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Monday, June 30, 2008

Answer for Background Score - 36

This piece is from Run. Vidhyasagar is the composer. It plays in the opening credits and is also the love theme of the movie.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Answer for Background Score - 35

This piece is from opening credits of Singara Velan. Composed by Illayaraja. What an earthy melody on a serene flute and the unadulterated strings that followselevates the pleasant mood further. Only Raaja can create such melodies and orchestration.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Illayaraja BGM's

Here is a site where you can listen online to some of Illayaraja's background scores

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Aamir - Climax Theme

The brilliant soundtrack of ‘Aamir’ (composed by Amit Trivedi) includes an instrumental piece named ‘Climax theme’. Usually it is difficult to such situational pieces before watching the movie, but it is such a beautifully layered and structured piece with a haunting theme, that slowly and gradually builds up to a climax, I enjoy listening it though I don’t know how well if fits and lifts the visuals in the movie. Though it is heavily inspired by the ‘Requiem for a dream’ theme, Marianne’s vocal part and the overall packaging do the trick to make it sound original.

Requiem for a Dream Theme

On Awards again

Madan is one critic who always talks about the background score of the movie that he takes to review in Vijay TV’s Thirai Paarvai. I am surprised that there is no category in Vijay Awards for background score, in which Madan is one of the dominant jury members. Probably I should send a mail to him asking the same.

I went through the PDF put up in pib.nic.in site for the recently announced National film Awards, where I found that they have put ‘Songs and Background Music Score’ in brackets next to BEST MUSIC. I don’t know if Anjan Biswas was also awarded along with Ismail Darbar, for his background score in ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’.

Answer for Background Score - 34

This piece is from Mithya again. It is used to the Title credits. Composed by Sagar Desai. Matches well with the mood of the scene in which for the whole night VK (Ranvir Shorey) keeps running on the road after witnessing a murder.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Answer for Background Score - 33

This piece appears in the end credits of Mithya. Composer – Sagar Desai. Not just the movie but the background score of Mithya is the best so far in 2008 (haven’t seen Aamir yet). Highly inspired by the style of music in Nino Rita’s godfather score, the music blends beautifully with the mood of the film. I don’t know why they didn’t release the OST of Mithya, there are so many good music pieces as part of the background score in Mithya.

Initially I thought of chopping the dialogue part of the piece while posting it, but felt that the flow of the melody is getting affected and so posted it with dialogues. I was quite aware that those who have seen the movie would easily guess it from the dialogue.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Background Score - 33

Guess the Movie.

Ram Gopal Varma's Strange Reasons

Ram Gopal Varma in one of his recent blog posts, explains why background score his movies are so dramatic and loud and the reason he gives for that is quite silly and strange. And it sounds like an answer to this post. He says,

My tendency is to have very dramatic and in-the-face background score. I have two reasons for it; one reason is I find background score drives the emotion of the audience in a specified intended direction. At times I have been accused that I use it so loud almost to the point that you cannot hear the dialogue properly. Sometimes the reason for this is when I reach the mixing stage at times I am so bored of the dialogues myself by hearing it so many times I feel like listening to the music at that time. I know it sounds stupid but it can happen. So I think more or less if we know of the emotion of what they are going to talk about so why do we need so specifically for them to hear the lines.