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Discussion Of The Week: Song..

mellisai IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 15 December 2007 at 2:24pm | IP Logged

Hello everyone!!

this is our 1st discussion of the week.. and this week the disussion is going to be about Movie Songs..!

there is atleast 5 songs in one movie, but why are these songs so important for a movie? can a movie be successful without songs?

and what are your fav. songs now and from the past? why do you like it.. because of the lyrics, choreography, or because of the singers? 



rojapoooo IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 16 December 2007 at 12:37am | IP Logged
First to answer your second part Sri -
The song "vellai pookkal ulagam engum
malarattum" (Kannathil muthamittal)
- my all time favourite - this song has
everything in it - lyrics, music, singer,
situation - u name it!!! When u listen to
this song, u can actually feel peace
descending all around and over you .
Another song which is a winner -
"Katrin Mozhi" from Mozhi. Basically
melodies have an immortal life.

With regard to "why songs in movies?" -
there was a time when part of the story
went in fast forward mode by a song -
cutting on the length of a movie but still
held the continuity. One good example is
from Balachander's movie "Avargal" -
"Ippadi oor thalattu paadava, athil appdaiye
yen kathaiyai kooravaa?" - Sujatha narrates
her married life to her ex lover. It was
much better than showing those flash back
scenes!!! At some point,having songs and filming
them abroad became a fad - rather a box office
incentive - the songs had no meaning or use
other than adding to the commercial value -
At present the movie fans have seen them all and
have lost interest - they are able to identify
the locations these days, thanks to the constant
exposures! Barring a few exceptions, songs do
not have any importance in movies - other than
feeding a large section of people who depend on
them as their livelihood!!
Aahaana Global Moderator

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Posted: 16 December 2007 at 8:24am | IP Logged
Heheā€¦.a Indian movie without songs?? LOL Well, I think those songs are mean to entertain the audience with colourful songs sequence and foreign locations, another important thing, its mean to play an important role to show the emotions as we don't show intimate scenes like in Hollywood and music has always been a great strength to Indian movies - whenever the screenplay has failed to entertain, the music and songs has lift up the movie, exp Thiruda thirudi, pollathavan, chitram pesudathi etc Wink

I also agree with Roja akka, sometimes the songs are important to move the story forward, instead of showing flashback scenes or detailed scenes.

I have lots of favourite songs so the list is cant be posted here LOL , but here is a few exp, nila kaigirathu (indra), both the version is very good, good lyrics, singers and music composition, mannil intha (keladi kanmani) the lyrics and tune is very good with SPB voice, kanne kalaimane (mondran pirai) the situation and Yeudas voices simply great, title track of Kannathil muthamittal and vellaipokkal, the choreography, tune and voice are simply good to hear etc. Big smile
Vinuthasri Goldie

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Posted: 18 December 2007 at 4:18pm | IP Logged
Excellent topic, Sri. :)
Hats off to you for starting discussion on one of my favourite things in the world.
Why songs in the movies??
In the olden days, men used to go out for smoke or coffee whenever there was a song in the theater. Slowly, the trend changed with good picturisation and some movies ran only for the songs, inspite of the crappy story. Nowadays, some songs are picturised in a way that one cannot sit and watch with the whole family. The lyrics are no consolation either.
Rojakka and meli's choices are very good. Good songs like vellaip pookkal and melodies like munbe vaa etc DO exist.

Today, my choice is maargazhi thingal allavaa from sangamam.
 Yday margazhi month started. I miss the bhajans and kolams and going to temple early in the mornings breathing fresh air ....and ofcourse soodaana pongal. Tongue
Though this song from sangamam is not just thiruppaavai, the pallavi part is from aandaal's thiruppaavai. A.R.Rahman's music, voices of S.Janaki and Unni Krishnan and picturisation and importance of this climax song make this a notable gem.
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Edited by Vinuthasri - 18 December 2007 at 4:24pm
Dits Goldie

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Posted: 19 December 2007 at 12:29am | IP Logged
For the movie to be termed completely as commercialised ther ahs to be at least 3 song songs in the movie. If you have noticed, art movies (generally termed as 'award films') don't have any songs at all.

And songs do add a lot of beauty to whatever the theme of the movie, if they are well tuned, well penned and well picturised. This is where dappankoothu songs fail-neither do they ahve good lyrics, good music, and the pictursation will have nothing but local folk dance. Directors like Mani Rtanam, Rajiv Menon etc have a special knack at picturisation of the songs, and ther's nobody to beat Ilayaraja and AR Rahman.

Myfavs would be 'Chinna China asai' (Roja); reason, its simple, just abt the dreams of a girl, simple dreams like kissing the moon to travel round the world, etc, and Rahman's music was magnificient there, in the beginning, where the flute plays and Mani Ratnam did good justice to the song by picturising a water fall, faalling from great ehights acc to the rhythm of the flute Clap

Other favs would be 'innisai padi varum ' from Thullatah manavum thullum, Snehithane form Alaipayuthe,Uyire from Bombay, Devathaye Kandein from 'Kadal kondain', Katrin Mozhiye , simply for its music and lyrics Clap , Ragasiamai from Dum dum dum, Anbe Vaa from SOK,...................I can put down a big list, because I'ma big music BUFF!

Edited by ditty - 19 December 2007 at 12:30am
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Posted: 19 December 2007 at 4:10pm | IP Logged
Mots of the songs from the beginning of AR.Rahmans carrier is very
melodious and peaceful to hear like Roja, Bombay, rangeela, minsara
kanavu, 2x kannokondain, uyire esp that poonkaatrile song is very good to
hear, duet, puthiya mugam etc...... Big smile
Dits Goldie

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Posted: 21 December 2007 at 7:17am | IP Logged

Rahman still ahsn't lost his magical touch. His songs are and will always be wonderful, I have a lot of faith in this man's music. True, his latest Sivaji and ATM hasn't had any 'AR' song as such, but even his dappankoothu songs are different. And you acn't really expect Vijay or Rajnikanth to sing 'Kaathal Rojave' or 'Ennavale adi ennavale' or 'uyire', right? LOLBut for last years SOK, which belonged to the romantic genre, he composed some beautiful songs which are atill chart toppers -Munbe Vaa and New York Nagaram are superb songs.Even the Kummiyadi song was different, which if composed by some other MDs, would ahve been something with a lot of screaming and shouting
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Posted: 27 December 2007 at 7:34am | IP Logged
indian films without songs i will never watch them

melody songs give peace
peppy songs make u dance
songs make u forget reality which stinks

my all time fav. poonkatrilae from uyire
venilavae from minsara kanavu
kanodu kanba thelam from jeans

but my list it endless

the point is it cheers me up
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