Friday, January 3, 2014

On Screen and Off Screen

Their off- screen and on- screen romance ticked off so well making them one of the most preferred couple in the Kollywood industry. Taking a guess? Yes we are ofcourse talking about the handsome Surya and beautiful Jothika.

The chemistry started with 'Chududhar Anindhu' from the movie Poovellam Kettupaar. Dressed in a beautiful white salwar, Jyothika sure did steal everyone's heart including young hero Surya. This couple somehow also managed to spin a chemistry with a folk based racy number - 'Kaathadi pola yendi' from the movie Maayavi. Although the film was not a hit. The song ofcourse was well accepted. Infact the singer Pushpavanam Kuppusamy was well appreciated for the captivating singing.

Needless to say, the duo's Kaakha Kaakha established the yesteryear 'Kollywood' romance. The beautiful looks that they exchange, made both 'Ennai konjam' and 'Ondra renda' equally famous. "uyirin Uyire' from the same movie emerged as a whooping hit too.

The couple portrayed on screen hot romance with 'Maja maja' from the movie 'Sillunu oru Kaadhal'. Although 'Munbe Vaa' emerged more famous, this song did not fail to make an impact with the love birds too.
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Another classic movie of Surya and Jyothika was Perazhagan which released in the year 2004 (exactly ten years back). The ccouple were widely appreciated for their profound acting. All the songs in the movie became a hit and especially 'Kaadhalluku paliyakoodam' stole all the viewer's attention.

One can say - strating from 1999 until now, this sizzling couple have not come down an ounce with their unconditional love for each other. May the happiness continue with more films together is all we wish.

Hrithik Dance

Ofcourse the man portrayed excellent dancing skills in his very first movie 'Kaho Naa Pyar Hai'. Everyone wanted to dance like what this handsome hunk does in 'Ek Pal ka Jeena'. Even the black clothes that he wears in the song was loved by one and all.

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With 'Main Aisa Kyun Hoon' from the movie Lakshya, he glided past any actor in Bollywood with his flexible moves. What can one say with Prabhudeva himself doing the choreography for this song? Ofcourse it was a hit! Mission Kashmir was another hit movie of his and 'Bumbro' was the favourite song for all as Hrithik managed to shake a leg decked in a black kurta. The most talked about song that was dance-able was 'Aaja maahiya' from the movie Fiza. Thanks to the sway of the song, it remains a cute dance sequence between many couples even today.
 
With Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gham hitting the screen it was ofcourse, 'Bole chudiyaan' that made its way up in the top playlists. His romantic looks, his excellence is dance was talked about and definitely set all the girls gaga about him. None can forget his acting par excellence in the movie Koi Mil Gaya and the song 'Koi Mil Gaya' thrived as the most hummable and danceable number even amongst kids.His moves did not stop there as the movie krrish not only saw him as a superhero but ofcourse as a superhero with amazing dance capcity and 'Dil naa diya' from the movie is a classic example for this.
 
"Baaware Baaware' echoing in Shankar Ehsaan Loy's music direction appeared in the movie Luck by Chance and his Desi moves did the magic of making the song a massive hit. The recent movie 'Zindagi Na milegi Dobara' created ripples for his dance yet again with 'Senorita'. Thus the saga of the hero continues.


Colourful Beginnings

Haven't colours always fascinated us? Don't we all love to wear colourful clothes? But when used in songs it does give us an altogether different feel. It maybe because of the qualities we associate with each colour or just because each colour on its own has a starking significance. Here is a look at popular songs which have mentioned 'colours'.

The recent hit in 2013 would definitely be the first song that strikes you. Yes we are talking about 'Oodha' colour ribbon. Talking about oodha, Vijay starring song, 'oodha oodha poo' is one more beautiful number.

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The song with its rhyming lyrics too captured all our attention. Going few years back, 'Manja' Kaatu maaina grabbed all our attention. That was also because of entertaining dance from Prabhudeva. Talking about colours, who can forget the song 'Pachai nirame'? Well almost all the colours are in there. Aren't they? Did you also know the colour word used in the song sets the feel too? A classic example would be 'Velai' pura ondru engudhu. Why this song is the thought running in your head? Well 'White' is always associated with something pure too. And in the same way one can attribute love to being the purest form of affection for someone and ofcourse white depicts it the best. "Vellai pookal"  ofcourse is another anyone would associate with peace. Don't we all agree that this colour brings out a calming effect?

