3.21.2007

Vaaji Vaaji Sivaji

Sivaji audio is expected to release on April 4th. I still remember how rumours came up about Rajini fans throwing stones on Rahman's house after listening to 'Muthu' songs before the release of the movie. Rahman took many risks in that movie like using Udit Narayan' voice for Rajini and the songs were completely different from what we were hearing in Rajini movies. Personally, i think after 'Pothuvaaga En Manasu' song, Rajini got his best intro song in Muthu, especially the grand prelude of the intro song was out of the world.

Then in Padayappa, we had very formula Rajini soundtrack and Rahman didn't take much of risk in this soundtrack. Minsara Kaanna, a beautiful semi-classical compositions of Rahman happened because of Padayappa and also we have philosophical Vetrikodi kattu rendered powerfully by Sriram. It is better not to talk about Baba. It is the worst soundtrack for a Rajini movie in the last decade.

But after listening to short audio clips of 'Sivaji', it seems Rahman, with Shankar's help is taking a much bigger risk than Muthu. Songs are western and too sophisticated for a common Rajini fan, the words are hardly audible. Of course, we may have a totally different opinion after listening to the full length tracks and especially after the release of the movie. Already the complete lyrics of two songs have come out. There is also a rumour in rahmanfans group that three songs (full) have leaked out among which two songs are melodies (good). Anyway, let us wait and see...

7 comments:

vinod said...

I guess it would have been a difficult task for Rahman to balance between the style which is associated with songs from Shankar's movies and the mass appeal which Rajini songs have. But I am sure the master composer would have done a great job.
As I understand Muthu songs were initially not very much accepted by Rajini fans as they were on unexpected lines. Since the Rajini fans have had previous experience of listening to Rahman's composition for Rajini, I guess this time around they will instantly appreciate (and not merely accept) ARR. In a way its good that the music is to be released just a week before the movie release. Even the worst critic of ARR who is a Rajini fan may like the songs when watching Rajin dancing to the songs.

Suresh Kumar said...

Vinod- Yes, ofcourse it is a tough task for Rahman... anyway if you consider it as a Rajini song there is no point in analysing the music, we just have to accept it, but we have Rahman behind the music, with all these contrainsts we have to wait and watch how well and soon the songs are accepted by hard core rajini fans...

krubha said...

Im a fan of your reivews and a HCIRF, I predict the Songs are going to Rock TN. Awaiting the full release and your reviews

Anonymous said...

stupid songs nothing but NOISE NOISE NOISE

Suresh Kumar said...

krubha - thanks for reading my reviews and there is no doubt that songs will rock TN, even Chandramukhi did... the problem here is the high expectation due to the deadly combination of shankar-rahman-rajini

Suresh Kumar said...

anon - atleast Sahara has a nice melody and Oru Koodai will rock for sure...

kanna said...

I've just heard the leaked tracks circulating on the net, and I'm personally not very impressed. Maybe it's a bit early to judge, but I was especially irked by the Udit Narayan track; his bad pronounciation is very irritating. And somehow Sahara doesn't sound very fresh to me, sounds like a very standard song. Dunno, maybe it'll grow on me :)
And I think I'm gonna love Oru Koodai once the movie is released :D