Thursday, December 18, 2014

Music Round up 2014

Tamil:

       Compared to hindi and telugu, quality of tamil music in 2014 is splendid with lot of albums with novelty and young composers like Santosh narayanan, Imman, Ghibran and quite a few debutants marks their presence. Composer of the year is shared by two persons, Santosh Narayanan and Imman. Santosh Narayanan churned out blockbusters in all 4 albums (Cuckoo, Jigarthanda, Madras and Enakkul oruvan) delivered by him. Imman too gave 3 solid albums Jeeva, Kayal and Oru oorla rendu raja. Apart from these Imman's Jilla, Ennathan Pesuvatho too decent.
         Last year's best composer Ghibran delivered only one album (Amara Kaaviyam) however without compromising on its quality. Hope Ghibran retain his form intact in his future Kamal Hassan Projects in 2015. This year surprise package is surely Ramanujan by Ramesh Vinayakam and he gave perfect blend of period music and western music whic goes well with the movie's theme.
          Amon the dubutants, Sean Roldan rules the tamil music with his top quality 3 albums Vaai Moodi Pesavum, Mundasu Patti and Sathuranga vettai. Nivas Prasanna too deliver eclectic soundtrack Thegidi.

Composer of the year: Santosh Narayanan and Imman

Top Soundtrack of the year

1) Amara Kaaviyam - Ghibran
2) Ramanujan - Ramesh Vinayakam
3) Cuckoo - Santosh Narayanan

Top Tamil songs of 2014:

1) Thuli Thuliyai - Ramanujan - Ramesh Vinayakam
2) Mounam Pesum - Amara Kaaviyam - Ghibran
3) Saalaigal - Thirudhuda Kadhal Thiruda - Ranjith barot
4) Manasula Soora Kathey - Cuckoo - Santosh Narayanan
5) Naan Nee - Madras -Santosh Narayanan
6) Vinmeen Vithaiyil - Thegidi - Nivas Prasanna
7) Rasa Magarasa - Mundasupatti - Sean Roldan
8) Penne Penne - Irumbu Kuthirai - G V Prakash Kumar
9) Medhuvagathan - Kochadaiyaan - A R Rahman
10) Puthiya Ulagai - Yennamo Yetho -Imman
11) Ovvondrai Thirudugirai - Jeeva - Imman
12) Pen Megam Polave - Kathai Thiraikathai vasanam Iyakkam- Sharrath
13) Yaar - Nerungi Vaa Muthamidathe - Madley blues
14) Yen Aala Paaka Poren - Kayal - Imman
15) Agasatha - Cuckoo - Santosh Narayanan

Other Songs Worth Mentioning

16) Yaar Ezhuthiyatho - Thegidi -Nivas Prasanna
17) Idhayam - Kochadaiyaan - A R Rahman
18) Aye Mr. Minor - Kaaviya Thalaivan - A R Rahman
19) Saridhana Saridhana - Amara Kaaviyam -Ghibran
20) Ding Dong - Jigarthanda - Santosh Narayanan
21) Kadhal Arai onnu - Vaai Moodi Pesavum - Sean Roldan
22) Odum Rayile - Oru Oorla Rendu Raja - Imman
23) Pesadhe - Thirudan Police -Yuvan Shankar Raja
24) Aathi - Kaththi - Anirudh
25) Poo Avizhum - Enakkul Oruvan - Santosh Narayanan.
26) Nenjukulle Nee - Vadacurry - Vivek Mervin
27) Munne Yen Munne - Sathuranga Vettai -Sean Roldan
28) Nenje Nenje - Ennathan Pesuvatho -Imman
29) Penne Penne - Naan Sigappu Manithan
30) Manja - Maan Karate - Anirudh

You can listen to the songs as playlist in youtube here.


Hindi:
       Hindi music Industry witnessed many enjoyable soundtrack atleast one from prolific composers like Queen for Amit trivedi, Highway and Lekar hum Deewana Dil for A R Rahman, One by two and Kill dil for Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Haider for Vishal Bharadwaj, Shaadi Ke side effects for Pritam, and Happy ending for Sachin Jigar. Among them Haider by Vishal surely desrves the top Soundtrack and also composer of the year. Amit Trivedi had only one release i.e. queen and he gave eclectic mix of songs in that Hope many albums line up from him in 2015. vishal Shekhar bags two mega hyped commercial flicks Bang Bang and happy New year but music in those films are quite laborious listen except for one melody in each movies.
    Another well composed Album is Aankhon Dekhi by Sagar Desai but akin to the movie, soundtrack too subdued among the high budget movies.

