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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Shiva 2006 - Redux

Been listening to RGV/Ilaiyaraaja's Shiva 2006 for a week now. 3 out of the 6 tracks are rehashes of Thamizh and Telugu hits of Raaja. I liked 3 songs out of the 6

1) Police Police - (Origial version is "Botany class undu" from Udhayam)
I love the initial build up in this song, especially the percussion and the electric guitar. The bass and backing rhythms (keyoard) are typical vintage Raaja. A tad too loud i the charanams i think...

2) Dheemi Dheemi - The song of the album. Shreya's voice is pure honey. Even if the interludes are very TFM-ish (Raaja domain), one has to be really tasteless not to like this song. Plane la utkarndhu take off aagara madhiri oru 'uplifting' feeling.
Look out for the typical Raaja bass line when Shreya goes "Khil raha yeh ang ang hai"...

3) Saara Yeh Aalam - (Origial version is "Aanandha Raagam" from Panneer Pushpangal). Though nowhere close to the origial [because (i) its to Tamizh-ish for a northern audiece, (ii) i get the feeling as though the orchestration was done by your street-corner 'orchestra'. The percussion sounds pathetic (iii) Roop Kumar Rathod], just the prelude is enough! Must have been a privelege for the Bombay musicians to have played that piece.

IMO, its got some good music but unfortunately it may be too much for the norther listener. All he is used to is a simple tune with simple (and very little) orchestration or a catchy Himesh rythm or that special something from ARR
Maybe Ilayaan is like C and ARR is like Java!


  • Maybe maybe.

    By Blogger mysorean, at Fri Sep 01, 02:56:00 PM  

  • Is it on MIO?

    By Blogger Viji, at Fri Sep 01, 03:59:00 PM  

  • Josh mein by Yesudaas also looks fresh though its a rehash of Vidiya vidiya nadam song.But Dheemi Dheemi song is simply superb .

    Raja Raja thaan !!!

    By Anonymous great, at Fri Sep 01, 11:50:00 PM  

  • adi,
    Ennavo solla vareenga nu theiryudhu, aanaa enna nu purile :)

    I dunno... Got myself a CD

    Didn't like Josh Mein all that much and i think its definitely not for the NI audience

    "Raja Raja thaan !!!"
    Of course!

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Sat Sep 02, 05:17:00 PM  

  • Yes, Bollywood listeners may not appreciate it. Read that Fardeen Khan told RGV that he must be out of his mind to have chosen such a music in his film on hearing Shiva 2006!

    By Blogger Prabhu S, at Mon Sep 04, 10:01:00 AM  

  • prabhu s,
    In the same intv with RGV (abt Fardeen Khan), in the very next sentence RGV had said that Abhishek Bachan was listening only to Shiva and couldn't get enough of it :)
    Kind of extreme reactions, so to speak...

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Mon Sep 04, 01:37:00 PM  

  • hey i like your c / Java analogy. just awesome but its a reverse i guess. Java is very abstract and pretty simple to use but new. ha ha just kidding i like.

    ya.. Naresh Iyer might be a good fit instead of Rathod.. :)

    but gud review i donnt northish will like this..ur right..

    By Blogger Adiya, at Tue Sep 05, 08:00:00 PM  

  • Your LAST LINE was wrong. I agree with all your other comments. i.e your last line....says.."Maybe Ilayaan is like C and ARR is like Java!"

    It must be " Maybe Ilayaan is like C, C++ and ARR is like VB6 & VB.Net "

    That's it.


    By Anonymous Siddhun.M.Karthik, at Mon Sep 11, 06:40:00 PM  

  • I saw the Shiva trailer @PVR. Definite rehashing by IR there. Songs don't gel with the scenes, and is simply out of the northie taste spectrum. Indha Northu mogam yaaraiyum vidadhu pola irukku.

    By Anonymous BNB, at Tue Sep 12, 09:00:00 AM  

  • sidhun,
    1) I look around and i see Ilaiyaraaja and nobody else. Maybe some distant figures near the horizon. Period

    "It must be " Maybe Ilayaan is like C, C++ and ARR is like VB6 & VB.Net "
    Java - Portability, ARR's N.Indian synch factor.... That way, hope you agree now :)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Sep 12, 12:09:00 PM  

  • bnb,

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Sep 12, 12:09:00 PM  

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