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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Two Gems

I just discovered two rare and relatively unexplored gems of The King.

Chikkendra Adayil [Iniya Uravu Poothadhu]: Very 80-ish but still fun to listen to. Check out for SJ's voice [vera yaaru!!], the bass guitar and the trade mark trumpet. Its also interesting to note how the charanams end.

Enge Enge, From the same movie: SJ rules. Wonder how a song from the 80s when heard now still remains fresh and lends itself to discoveries like treasures waiting to be unearthed. Unconventional bass [alternating between bass guitar and synth(?)] and interludes with superb rhythm changes. Note how the vocal remains an Indian melody, retaining its individuality amidst all this. Adhu dhaan Raaja


  • Both matter songs!!

    By Anonymous tamizhan, at Sun Oct 15, 10:58:00 AM  

  • tamizhan,
    Thanks for giving the topic of my next post! :))

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Sun Oct 15, 01:23:00 PM  

  • Tamizhan, matter song? Nadhiya movie-la? You must be joking!
    As far as I know, nadhiya doesnt do matter. I mean, in movies - we are not talking about her personal life. More relevant point is, even if she did, it wouldnt matter much to matter fans :-)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Tue Oct 17, 07:21:00 PM  

  • Anon,
    "More relevant point is, even if she did, it wouldnt matter much to matter fans :-)"
    LOL :)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Oct 18, 07:01:00 AM  

  • bala, pinne enna? Nadhiya , matter rendaiyum ore sentence-la use pannaradhu nyayama? Nadhiya kitte matter irundha, thalaivar jodiya nadikka vechu oru kiss adichirukka mattara? Adhulerundhe theriya vendaama? :-)

    By Anonymous raj, at Wed Oct 18, 11:48:00 AM  

  • raj,
    You have a point. Nadhiya is like the present day Gopika. Even if she 'does' matter on screen, the matter fans wouldnt care a hoot. However while Nadhiya could carry a lead role well, opika should not be given anythin other than thangachi roles.

    P.S: Aandavarukku sodi Nadhiyava??? Level mismatch i say! :))

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Oct 18, 03:54:00 PM  

  • BTW, i have no idea about the film in question. Adhula Nadhiya nu neena solli thaan theriyum....

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Oct 18, 03:55:00 PM  

  • bala, correct dhaan. Nadhiya with kamal - sounds quite quirky. But anyway did you know that Nadhiya claimed she wouldnt act with Kamal because the latter had a reputation of 'exploiting' his heroines?
    That said, as usual, Nadhiya has done some "close to" matter songs in Telugu movies. Adhu sari, Suhasini-laam (another in this category)Telugu-la soft-porn-e panni irukka so this isnt a major surprise :-). Did you know "Nela kaayudhu" telugu version was done by Suhasini?

    Gopika? Should be given 'Akka' (not thangachi) roles :-)

    Coming back to this movie, It is a Nadhiya-Suresh movie. Hope that is warning enough - if not, take this- it is a Sridhar movie of late 80's :-)

    By Anonymous raj, at Thu Oct 19, 10:54:00 AM  

  • Ahaa, ivlo matter outside coming ... I used to think 'Romba pesaradaa ' about Mrs.Ratnam ... Hmmm ...

    By Anonymous BNB, at Fri Oct 20, 10:20:00 AM  

  • suhasini-a??????????

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Oct 24, 02:11:00 AM  

  • Bala, appadi vayadchu pona eppadi?
    Are you in India? Teja, Aditya, Gemini indha channel ellam konjam paartha, you will know more about madam paramakudi :-). Not that I recommend it but for the record, suhasini's done cleavage show, pallu drop, some passionate hugs and clinches with Chiru, raunchy rain songs(Again with chiru) etc in Telugu :-)

    By Anonymous raj, at Tue Oct 24, 10:31:00 AM  

  • raj,
    nalla vela adhellam pakkale! she makes even gopika look ljke mallika sherawat...

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Oct 24, 12:37:00 PM  

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