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Friday, April 14, 2006

Yuvan On A Roll

Like most others, I am not a great fan of Yuvan’s singing (especially the slow songs where the gaps are more pronounced) and his imperfect pronounciation. Inspite of all this, I really enjoy Yuvan’s music as he seems to be creating a new breed of music. Be it rap or soothing melodies, Yuvan isn’t the one who is shy of experimenting. Most of his recent albums have something to offer.

Vidyasagar and Bharadwaj are becoming predictable and might slowly fade away if they continue with the formula music of kuthu songs and hero intro songs. That leaves us with ARR, Harris and Yuvan as the Top 3. ARR and Harris Jeyaraj are extremely selective about the projects they choose and we would be lucky we get to hear more than 4/5 albums in a year. In sharp contrast, Yuvan seems to be coming out with one music album almost every 2/3 weeks. Among the newcomers, I have high hopes on Vijay Antony.

Yuvan Shankar Raja has evolved as the hottest music director of Kollywood who has the eyes and ears of Generation Next. A large chunk of music listeners (nearly 85 per cent according to audio industry estimates) comprises the under-25 crowd, which listens to music on IPod, FM radio, television, at pubs and parties. This crowd likes new sounds and is ready for something innovative.

A popular countdown show on an FM channel recently featured at Number 3 the song "Taj Mahal... " from `Kalvanin Kadhali', "Poga..Poga... " from `Pattiyal' at Number 2 and at the top position was "Enga Yeriya... " from `Puthupettai.' All three numbers have music by Yuvan Shankar Raja.


  • The first time I listened to him, I thot he might give ARR a run for his money. His combo with Selvaraghavan in particular has produced some great music.

    Btw, not sure if u know this trivia, but music director Bharadwaj is a Chartered accountant (CA).

    By Blogger Cogito, at 8:06 PM  

  • Cogito,
    Yeah! I know that. He used to work with Ashok Leyland in Delhi before he plunged into movies.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:15 PM  

  • YSR shows lot of promise, provided somebody steals his mike.

    By Blogger D.N.A., at 11:19 PM  

  • Joshua Sridhar, Music Director of Kaadhal, also holds lot of promise.

    Yuvan has established himself with lots of great songs. As he matures one can expect only more gems from him.

    By Blogger Neodawn, at 6:38 PM  

  • yuvan has done pretty good job in pattiyal, pudhupet. this dude has a great future.

    By Blogger crsathish, at 5:25 AM  

  • @DNA,

    I'm waiting to see more albums from Joshua Sridhar before forming any opinion.

    @CR Sathish,
    agree with u

    By Blogger Kaps, at 1:04 AM  

  • yuvan is a gr8 musician. no doubts in that! but u know guys, he copies alot from the english albums. it is the same case with the most of the music directors. however yuvan likes to copy chunks of eng album songs into tamil ones. it is very evident in his movie, "kadhal kondean" almost all the 7 songs has been 80% copied from many of the famous english songs. HOwever he knows the magic of how to attract the youth with the mixing of his indian tunes here and there. Anyway am not criticzing him or wat...just an info to u folks...btw i do luv his songs to the CORE!! yea..and i think for me..the unbeatable is my AR REHMAN...( even though he copies music too)!! adios..cheers...

    By Blogger tamilmagani, at 8:07 AM  

  • "Uyir" - Music by Joshua Sridhar, has been released. It's is second film after 'Kaadhal'.

    By Blogger Neodawn, at 4:36 PM  

  • yes,i agree with tamilmagani.that guy has no original stuff. a blank copier.rahman is so good compared to him.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:09 PM  

  • Yuvan is soo crap.....he alwyz jakz english rnb n hiphop music..i can do better den him..


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:13 AM  

  • absolutely correct.. i am big fan of YUVAN. he is the one doing great musics in Tamil. no one can say A.R.R. that was before 2004.

    By Blogger SIRUVAN, at 2:01 PM  

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