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Jan 25 2017

2016 Tamil Songs

Published by under Audio,Tamil Cinema

During the year, I listen to songs from individual albums and one of my activities in the new year is to create a playlist of all my favorite songs from the films that released the previous year. I’ve been doing this for a few years now and with my ‘2016 Favorites’ playlist ready, I thought I’d […]

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Feb 02 2016

Aaluma Doluma Cover

Published by under Audio,Family,Tamil Cinema

While I enjoy listening to the songs the kids learn during their flute and violin classes, I just love instrumental versions of our Tamil film songs more. While I wouldn’t call Vedhalam‘s Aaluma Doluma… a huge favorite, I do enjoy listening to the catchy kuthu number. Ever since I noticed the simple tune and minimal […]

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Jan 26 2015

Yuvan & Harris

Published by under Audio,Tamil Cinema

I’ve always thought that the careers of Yuvan Shankar Raja and Harris Jayaraj followed trajectories that were quite similar. And the recent work from them has only reinforced my observations. Both the music directors saw their best years in the 2000s. Both of them had some wonderful soundtracks and I used to eagerly await their […]

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Jul 23 2013

RIP – Vaali

Published by under Audio,Tamil Cinema

Lyricist Vaali passed away last Thursday. I learned from Wikipedia that he worked briefly in All India Radio, directed plays, authored several biographies and an autobiography and was honored with the Padmashri. But I knew him mainly as a prolific, versatile lyricist whose words turned several songs into timeless classics. Vaali and Vairamuthu were the […]

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Apr 28 2013

Music – A.R.Rahman, Singer – Yuvan Shankar Raja!

Published by under Audio,Tamil Cinema

I received the biggest surprise in quite some time on Friday when I saw the above photo tweeted by Bharat Bala, director of the upcoming Dhanush film Mariyaan, which has music by A.R.Rahman. Yuvan clarified things when he tweeted that he had recorded a session with ARR and sung a song for the film. Since […]

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Jan 21 2013

Tamil Cinema 2012 – Top 10 Song Sequences

Published by under Audio,Tamil Cinema

As the 2013 movie season gets into high gear, its time to look back for the last few times and wrap up the 2012 recaps. The first Top 10 list, as always, is the list of my favorite song sequences of last year. As always, the selection process is completely subjective and totally unscientific as […]

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Sep 11 2012

Neethaane En Ponvasantham Audio

Published by under Audio,Tamil Cinema

As a longtime fan of Ilaiyaraja, I’ll admit to being a little scared when I read that he would be scoring the music for Neethaane En Ponvasantham. While he has had good albums like Dhoni and Nandhalala recently, the films he served as music director were almost always serious films that required mature soundtracks with […]

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Aug 16 2012

ARR 20

Published by under Audio,Tamil Cinema

The phrase ‘dawn of a new era’ is thrown around rather carelessly these days as it is used to refer to anything new or different from the norm. But few, if any, will dispute that August 15, 1992 truly marked the beginning of a new era in Tamil film music. That was the day Manirathnam’s […]

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Jan 30 2012

Tamil Cinema 2011 – Top 10 Song Sequences

Published by under Audio,Tamil Cinema

With the Pongal releases and a business trip out of the way, its time to wrap up the 2011 recaps. The first Top 10 list, as always, is the list of my favorite song sequences of last year. Needless to say, the selection process is completely subjective and totally unscientific as the deciding factor is […]

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Dec 05 2011

Dhanush Sing Song

Published by under Audio,Tamil Cinema

As an actor, Dhanush has greatly leveraged his down-to-earth personality to find success. Barring misfires like Pudhukkottaiyilirundhu Saravanan and Sullaan, he has consistently picked roles that feature him as a casual, easygoing hero who the guys in the audience can easily relate to.  With his average looks and non-muscular physique, he looks, talks and acts […]

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