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Enthiran Box Office – Unimpressive Average Gross

Enthiran Review – Orgy of Stupidity

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Ayyo, Emmathitanga

(they’ve cheated us,
God, they’ve cheated us).

A BIG disappointment. :(

A.R.Rahman and Shankar have taken Tamil music fans for a ride with the Endhiran album.

Endhiran’s music is nowhere in the class of Rahman’s Slumdog Millionaire or his earlier work in Roja, Bombay, Kadhalan, Dil Se et al.

Not even in the Sivaji class, we tell ya.

None of the songs linger in the mind.

If you’re looking for melody, you’ll have better luck with the echo of your singing under the shower.

Question for Y’all Schmucks
Since we listened to the Endhiran album, a doubt, a big doubt is nagging us, gnawing at our very soul.

Say, if music director A.R.Rahman farts, do folks in Tamil Nadu still consider it music?

Help us out with the above question, please. We beseech you. ;)

It boggles the mind that just a couple of years back this Rahman fella was the toast of the Oscar and Grammy crowd.

Oh, what a fall!

Endhiran on iTunes
The songs of the Rajinikanth-Aishwarya Rai starrer Endhiran have made it to iTunes this morning.

A short while ago, we purchased the Endhiran album for $2.99.

Instead of releasing it as a music album on iTunes, the Think Music folks have launched it as an application on Apple’s iTunes App Store.

Does this mean we can’t play the tracks on our PC?

The swines. :(

Seven Tracks
The Endhiran album on iTunes has seven tracks:

* Pudhiya Manidha (6.10 min) – A slow number, sounds as if the track is being sung by the robot. ;)

S.P.Balasubramaniam, A.R.Rahman and Khatija Rahman have sung this number, perhaps the best of the worst.

Given the Endhira Endhira refrain, is this track the title number?

Sample of the lyrics:

Pudhiya Manidha
Boomikku Vaa

Eggai vaarthu
Silicon serthu
Vayarutti uyirutti
Hard diskil ninaivutti
…..
Endhira
Endhira

* Kadhal Anukkal (5.44 min) –  A lifeless, boring track helmed by Vijay Prakash and Shreya Ghoshal.

No, the music didn’t strike a chord with us. Not one bit.

Just felt like hurling our new iPhone 4 at the wall in frustration.

Sample of the lyrics:

Kaadhal annukal
Udambil ethannai?
Neutron electron
un Neela kannil motham ethanai?
Unnai ninaithal
Thisukkal thorum aasai sinthanai
Haiyyo…

* Irumbile Oru Idhaiyam (5.14 m)  – Plain Rubbish.

Ayyo, ayyo, yet another sub-mediocre track courtesy of A.R.Rahman and Kash n Krissy.

Sample of the lyrics:

You want to seal my kiss
Boy you can’t touch this
Everybody..Hypnotic Hypnotic…
Super Sonic..
Super Star can’t can’t can’t get this

Irumbile oru irudhaiyam mulaikkudho
……
iRobo un Kadhil
I love you sollatta?

* Boom Boom Robot da (4.27 min) – Noise.

And more noise.

This Robot da number made us so angry we refer to it privately here as the Boom Boom Lava da Boom Boom Lava da song. ;)

Hey, when did yelling become synonymous with music. Will someone please enlighten us.

Yogi B, Kirthi Sagathia, Swetha are the singers.

Sample of the lyrics:

Boom Boom Robot da Robo da Roba da
Zoom Zoom Robot da Robo da Roba da

Isaac Asimovin
Velaiyo robo

Isaac Newtonin
Leelaiyo robo

Albert Einstein
Mulaiyo robo

He robo yo robo…..

* Arima Arima (5.18 min) Yet another forgettable track, begins with trumpets.

The singers are Hariharan and Sadhana Sargam.

And what’s with the howling of Endhira, Endhira toward the end. Awful

Sample of the lyrics:

Ivan perai sonnathan
Perumai sonnathum
Kadalum kadalum kai thattum
…..
Arima Arima – nano
Ayiram arima – unpol
…..
Endhira…! Endhira…!

* Kilimanjaro (5.30 min) Seriously, is this from an Oscar/Grammy award winner.

A most unimpressive track that has a tribal dance feel to it.

Javed Ali and Chinmayi are the singers.

Sample of the lyrics:

Kilimanjaro – malai
Kanimanjaro – kanna
Kuzhimanjaro
Yaro yaro
…..
Mohanjadaro – unnil Nozhanjadaro

* Chitti Dance Showcase (2.43 min)- Just cacophony with Pradeep Vijay, Pravin Mani, Yogi B. at the helm.

Disappointing Album
Is the Endhiran album the stuff of legend?

No, No, No

Folks, the Endhiran album is a ripoff.

Don’t waste your time or money on this noxious gas expulsion from A.R.Rahman.

Show the Endhiran album your middle finger but make sure you hold your nose for the stench is unbearable. :(

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Enthiran Box Office – Unimpressive Average Gross
Enthiran Review – Orgy of Stupidity

  79 Responses to “Endhiran Music Review – If Rahman Farts, is it Still Music?”

  1. Just downloaded the song arima, arima… It sounded like Sorima, sorima!!! I stopped the entire download… Why should waste my bandlimit after listening to this shit……

    Judas Rajini spits on tamil moviefans one more time!!!!

    ARR can’t go low beyond this!!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Nanna sonnael pongu (you said it nicely). ;)
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  2. Let me add my two bits on this.

    1. Right from Kadhalan days, the Hindi versions of Rahman’s songs have some
    nonsensical lyrics, thanks to verbatim translation from Tamil.
    Add to that, the fact that the original lyrics in Tamil themselves have some
    snazzy and lightweight components.

    2. A lot of folks tend to just lap up whatever Rahman comes up with.
    This gives him a head start and makes his (sometimes) mediocre work also
    look above average. It doesnt help that his competition does not push him often enough.
    To be fair, that is not Rahman’s fault, and Rahman too has delivered fairly consistently.

    3. I have always felt that Rahman’s strength is not in his tunes, but rather, in the clever integration of the tunes with a lot of instrumental music. Thus, while Ilayaraja (and other
    maestros like S.D.Burman and Salil Chowdhary) created music, Rahman, in my opinion, synthesizes music.
    Ilayaraja’s music is marked by simplicity, a quality that Rahman appears to lack, or seems to avoid purposefully.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: A lot of folks tend to just lap up whatever Rahman comes up with.

    Very true. Some folks are already singing paeans to this album. :(

    As if it’s an epochal event. The second coming of Christ?

    2. You write: Ilayaraja (and other maestros like S.D.Burman and Salil Chowdhary) created music, Rahman, in my opinion, synthesizes music.

    Ha ha, Interesting point. :)

  3. My first reaction was “Ayyo Saaichuputaaingale !!!” Trash, absolute trash !! Even Thenisai Thenral Deva can come up with better music while he’s in the dump.

    Anger and disappointment runs high, not so much with the “music” but with all the idiots branding this as yet another masterpiece.

    Cannot agree more with you about how people lap up everything Rahman spits out these days. Placing this collection of noise in the category of music is a bloody disgrace.

    Utterly intolerable piece of junk that deserves to played in torture cells !!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Bet the bozos at Sun Pictures will have an announcement tomorrow on how the Endhram album has shattered all records. :(

    Shat-tered, more likely.

