Saturday, September 12, 2009


Director: Anthony D’Souza

Film music has always been what the director demands and how the composer improvises the situation, no matter how clich├ęd ore lame the situation maybe. Sometimes great songs turn out to be poor due to the non-existent sync between the director & the composer and ordinary songs turn out to be extraordinary all because of the situation and picturisation. A.R.Rahman’s Blue could become an example of either of the situation.

Hindi music sans Punjabi flavour being a rarity these days, Lee Hom Wang’s “deep in the bamboo groove” & JoJo’s “Baby its you” inspired “Chiggy Wiggy” turns out to be the punjabi version of “maya maya” with Sonu and Kylie replacing Maryem Tollar, Keerthi and the flavour intensifies in “Blue-theme”, the desi-version of the cross-over theme song from Chandini Chowk to China, but with “Aaj dil”, a typical sea adventure kind of self-indulgent song backed by the youthful voice of Shreya & rustic Sukwinder, ARR enters his comfort zone of Jazz (modern jazz here) which settles down to classic jazz in the beginning of “Rehnuma” (possible song of the album) and springs a surprise with the “Arabian nights” and “Thazhuvudhu nazhuvudhu” inspiration, rendered arduously by Shreya and Sonu, the lines of Abbas, who seems to have influenced “Kahin toh” into Rashid Ali’s soulful “Bhoola tujhe”, and yet comes up with the funky & witty “yaar mila tha” sung enthusiastically by Udit and Madhushree with minimal instruments usage by ARR compared to the heavy techno rendering in “Fiqrana” by Vijay, which has the catchy alliteration leading to the high octane motif of the song followed by the soft voice of Shreya for this situation mover song.

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