11.20.2007

Kalloori Soundtrack

No one can imitate early 90’s Rahman style of music like Joshua Sridhar but I have no complaints. Because his compositions, though apes the style of orchestration and the feel of that of Rahman, are genuine and Joshua seems to be doing it with utmost honesty without directly lifting any tunes or phrases of Rahman. He brings in a sort of refreshing feel in his music inspite of treading a familiar path. May be that freshness is because not many others who ape Rahman take this path of his. Kadhal brought him to instant fame and though his other soundtracks didn’t become as popular as his first, I immensely liked ‘Uyir’ and the melodies in ‘Aran’ and ‘Ninaithu Ninaithu Parthaen’.

Coming to ‘Kalloori’ soundtrack, I think the music brings in all the necessary elements and emotions associated with a college campus drama, quite well. It has got a refreshing energy in rhythms, and pleasant melodies. The music creates an ambience of its own, which also makes us to yearn for the visuals. Though the story is college based, Joshua doesn’t misuse it by going totally electronic. Instead he restricts to simple pleasant melodies, supported well by a soothing orchestration and just enough e-sounds and beats looping around for the pep. The usage of heavy string sections, chorus and flute pieces in all the songs plays a major role is bringing the right feel in the songs. Especially, the initial flute piece and guitar strains in Kalloori theme (though reminds us of his Kadhal theme music) make us nostalgic about our own college days. I think ‘Kalloori’ music brings the mood and feel of the movie perfectly like yet another Telugu soundtrack ‘Happy Days’ did in the recent past.

4 comments:

Ramesh said...

Not bad - may even slowly become a hit - and agree about the freshness etc., but somewhat feel there are no super hit, instantly likable, remember-ablerhythmic songs. Kadhal had several chartbusters. May be that's how Balaji wanted this time around... not a very good choice to launch Shankar's music company... just how i feel...

Suresh Kumar said...

Ramesh - I am sure after the release of the movie, songs will be a hit...

EnvyRam said...

Hi da .. how are you doing? Nice to know about this movie ... lost track of so many movies and songs these days. Waiting to know from you about 'Billa' ...

Smiles,
Vinayak

Suresh Kumar said...

Vinayak - Nice to hear from u. I am fine. Billa is just a mediocre soundtrack...