    Only in Incredible India, folks, do we have alchemists turning dust into gold-dust.
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  4. First points first, the music for Endhiran is not an easy one to create. I always knew this but I thought considering ARR’s techno wizardry (actually it’s not in the strict sense, but we all believe so because music production+technology in India is still in its nascent stage) I thought he could easily pull it off.

    One can forgive him because doing a rajnikanth movie for Shankar’s grandeur mixed with Sci-Fi story isn’t that easy sound track to begin with considering that he is damn busy these days with all the tours and stuff and it’s foolish to expect master piece every time from his studio.

    (Artists can’t escape this stage. I used to say Ilayaraja should not be judged now considering his unimaginable and humongous outpour of creativity in the past ( till 10 years back) but then that’s rubbish. If an artist created and made his work public we should judge and probably rip their work apart.

    The difficulty is IR is a complete eccentric genius who just doesn’t seem to care about audiences anymore. Any true artist will enter a stage of creating their art for the sake of art and himself and not for the public anymore.)

    But the most amusing and considerably bad is the fans of AR Rahman.

    ARR just like Rajni has this humility surrounding him. (on an other note, I’ve read a recent article whether a few artists are humble so because that would increase their fame? or are they genuinely like that? considering many artists and scientists were not humble at all as they loathe the normal intelligence of the people) . When ARR is so much humble fans would connect to him emotionally too even forgiving his mediocre work. They would also come up with weird theories like “ARR songs grows on you with repeated hearings” etc. They would not use the same judgmental process for other musicians. that’s sad.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: it’s foolish to expect master piece every time from his studio.

    Fair enough, but we didn’t expect a monster-piss either.

    2. You write: the music for Endhiran is not an easy one to create.

    For a layman or even for a blogger yes, a hard if not impossible job.

    But do not forget Rahman is a music professional with nearly two decades in the business.

    3. You write: One can forgive him because doing a rajnikanth movie for Shankar’s grandeur mixed with Sci-Fi story isn’t that easy sound track to begin with considering that he is damn busy these days with all the tours and stuff

    Bet he’s not too busy to rake in the moolah.

    Excuses, excuses and more excuses.

    4. You write: When ARR is so much humble fans would connect to him emotionally too even forgiving his mediocre work

    Is humility a big factor in attracting fans? We don’t think so.

    Au contraire, we think it’s their humongous ego that drives most artistes/successful people to greater heights and ultimately to more fans.

    None of the top Hollywood stars have a reputation for humility. Even in India, few top stars have a reputation for humility.

    Plus, unless you know these folks intimately, it’s hard to say whether the humility show is genuine or phony.

    In any case, humility is hardly a virtue.

    Except that brashness/cockiness can sometimes lead to overconfidence and eventually failure.
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    • SI:”Is humility a big factor in attracting fans? We don’t think so.”

      I strongly disagree to this. Of course I cannot provide you actual statistical results from different parts of the world but from the world where I live in (i.e the south of India ) humility matters the most. A lot actually. How many times have not I heard people speaking ” I like ARR more for his humility than his music ” or “OMG, Rajni is so simple! ” or ” I don’t like that ego gaandu kamal hassan” or ” though I don’t like IR ‘s ego but I love his music” etc etc.

      SearchIndia: “we think it’s their humongous ego that drives most artistes/successful people to greater heights and ultimately to more fans”

      — Exactly! an artist without an ego cannot be creative enough because ego is the only thing that propels artists to outdo his/her competitors.

      But then what is this humility nonsense I don’t understand.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You write: But then what is this humility nonsense I don’t understand.

      Who can fathom the minds of the mindless.

      No, we’re not referring to you but the people (you cite above in your comment) mumbling drivel such as “I like ARR more for his humility than his music ” or “OMG, Rajni is so simple! ” or ” I don’t like that ego gaandu kamal hassan” or ” though I don’t like IR ‘s ego but I love his music” etc etc.

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  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGWYaXI129E

    This gotta be the best theme music for a sci-fi movie in india. (yes, whole of india).

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Listened once.

    Will play it a few more times to let it ‘grow on us.’ ;)
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  6. I would probably need time to give an opinion on this album. And you probably are making a mistake too by doing that. Wait on.

    Boom Boom Robot and Kadhal Anukkal are hummable. Rest yet to listen to fully- but I’m not passing any judgement here on it. I can feel how you were inching to get your hands on this album, review it first (trash it first as you usually do) and put it on top of the search results when someone searches for it.. Nice try, but this way sometimes your quality isn’t very good.(Just as ARR’s quality isn’t too good sometimes)

    Agree with the fact that his mediocre works are also taken to be good. But that as you know is true. It doesnt take much for him to churn out good tracks.

    You know what, I know what you will do. Now you will wait for Enthiran to release, and a midnight-before post a “Enthiran- unwatchable excrement” blog out here, get maximum hits and trash commenters as usual.

    There’s another thing I would like to say- why don’t you review all of Rajni’s recent releases’ music before you do this? Padayappa, Baba, Kuselan, Sivaji, Muthu etc.? The very essence of Rajni’s movies are not their Music. It is also music, but everything has to take a backseat when he is around. Noone notices the music when he is on screen- so completely understandable that all the tracks are not like “Roja” or as you say “Slumdog Millionaire” (although I am ashamed of the fact that you think it is a great album. Shows how juvenile your taste is.) Except for a few tracks here and there, most of his songs are amazing only when he is on screen.

    Also, explain to me how you would create a “Roja” in Enthiran. The movie’s about a Robot and a scientist who creates it, so even a schmuck can make it up that he can expect a lot of techno music in the album. (your old age makes you hate techno or something? ;) )

    Gonna listen to Enthiran with these things in mind.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: Boom Boom Robot and Kadhal Anukkal are hummable.

    Yes, very hummable.

    After listening to Boom Boom Robot da, our entire zip code (the Caucasians, Blacks, Hispanics and desis) is humming non-stop:

    Boom boom lava da boom boom lava da
    zoom zoom lava da zoom zoom lava da
    . :(

    2. You write: I can feel how you were inching to get your hands on this album, review it first (trash it first as you usually do) and put it on top of the search results when someone searches for it..

    Small minds think small, so the wise ones say.

    Blessedly, our brain doesn’t have a single Machiavellian, diabolical cell, the lack of which comes in the way of thinking such base thoughts as cloud your mind.

    3. You write: I know what you will do. Now you will wait for Enthiran to release, and a midnight-before post a “Enthiran- unwatchable excrement” blog out here, get maximum hits and trash commenters as usual.

    Do the bars open early down south?

    Hell, we’re moving to your state. Pronto.

    BTW, what’s the web site address for U-Haul?

    4. You write: The very essence of Rajni’s movies are not their Music.

    Ha ha, if we’ve said it once we’ve said it a million times – The very essence of Rajinikanth is the mole on his schlong, which is said to be a sure-fire guarantee of success.

    5. You write: Slumdog Millionaire” (although I am ashamed of the fact that you think it is a great album. Shows how juvenile your taste is

    Yeah, just us and 2 billion other ‘juveniles.’

    Not to forget the Oscar judges, Grammy judges, Golden Globe judges, BAFTA judges. Of course, what would these ‘juvenile’ judges know, right?

    6. You write: No one notices the music when he is on screen- so completely understandable that all the tracks are not like “Roja” or as you say “Slumdog Millionaire”

    Silly on the face of it.

    So, why all the song and dance about the music. And the mega-launch in Malaysia….

    Convinced now beyond doubt that Happy Hours starts really early in your parts.

    By God, we’re coming there.

