Thursday, June 21, 2012
Film Score Fans in Television
In the Flying Themes post, Ravi Krishna mentioned the cue The Egg Travels (2:20) from the film Dinosaur as one that would fit the theme of my playlist. I heard the piece. Almost towards the end of the track, I realized that I have heard it before, many times. Yes, I hear last few seconds of Egg Travels every day in KTV as the lead music that plays just before the 8 p.m movie “Super Hit Iravu Kattchi”.
I have heard many such Hollywood scores and non-Indian instrumental music on TV and they got firmly etched in my mind, much before I started watching Hollywood films.
John Williams’ Star Wars Theme played in the background whenever a Winner in announced in the Filmfare Awards.
Yanni’s Standing in Motion (3:00) – I heard in one of Sun TV’s special shows where they brought in a Train, the winner of a contest from all over Tamilnadu to some amusement park in Chennai.
Yanni’s Santorini – A show in Raj TV called Crush’s Dhaagam Dhaagam
Even very recently,
I heard the cue Success Montage from the movie Wanted first on Vijay TV Awards show’s Promo.
Surprisingly, some of the cues from Indian film scores were also used for TV shows
I heard A.R.Rahman’s May Maadham Theme first as the title music of Solomon Paappayya’s Dhinam Oru Thirukkural in Sun TV
Prakash Raj’s theme from Duet and the logo music of Television series Production Company called “Minbimbangal”
I heard the Jazzy action cue from Dharmathin Thalaivan first as the theme music of the then Sun Movies Channel.
Even this last week, In Indian Idol, they were playing A.R.Rahman’s Moments of Kerala from Ek Deewana Tha as background music in one of the emotional moments.
In Airtel Super Singer Junior, in the audition round, whenever a contestant is through to the next round they play an exhilarating orchestral piece, which I am sure, must be Yanni’s. They played even A.R.Rahman’s Animal Spirits (3:15) from Couples Retreat many times in the preliminary rounds.
And I lost the count of the TV shows and serials that used tracks from A.R.Rahman’s Warrior of Heaven and Earth.
Some hard core film score fans in India are working in Television.
I am quite sure that in next few weeks I would catch a cue from A.R.Rahman's People Like Us soundtrack in some TV channel.
Let me know if you have spotted any themes from Hollywood or Indian film scores in Television shows.