Friday, June 10, 2011

Aaranya Kaandam Background Score




Aaranya Kaandam is a Yuvan Shankar Raja Musical. This film cannot be what it is without this score. The background score is intrinsically woven into the design of the visual narrative. The film throws up a challenge for a composer and Yuvan Shankar Raja lives totally up to it and How! I do not remember the last time I heard so many different genres of music in the background score of one film (Thiruda Thiruda?). And yet none of them sounds alien to the film’s universe. There are distinct themes for all principal characters of the film. The themes do not undergo many variations through the course of the film, but recur aptly at the right moments. However, the main theme of the film is a Chord and not any melody. Yuvan Shankar Raja is in a hugely exciting phase of his career. He is the only composer in Tamil Cinema now, whom all kind of filmmakers approach for all kinds of films (low or a high budget, stars or no stars, commercial or art). He cleverly caters to each of their demands in the way they ought to be. Now, for Aaranya Kaandam score, Yuvan Shankar Raaja, Take a Bow and release the Soundtrack CD as you promised me on twitter.

Aaranya Kandam Background Score by Suresh Kumar on Grooveshark



49 comments:

karthik said...

thanks a lot.. yuvan is a genius

Anonymous said...

excellent BGM, pure class...another master piece after Pudhupettai...jus hope he gets recognized for his music

R.Balamurugan said...

Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The main theme seems inspired from Yumeji's score from "In the mood for love". The tempo is different.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23oBMOvt85o

Ramki said...

First nandhalala , then Azagarsamyin kuthirai and now this !!! Raajas rock!

This one - as you said spans many genres !!

-MumbaiRamki

Anonymous said...

"The War" track sounds similar to "The Corrs" track

Anonymous said...

This film has traditional sounds of many european countries which is why there is an irish feel or English country feel in the war theme which is ultimately equivalent to Corrs

Suresh Kumar said...

Anonymous - As long as the themes are "similar" or "seems to be inspired from", i don't bother. Hope there are no blatant lifts like the one in 7G, Rainbow colony.

Anonymous said...

There were no blatant lifts in 7G RC

Shreyas said...

IMHO, The War seems to be taken from another song. Some of the BGMs in the movie seem to be already used in the film Pudupettai as BGMs.

Suresh Kumar said...

Anonymous - The main theme of 7G Rainbow Colony is the theme composed by Michael Nyman for a film called "The Piano".

Suresh Kumar said...

Shreyas - True. It is exactly the interlude of "Un mela aasaidhaan" song from Selvaraghavan's Aayirathil Oruvan. But, beautifully re-arranged to suit the mood of the scene in this film.

Shreyas said...

Yes exactly along with some parts of mounam pesiyadhe theme. It def is blended well to suit the situation.

Anonymous said...

@shreyas i guess u have not heard the pudhupettai score so far...be specific on which bGm u feel to be repeated..

Anonymous said...

and un mele aasadhaan was a direct lift from ada vaa vaa asthala from sarvam, the tune was composed for AI initially but after the feud selva wanted a similar one....So give credit when it s due....If the same would have been done by ARR or HJ people will claim it s high class and all....Even the Oscar winner ARR is no saint...he has blatantly lifted many tunes.....

Suresh Kumar said...

Anonymous - Yes. Did I say Yuvan copied the tune from Un mela aasadhaan. I knew that it is his composition.

Anonymous said...

It's not the theme music of 7GRC (Walking through the rainbow) but another music that comes a few times in the film, it's a very small bit.

Anonymous said...

@suresh it was not you, my response was to shreyas who said the bgm is copied and all, i jus mentioned what the fact was...no hard feelings

Suresh Kumar said...

anonymous - Cool :-) i didn't have any...

OMFGITSROHIT said...

Fuck, amazing. Really love the part where things are set in motion is played.

Shal Joseph said...

Movie & BGM have really a refreshing feel in it..
Anyway yuvan done a fabulous job even its cracked from somewhere.

Sudharsan said...

awesome...good work bro..Thanks a lot for sharing this...

Anonymous said...