    Yea, yea the thought of all the Tequila is already making us hum that monster-piece Boom Boom lava da Boom Boom lava da. ;)

    7. You write: explain to me how you would create a “Roja” in Enthiran. The movie’s about a Robot and a scientist who creates it, so even a schmuck can make it up that he can expect a lot of techno music in the album. (your old age makes you hate techno or something?

    Ha ha ha, as if melody is enemy to certain story genres.

    Melody is certainly not immiscible in a movie about a Robot and a scientist who creates it.

    Hey, who you calling old. We’re still buying booze on ‘borrowed’ IDs.
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    • Just to make clear, I’m a Rahman fan, and I acknowledge his failures, modest albums and good/better/best kinds of albums. Swades/Jodhaa Akbar/Lagaan/Roja/Dil Se/May Maadham/Rangeela/Indira/Duet/Bose were awesome.

      VTV/Indian/Boys/ were great, so was Delhi 6.

      Yuvvraaj/Slumdog/Muthu/Padayappa/Baba were good. Raavan/Raavanan was good but not great.

      Blue was modest.

      Parasuram, Udaya and the like were his failures.

      As an example to an album which was not liked in the beginning and then went on to rule the charts, you can notice Baba. Also to note the “Baba kichu kichu” was re-used in the album Swades as “Dekho na”. Enthiran might be any of these, but all what I tell is as it is with ARR’s albums, they are best reviewed after multiple hearings over a few days.

      An expected reply from you would be “Why would I listen to this cacophony multiple times just to review it fully”. Well, in that case just stop reviewing music and stick to movies because any good music critic takes his time for it :)

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You write: An expected reply from you would be “Why would I listen to this cacophony multiple times just to review it fully”. Well, in that case just stop reviewing music and stick to movies because any good music critic takes his time for it

      Ah, a commenter who asks us a question and then proceeds to also write ‘our’ answer.

      Eureka, you must be Chitti, the robot Dr.Vasigiran creates in Enthiran. ;)

      Nice to meet you, Chitti!
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      • @elnino.aurora

        By awesome, modest and failure, I hope you mean the audio sales and not actual quality of songs [b]because[/b] listen to this Udaya MASTERPIECE.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyklQRnTFo0

        SI, since you seem to love melodies, I dedicate this to you.
        This single song is worth more than the entire album of Slumdog put together. What a gem!!!
        Slumdog’s album was alright (definitely better than most of the shit that passes for music in hollywood today), but not upto the high standards that the likes of Ilaiyaraja/Rahman set for themselves.

        @elnino.aurora
        I am also surprised to find you haven’t mentioned the fantastic album of Sangamam.

        SI, another beautiful song I don’t think you’ve heard.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt4DS0U0Ldo

        @SI
        Yes, many folks in the whole of India (not TN alone) do think anything that Rahman farts, shits or pisses is music.

        Of course, nothing related to his music of course, which, has been on going steadily downhill over the past decade. His last great album(containing atleast one mind-blowing trademark A.R.Rahman melody) was Jillunu Oru Kaadhal. After that, his tunes have been largely mediocre and much more reliant on lilt and voice of the singer, both of which can salvage a song only to a limited extent.

        Coming to Endhiran’s music being shit, it’s like the elephant in the room no one wants to acknowledge, yet everyone knows it is there. A lesser (in fame, not in talent) music director would have his head on the guillotine for producing such shit with so much of pay and (indirectly) 220 crore rupees at stake. Alas, Rahman has grown so big that he will not have to face the music ;( (how’s that for a pun ;) )

        P.S. I thought Arima was the best of the worst. Pudhiya Manidha had a jaded, dated feel to it. Like some piece from that sci-fi song in Maniratnam’s Anjali.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKfOEuJqh2I

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        1. Will people please stop posting comments when we’re on the third fourth glass of Gilbey’s Gin at 2:27 AM ET.

        Not good manners, you know.

        BTW, even in our completely sloshed state, we don’t think wateva the duo (Vijay+Simran) in Udhayam was doing was dance.

        The song (Udhaya Udhaya) was classy, of course. Thanks for the dedication. :)

        2. You write: SI, another beautiful song I don’t think you’ve heard.

        Ah, we’re going downstairs in a few minutes for another round of Gin!

        But even in our current completely besotted state (we can barely put fingers to the keys) we recognize this Margazhi thingal allava is the stuff of legend.

        3. You write: A lesser (in fame, not in talent) music director would have his head on the guillotine for producing such shit with so much of pay and (indirectly) 220 crore rupees at stake.

        Off with His Head, as the Jacobins would have said.

        Does Robespierre ring a bell to y’all schmucks?

        4. You write: Alas, Rahman has grown so big that he will not have to face the music. ;( (how’s that for a pun

        We like that.

        Like that a lot. :)

        If you had any idea how much of an effort it’s been to process this comment without spelling mistakes in our current state, you’d genuflect at our altar. ;) 3:12 AM ET
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        • @racer

          By album quality, I mean the ENTIRE ALBUM’s quality. And not album sales.

          And what I posted there was obviously just a gist of all ARR albums- relatively placed to help people here make a judgement.

          Udaya was an album. Udaya Udaya Ularugiren was the best song,(which was part reused in E20U18 as Yedho yedho) and the next best was Rehnuma(which did not air enough to become a chartbuster)., but all of the other songs were pretty ordinary. So the classification as a failure. Just two decent-ish songs in that album.

          That way I missed out on a lot of albums. You can go on and on about him. Kadhal Virus, Kadhalar Dhinam etc.

          • That Udaya Udaya is an awesome song by itself, but it is decentish compared to his other bigger hits obviously ups the scale.

            A lesser known song which’s on similar melodyish lines.(read SI) and as beautiful..

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvM-nwu6AbM

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            The song is nice but the two chimps are awful actors.

            As we’ve said ad infinitum, Surya deserves our eternal gratitude for getting this thing a.k.a Jyothika off the ‘acting’ business.

        • I liked the pun.

          Raathiri Nerathil used to be one of my favorite songs – all songs from Anjali were exceptionally good.
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGxeBnHmcvM (oops, I pasted the gulti version – but too lazy to search for the Tamil one) needs to be re-released with better bass sounds.
          One of the boys played the hacker in Unnaipol Oru Madaiyan.

  7. Endhiran trailer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQtnW7yGTgo

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Voila, whoever knew there was a new category of trailers in Kollywood called junk-railer.

    Unbelievable, as Ash (??) says at the end.
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    • Trailer??…. they have just mixed up the robot from ‘I robot’ and terminator and shall I say its the Frankenstein’s monster.. the story, the trailer and also the music..

      SCARY.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      We watched the trailer (when we were sober) and it was junk.
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      • I mean SCARY in the sense ripped off story, effects and shitty music made in such a big budget.. though only deserving to fail.. will somehow be declared a blockbuster by the knuckle headed fools.

        Real Scary

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        We would be extremely surprised if Endhiran does not rewrite the record books.
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  8. “ARR songs grows on you with repeated hearings”

    Well, this IS true in SOME cases. Mannipaaya and Aaromale from VTV are good examples for that. I hated both when i first listened to them, but after 3 or 4 hearings, i liked both.

    But this doesn’t mean that all his songs are like this. ARR does have his share of mediocre works. Some of his songs are unbearable, but to be fair, his music is a delight for the most part.

    Who can ever forget his music in Rangeela, Kadhalan, Dil Se, Bombay, Roja, Duet, Gentleman etc?

