Indian Cinema 101: My Favourite Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 2

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Continuing from Part 1, this concludes my favourite Tamil hits from the one and only Vidyasagar. He created music for Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil movies since the late 1980s but he was prominent in the late 1990s and the 2000s covering huge hits in Tamil such as Vijay’s Ghilli, Vikram’s Dhool, Kamal Haasan’s Anbe Sivam and Rajinikanth’s Chandramukhi.… [Click to read the rest] “Indian Cinema 101: My Favourite Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 2”

My Favourite Tamil Song 101: Beautiful Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 1

Vidyasagar Tamil Music

It is difficult to place Vidyasagar in the Tamil movie scene – you see the 1980s and 1990s was dominated by the one and only Maestro Illayaraja and then 2000s thereafter we had AR Rahman changing the whole way we hear Tamil songs and then we had other music directors like Vidyasagar.… [Click to read the rest] “My Favourite Tamil Song 101: Beautiful Vidyasagar Tamil Hits Part 1”

Ilaiyaraja: Project “Then, Now & Forever” 2013

Western classical music is perspective – look at the number of people involved in a symphony! Our traditional music is lonely – Ilaiyaraja

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(My collection cover image – the image of Maestro Ilaiyaraja. Image source: http://www.tamilkey.com)

As long I could remember, I have been listening to Ilaiyaraja music since I was still young and started to have an appreciation of his style of music – all the way from the 1970s (you are aware that Annakili was not his first movie and that he had to impress the producer Panchu Arunachalam by singing a song that his mother sang and using the table as an music instrument?)… [Click to read the rest] “Ilaiyaraja: Project “Then, Now & Forever” 2013”

Favourite Hindi Song 101: Crazy on Luka Chuppi by AR Rahman 2006

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(Luka Chuppi from the award-winning Hindi movie Rang De Basanti – one for the weekend. Image source: Bollywood Hungama)

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Tamil Movie Review: Enthiran 2010, Simply Dumb And Simply Illogical

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(I know there was trouble when I saw a “Borg cube” at the opening credit of the movie. Poster source: SYFY)

Before I start with the review, let me tell you upfront that we have been duped, major time, by Shankar and the studio marketers with the whole hype before the movie was released.… [Click to read the rest] “Tamil Movie Review: Enthiran 2010, Simply Dumb And Simply Illogical”

My Favourite Tamil Song 101: Heavenly Sahana By AR Rahman 2007

Sahana Sivaji The Boss AR Rahman Tamil

I am hooked seriously to the song “Sahana” and the “sadder” version of it, “Sahara” from the movie “Sivaji: The Boss”. Image Source: AVM / Youtube

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My Favourite Tamil Song 101: Enna Solla Pogirai By AR Rahman 2000

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The song “Enna Solla Pogirai” (meaning – “what you are going to say”) been humming in my mind for the last few days. It is one of my favourites among Shankar Mahadevan’s songs and when I watched Shankar Mahadevan singing it in a concert over Astro Vannavil; it was a great feeling to hear it again.… [Click to read the rest] “My Favourite Tamil Song 101: Enna Solla Pogirai By AR Rahman 2000”

Sports 101: A Funny Game Called Cricket

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(Everything I need to know about cricket, I learned it from the movie “Lagaan” – a combination of great masala story, a fight by the underdogs, crude cricket manual, the usual Aamir Khan perfection & lovely AR Rahman music. Image source: The European Film Awards)

I am a Malaysian Indian and yet cricket and I is like oil & water.… [Click to read the rest] “Sports 101: A Funny Game Called Cricket”

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