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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Harris Jeyaraj’s next venture

Harris Jeyaraj’s next venture

Hot on the heels after signing up Kamal’s Vettayaadu Vilayaadu, Harris Jeyaraj has announced his next project – INBA starring Jeeva (of RAAM fame). Harris has also signed up another Telugu film recently. Since he does only 4 projects per year, we can’t expect much news from his side for the rest of the year. I can’t wait any longer to listen to the Anniyan audio which is slated to be launched on Tamil New Year’s Day.

However it is still not clear as to who the music director is. Hari worked with Harris Jeyaraj on 3 of his recent movies (Saamy, Kovil and Arul). Although Saamy’s music was a runaway success, the music of Kovil and Arul paled in comparison to Saamy. This could probably be attributed to Hari’s formula film-making tactics. Hari has regained some lost ground in Ayya (music by Bharadwaj). I personally wish to see Harris Jeyaraj working for another Surya movie.

Voice of the new brigade

Of late I feel that the voices of some of the Tamil film stars are quite irritating. I’m not able to stand the voices of Dhanush, Jeyam Ravi, Simbu, Ravi Krishna. Their voices start choking when they try to emote something. Who is begging them to use their own voice? Why don’t they realize that their voice might put off the film-goer. Someone like the Censor Board (while issuing the Censor certificate for the film of any of the above heroes) should give a warning saying that excessive exposure to the voice of these heroes might lead to severe headache. Another voice which I hate is Vijay’s voice. Although he has improved over the years (or is it that the tolerance levels of the audience has gone up), he is still quite unbearable. Adding to all this clutter Jyothika also tried to use her own voice in Mayavi. I hope she doesn’t do that once again.

En Desathin Kural (from Desam / Yeh Jo Des Hai Tera from Swades)
It’s not just another patriotic song. I dunno how I missed this song when the audio released, but after my local FM channel started playing it regularly I have been bowled over by ARR’s mesmerizing voice. IMO, this song enters the same exclusive club as Tamizha Tamizha and Thai Manne Vanakkam (Maa Tujhe Salaam). Must go down as Rahman’s best rendition ever. The shehnai has been put to the best possible use. This song might not have reached the Tamil audience as it was a dubbed film.


  • 'Yeh jo des...' is dynamite. I probably listened to that 10 times at one go -- on DVD!! I just couldn't let the movie progress. Loved it.

    By Anonymous karthik R, at 2:01 PM  

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