    But it’s sad that the quality of his music is slowly decreasing.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    If this Enthiran album stands the test of time, we’ll change our name to Duryodhanan. ;)
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    • I can’t comment on the Endhiran album because I haven’t heard a single song from it.

      Gotta hear it for myself to see how right or wrong you are.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      So, this is a non-comment comment. ;)
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  9. I think u guys are either ARR haters or Rajni haters. Never mind.

    Frankly, ARR has not farted at all. Perhaps not his best but it doesnt anyway deserve the acrimonious comments!!

    @logu: I couldnt control my laughter upon reading your comments. Man,How could you listen to the songs when you were downloading midway!!!You need to work out on your lying talents!!!

    @SearchIndia.com: I kindly advice you to technically criticize the songs.If you can,I would be more than happy.

    TamilNadu is the land of carnatic music and people have always welcome quality music. Beyond doubt,the songs will be chart busters!!

    I really want you see u bragasbathigals when i return bac to India ha ha:)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: I really want you see u bragasbathigals when i return bac to India ha ha:)

    Liebchen, your ‘bragasbathigals’ left Indian shores many summers back.

    Schade, otherwise we’d have been at one of your airports to welcome you ‘home’ and begged you to take us as your music disciples.

    2. You write: Perhaps not his best but…

    Is that what they call an understatement in English.

    3. You write: Beyond doubt,the songs will be chart busters!!

    Of course, of course.

    From Fart-busters to Chart-busters is but a short distance in Tamil Nadu.

    4. You write: I think u guys are either ARR haters or Rajni haters.

    What does haters mean?

    Peace, love and universal brotherhood is the credo we’ve always lived by. Of course, you knew that, didn’t you.

    5. You write: I kindly advice you to technically criticize the songs.If you can,I would be more than happy.

    U.S. Justice Potter Stewart once explained “hard-core” pornography, or what is obscene, by saying:

    I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced . . . [b]ut I know it when I see it.

    In the spirit of Justice Potter, we shall refrain from getting into the technicalities of this Endhiran pornography oops obscenity oops music.
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    • 1) Yes. We bragsbathigals left India. But we will be back to save the country from ppl like you who dont seem to have an iota of music sense!!!

      2)Not a understatement but truth

      3)To be on the top is never going to be a short distance.And certainly not in TN thats has top connoisseurs of music.

      4)Man,you conveniently avoid direct replies!!

      5)Well,Why dont you openly admit that you dont know the abc of music!!!Why drag the legend Potter.

      But,be ready change your name to Duruyodan.Actually, you guys deserve a filthier name :P

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You write: But we will be back to save the country

      Good Lord, don’t tell us you too are coming to our Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.

      Actually, truth be said Incredible India is more up your aisle.
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      • Adavadhu, kuppura vizhundha kuda meesai la mannu ottaliyam oruthanuku.

        Nalla try panreenga, SI. Aana Epicfail. Sorry :D

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        It’s a hard lot, the lot of the one who throws pearls before swine. :(
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  10. The whole X+Y+Z big name promotion of Shankar+Rajni+ARR is simply a large marketing operation to scam the public. Setup expectations so high and sell it to the distributors.
    Ultimately the paying public and the theater owners will bear the loss.
    The trailer looks like some ripofff of I am Robot (Will smith movie) and some other hollywood flicks.
    I’m surprised at reaction of SI readers who expected the 5th symphony of Beethoven.
    I cant remember a single ARR album (closest being Dil Se) where all the songs were good.
    He has always been a streaky music director.
    But all this nonsense will go on as long as the Endhiran who is acting as the CM of TN still has his irumbu idhayam pumping ;)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Setup expectations so high and sell it to the distributors. Ultimately the paying public and the theater owners will bear the loss.

    The “Loss Ball” has already started rolling.

    This paying public (hint, hint: SI) is seeking a refund of $2.99.

    Will Rajinikanth compensate us, like he did to distributors/theater owners when Baba kissed the dust.
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    • @iamsumu

      “I cant remember a single ARR album (closest being Dil Se) where all the songs were good.”

      Then you either have a poor memory or haven’t heard many of his albums ;)
      Roja,Kadhalan,Bombay, Alaipayuthey etc were all brilliant works.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Listening to Kadhal Sadugudu (Alaipayuthey) on iTunes.

      • Or perhaps you don’t understand the meaning of the word ‘all’ ;)

        what really annoys me is that for any flop ARR album, the sanctimonious die-hard fans say “if you listen to it enough times you will like it”. As though tasting castor oil a hundred times will transform it into divine nectar.

        More than anything, the preening media, fawning producers, its the fans who have let down ARR by not holding him accountable to produce quality.

        Kudos to SI for holding ARR accountable.

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        You Write Above: the sanctimonious die-hard fans say “if you listen to it enough times you will like it”.

        Another favorite expression of these besotted foot in the mouth dick-in-the-mouth fans – the music will grow on you. ;)

        • @Iamsumu: “Or perhaps you don’t understand the meaning of the word ‘all’”

          Now do u mean to say that not ALL the songs are good in the albums I’ve mentioned above?

          “the sanctimonious die-hard fans say if you listen to it enough times you will like it”

          Like I said in one of my previous comments, this IS true in some cases, but yes, for the most part, it’s used as an excuse for songs that don’t deserve any merit. The songs of Sakkarakatti are classic examples for that. The album was average, at best.

          Btw, different people have different tastes for music. What one person cherish may appear awful to another.

        • “Another favorite expression of these besotted foot in the mouth dick-in-the-mouth fans – the music will grow on you. ;)”

          A lot of things can grow on you if you are careless.
          For example, Sori, serangu, padai…. ;)
          What was that thing they were saying about ARR’s music again?

          @SI: How’s that for comment of the month? ;)

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          Yup. Our morning Starbucks Coffee tastes better now. ;)
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  11. Well your review standards have dipped since 2008. Steadily. I’ve been here for a while and this is what I notice.

    As I’ve always told, review movies and the like.. music’s just not your cup of tea.

    You write: “Bet that’s what the naysayers and Doubting Thomases said when Newton saw the Apple fall and came out with the Law of Gravitation.”

    You’re no Newton my dear “kollu(jollu) thatha/patti”. Neither is music your apple. :D

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    It’s the fate of geniuses to always be derided in their lifetime.

    History is littered with countless examples – Newton, Galileo, Jesus, Buddha, Adi Sankara and now, ahem, SI.

    Excuse us for a moment, will ya. We’re getting the irresistible itch to hum:

    Boom Boom Lava da Boom Boom Lava da.
    Zoom Zoom Lava da Zoom Zoom Lava da.

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  12. Ha ha ha. Unfortunately, you’re like the soothsayer who predicts doomsday. Only people of your clan would think you’re a genius.

    BTW, keep trying for that elusive good wisecrack. Romba naal achu since I read a decently funny comment/post of your.

    The boom boom lava da is not even remotely funny.

    Try, try and keep trying gran. Thou shalt succeed. :D

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Unfortunately, you’re like the soothsayer who predicts doomsday

    Mocking the Soothsayer, are we?

    Here we go.

    Soothsayer:

    Caesar!

    CAESAR:

    Ha! who calls?

    CASCA:

    Bid every noise be still: peace yet again!

    CAESAR:

    Who is it in the press that calls on me?
    I hear a tongue, shriller than all the music,
    Cry ‘Caesar!’ Speak; Caesar is turn’d to hear.

    Soothsayer:

    Beware the ides of March.

    CAESAR:

    What man is that?

    BRUTUS:

    A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.

    CAESAR:

    Set him before me; let me see his face.

