I listened properly to most of the songs from the movie, Vandisolai Chinnarasu for the first time only yesterday! Considering the fact that ARR scored music for this movie way back in 1994 and I have been a fan of his right from the beginning, I must say I am listening to it veryyyy late! 🙁
How many of you have listened to this song? It’s something like a folk song kind of one. I would say there’s nothing extraordinary about it. The words Barotta, etc. have always put me off and I never managed listen to this song properly. But, yesterday I don’t know why, I started listening to it and I listened to it for more than 4 times. The music of the line that goes like ‘Barotta naan poattaa veLlaikaaran vandhu nippaanyaa’ (What lyrics!!) has Rahman touch. What say? This song reminds me of KuLicha Kutthalam from Duet in some places. After so many listening, this one seems to sound not so bad.
This song opens with flute. I liked the flute interludes, the chorus humming at 1.15 and 3.00 minutes. The tune of the charanams of this song somehow, reminds me of the song, Laysa Laysa (from the movie with the same name). The flute interludes are what adds Rahman feel to this song.
Vani Jayaram has sung this song with SPB! I didn’t know she has sung for Rahman!
Many parts of this song, esp. the words meendum meendum reminds me of the song, Kaatru En from Johnny. This song has a classical touch to it. Flute, Mridangam has been used in this song. The flute piece at 1.45 minutes seems to be based on raaga, Darbari Kanada (Please correct me if I am wrong). I like this song and I am sure this one has the potential to grow on you with repeated listening. 🙂
I listened to the song for the first time only when I came to know from the ARR Fan Club that a song from this movie has a tune similar to Lukka Chuppi from Rang De Basanti!! The starting of the song with the words ‘Chinna mayile’ made me want to stop the song. Such sad and boring opening! But, at 0.36, the Lukka Chuppi tune starts and the song transforms to quite a good one. 🙂
Kaattu Panamaram Pola
Swarnalatha and Malgudi Shubha have sung this song both singing it in their own style. This is a fast-paced song. The first time I couldn’t stand listening to it at all what with words like Mutthu Papa and all! I found Shubha and Swarnalatha singing ‘Ma Ma Pa’ alternately so irritating. Anyway, all that was the first few times when I listened to it. I have now listened to it so many times that I don’t find it that boring even though there is nothing special in this song.
This is the only song from this movie that I have earlier listened to properly quite a few times. But for the way the tune changes at udambu verkkum ushna naattil…. that I don’t like, this song is quite ok. Don’t have much to say about this.
How many of have you have heard these songs? What’s your take on it? After listening to these songs continuously since yesterday night, I don’t think I have found even one song that will be in my list of favourite A R Rahman’s songs. But then, these are Rahman’s songs (as of now, I find the songs to be good only in parts) and my verdict might change soon. 🙂