Friday, April 18, 2008

My Voice

Hi All, this is my first attempt on posting my own song.. i have tried 'netriilladha' from the movie 'pudhiya mugam' sung by Sujatha menon. This is my all time favorite song and here is my version. Please bear with the echo(keep your volume less especially in the beginning). Do listen to it and send your valuable feedback.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Idea Star Singer - A great show indeed!

'Idea Star Singer', a reality music show(music competition) as they call it, being telecast in Asianet from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM on week days is a treat to all music lovers. The Scale and grandeur of the program is much bigger than 'Airtel Super Singer' which was telecast in Vijay TV. I came to know about this program recently when one of my friend asked me to watch it. Since my mother in law is from Palghat, in laws also watch the program. My god. All the singers sound like professionals.The foremost thing which got me stuck to the program is that they sing a lot of tamil/hindi songs and not only malayalam. Since then i became a fan of this program. It seems this had been there since last year(I really missed something great). The versatility of the rounds in this competition is simply fabulous.
The judges include playback singer M. G. Shrikumar, music director Sharath, and our pop queen Usha Uthup. Usha Uthup is sweetly called as 'DhiDhi' in the program. And others, shriyetta n sharath yetta.. While Usha Uthup concentrates on the finer details like confidence, breath control, attitude and presentation, Shri and Sharath are excellent singers, they get too technical, concentrate every swaram of the song sung by the contestants, point out their mistakes, make them repeat and correct them. Its a superb learning ground for those highly talented singers. For the finals of the program, there were five rounds which were unique n was never in the history of any music competition.
1. Carnatic kutchery round
2. Thillana round
3. Non-Malayalam round
4.Dakshinamoorthy swamy round(He is a very very great music director in malayalam like IR, IR and gangai amaran were said to be playing guitar for him in their initial days in cinema.DS songs were pearls...)
5.Judge's choice(this judge is one celebrity judge(definitely some musician) who keeps changing..people like MSV,gangaiamaran were there..
How can i not mention about the bold and beautiful hostess ' Ranjani'.. She has a terrific voice with lovely emotions..(she is missing this week,some other gal is interviewing the singers..ore mokkai..this female speaks mallu too fast..i dont understand only:(..)

Just Imagine how talented the singers should be to go through all these rounds.. all the rounds were awesome. many are in you tube..
6 (Najim,Hesham,Tushar,Durga,Amrutha,Arun gopan) were selected for the Finals out of which 2(Amrutha,hesham) were eliminated and 4 are getting ready for the mega finals.
Whats in store for the winner???? any guesses???

First prize:40 lakh worth flat in cochin
Second prize:Hyundai Santro
Third prize:Alto
Fourth prize: 1 lac rupees
Two of them who got eliminated was awarded 75,000rs..

More than these awards, they stole millions of hearts by their mesmerizing voices one of those being mine. Thats the greatest award!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Male Duets

When I think of the word 'Duet', two things comes to my mind, one is K.B's movie 'Duet' where ARR scored some evergreen numbers , other thing is any Male-female duet. For a change, I thought of listing Male-Male duets but got only few numbers.. let me know more songs in this category..
Here goes the list..
1. Ponn ondru kanden(Padithal mattum podhuma) - TMS-PBS
2. Ennai kaanavillaye(Kaadhal desam) - SPB-O.S Arun and a little is sung by Rafi
3. Thendrale(Kaadhal desam) - Mano-Unnikrishnan
4. Romeo Aatam pottal(Mr.Romeo) - Hariharan-UditNarayanan
5. Neeye unaku(the famous maama maaple song) (Bale Paandiya) - TMS & M.Raju

I forgot some great songs..thanks to raju for reminding me these..
6.Kaatu kuyilu(thalapathy) - SPB - KJYesudas
7.Kaadu potta kaadu - Malaysia Vasudevan -Bharathiraja

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Favorite Hindi Songs

Since my childhood, the only hindi song i knew till my seventh standard was 'Ek dho teen'. Then ' Hum aapke hain kaun'.. I convinced everybody at my home to watch the movie..around 15 of them went.. none of us understood hindi that was so funny..many places the title wud come in the dialogue and w wud ask each other ' atleast title ku artham enna'.. that was the second hindi movie i watched.. first was 'tezaab' wit my parents when i was in 3rd.. tat too some relative took us.. later i started watching lot of hindi movies n when we moved to bombay, there was no choice...pop albums were more fascinating than the movie songs..
Coming back to my favorite movie songs..
let me limit the count to 10 for now as thr r lots..
1.Ek dho teen(Tezaab).. simply loved it for madhuri's dance n the music
2. Pahla pahla pyaar hai(HAHK) - soothening romantic melody
3. Pahla nasha(KSKT) - After i saw the remix i downloded the original n watched.. great song..
4. Churaliya hai tumne() - I came across this song in music competitions.. then later in tv.. then became my altime favorite..hv sung tis in many places..
5. Yaayre Yaayre(Rangeela) - crazy abt tis song for rahman's music,urmila's dance, asha bhosle's voice n tat small kidoos part..
6. Raja ko rani se(Akele hum akele tum) - Aamir-Manisha pair was so beautiful.. i love tat cycle scene in the song..
7.Hum ko manki(guddi) - I watched this jaya bachan movie in DD, she was so cute.. n liked tis prayer song in 'Ameerkalyani' vry much..
8. Aye ho mere zindagi(Raja Hindustani) - tis song has got lovely lyrics.. again i heard first in my school music competition n later in movie..
9. o..mere ladki & Pyaar hua(1947,a love story) - o..mere ladki song was so popular tat time..anil kapoor was quiet smart.. and manisha's solo soong 'Pyaar hua chupkese' s a cute melody..
10.last but not the least , 'Mere sapnon ki Rani ' and 'Chandha hai tu' from Aradhana

I feel very disappointed about my ignorance in old hindi songs even though some very popular songs i download n listen to like kabhi kabhi, baharaon phool barsao,jeena yahaan..
From remixes i discovered some great songs n listen like dil kya kare, jhumka gira, o mere sona re, raat shabdnami, Piya tu, khata laga..
I still have a thirst to explore old hindi songs.. if anyone has some grt collections..gimme sum links..