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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Sivakaasi Audio – A frontbencher’s delight

What can you expect when a copy king’s son and a mass hero join hands? Srikanth Deva should consider himself extremely lucky for having bagged the chance to score the music for this Vijay movie. Sivakaasi's music was officially launched in Chennai yesterday.

Although the album boasts of an impressive line-up of singers, the album is a big let down. Udit Narayanan’s pronounciation is one of the lowlights of this album. The more we hear such voices the other homegrown singers will start imitating Udit. If the same singers sing for a top-notch composer (ARR) / lyricist (Vairamuthu) the MD / lyricist take extra pains to ensure that the pronounciation is in order. I find this dedication lacking among the second rung music directors.

Deva has already built up an impressive(?) line-up of gaana and dappankuthu songs and all Srikanth Deva needs to do is to wipe the dust off the old records and recycle them. IMHO somebody like Vidyasagar would have done a much better job.

My pick of the album is Idhu Enna Idhu Enna by two of my favourite singers (Harish Raghavendra and Uma Ramanan). I’m sure they would be picturizing this song in Switzerland / New Zealand and hence the song is bound to catch on. The rest of the songs are avoidable.

Following the established tradition, the punch song (Vaada Vaada) has been sung by Shankar Mahadevan. Ada Ennaththa (Udit Narayan and Anuradha Sriram) song resembles All thotta Boopathi (Youth).

Deepavali Deepavali (Kay Kay & Vasundhara Das) starts off with a direct lift from the Kamal song Vanithamani Vanithamani Vandhaadu from the movie Vikram. The loop music reminds me of Umbarey Umbarey humming from Adi Anarkali song in Ullathai Alli Tha. The Veenai piece is inspired by Seena Thaana song in Vasoolraja MBBS.

Go ahead and listen to Sivakaasi if you have lotsa time and a high tolerance level for such high decibel music. Sivakaasi is a blast, which fails to explode.

Corporate brands join hands with Kollywood

Tata Indicom (Chandramukhi), Reliance Infocom (Sachien), Fairever fairness cream (Ghajini) and Sunfeast biscuits (Thirupachi) were some of the recent tie-ups in Kollywood. Sivakasi based Standard Fireworks has tied up with the producers for joint promotion of this movie.


  • i was awaiting the album until i learned that srikanth deva was doing the music! why did AMRathnam and Vijay not go for someone else? Especially after Vidyasagar gave them such great tunes for 'gilli'!

    By Blogger Balaji, at 3:34 AM  

  • I expected this from Srikanth deva... But who knows? If 'tirupacchi' songs can become a hit, why not 'Sivakasi'? Anyhow, I may listed to the soft number alone.. like I did for 'Kannum Kannum thaan....' of 'tirupacchi'

    By Blogger Ram.C, at 6:28 AM  

  • kaps vijay is a front benchers delight, his movies wont appeal to any1 else, apporam how can u expect the audio to be different?

    By Blogger ada-paavi!!!!, at 9:33 AM  

  • < nitpicking >
    Isn't "All thotta Boopathi" from the movie youth ? :)
    < /nitpicking >

    By Blogger Dinesh, at 9:47 AM  

  • @Balaji,
    Not sure why Vidyasagar was ditched. It's Vijay's loss.

    Not sure whether this one will find favour with the audience

    Yeah....I shouldn't have had high expectations

    Thanks for pointing it out. Mistook it for Allu Allu song. Have changed it now.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 9:53 AM  

  • kaps,
    i think its time vijay changed his formula 4 films and try some quality movies.

    By Blogger Nallavan, at 10:07 AM  

  • I don't quite folow South Indian movies, but the first thing i saw when i came to bangalore 4 years back was Cut Outs of Film Stars which had to be taller than the movie hall as a tribute I believe, I realised Oh My God these people movie crazy. My friend who was already there told me that theatres were closed for a month prior to Rajnikanth Movies for renovations. I believed it. Had to be true, after seeing the cut outs.

    By Blogger anthony, at 12:31 PM  

  • I hope Sivakasi movie flops as its music! Vijay's movies sucks!!

    By Blogger B, at 12:56 PM  

  • Kaps,

    So what happens to bachbeach fans of Vijay like me ? Big time disappointment eh ?

    Vijay - Vidya Sagar - Udit Narayanan have been a lucky combination with every song by them since Thirumalai being a hit.

    The only movie of Sreekanth Deva that I liked was M Kumaran... None of his other movies have been so impressive... Not sure why Vijay decided to ditch VS.

    And the fact that Vijay is repeating his action roles by itself would lead him to his downfall. THat's exactly where actors like Surya, Vikram, now Ajit and even Simbhu are making a difference

    By Blogger Somu, at 12:26 AM  

  • @Nallavan,
    Vijay is too risk averse and hence sticks to tried and tested formula movies

    Rajini movies are big draws in B'lore. earlier the Tam movies used to be screened in some run down movie halls in Malleswaram area. After the entry of PVR, lot of Tamil movies are being screened there as well

    I also hope that it flops. But Vijay has his own audience and I have read that he pays his fan clubs to see the movies

    Vidyasagar prefers Udit Narayan a lot. I also liked M Kumaran. I don't think Vijay can continue this style for too long. People can't digest the same fare every 3 - 6 months. it becomes monotonous.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 1:07 AM  

  • Vijay is saved from Harris...Y harris jeyraj less belives in lyrist/song writer? Check out his 1.samay balla...balla..2.Oolakey oolakey 3.Liemo liemo..ah shurbi ahla kiba ma mo??Much worst in his background music...close to earlier TR ...somebody stop him!!!

    By Blogger Shrinivas, at 5:50 PM  

  • Hi guys is that all u shouldnt waste time, space and everything for this kind of waste better post some other things , please let it be more useful...
    i am from chennai,
    i havent read tamil murasu (it is waste i do agree) my thought is, will it be a successfull business venture?

    And for vijay, he is not going o change his attitude,
    i certainly wait for the downfall of tamil cinema industry(eagerly)...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:54 AM  

  • Umm, just this afternoon I was browsing thru the songs at tamilbeat.

    I have liked S.Deva in the past. One of my favorite songs is 'chennai senthamizh'.

    I was impressed to see Uma Ramanan / Harish Raghavendra. I'll go home and check'm out tonight.

    Sivakasi - Standard Crackers - Right pair.!!

    By Blogger Narayanan Venkitu, at 7:14 AM  

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