Though I am not a big fan of AR Rahman, I like his music. Always liked his music right from 'Roja' days.
I was one of the several thousands who watched 'Roja' the first day it was released. It was an Independence day, of a forgotten year at 'Udhayam Theater' in now Chennai, then Madras.
Oh boy..did everyone scream for all the songs, especially for 'Chinna Chinna Asai'. What a simple sweet melody.
Fast forward...... several years...to 2010. Where is AR Rahman today?
Oscar winner, Grammy winner, most admired Music Director in India, Most wanted Music Director.etc..etc. ......But...................
Somewhere down the line, ARR began to complicate his music, in the name of technology, digital sound !
When was the last time we heard a simple melody from ARR, by simple I mean a song like 'Chinna Chinna Asai'.
These days, ARR is into multiple tracks, all kinds of sound bytes ( nice to hear though). Every song is too complicated. Melody lost in the bargain ?
PS - The Title song of VTV is a decent one, but its not a great melody IMHO.