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Friday, July 30, 2010

Needle Drops

Guess the movie from this background score piece. It is a Hindi film.

I love Inception score. The concoction of Synthesizers, psychedelic rock guitars, booming brass, and rushing strings is apt to a mixture of action-adventure-heist-sci-fi fantasy that the film is. The internet is already buzzing with discussions on whether Hans Zimmer's 'Inception' score is eligible for an Oscar? (Zimmer seems to have tweaked in an already available music material). However, there is also a parallel PR machine working overtime to boast the music as “Originally” inspired material.

Amidst so many romantic duets, I know that Endhiran – The Robot wouldn’t be a Science fiction film in the true sense of the word. However, I am curious about the background of the film. I am expecting a lot of electronica in the score, though I prefer to listen to more of a choral-orchestral score. John Williams, long time back, proved that flickering laser lights don’t need flanging and phasing synthesizers in the background to create an impact. And can we have a Score OST release at least this time? It was announced that Sivaji Score would be released after the film’s success but it didn’t happen.

For past few weeks, I have been watching episodes of Vidaadhu Karuppu and Sorna Regai from Marma Desam Series. I love the spine-chilling title music of these serials. It is composed by Rehaan, who also composed the Sun TV lead music. I don’t know what he is doing now. He could have become a good background score composer in Tamil films. Listen to the title music pieces Vidaadhu Karuppu Sorna Regai

It seems Raavanan soundtrack may be released with 5 additional songs from the background score of the film. The track listing is here

1. Naan Varuvene
Singers: A.R.Rahman, Jali Fily Cissokho

2. Lament of the leaves
Singer: Bruno Conn
Played by Bruno Conn

3. Restless Mystic
Played by Seenu

4. Yaaro Ivalo
Singers: Chinna Ponnu, Sangeetha (End Credits in the film shows Malgudi Shubha’s name also)

5. Kalingathu Bharani
Singers: Naresh Iyer, Rahul Nambiyar, Dr.Narayanan, Haricharan Sesh

The End Credits in the film also lists following songs, but it seems they are not getting released

6. Kora
Singer: Jali Fily Cissokho

7. Maayamaa (Bulgarian Vox)
Singer: Thvasthunga Versova

Gautam Vasudev Menon’s 'Nadunisi Naigal’, a glimpse of which we already had in ‘Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya’, is a psycho thriller that would have no songs and it also may not have background score.

Here is a high quality version of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya theme used aptly for a video by A.R.Rahman

Shruthi Haasan has won ‘Best Background Score’ Isaiaruvi Award for her Score in Unnai Pol Oruvan. Ilaiyaraaja presented the trophy to her. I recall Kamal Haasan, in one of the press meet before the release of Unnai Pol Oruvan, saying, how happy he felt when he heard Shruthi Haasan talking about minimalism in a film score. He also said that Ilaiyaraaja, who left most of the scenes silent in his initial days, was accused by the film producers for not adding enough music for the money he charges.

Ilaiyaraaja’s part Starts at 2:20

Background Score – 71 is still ON.


Anonymous said...

Hi Suresh, I'm one of those anonymous visitors who enjoy your blog very much.
As you talked about bgm for a sci-fi movie, I have this for you ( you might have heard this, but still). I think this is best (not one of the best) theme for a sci-fi movie in india.

P.S. Suresh Kumar said...

Anon - Yes. The visuals are laughable, but the music can be used for a Sci-fi film of Today's times. Infact, I wanted to include this piece in one of my write-ups on Ilaiyaraaja's Title music pieces, but I don't remember why I edited it out.


nitu krishnan said...

Hahaha. IR has always worked 5 times more than he has been paid for...

Anonymous said...

is there a download for the scores ??