Sunday, June 22, 2008

James Vasanthan - Subramaniyapuram

James Vasanthan - Who is this guy?

I didn't know anything about him, until I got a comment today from a good soul 'Balaji' for my
Reethi Gowla Post.

Balaji, thanks for letting me know about this song.

James Vasanthan is the Music Director for the movie Subramaniyapuram. I listened to the song Kangal Irundal and got a good feeling about James. I feel that he has a good taste for melodies. I liked his ReethiGowla presentation.

The singers Belly Raj and Deepa Mariam have done a great job indeed. Lyricist Thamarai's lines are very nice. I felt that James could have made the interludes a little more grand. Wondering how ARR / IR / VS would have handled this song.

Personally I love a few raagas and ReethiGowla is one of them. Gives a great feeling when you listen to it.

Here is a list of songs that I am aware of in this Raaga.


Chinna Kanna Azhaikkiraan - Ilayaraja - Kavikkuyil
Azhagaana Raakshasiye - A.R.Rahman - Mudhalvan
Thalaiyai Kuniyum Thaamaraiye - Ilayaraja - Oru Odai Nadhiyagiradhu
Meettadha oru veenai - Ilayaraja - Poonthottam
Kaadhan Neruppin - GV.Prakash - Veyyil
Sudum Nilavu - Vidyasagar - Thambi
Raman Kadhai KelungaL - Ilayaraja - SippikkuL Muthu
TheendaTheenda - Vidyasagar - Thulluvadho Ilama
Mugilinamey keladi - Bhavatharini - Amirtham


Please help me find the one by Bhavatharini. I heard raving reviews about that song..but somehow couldn't find it.

5 comments:

Mahesh said...

karnatik.com has a list of ragas and film and non film songs based on them.

Discovered that one of my favorites, "Chinnakkannan Azhaikkiraan" from Kavikkuyil is based on ReetiGowla Raga.

-Mahesh Ramamurthy

Ranganathan said...

NV Sir,

James Vasanthan - Anchor in most of the satellite TV programs.

Primarily started this in Sun TV.

Regards,
Ranga

rakesh said...

theenda theenda from thulluvadho ilamai is by yuvan shankar raja and not vidyasagar

Go.Ganesh said...

I think "pooncholai kiliye" from "Aran" is also set to reetigowlai.

Anonymous said...

Please help me find the one by Bhavatharini. I heard raving reviews about that song..but somehow couldn't find it.

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