    CASSIUS:

    Fellow, come from the throng; look upon Caesar.

    CAESAR:

    What say’st thou to me now? speak once again.

    Soothsayer:

    Beware the ides of March.

    CAESAR:

    He is a dreamer; let us leave him: pass.

    Source: Julius Caesar Act 1, Scene 2

    And we all know (well, at least some of us do) what happened to Caesar when he ignored the soothsayer, don’t we! ;)
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    • Shakespeare lerndhu laam references thara vendirku to give a repartee. Good good. At last some work for you.

      On a more serious note- please check out a few animation movies instead of all this music thingy. Its’ worth a shot. If you cant, probably another member of your team (if you do have them). There are quite a lot of great movies you have missed in that genre.

      Also, have you seen Close Encounters of the Third Kind? (obviously you have?)

      If possible, review it.. a different movie. A predecessor to the District 9’s and Independence Day’s.

      Watched Angels and Demons yesterday for the second time. Gripping fast movie!

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      We’ll try to review Close Encounters of the Third Kind in the near future.

      Maybe, if we’re in a good mood when we wake up we’ll get it from Blockbuster tomorrow today instead waiting for Netflix and watch and maybe even review it.

      But don’t hold your breath. ;)
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  13. Good review.

    Rahman has proven his talent many times. The flaw is not in music, actually it is team. The real class Rahman creating music for low class Tapori Rajini is not easy one, Rahman has to downgrade himself, may be in the process he farts!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Rajini – Avar vali thani vali. ;)
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  14. SI must be licking its chops at the prospect of bashing Endhiran, the movie.. if the music bashing can attract 16 responses in less than a day.. imagine what would happen if the movie is bashed.

    The songs weren’t bad.. they do sound like they’ll grow on us

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: SI must be licking its chops at the prospect of bashing Endhiran, the movie..

    Oh no, we are extremely hopeful that Endhiran will be equal to or better than any of the finest Hollywood films.

    Go Rajini, Go! Make chutney of I, Robot and others of its ilk.

    2. You write: The songs weren’t bad.. they do sound like they’ll grow on us

    Alas, the only thing ‘growing’ here is our angst at this Fart-buster album.

    • Exactly. SI is waiting for that day ;)

      Want suggestions? You have many on your side here to get suggestions on the title, SI.

      SI didn’t think Hosanna was a good song(VTV). Readers, decide this [edited word darling’s] taste for yourselves.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You Write Above: Want suggestions? You have many on your side here to get suggestions on the title, SI.

      Should that sad day arrive when we have to rely on suggestions from schmucks, we’ll hang up our saddle.

  15. If you would look at ARR’s IMDB profile – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006246/
    Since 2006 when he released Rang De Basanti and Sillunu Oru Kadhal, 2 of his better projects, he has an incredibly poor strike rate of hits to misses.
    Even Slumdog which you praise so eloquently is an average fare compared to his heydey (though it made for good background score in the film) not to mention the soundtrack had 3 compositions not originally his.
    But arguments aside, is ARR the most overrated Indian entertainer currently?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: But arguments aside, is ARR the most overrated Indian entertainer currently?

    Need you even ask.

    Prodigious quality seldom accompanies prodigious quantity.

    A.S. Dileep Kumar oops A.R.Rahman is the perfect example.
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  16. “Slumdog Millionaire was just an ordinary album.”
    @elnino

    Come on, Slumdog was not one of his best works, but it wasn’t certainly an ordinary album. It was quite decent.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Yes, it was decent. More than decent.
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  17. The title of this article is a good, relavant question. Should have asked the same when Raavanan released.

    ARR is now the worst music director is the Indian film industry. Unadulterated crap!

    Just imagine he makes SPB sing and converts his voice into some cheap DJ. What a shame for SPB.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: ARR is now the worst music director is the Indian film industry. Unadulterated crap!

    Ah, from your lips to God’s ears.

    Somebody, please remind us not to process comments at 1:09 AM ET in a gin-soaked state. ;)
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    • @Sam:

      So my dear sam, do you live in an India of Gods to say ARR is now the worst music director?

      may I know the better ones in India now, please? Do they include the great Himeshes or the greater GV Prakashes? Let me intrude the space between your lips and “God’s ears”, and listen on.. as SI puts it.

      Vaai irundha enna venumnalum pesalam. Post panravaruku konjam OVER’a ve jalra podardha vida, NPS(naaka pudingindu savalam) :P

      • @Elnino

        So Mr. elnino…..songs r great.! Wow what a masterpieces. Pudhiya manidha………boomikku vaaaaaaa.

        Fact is that he was the best, but is now close to the worst.

        Even if we can forgive him for churning out these stupid songs for Enthiran, given that it is a sci-fi film, how can u justify the shit he gave for Raavan/ VTV/Slumdog etc.

        Himesh or any other music director is better than ARR at the moment. ARR has to seriously work on his skills which changed the way of Indian music once upon a time.

        SI, Once upon …..is a getting fair reviews from all. Maybe u can see it.

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        You Write Above: SI, Once upon …..is a getting fair reviews from all. Maybe u can see it.

        Parkalam (we’ll see).

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    • sam says: ARR is now the worst music director is the Indian film industry

      WTF.. Now that you have successfully managed to piss off the Rahmaniacs (and had fun), can you please reprimand him for making such a moronic statement.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You’ve already chastised him by deploying the moronic adjective. ;)

  18. Wow, so Endhiran’s songs have finally released, is it? Should we really debate whether these are chartbusters or fartbusters??

    Dude, irrespective of what you or others here say, the producers are already laughing their way to the bank, why give more publicity (even criticism is publicity to films) to an already popular film.

    Btw, is this film supposed to be inspired by the Hollywood Film, I ROBO (Starring Will Smith) or is it inspired by the Late Indian Science Fiction Writer Sujatha’s Book “Yen Iniya Eyandhira”(Some people pronounce it as Yen Iniya Indira :( ). Please do review the movie and let us know the truth.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: irrespective of what you or others here say, the producers are already laughing their way to the bank, why give more publicity (even criticism is publicity to films) to an already popular film.

    You are right.

    This junk is unworthy of PubliShitty.

    2. We’ve seen I, Robot (Will Smith), a decent action movie.

    Whether Endhiran is a lift of I, Robot only time will tell.

    We’ll try to rewatch and review I, Robot before Endhiran hits the screens.
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  19. Rahman is oops was a good music director.

    Then its biggest budget movies blue and endhiran has rahman as music director thats good but the bad thing is his worst albums in years is those to big budget movies,see his vinnaithandi varuvaya had wonderfull songs,endhiran is the worst from rahman in years actually i liked his raavan to some extent,rahman big thumbs down,actually the song in endhiran should be boo boo rahman boo boo shankar

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You heard that Rahman, a big Boo.
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  20. Off topic

    have you listened to “aisha” movie’s music,it is very peppy album fine songs,u will sure it

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Not yet.

    Just checked out Apple iTunes to maybe purchase it. Looks like they don’t have it.

    Plan to read Emma (on which Aisha is based) in a day or two.
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    • Off topic

      like it

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      But post-I Hate Luv Storys that gal has her mouth wide open and just refuses to shut it. :(
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  21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXnKrM7xW3U&feature=related
    if u r free watch this wonderful song,it features cutie kamalini mukherjee

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: if u r free watch this wonderful song,it features cutie kamalini mukherjee

    Born Free (Thank You, Joy Adamson, Nice book), Forever Free.

