For the past four days, I have been listening to only two songs again and again. They are Sonu Nigam’s Deewana (This one is of course not A.R.Rahman’s) and Rahman’s Lukka Chuppi. More than the music, one thing that had me hooked on to these two songs is the voice of Sonu Nigam & A.R.Rahman. The feel that they both bring to the songs with their voices is amazing.
Yesterday evening, I listened to the songs of Sivaji for the first time. After listening to Rahman singing a beautiful line like ‘Yahaan sab kuch hai maa phir bhi lage bin tere mujhko akela’ in Lukka Chuppi, his singing the line ‘Bun bun nee sweet bun’ in the song Athiradee didn’t appeal to me initially. After that, I listened to some of my favourites sung by Rahman since all I wanted to do was to listen to only the songs sung by him!
Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera – There have been times when I have put this song in the repeat mode and lost track of the number of times it got played. I can’t even imagine anyone else who could have done justice to this song as well as Rahman!
Pray For Me Brother – The video of this is too good. Even though Rahman sporting a new look with glasses is because of some eye infection or something, does he look cool in this video!
Dil Se Re – The beat, the way he starts the song, the way the song ends with the chorus starting a few seconds after Rahman’s voice, Rahman singing the line Dil Se Re/ KaNNeere KaNNeere Santhosha KaNNeerey!
Andha Arabic Kadaloaram – Is one song that I always listen to whenever I want to cheer up myself or when I am very happy.
Before I start writing about the songs of Sivaji, let me tell you that I am yet to read even a single review of the songs since I didn’t want to get influenced by anyone’s review (and there a few people whose review does influence me a bit). I liked all the songs the very first time I listened to them itself or maybe should I say there was not even a single song that I felt wasn’t upto the mark.
Athiradee – After these songs, I went back to Athiradee and did I become crazy about that song! I listened to it 3-4 times continuously! I love the guitar interludes in this song and then of course, Rahman’s voice! This is my current favourite in Sivaji now.
Sahana/Sahara – Did any of you feel that Udit Narayan’s voice doesn’t suit this song or is it only me? In fact, off late, I have started getting bored of Udit’s voice. Think of songs like O Mitwa, O Rey Chori, Yeh Tara or for that matter some non-ARR songs like Koi Ladki Hai or Mehendi Lagaa ke Rakhna. Does his voice now have the same magic as it had in these songs? Coming back to the song, the starting music reminded me of the Dil Se Theme music. I especially like the music of these lines:
Thalaimudhal Kaalvarai thavikkinra dhooratthai idhazhgaLil kadanthu vidu, Un meesaiyin mudiyenra malliya saaviyil pulangaLai thirandhu vidu
Chinmayee has sung these lines so well!
I like the music that comes at 2.15.
Vaaji Vaaji – I like the way this song starts. The beat, the chorus singing aambal aambal! Aren’t some parts of this song based on raaga Abheri? Especially the lines sung by Madhusree in the two charanams (the lines starting with Punnagai and Anandha veriyil)? These lines reminded me of some parts of Shabba Shabba from Daud. The music between the two charanams is too good. Given a song like Nila kaaigiradhu or Uyire and a song like this one, is there anyone apart from Hariharan who can sing these songs giving each one the appropriate feel!
Style – I like the beat in this song and the way the tempo changes from 1.08 onwards. I don’t find anything else special about this song at this point of time.
Balleilakka – A typical Rajni song with lyrics too so typical of a Rajni song. I like everytime the word Sattunu sollu is said everytime after the beat.
The Boss – The beat/music running in the background throughout this song is what I like. I don’t have anything else special to say about this song right now.
Today evening all I did was only listen to Sivaji songs again and again (That’s what I am doing even now). When you have Rahman’s music for company, what more can you ask for! 🙂