Music We’ve Recently Acquired – 1

If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it, that, surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.

Yes, that was the bard in Twelfth Night (Act 1, Scene 1).

Having belatedly realized that our 16GB iPhone (which of course includes an iPod) still has a considerable amount of empty space, we told ourselves: What the heck, let’s fill up some of that space.

So, we dived into Apple’s iTunes digital media store and resurfaced with a variety of music.

Here’s some of what we’ve purchased lately for our iPod.

* Dhan Te Nan – Is there any Indian who doesn’t like this hot song from the movie Kaminey (releasing tomorrow). If so, stand up and be counted. We’re listening to this addictive song as we type this post. God, we hope this number is not stolen shit like a lot of other Bollywood stuff.

* Kaadhal Vaibhogame – A classic Tamil song from the old film Suvarillatha Chithirangal. A lovely number from Malaysia Vasudevan and S.Janaki. Music is by Gangai Amaran. We have most likely seen this Bhagyaraj movie but can’t remember a thing.

* The Man with the Harmonica – This one is from Once Upon a Time in the West. And the music is from the peerless Ennio Morricone. Simply lovely. If you haven’t seen Once Upon a Time in the West, fall upon your knees and beg forgiveness from the almighty for your sin.

* The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Theme – Another bewitching piece from the non pareil Ennio Morricone. This time it’s the theme music from Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

* Duniya Ki Sair – Our inordinate love for Rajshri led us to buy this song from the Raj Kapoor-Rajshri movie Around the World in Eight Dollars.

* Nagunagutha Nali Nali – Lovely Kannada song from the old Rajkumar film Bangarada Manushya. Those were the days when P.B.Srinivas used to sing for annavaru.

8 Responses to "Music We’ve Recently Acquired – 1"

  1. shuaib68   August 14, 2009 at 4:38 am

    SI:* Kaadhal Vaibhogame – A classic Tamil song from the old film Suvarillatha Chithirangal.

    This is a fascinating and unforgettable tune. Even when I’m writing this comment, the music is running in the back of my mind. Thank you SI for bringing us nostalgic memories embedded in our corrupted brain. Responds:

    We used to listen to it a lot in our younger days.

  2. gk   August 14, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Dhan Te Nan -nice song indeed…but kinda sounds like pulp fiction to me.

  3. mallukuttan   August 14, 2009 at 11:11 am


    I think Vishal Bharadwaj wanted it that way.. There’s definitely and Pulp fiction influence – but it’s still fresh and enjoyable.

    @SI – All my friends said Kaminey rocked. Please review kaminey wont ya? Responds:

    Will definitely watch and review.

  4. Aswin_Kini   August 14, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Read about the review of this film, Kaminey, in They rate this film very high, so do other popular reviewsites. BUt I am very skeptic about it.
    For sites which rated a crappy film such as VILLU as a blockbuster and entertainer, I don’t expect much. Responds:

    Watched Kaminey earlier today in NJ.

    Decent movie.

  5. Dr. Lawrence Kutner   September 14, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Watching Suvarillaadha Chiththirangal.. Sudhakar is probably one of the worst heroes ever.. Bhagyaraj definitely belongs along-side the other good B directors .. Balachandar and Bharathiraja.

    Last week I watched Rajini’s 6 to 60.. was good for some time and then became monotonous mostly.. Padaphat looked lovely. Responds:

    1. We may have watched Suvarillaadha Chiththirangal in a distant era but not sure.

    Ever since we purchased the song Kaathal Vaibhogame (from Suvarillaadha Chiththirangal) from iTunes a few weeks/months back, we’ve been playing it non-stop in the car. BTW, who’s the girl in the song?

    Yes, Bhagyaraj is definitely not as bad as the other clowns. The man has some talent.

    2. Phadaphat looked sexy in that song…Kanmaniye.

  6. Dr. Lawrence Kutner   September 14, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    I think I saw the “Sumathi” during the titles .. but wasn’t paying attention.. Responds:


  7. DW-A(1/2)Dr.   December 3, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Discovered Raghuvamsa Sudha today,
    AWESOME! Responds:

    Which version/singer are you listening to?

    Raghuvamsa Sudha has been played by many and on different instruments (mandolin, violin, saxophone et al)

  8. DW-A(1/2)Dr.   December 3, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Sung by Yesudas. Its a nice remix-not overdone, with drums et al. I can honestly say I don’t remember being so happy recently 🙂 Some Ragas really have the power to influence the listner’s mood. This one’s set in Kathanakuthoohalam and was presumably used to motivate Kings before battle( Responds:

    After listening to snippets of the various versions (M.S.Subbulakshmi, Mandolin, Saxophone, Flute, Veena et al) again and again and again, we just purchased the Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan violin and Yesudas vocal versions of Raghu Vamsa from Apple iTunes (99-cents each).

    Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan downloading (in background) and Yesudas playing as we type this.

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