    Bala channagidhe Savari scene (nice scene).

    Kamalini bala ishta (like Kamalini a lot).

    BTW, who’s the guy?
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    • for u info,this movie is made in three languages telugu(gamyam) then tamil (Kadhalna Summa Illai) and then in kannada(savari).in all 3 languages kamalini was the heroine ,b try to find the movie telugu version gamyam.its a fine love story with a social theme

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      We’ve heard of the Tamil version (Kadhalna Summa Illai) but didn’t watch it.

      Not sure if it released here.

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    • the guy name is raghu mukherjee (no relation with kamalini) talented actor,but not got good opportunities other than this

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Thanks.
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  22. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mmqGi66oqQ

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Funny shit.
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  23. @SI

    Two remarkable things struck me just now as I was browsing your music review.

    1) Shankar and Rahman have so many collaborations, yet how come the best music(songs and theme music) in a Shankar film to date is not from Sivaji/Gentleman/Kaadhalan/Indian/Mudhalvan/boys/Jeans , but…………………Anniyan.

    Perhaps Rahman takes his position in Shankar films as granted and does a perfunctory job.

    2) How come there are a million music review sites and millions more film blogging sites yet you are the only one daring to speak your mind without couching your review in vague terms and generalities. If nothing, one would think that it would be a sure-fire way to attract more hits to blogs/sites but nobody seems to be nibbling at the bait. Wonder why?

    Generally, Indians seem to have an inferiority complex over criticising anyone white/awarded or recognized by the white man. 50 years on, most Indians are still slaves mentally to the whites. Disgraceful state of affairs. :(

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: Perhaps Rahman takes his position in Shankar films as granted and does a perfunctory job.

    Say that again.

    Say that a million times.

    2. You write: How come there are a million music review sites and millions more film blogging sites yet you are the only one daring to speak your mind without couching your review in vague terms and generalities. If nothing, one would think that it would be a sure-fire way to attract more hits to blogs/sites but nobody seems to be nibbling at the bait. Wonder why?

    Now the SRINIVASES (yeah, an all upper-case SI Blog reader) of the world would come out of the woodwork and accuse Racer and SI of being an instance of Karthik Calling Karthik, but we didn’t write the above review for the sake of page-views.

    It’s hard for lesser beings like SI Blog reader Elnino Aurora to accept it, but we sincerely felt Endhiran is a lesser work.

    That’s the God-Honest truth, Elnino.

    We swear by our fourth glass of Gilbey’s. ;)

    Update:

    Yeah, it’s 3:57 AM ET and we’re still up (wateva up means). ;)
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    • Stop being a hypocrite and pretend as though yours is a higher calling than getting the hits. If not, your main reason and the attraction of this website would be what it has been intended for- American NRI-helpful information.

      60-75 percent of your headliners are about movie reviews. How many readers even know this site holds other stuff than just movie reviews, news and the occasional food review? Deep inside, you are an effing failure on all other stuff. So you write movie reviews to get the hits. You wont accept that, but I might as well drive it into the readers minds like how you’ve been fooling them all along.

      Seriously people..

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. A liberal application of talcum powder is known to alleviate itching on the cojones, at least so they say.

      If that fails, you can always fall back on salsa. ;)

      2. You write: If not, your main reason and the attraction of this website would be what it has been intended for- American NRI-helpful information

      What gave you the bizarre idea that SI is SA (i.e. Salvation Army).

      Who gives a f*ck for American-NRIs or any other variety, for that matter.

      You really ought to try drinking, if you still harbor hopes of making any sense at all. ;)

    • thats shankar’s fault or rahmans ?

      Kadhalan had one of the finest music…It takes a rahman to compose an ‘ennavale’ and ‘mukkala’ in the same album…Endhiran is mediocre perhaps because of various factors primary being the super star movie.

      FYI listen to Delhi-6 if you haven’t…thats the last gr8 album that he came up with..Its stupid to bullshit a person’s ability just from a single mediocre album..god knows how many crappy films illayaraja or RD or anyone else has done in their career

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. You write: Endhiran is mediocre perhaps because of various factors primary being the super star movie.

      So a Super-Star’s movie is worthy of only mediocre music. Weird logic. Well, we guess normal rules don’t apply in Cooum-wood.

      2. You write: It’s stupid to bullshit a person’s ability just from a single mediocre album..

      Agreed.

      Not sure if your barb is aimed at us or the other commenters. Our post was in the context of Endhiran.
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      • Its in general…am a little disappointed about people bullshitting ARR just from this single album…as i said rajini has 65000 fan clubs…n doing music to satisfy all of ‘em is hell lot of commercialisation with no room for creativity or improvisation.

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        In our view, many of these so-called fan clubs in Tamil Nadu are wholly-owned subsidiaries or partially-owned subsidiaries of the stars.

        There could, of course, be exceptions but we remain more than a little skeptical.
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    • @Racer: do you say that anniyan has the best music out of shankar’s all ?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGCsHvVmA2o

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52VE2MZn_0A

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      What is the Makkal Theerpu (peoples verdict) on the above?

      Very Similar, Similar, a Little Similar, Totally Different?

      • In some parts, suspiciously similar indeed…..

        @gk
        But you do know that it was the other theme, with some random stuff like “moza kaasa miya” or something singing in the background that was much more heavily used in the film. The one that plays during the build-up to his kills.

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        You write: In some parts, suspiciously similar indeed…..

        It’s the curse of most Indian artistes to eventually be found to have feet of clay.
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    • Didn’t notice this comment (too much commotion on this page) by racer.. Anniyan’s music was my least favorite of all Shankar’s movies.. it wasn’t bad, but just not as good as ARR’s compositions. My favorite song from Harris Jayaraj’s discography is
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHkb4yaSXq8

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      The song is Delicious but the picturization Hellicious.

  24. Hi Si,

    Just now listened to the tracks.A big disappointment.Looks like the high standards that he had set over the years has deteriorated since Raavan/Raavanan.

    A small question.Having any idea to watch Udaan?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Just checked out Udaan.

    The movie is supposed to have released here…but we just don’t recollect seeing any mention.

    Must be a very limited release. Perhaps only on the West Coast (??).
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  25. I’m surprised at the number of comments just for Endhiran music release, wondering what would happen when the movie releases???
    SI, be prepared for sleepless nights!!!!
    @Vino,
    I had downloaded the song arima, arima in a single link for that song (cos Hariharan had always been my fav singer) and was then downloading the full album , after listening to the sorima, sorima which I still consider the best of the worst.. I stopped the rest of download do u need anymore explanation u doubting thomas???

    I’m a Rahman fan but that doesn’t mean we should take whatever he gives !!! Remember We fans are his best critics!!! ARR’s music never worked for rajini’s movies ..remember rajini’s fan clubs pelting stones at Rahman’s house after padayappa’s music release

    Hope rahman realizes this!!!

    What rajini’s films needs is something like this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3l6G-oC1fA&feature=related

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You Write Above: ARR’s music never worked for rajini’s movies ..remember rajini’s fan clubs pelting stones at Rahman’s house after padayappa’s music release

    Interesting.

    Wonder if any stones were pelted yesterday. ;)

    • @Logu: “remember rajini’s fan clubs pelting stones at Rahman’s house after padayappa’s music release”

      What for?

      Padaiyappa had great music.

      BTW Anniyan’s music was good but in no way better than the music of Gentleman, Kadhalan , Sivaji(good bgm). Also Anniyan wasn’t Harris Jeyraj’s best work. It was Minnale.

