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Friday, March 16, 2007

iLamai idhO idhO

Has there been a song better than this ever composed in Indian film music?
Parameters: Arrangement, Flow, Innovation, Originality, Inspiration, Playback Singing, Prelude, Interludes, Relay, Genre-buster, Timeless
Open Challenge!

P.S: Notice the lack of the word 'melody' above. There lies the greatness

7 Comments:

  • One of my favourite songs too!

    By Anonymous randramble, at Sat Mar 17, 08:37:00 PM  

  • Bala,
    I personally rate "Vaanam Keezhe vandhal enna" from TTT higher than Ilamai Itho Itho.....The orchestration is amazing....In guitar Prasanna's article in Raajangahm...he calls it Raja's Magnum Opus....
    But purely for the kick of the song I guess III rates higher than the rest....No wonder it still continues to be the most favourite New Year song decades after its release..

    By Blogger mutRupuLLi, at Mon Mar 19, 11:29:00 AM  

  • Bala:
    The movie was a colossal hit in Madurai and for a few months I woke up to songs from this movie, other than of course listening to it in all the tea stalls near bus stands.

    BTW, I remember reading somewhere recently that one of these new director idiots asked SPB if he could sing a bit like Tippu !

    By Blogger BNB, at Tue Mar 20, 07:37:00 PM  

  • Whole-heartedly agree...Infact it sickens me when people ignore all experimentations of IR. While people talk about 'Punnagai mannan', IMO this one is right up there...

    While these couch-potatos hype up ARR's trance in Yakkai thiri/Fanaa.. They are ignorant about Raja's works.. I hope they listen more to stuff like this..

    By Blogger Thilak, at Tue Mar 20, 10:19:00 PM  

  • randramble,
    :)

    Sridhar,
    "Vaanam Keezhe" sure is one hell of a song (enna intro) but like you said, III - adrenaline rush... second to none for me :)

    BNB,
    "BTW, I remember reading somewhere recently that one of these new director idiots asked SPB if he could sing a bit like Tippu"
    I think i heard this too... adhavadhu, ellam nelamai.. karumam..


    Thilak,
    "Infact it sickens me when people ignore all experimentations of IR."
    Yes. Without taking anything away from Rahman, IR pannadha experiments-a? We only have to 'look' and listen....

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Wed Mar 21, 08:29:00 AM  

  • Bala:
    Sorry - this is slightly off-topic, but couldn't resist :-)

    http://sunson.livejournal.com/113364.html

    Just one quote:
    Ilayaraaja is like the 'gateway' to helping one become a serious jazz rasika

    By Blogger BNB, at Wed Mar 21, 09:29:00 PM  

  • BNB,
    Thanks a lot for the link.

    Two comments on his comments:
    1) Vandhe Mataram paatta kettuttu ROTFL ellam three much!
    2) He got it spot on when he compared "Oru Kili Urugudhu" and "Then Merku"

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Thu Mar 22, 03:41:00 PM  

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