Wednesday, March 26, 2014

MELODY AND MUSIC

A singer whose career in the Bollywood industry has been lasting for the past three decades, alka Yagnik is one of the best singers we could have ever asked for. Her pitch range is appreciated by many music directors and ofcourse her pitch adds to the ‘feel’ of the song most of the time. Her song from the movie Laawaris in the year 1981 ‘Mere Aangan Mein’ set the right kind of path for her for a brilliant music journey.

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With over a few hundred songs to her credit, Alka Yagnik’s beautiful song is also ‘Ek Do teen’ for madhuri which fetched her more accolades. Alka rendered about four songs from the movie Qayamat se Qayamat tak, which in a way showed her slow dominance in the field. One can say her peak in the field was during the time period of 1990’s to 2000’s where literally for beautiful duets to female solos, it was Alka Yagnik who was called.

AlkaYagnik is also well known in the Bengali Cinema, thanks to her perfect pronunciation of words as well. Alka Yagnik is also one singer who makes any number very peppy, thanks to the way she understands the mood of the song. A classic example to prove this statement would eb the song ‘Chamma Chamma’ from the movie China Gate.

In 2009, witht the release of the movie Yuvraaj in A.R.Rahman’s compositions, we heard two beautiful numbers namely ‘Tu Muskura’ and ‘Mastam mastam’. AlkaYagnik has worked with a number of profound music directors and ofcourse her expertise will remain unmatched.

AlkaYagnik has also won the prestigious National Awards for her songs. She is also the recipient of Filmfare awards, IIFA awards etc. In 2014, Work Weather wife’ is set to release this June for which she has rendered a track.

ROUTES TO REMEMBER!

Have we ever wondered how important a location is and especially when a song is shot? Doesn’t it amuse you to see how and why they would have chosen that particular theme/location. Well one such thing is also inclusive of using ‘transport’ vehicles in songs. A range of vehicles right from a cycle to a train to a bus – we see it all in our Tamil songs! Here is a quick peek into few popular songs

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The song Thaiyya Thaiyya – is ofcourse synonymous with ‘train’ where we the actor and the actress are seen dancing on the train. This trend no doubt still continued and attracted the audience at large with Dhanush’s ‘Kannu rendum rangarattinum’ from the movie ‘kutty’. We cannot forget ‘Chikku bukku Rayile’ in this list ofcourse. The song not only captured attention for the brilliant picturisation but also for the catchy tune, thanks to A.R.Rahman. A train setting we can say provides ample scope for romance and this ofcourse has been validated with the song ‘Rayile rayile oru nimisham’ where we see kanika and prasanna even romancing on the train.

Not only have trains been a wonderful transport to shoot but ofcourse we cannot forget buses! Some songs have been almost entirely shot keeping this as the prime scenario. One song that we cannot miss is ofcourse ‘Arabnaade’ from Kaloori where the actor is seen romancing his lady love through in the bus. The wonderful folk-bassed ‘Jinguchakka’ from Myna is yet another wonderful example to showcase the song shot in a bus. Our Ulaganayagan and Maddy were seen having a conversation in the form of a song, the famous ‘ Yella Machi Machi,thala suthi suth’ from the movie Anbe Sivam.

Thus it is for us to notice more intently what kind of a location/ space a Director picks and infact we think it is extremely innovative to have made such attempts! Time to look out for many such songs!