      • @1012900:
        Well, regarding Kadhalan, I have to say “My bad”. Having not seen the film, I was initially under the wrong impression that the “Ennavale” song was from that other Prabhu Deva- Nagma starrer which also had A.R.Rahman music—-“Love Birds”.

        And I may even concede Anniyan being no better (but no worse either) than Gentleman, in terms of songs alone.

        But take into account that haunting bgm that appears whenever Anniyan goes in for the kill, and you’ve not only got something really good, but also very relevant to the context of the film.

        Sivaji theme was good, but nowhere in the same class as that score. Again, its the kind of theme music that sounds great in a theatre with all the bass buffing it up, but since A.R.R, of late, relies less on his core tune and more on the snazzing-it-up-with-instrumental-interludes (as somebody pointed out), it doesn’t have the lingering impact that the Anniyan theme did.

        Song-wise, of course, Sivaji had a couple of good songs like Sahana and Vaaji Vaaji but then Rahman also gave two perfectly horrendous ones in Oru Koodai and Adhiradi. Ballelaka was inferior to all other Rajini opening songs I’ve heard, which include some fine Rahman pieces like Oruvan Oruvan from Muthu and Singa Nadai Pottu from Padaiyappa.

        Of course, Baasha, for me, will always be his crowning glory. In terms of both bgm and the film as a whole.

        In comparison, Anniyan too had a couple of good melodies and one terrific song in Kannum Kannum and some above average catchy stuff in Andangaaka and Kaadhal Yaanai. Not a single blooper, mind you. Along with that superb background score, of course. Yes, wrt Sivaji, Anniyan definitely does fare much better in the music department.

        Anyway, this is purely my personal take. Opinions will, of course, differ.

        • @Racer bro : i know your good with movies but music ? You still gotta catch up a lot man…see my links about anniyan…you will know how much of a thievin swine is this ‘hair’is jeyaraj…n basha ? pls don’t get me started..deva even copied back street boys and boy zone…which self respecting composer who has a miniscule shade of vekkam, manam et all would do that ?

        • racer says: Of course, Baasha, for me, will always be his crowning glory. In terms of both bgm and the film as a whole.
          முனிAndy asks: whose crowning glory?!
          SI watches.

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          ???
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          • Oh, that’s a running commentary on what’s happening here.

            You are watching me asking for more clarification on what racer was saying.

            I believe racer thinks that Baasha’s music was scored by ARR.

            SearchIndia.com Responds:

            OK.

            As one of the commenters (GK) said earlier, Racer’s playing catch-up in the moosik business.
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          • @muniyandi
            Adappaavi, appadiyae maathiputtaangale.

            Bro, I was referring in terms of Rajni and Rajni alone. I know Deva copies. Everything from bhajans to rock music. And that does take a lot of sheen out of it. Still, you’ll agree that Baasha was his best movie and also had his best bgm. That’s what I was talking about.

            @gk
            I’ve replied to your response earlier. Please see that.

        • @racer44
          Yes, Sivaji theme is a kind of theme that sounds best in a theatre.

          By Anniyan theme, are u referring to the hell music, which can be heard during the first killing, when Haneefa is chased?

          If yes, that’s a rip off from Passion of the Christ theme. But to be fair I liked the BGM during Anniyan’s intro, after he throws Haneefa from the car.

          “And I may even concede Anniyan being no better (but no worse either) than Gentleman, in terms of songs alone.”

          I completely agree that Anniyan’s music is not worse than Gentleman. I did like the songs, Kadhal Yaanai, Kumari and adankaaka(a bit).

          Yes, Anniyan did fare better than Sivaji in the music dept, BUT, no other composer could have done a better job than ARR in Sivaji bgms and theme.The songs were alright. But compared to Harris’ other works in Minnale and Khaaka Khaaka, Anniyan’s songs were alright.

          I also agree that of late, ARR concentrates less on the core tune. He puts in a lot of instrumentals, though he does a good job of that.
          I’ve observed this over the years. Compared to Gentleman, Dil Se, Roja etc where ARR did a fantastic job with the core tunes and the instrumental interludes, his recent works, instead heavily relies on the instrumental interludes alone. My fav song Hosanna itself can be taken as an example.

          Coming to Baasha, I was of the opinion that the music was by IR. I just couldn’t imagine Deva composing tunes like those. Basha’s bgms and songs were so good that I used to keep watching the movie so many times during my childhood just for Rajini and the music.

          SearchIndia.com Responds:

          You write: Coming to Baasha, I was of the opinion that the music was by IR. I just couldn’t imagine Deva composing tunes like those.

          Both IMDB and Wiki credit Deva for the Baasha music.
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    • yea ! that shit head deva will steal from every ass crack around the world and u call it gr8 music ? for gods sakes this idiot totaly ripped off T2’s theme and used it in Basha…pls dont say as long as its enjoyable its not a sin to copy(“nalu perukku nallathu pannanumna edhuvume thappu illa” -nayagan dial.)

  26. @ SI (alias The Great One ;),
    [epithet replaced with an endearment]

    I did not tell Endhiran is good or bad. It very much might be a lesser work, and I am perfectly fine with it. I just tell YOU ARE A LESSER BEING to comment on whether Rahman farted on your face or on the guys who jalra thattufy here for you.

    Get that effing thing into your blood with the alcohol you’re downing in. :)

    You dont know nothing of music to write reviews and get hits. Yet again, you are good at movies and I accept that.

    And BTW, I would like to contend the very fact that the best music in a Shankar movie was from Anniyan.

    Dei, idhellam ungluke overa therile. Kadhalan nalla illiyam. Gentleman nalla illiyam. Boys nalla illiyam. Idhellam thaandi Anniyan dhan best album aam. I wonder if you were born in 2005 or something. Now our very great music critic SI needs to comment on this. Why not review the Kadhalan/Gentleman album and prove people on your side are wrong. Lets see if you think Kadhalan is shit. I haven’t met one person who has told it is nothing short of great.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You Write Above: Get that effing thing into your blood with the alcohol you’re downing in….Lets see if you think Kadhalan is shit. I haven’t met one person who has told it is nothing short of great.

    With all our drinking, our writing is still sober (well, at least for the most part).

    Regarding Kadhalan, ever heard of this thingy called search?

    Kadhalan – Hellish Movie, Heavenly Music

    Music We’ve Acquired Lately – 7

    As you can see (if only you could), we’ve made two references to Kadhalan’s fine music in the past.

    So, the next time you get the itch to keyboard some nonsense without first doing a simple search, take a knife to your fingers a la Malcolm McDowell in The Passage. ;)

    • Your site hasnt got nothing to search from. And if you want to pick on something to catch me napping, get another excuse SI. You think Kadhalan is good, then why didn’t you put that up in the comment which trashed Rahman’s music for Shankar movies.

      You just want to further your cause and trash people. Simple.

      Read that as showing a middle finger at you with mucho gusto.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      You write above: You just want to further your cause and trash people. Simple.

      Yea, Capitalism, Communism and now SI-ism.

      BTW, were you always this way or did we play a role? ;)

      • Haha. This is your blog. You speak what you think.

        And nice one there.. replacing the epithet with an endearment.

        Lol.. I was born this way. (I bet you’re gonna hit back to this line alone)

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Not our blog…We’re just a not-so-humble Coolie here.

