Under the sun

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ooh La La La

Been checking out Rahman's talent hunt show every Sunday night on Sun TV. A pretty decent show. Every week 3 bands participate and jam for 2 rounds. One round is for cover versions (strangely, they use the word remix!) and the other is the own comp(osition) round. One band goes through to the next stage. Thankfully, each of the judges Paul Jacob, Vasundhara Das and Sivamani is/was part of bands and understandably, they are not the typical "attitude/expression" freaks. Atleast not yet.
While some of the music may be tagged as confusion, the standard has been good overall. The production of the show itself looks so unlike Sun TV.
In the last episode i watched, the band lead by singer Kalyani performed a very interesting cover of "Nee Paartha Paarvaikkoru Nandri", but lost out by a whisker as the ending of the song was rather abrupt.
Its heartening to see bands like these from Chennai. I thought the only jamming we get these days in Chennai/Bangalore is of the head-banging brain dead modern metal kind.

6 Comments:

  • i thought that if vijay tv has done that program with arr...it would have been superb

    By Blogger vigneshwaran shanmugam, at Tue Aug 28, 09:52:00 PM  

  • bala,
    yes, its a different show, none of the other shows frm sun tv or other channels has something this kind...

    that singer kalyaani's hey raam cover is is the nicest one i heard, out of that show. not only that composition had an unfitting end, it was bit small, too, the composer wud hav extended the song...

    after that two episodes are over. all videos are available in their site - www.oohlalala.in

    the very lst week's show too had a good comp. the winning team had a diff comp. hear when free...

    By Blogger Vijay, at Tue Aug 28, 11:28:00 PM  

  • http://jillendruorublog.wordpress.com/

    this guy does good reviews on the episodes

    By Blogger Vijay, at Wed Aug 29, 12:05:00 AM  

  • I really think that Route 10 with Kalyani should have won, their own composition Yatra, was really cool...

    By Blogger revatechnic, at Wed Aug 29, 01:01:00 PM  

  • Vikki,
    It sure would have been but this was good for Sun TV's standards..

    Vijay,
    not only that composition had an unfitting end, it was bit small, too
    Yes, and i thought the prelude was a little strange but the pallavi was very interesting.

    And thanks for the link. will check out the 1st episode..

    Revatechnic,
    Route 10 was my favorite too...

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Fri Aug 31, 09:42:00 AM  

  • Did you catch up with Sir's interview on 'Kalaignar TV'?My cable operator refuses to beam it,wonder why?After all 'Sun'controlled SCV has given it a prime band in Chennai.

    Also,not able to access 'The Hub',how about you?

    By Anonymous Cinefan, at Tue Sep 18, 09:49:00 AM  

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