain.

P. Vasu copied Manichitrathazhu twice, once in Kannada as Aaptha Mithra, then in Tamil as Chandramukhi!

Supposedly Dasavatharam was inspired by the Spanish film Tempus Fugit. Kamal said in an interview that he bought the rights to it, but I read the synopsis and though it has the chaos theory angle, it seems to deal more with time travel, which Dasavatharam didn't have.

 
At 7:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Throw all the brickbats all you want! But the fact of the matter is DASA beat your thalaivar's Sivaji by 30 crores by the end of last week! Dasa is heading towards (hindi release coming up) $100 million! So there!
The selection of music director was done by Aascar Ravi since ARR could not give dates - it was all over the media. Why blaming Kamal for that? Did not he get enough blaming from the launch of this movie 2 years ago - leave alone all the trougbles he went thro for lots of other movies?
Give the man a break!

 
At 7:16 AM, Blogger Maverick said...

As far as the MD selection for Dasavatharam goes, Kamal made it pretty clear in his interview on Kalaignar TV. Aascar suggested ARR and Kamal went to him. ARR was too busy (not sure if it was for LOTR musical then) and could not commit to it. Kamal's 1st choice in his mind has always been IR but he didn't mention about why he didn't go for him but it is obvious that Aascar might not have preferred IR. So after ARR turned it down, Kamal was pretty open to anybody scoring the music and asked the producer to throw some names from the top of the charts and then came Himesh's name. Kamal said that he was really topping the charts in Hindi then and felt that he had no choice but to go with him. He agreed that it was purely a commercial decision. When he first met with Himesh and told him about the subject varying from 12th century to the current period, he came out of the meeting with the realisation that they had a lot of work to do considering Himesh's lack of Tamil knowledge (12th century episode, especially). But he also said that he was happy with his work at the end of it.

But having heard this Malayalam song, it is unbelievable that Himesh lifted it. I'd say that the piece copied was not only the soul of the entire tune but it was also being used quite effectively in the BGM whenever there is a reference about the 12th century episode. Phew!

 

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