Black on the other hand always had a negative connotation. But thanks to 'Karuppu dhan enakku pudicha colour" , it actually created positive ripples and ofcourse until today it is many of our favourites.Be it any colour, we must understand that each colour on its own has a beauty and the song definitely brings out the best of it.

RAVISHING REKHA BHARADWAJ

Her voice stands apart from all the singers in the industry. Is it her singing style? Her rendition? Her tone? Her entry into the singing field was not too successful but luck turned its charm with one specific song and that has led Rekha to the height where she is now.There is ofcourse no single reason to say why we love her songs so much. Time to list out the best tracks of this versatile singer!

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'Sasuraal ghenda phool' brought her to limelight and definitely owes the credits to A.R.Rahman and the movie Delhi -6 which released in 2009.  But one must agree that 2006 was a good year for this singer as 'Namak ishq ka' from Omkara made a clear hit amongst the audience and was accepted by all. Bipasha shaking her curves to this song made it even more popular, one can say. In other words, this song marked her entry into Bollywood.

Another hit for her in 2009 was 'Raat ke Daai bajhe' from the movie Kaminey and this song saw Priyanka Chopra making the moves.Rahman who loved her voice used her to sing 'Raanjha Raanjha' in the movie Raavan in the year 2010. The throw of her voice is to be appreciated ofcourse.

For all the dance lovers, who have been watching Madhuri's moves in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, did you know Rekha is the voice behind the 'Ghagra' song? We all must agree that the singer and the actress's voice was relatable. This hit ofcourse led to another and the outcome is 'Atariya' from Dedh Ishqiya.

Her distinctive singing style has fetched her various awards including the National Award for Best Playback Singer in 2011 for Ishqiya. We wish Rekha Bharadwaj goodluck for the year 2014.

RACY RHYTHM – JILLA vs VEERAM (Music Review and Song Comparison)



With Jilla and Veeram going to have a head on collision this Pongal, here is more about the music. The music Directors for both the films are quite famous namely Imman and DeviSri Prasad and both these music directors have always made sure they keep up the ‘racy’ feel of the movie alive.


Theme songs : While Jilla’s theme has a different feel, thanks to the ‘chenda melam’ used, Ajith’s Veeram titled ‘Radhagaja’ has a gripping theme no doubt clubbed with racy lyrics which makes us visualize him in a furry mode. All we could do now is wait and watch.

Romantic numbers : ‘Kandaangi’ and ‘Ivan Dhaana
Well it comes as no surprise that both these melody numbers has roped in Shreya Ghoshal to lend the female lead voice. Although Ivan Dhaana sounds average and is definite;y a good listen, we could feel the pulse of ‘Kandaangi’ becoming a hit considering our Ilaya thalapathy has lent his voice for this number.

Jingunamani’ and ‘Jinguchakaan
There is no other reason that we could compare this two except for the beginning word – ‘Jing’ and ofcourse the non-urban touch these songs try to bring out. But we are thoroughly disappointed as both these songs do not really set our foot tapping. We can let the visuals decide which would appeal to us more.

Mass Hero Songs: ‘Pattuonnu’ and ‘Nallavanu solvaanga
When it comes to Kollywood, don’t we all love our heroes to be ‘Mass’? Well we must say both these songs have not failed in giving out the ‘MASS’ appeal, thanks to the fast paced rhythm and the sentimental lyrics ofcourse which has helped in the emotional appeal. But when it comes to dancing for these songs, we sure do know who can score better.

Yeppa Maama treate’ and ‘Thangame
Well, not really catchy for the listener but ‘thangame’ gives a better vibe of being a hit than ‘yeppamaama treate’. Also with singer Adnan Sami lending his voice for thangame, it does add a good feel to the song and makes it sound different.

Final Verdict: Overall, the songs of Jilla have a better feel when compared to Veeram.

And the countdown begins – few more days to decide which creates the magic!