Instrumentals of Rahman’s songs in Ooh La La La

From the afternoon, I have been repeatedly listening to the remixed instrumental versions of Thee Thee and Jiya Jale, remixed by the bands of Ooh La La La! In the last episode of Ooh La La La, which I, as usual, watched only on the net much later, the band Track 1 had played Thee Thee and the band Oxygen had played Nenjinile/Jiya Jale. The violin in Thee Thee got me hooked to it immediately! πŸ™‚ Though I was not able to find any fault at all when I listened to it first, after hearing H.Sridhar’s comments, I realized the things that they should have improved upon. But, anyway, the violin is so good that it’s hard to divert your attention to other things at all!

Whoever in Oxygen got the idea to start off with Vanessa Mae’s Raaga’s Dance (One of the not-so-well-known compostions of A R Rahman) and move on to Nenjinile and come back to Raaga’s Dance must be commended. It sounds so good! The flute and violin (what’s that red-coloured instrument used in this song?) make the song sound so rich. Each and every moment of it is absolutely enjoyable! I don’t really know whether I can pin-point any instrumentalist and say that he was the best. All of them co-ordinate together and at the end of it you get to hear a wonderful instrumental version of one of the best compositions of Rahman! I am not able to stop listening to this one at all!

Thanks to my getting addicted to these two band’s instrumental versions, I finally remembered to watch today’s episode of Ooh La La La on TV. None of the performances except instrumental version of Thee Thee again, by the band Agam, impressed me in today’s episode. And what a performance this one was! Thee Thee sounds so beautiful on violin! πŸ™‚ Am now again listening to Agam’s Thee Thee on the website of Ooh La La La! Agam’s and Track 1’s Thee Thee cannot be compared since both seem to have made the song sound so wonderful in their own way. πŸ™‚

For the first time, instead of bands struggling to do justice to Rahman’s compositions, these bands played Rahman’s songs in such a way that they seem to have added more beauty to the already beautiful compositions of Rahman! πŸ™‚ In case you missed watching these episodes, check them out now. Am sure you will be hooked to it big time. πŸ™‚

15 thoughts on “Instrumentals of Rahman’s songs in Ooh La La La

  1. sangs

    hmm.posts like these inspire me to watch ooh la la.After watching an insipid performance from one of the bands in an earlier episode,I almost gave up on this program.

  2. Siva

    would you believe I missed the show as there was a power cut..!!! πŸ™ I am viewing the video just now..but then I love every bit of this program..too good it is…

  3. Aparna

    Apart from the three performances that I have mentioned in this post, none of the others impressed me much.

    Oh no! We all know how much you like this program πŸ™‚

  4. shankar pratap


    Nice blog, Google brought me to your site while looking for info about ‘alaipayuthe’, If it is ‘pachhai nirame’ for you,then it is ‘eveno oruvan’ for me, i could watch it sitting inside “for(;;)” (guess u know C++ or C#)

    Did read all the five posts, you got a very simple & elagant writing style that makes me long for our madras. hmmm.

    Nice blog, keep going…!

  5. Prithvi

    The Brown coloured instrument is called a “Pianica”. It’s a very rare instrument… So we thought we could let people know that such a beautiful instrument exists… πŸ™‚

  6. Arunk

    Aparna – You are officially declared as the greatest ARR fan around. Even the ads on your blog speak to it. Most of them about ARR – ARR songs, ARR ring tones, even one titled “Ar rahman tamil” although I dont know how it is connected to money transfer πŸ™‚

  7. Aparna

    Rahman vara episodesa naan paakkaama iruppaenaa? πŸ˜‰

    Welcome to my blog πŸ™‚ Thanks for the info. Are you from the Oxygen band??

    πŸ™‚ This shows you are yet to see the greatest Rahmaniacs yet πŸ˜‰

  8. Aparna

    That’s great!! πŸ™‚ I absolutely enjoyed your instru version of Jiya Jale and I have started listening to it regularly πŸ™‚ From where did you get the idea of mixing Raaga’s Dance with Jiya Jale? That was brilliant!
    It would be great if you can share your experience of meeting ARR and any other interesting incidents. πŸ™‚ Sorry for overloading you with so many questions πŸ™‚

  9. Prithvi

    We were wondering what to perform and we heard both the songs back to back and realised that they were pretty much in the same raagam… Hence, we decided to blend bits and pieces of Raaga’s Dance with Nenjinile… I’m glad you liked it πŸ™‚ and about the meeting with the boss… i’ll share my experiences soon πŸ™‚

  10. Prithvi

    There’s nothing much to say about him… His music speaks for himself… Anyway he’s very humble… I didn’t interact much with him… He asked us if we were happy with all the arrangements, sound etc etc… please don’t forget to watch the finals… the boss is judging πŸ™‚


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