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  27. Off topic:

    Too much battle for just the album…wondering how the page of the Endhiran review (the very thinkings scares me a lot ;) ) would be ;) . SI might be forced to do paging for comments (like in youtube)?

    haven’t heard any of the songs and dont have plans until the movie release (my colleagues might play it at office…since then no comments)

    offtopic:

    just back from Toy Story 3 (2D) 5PM show. Why it is 35MM like commercials? is it intended?

    you ask about the film…I have watched all the recent films of Pixar (Wall-E, UP, Bolt, etc) and now T.S 3. I could see one similarity in all these films…these guys are very good in riding on viewer’s emotion quotient and make sure that their films ‘moves’ the audience in one way or other. This just got overdone in this film…with few action sequences, larger part of the movie is about the bonding & love of toys towards its master. Good for kids!

    But not for someone like you who is at their 11.59PM of their life ;)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We haven’t seen any of the TS films.

    BTW, TS is Toy Story not Transvestite…Seen plenty of them, both in films and in person. ;) Philly is da place.

  28. I got to post the 50th response.. yay!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    ;)

  29. someone talked abt synthesizing music….u can’t play shankarabaranam or thillana mohanambal for irobot.

    I guess the music justifies the theme of the movie although songs are unnecessary for the genre that is sci-fi (??)…

    Will wait for the bgms…all of rahmans previous films for rajini had mediocre music but the background elevated the movie to the next level..be it muthu, padayappa or sivaji.

    Of course people will bullshit this music as the ‘thalaivar’ fans have million terms and conditions which even an experimentalist like rahman is also forced to follow….

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You Write Above: all of rahmans previous films for rajini had mediocre music but the background elevated the movie to the next level..be it muthu, padayappa or sivaji.

    After being lowered by the music, we are eagerly waiting to be elevated by the film. ;)

  30. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHr9gGQ7kA4&feature=related

    One of my fav songs from Padaiyappa. Wonderful music and lyrics.

    IMO, if it were not for Rajni and ARR, this film would have surely went down the drain.

    Now, it’s really hard to believe that the man who composed such gr8 tunes is finally reduced to composing such average tracks.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ-Iq34b2gk

    I just heard Boom Boom robot :(

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Now, it’s really hard to believe that the man who composed such gr8 tunes is finally reduced to composing such average tracks.

    Wonder if Robot Da Robot Da will get Rahman the Bharat Ratna. Hell, if Rajiv Gandhi can get it why not Rahman.
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    • “Hell, if Rajiv Gandhi can get it why not Rahman.”

      Rajiv Gandhi ya vidunga. MGRukke kedaichudhu.

      This Bharat Ratna thing is pretty much a cruel joke. Everytime they give it to someone, you witness muffled sniggers and much regretful shaking of heads. Should we even get into the Padma Shris, Padma Vibushans and other “awards”?

      Bottomline, in India, awards are not bestowed. They are bought. And are therefore, worthless.

      The only man in recent years who was genuinely patriotic, an endearing figure to the people and contributed immensely to the nation’s progress who ALSO got the Bharat Ratna was Dr.Abdul Kalam.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. The so-called educated classes have never harbored great affection for MGR.

      But we like him and like him for one reason only – the Mid-day Meal Scheme for Poor School Children that he launched in 1982.

      Badly implemented as it was in some places, the program was still a worthy one, particularly in the context of early 1980s when poverty and hunger was more prevalent in Tamil Nadu.

      2. Agree that Abdul Kalam was a deserving candidate.

      We vote for a posthumous award for Baba Amte.
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  31. Dude, leave this now and look at that Commonwealth Games comedy. :D

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Reminds us of the Asiad games tamasha in the early 1980s.
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  32. Enthiran will fail in box office, reasons: 1. Shankar’s style of movie making is outdated. 2. Sharuk is not stupid to opt out of producing this money blower in Hindi. 3. Rajini – After Kuselan, this idiot lost female fans, especially Thaimargal.

    There is a dialogue: All my political dialogues are written by Script writers, I am just an actor. His credibilty is gone, So no longer rajini got the ladies base! Rajini’s Punchi Dialogue in Enthiran: Naan oru thadava Maran Kamba nakkuna, 234 thadava nakkunathuku samam.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You Write Above: Enthiran will fail in box office,

    We feel it’s too early to write Enthiran’s epitaph.

    Rajnikanth still has a large fan-base who think his shit smells sweet.

    Second, Sun Pictures is a behemoth in Tamil Nadu and will invest considerable resources to make a return on their investments. The hype machine is just getting revved up.

    Finally, there’s always the possibility that the movie might live up to the hype. You never know in life.
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    • @Saapadu Rama: “Enthiran will fail in box office”

      Not a chance Endhiran is gonna fail. Just think, a movie directed by Shankar, with music by ARR, produced by Sun Pictures and above all, the superstar of Indian cinema Rajinikanth as the lead.

      onnum illadha Vijay padathaye 120 days ku otum bodhu, there is no chance that this movie is gonna fail, even if it’s worse than Sura, which is highly unlikely. It might be slick in its execution.

      SI is right. There’s always the possibility that the movie might live up to the hype.

      • Sura ran for 34 days max. It was removed from majority of theatres within 25 days.
        Anyways, nowadays, hardly any films run for 100 days. The success of a film is determined byt the first 2 weeks. Looking at the hype and publicity surrounding this film, im sure this film will be a hit; simply because it has Rajini, Shankar, ARR, Sun Pictures.
        I would have included Aishwarya, but ever since Raavanan, everyone in TN (finally) realised how bad she is at acting.

        And is it just me, or has ARR’s music gone downhill ever since he won his Oscar award? (VTV was good, but for his standards it was average)

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        You write: or has ARR’s music gone downhill ever since he won his Oscar award

        It’s like Einstein, the last 30 or so years was mostly blah blah blah.
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    • @Saapadu Rama
      1. who else got style ?
      2.SRK opted out cos of creative differences with shankar.
      3.Ur point doesn’t seem logical.

      btw punch dial. in endhiran : ” nan adichenna unna google lala kuda theda mudiyatha ” (oh god !)

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Nice punch-ing at end. ;)

      Will add to Rajinikanth vs King Cobra & Other Facts of Life later today.

    • A few days back you did say Enthiran was maintaining a low profile.

      Not like the Kamal Haasan movies which we saw (Aalavandhan Hey Ram etc) which were hyped up bigtime all through.

      The movie is going to be up in less than a month from now- so should return the investment for Sun. Those guys have a good network/marketing channels.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      If we were the betting kind (and we’re not except the occasional $ we throw at the casinos), we’d bet in favor of the movie’s success given the strangehold Sun has over the Tamil psyche through their TV channel and other media.
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  33. By God even a constipated cow can scream pleasant than this.

    Sivaji’s music was a disaster, this is utter garbage, and what more this moron Rajini looks like an unadulterated Jackass, so much for Shankar trying to make him look like a bad ass. Aishwarya is just not the same these days. Expecting a super duper, never before seen,gigantic, hellishly bad flop…….

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: even a constipated cow can scream pleasant than this….Rajini looks like an unadulterated Jackass…Aishwarya is just not the same these days

    Looks like you have all the ingredients for a successful movie in Tamil Nadu. ;)
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  34. Million dollar question? Is rajini uses Viagra? Where we get answer [Deleted]?

    did you you anytime try viagra? Once I had some chinese stuff, it kept me all night alive.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: did you you anytime try viagra?

    We haven’t tried Viagra but the Indian herbal drink Kashayam – milk+lots of pepper+fair amount of ginger+turmeric is as effective. ;)

    The Spanish Fly is said to be very effective but dangerous.
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