Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Azhagiya Tamizh Magan - Audio

Did A.R. Rahman do this album? After Parasuram, this is one album where ARR has had the rarest of rare falls. Even more surprising is that the Maduraiku Pogadhadi number sounds very very similar to Dhina Dhinam Deepavali song in Varalaaru. And the introductory number with totally over the top lyrics (it IS over the top, atleast for Dr. Vijay) has recycled beats of Balleleika and Vaji Vaji from Sivaji and some beats from Katril oru Varthai from Varalaaru, once more. And the remix version of the Pon Magal Vandhal is in the same level as those of Yuvan Shankar Raja's in Kurumbu, Vallavan and recently, the one in Polladhavan, composed by Yogi B. There are rumors doing the rounds that a certain Krishna Chetan (ARR's website says so too) having come up with the remix version - is very bad with the standard computer effects and some inane rap music. Agreed that Dr. Vijay rarely does anything original, but even then a remix with literally zilch reworking is bad! A popular online tamizh film hub, Mayyam.com had a senior member say this about the ATM album, which just about sums up my thoughts too!

"An embarassing slip for Rahman after SOK and atleast a couple of fresh numbers in Sivaji. A lot of techno garbage, repetitve voice processing and lots of deja vu. Remix- inexcusable,no matter who does it. Hopefully this is the last time Rahman does it. But thats what you get when you choose to do a Vijay film. PonmagaL vandhaaL is such a classic. The Marilyn Monroe song flat out sucks. It would befit a Harris Jayaraj to compose something like that. In fact the style of singing and the chessy thanglish words reminded of kannum kannum Nokia. The so-called melodies dont fare much better either. Atleast Udhaya had "udhaya udhaya uLarugiren". This is an album that sounds like as if the sound engineer at Rahman's studio put it together.
I was initially disappointed when I heard that Rahman was going to do a Vijay film which I thought was a poor choice for him at this stage, and hearing the album has only confirmed my apprehension. This is pretty underwhelming stuff which can be shelved along with Parasuram, Baba and other such albums."


And another member has this to say about the Maduraiku Pogadhedi
"ABCDEF, Sivaji was a mass album as well but adithadi had a lot of style to it. So did the style song and the main theme. So I dont buy this excuse. Looks like Rahman wasnt interested much or was busy with his overseas assignments and just phoned it in. He is capable of much better stuff than this. A kuthu song can be tastefully done too. It need not be mediocre. Even the Gummi adi song in SOK and the Ballelakka song in Sivaji had more pep and life than the so called mass numbers here. The pallavi of the intro song alone impressed me with its energy. But then the tune falters in the stanzas.Madhuraiku pogadhadi is Immaan/Dhina stuff."


I think Rahman has come out with an uninspired music album for an actor who gets inspired once too often! :P And Dr. Vijay, with his penchant for Gaana, Kuthu and other forms of music which are generally associated with B and C centers, needs to go in for his usual Mani Sharmas, Srikanth Devas rather than make ARR compose like this.

5 comments:

Blogeswari said...

How dare you talk bad about both thalaivars – Madras Mozart and Dr. Ilaya thalapathy? Am putting one kandanam statement against you on BTV.. karuppu kodi kattufying to your blog
I thought the Naresh Iyer song was quite nice 

Karthik Sriram said...

Mozart from Madras pathi en kitteyeva? Dr. Ilaya Thalavali - avarai pathi pesaradhukku naan seriyaana aal illai.

Naresh Iyer song - Mr. National Award has sung fantastic numbers before for rahman - and the current one doesn't hold a candle to them by any chance.


LKS

Deepak said...

C'mon ... dont be so hard on ARR .... wat else can u expect when u compose to our so called (proclaimed) Dr. .... when a nice song comes up our Dr. would immediately call for some kuthu dance steps thus deforming the creation of the mastermind (ARR) ....
well .... i told u yday abt the dhinam dhinam dhinam deepavali, and the remix yday .....
the thought of vijay dancing to some of the slower tunes makes me ROTFL!!i kind of like the kelamal kaiyile song ...
well im all set to enjoy the showdown .....
to even consider this movie to be a competition to Billa '07 is laughable .... haha ... THALAI RULZ!!

Karthik Sriram said...

Another Rahmaniac reviews:

http://rahmantimes.com/music/mr_atm.htm

Gowri Shankar said...

//Madhuraiku pogadhadi is Immaan/Dhina stuff."//

Well, you will take back your words after sometime. Rahman songs will reach the people only after sometime. You cannot write such a mis-leading review by listening to the songs once. Maduraikku Pogadhe song is too good and if you say that its bad, you have a bad taste.