Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Unique Voices

Have written about movies and stars, the next thing is music before i post a recipe. So here is my review on some singers. Unlike the old times when we had just TMS, PBS, SPB, Janaki, Chitra,now we have sooo many singers. Gone are the days when you hear a beautiful song, you can identify the singer. I struggle these days to keep up with the new talents in the field. While the music directors bring in unique talents and voices into the field, not all of them are a delight to your ears. Sometimes I wonder they overdo the unique factor. Here is my list of unique voices that has caught my attention.

1) ARR – Too many songs to list

The first time ARR lent his voice to ‘chinna chinna aasai' for a boat man, I must say I did not notice it. But he brings a passion and life to the songs he sings like kaneerey kaneeray – uyirey, New York Nagram – Jillunu Oru Kadhal, vandhey maatharam. His voice is so different, so passionate, so unique and so awesome

2) Neha Basin – Pesuhiren pesuhiren from Satham Podadhey

Neha ia a member of the Bollwood pop group VIVA, her only other song I know is Sei yedhavadhu sei from Billa. I am not a big fan of singers from other languages with their ridiculous pronunciation. But I think Neha has done quite well in this song. The lyrics are awesome too. You can appreciate it after you have watched this movie. Fell in love with it the minute I heard this. This is a special song to our dear KV ( his fiancé sings this song so well that KV keeps humming this tune)

3) Kailash Kher – veyilodu vilaiyadi , rangu rangamma, uyyalalo uyyalalo

Following the trend of hindi singers with terrible tamil pronounciation, here is kailash Kher. But I think his tamil is better than Udit Narayan. This voice is very unique, sometimes annoying but I must say I love his songs...well almost all his songs.

4) Jessi Gift – Lajjavadhiye to Andankaaka kondai kaari (Anniyan)

The first time I heard his voice, his voice was as different as the word lajjavadhiye – whatever it meant. The movie was just average, but the voice did get all the attention. I don’t think any one would think his voice is pleasant or beautiful. It is just unique. His other songs are 'Annakili', 'Gundu Maanga' - Sachin, 'Ketta Kudukara boomi idhu' - Sandai Kozhi, 'Freeya Vidu' – Aaru. Do i like this voice ? well i dont know yet.

6) Sukhwinder Singh

We all loved him in thaiya thaiya – uyire. But then there was a sukhwinder overdose I think. We have heard him in few different gana songs like'Enna Mattum venam solladhey' - Saravanaa, 'Arjunaru Villu ' - Ghilli, 'Jothi Neranjava' - 12B, 'Salaam Gulamu ' - Hello, 'Naan Salttu kottai' - Pennin Manadhai Thottu, 'CBI Enge' - Poovellam Kettupaar, 'Lucky Lucky' – Ratchagan. Especially the song from Dishoom – Kitta nerungi vaadi karla kattai odabu kaari (..sukhwinder sings 'karllla kattaaa udumbu kaari' - how can someone write lyrics like that !!!) and Sukhwinder pronunciations in this song is the worst ever !

7) Adnan Sami
The famous 'Lift Karadey' guy came to kollywood through 'Boom Boom' in Boys and 'Nenjam Yellam' from Aayutha Ezhuthu. His voice is very very different, but I just love his songs. His most latest is the Oru kal oru kannadi from Siva manasula sakthi. Its beautiful. i have wierd taste okay !

8 ) Preeta Utham Singh - ‘Kaadhal vaanile.,' (Raasaiya)

The first time we all heard this song, we all did hum it, but it did annoy you when it gets to the high pitch. The singer is Preetha Uttam Singh and her other song is Allah un Aanaipadi yellam nadakum with unnikrishan for Vijay’s Chandralekha. She is the daughter of Dil to Pagal Hai ‘s Music Director Uttam Singh. Interestingly Uttam was the Sound engineer for rasaiya! Now you know why !

9) Sayanora Phillip – Honey Honey (Ayan)

This is the voice behind Thikku thikku song from the movie Dham Dhoom. Her most recent song is honey honey. With all due respect to the singers, it does sound a bit too weird. Hubi hates me if I even hum this song. But i dont think its just the singer, music director takes half the blame for this song.

10) Mohit Chauhan – Masakali (delhi 6)

Mohit Dooba Dooba in Boondein was a huge hit in 90s. I haven’t heard any of his other hits from Rang de Basandi or Jab We Met, but I just love masakali. Just the word is so beautiful. Every word in this song is so well chosen. Unique lyrics, unique voice, beautiful song


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Senthil said...

I never looked for the singers name which you have listed in 2,3 and 4, but I like thier songs and voices.
Sukhu is well know because of Vivek comedy.
How weird and funny when he pronounce Tamil words as I do with English.

I'm trying understand the words "unique" and "different".

busyblogger said...

yenna oru sindhanai. Great of my head - different is rare, out of ordinary and unique is specialised different thing i.e one of a kind !@#$$%%

Kanna said...

A Gud Compilation list abt the unique singers. Let me add some to the list like Benny Dayal,Vijay Prakash, Javed Ali.