Yuvan rocks. If DSP is the heartbeat of Telugu industry Yuvan is the heartbeat of Tamil Industry. No one can beat em.

ronyd said...

thanks for sharing this

Anonymous said...

some one posted that the main theme is inspired.... but i feel that it is not an inspiration. only the instruments are same

karthik said...

really YUVAN shankar rocks in the bgm ,I dont know y people like the 10 tunes only music director (hariis jeyaraj)than that of versatile YUVAN shankar KING.U rock yuvan .Plz release the bgm separately in CD

Aditya Radhakrishnan said...

Please compare 'The War' to the interlude music in the song "Un Mele Aasadhan" from Aayirathil Oruvan at 1:13. Either a blatant lift (or more likely, both composers using some stock musical piece in Apple Logic Pro)...

saisudhagar said...

What a Back score .....Thanks Ji.......

Vijay said...

Nice job..

If this doesn't get the National Award next year or not even a close contender, there is no justice left in this country.

The impact of this score is more than any other recent movie of Yuvan, or for that matter any other movie, because of the long-long dry spells of silence in between the drizzles of music.

Anonymous said...

Watched it today. Really awesome movie and awesome bgm.

Yuvan is too good!

Vinith

shankar narayanan said...

Thanks for this.. The one thing that i did immediately after coming back from the movie was to search for the bgms and i have got it. Thanks a bunch !!!

Kannan said...

dear Aditya Radhakrishnan,
(techincally) Unmela Aasadhaan is by Yuvan only. Yuvan had composed some of the bits for Aayirathil Oruvan, when he was still part of the movie.

Anonymous said...

Suresh Kumar - Which piece in 'the piano' ? . i've listened to most tracks...there is no resemblance

Suresh Kumar said...

Anonymous - check this link http://www.backgroundscore.com/2007/11/7grainbow-colony-and-michael-nyman.html

Anonymous said...

the war theme is inspired by toss of feather by corrs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKmgJ893Zhk&feature=related

Anonymous said...

a celtic chance and chase is also from corrs..

all is well theme is taken from carnival of animals symphony..camille saint saens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BmkAh_1SmQ&feature=related

Anonymous said...

i think flamenco fight is inspired from i think one of jesse cooks guita piece..may be havana

Suresh Kumar said...

Anonymous - You have got some perseverance in proving a point, that Yuvan is a copycat. I must say that you nailed atleast one, that 'All is Well' one.

Bhaskar said...

If you think like this, I'm sure every single piece of music (not only in this film!) would sound like inspired/unoriginal. The All is well's track sounds similar to the one posted, but I'm sure we can find many more such tracks. And also Yuvan's tracks sounds more Latin American with dark shades, the posted one produces the exact opposite. This is totally nutty.

dbabu_09 said...

YUVAN ALWAYS ROCKS, HE DOESN'T INSPIRE OTHERS, AND HE IS THE ONLY ONE...SHOULD NOT OR CANNOT BE COMPARED WITH ANYONE, ALSO HE IS BOUNDLESS & GLOBAL

dbabu_09 said...

YUVAN THE YOUNG MAESTRO,..........PLS TRUE MUSIC LOVERS DON,T COMPARE HIM WITH ANY ONE

kman said...

None of these were copied at all. Some of them might be a little inspired.First of Yuvan is not a copycat, he is a genius. Just amazing work!

Anonymous said...

YUVAN is LORD of MUSIC, this is a great music ever heared from other music directors.

rajesh said...

yuvan u are the better and the best. waiting for more

Anonymous said...

Many of the links seem to have the same BGM. Anyhow, i have been searching for the "the war" bgm. Thanks a lot for sharing the same :)

Balasubramaniyam said...

CAN ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET THE ORIGINAL AUDION CD FOR THE OST.. ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK.. I GOT AN UPDATE THAT ITS GOING TO BE RELEASED... WHAT HAPPENED.. DO WE HAVE ANY UPDATE ON IT..??? PLEASE HELP ME OUT..

Deepak T said...

Shame that this movie is not even listed in imdb.. :(

Muhammad Ashik said...

@deepak t: its listed in IMBD under its english title Anima and Persona. Check the below link.

www.imdb.com/title/tt1496729/

whether he inspired, or lifted blatantly or whatever, I could call this as Yuvan's best to date. Suits very well to the tone of the movie..

arunmathu said...

BGM=YUVAN