Composer of the year : Vishal Bharadwaj

Top Soundtrack of the year:
1) Haider  -Vishal Bharadwaj
2) Queen - Amit Trivedi
3) Kill Dil - Shankar Eshaan Loy

Top Songs of 2014: 

1) Baawra - Kill Dil - Shankar Eshaan Loy
2) Aao Na - haider - Vishal Bharadwaj
3) Sooha Sooha - Highway - A R Rahman
4) Badra Bahaar- Queen - Amit Trivedi
5) Zehnaseeb - Hasse Toh Passe - Vishal Sekhar
6) Aayi Bahaar - Aankhon Dekhi - Sagar Desai
7) Jaisa Mera Tu - Happy Ending - Sachin Jigar
8) Maloom - Lekar Hum Deewana Dil - A R Rahman
9) I'm Sorry Par Tumse - Shaadi Ke Side effects - Pritam
10) Mast Magan - 2 states - Shankar Eshaan Loy
11) Harjaiyaan - Queen - Amit Trivedi
12) Fanny Re - Finding Fanny - Mathias Duplessy
13) Galliyan - Ek Villain - Ankit Tiwari
14) Khuda Na Kastha - One By Two - Shankar Eshaan Loy
15) Dheeme Dheeme Re - Ankhon Dekhi - Sagar Desai

Other Songs worth mentioning

16) Sweeta - Kill Dil - Shankar Eshaan Loy
17) Phatakha Guddi - Highway - A R Rahman
18) Bismil - Haider- Vishal Bharadwaj
19) Samjhawan unplugged - Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania - Jawad Ahmed
20) Muskurane - City lights - Jeet Ganguly
21) Manwa Laagey - Happy New Year - Vishal Shekar
22) Shayrana - Dawaat E Ishq - Sajid Wajid
23) Maa Ka Phone Aaya - Khoobsurat - Sneka Kanwalkar
24) Dil Ka Mizaz Ishqiya - Dedh Ishqiya -Vishal Bharadwaj
25) Sunny Sunny - Yaariyan - Yo Yo Honey SIngh
26) Nanga Punga Dost -PK - Shantanu Moitra
27)  Johnny Johnny - Its Entertainment - Sachin Jigar
28) Kaafi Nahi Chaand - Revolver Rani
29) Ashq Na ho - Holiday - Pritam
30) Sheeshe Ka Samandar - The Xpose - Himesh Reshammiya

you can listen to all songs as playlist in youtube here.

Telugu:

    Telugu movies soundtrack is as usual dominated by Thaman who bags every big budget movies sidelining Devi Sri Prasad. But Telugu movie industry brought some newbies like V. Pradeep Kumar, Ghibran and young composers like Achu, M R Sunny and Mickey J Meyer who gave better music digressed from routine masala movie tracks. Top Soundtrack of the year is Maine Pyar Kiya by Pradeep Kumar who is close associate of Sean Roldan and Santosh Narayanan. It's very difficult to select the third top soundtrack among Manam, Rowdy fellow and Malli Malli idi Rani Roju and finally settled to Rowdy fellow by M R Sunny who is the previous year best composer.

Composer of the year: V. Pradeep Kumar.


Top Soundtrack of 2014 


1) Maine Pyar Kiya - Pradeep Kumar

2) Run Raja Run - Ghibran
3) Rowdy fellow - Sunny M R 

Top Songs 2014


1) Adiginde - Maine Pyar Kiya - Pradeep Kumar

2) Vadhantune - Run Raja Run - Ghibran
3) kanulanu Thaake - Manam - Anoop Rubens
4) Aa Seeta Devi - Rowdy Fellow - M R Sunny
5) Em Sandeham -Oohalu Gusagusaladathe - Kalyani Koduri
6) Gathama - Malli Malli Idi Raani Roju -Gopi Sundar
7) Chala Baagundhi - Mukunda - Mickey J Meyer
8) Chirigi Chattayindhi - Gaddam Gang - Achu
9) Shwaase Nuvve - Maine Pyar Kiya - Pradeep Kumar
10) Anthe Premanta - Dikkulu Choodakku Ramayya - M M keeravani
11) Padhaharalaina - Current Theega - Achu
12) Ra Ra Krishnayya - Ra Ra Krishnayya - Achu
13) Padi Poya - DK Bose - Achu
14) Marhaba - Malli Malli Idi Raani Roju - Gopi Sundar
15) Baby My lover - Chakkiligintha - Mickey J Meyer

Other Songs worth mentioning:


16) My dear Sweety - Gaddam Gang -Achu

17) Kani Penchina - Manam - Bharath
18) Aww Tuzo Mogh Kortha - Nenokkadine - Devi Sri Prasad
19) Ra Rakumara - Govindudu Andharivadele - Yuvan Shankar Raja
20) Nandalala - Mukunda -Mickey J Meyer
21) Gala Gala -Race Gurram -Thaman
22) Nuvvante Naaku - Anup Rubens - Heart Attack
23) Ennisaralaina - Emo gurram Egaravochu - M M Keeravani
24) Shoonyamai - Paathshala - Rahul Raj
25) Osi Prema Rakshashi - Kotha Janta

you can listen to all songs as playlist in youtube here.


Malayalam:
      It's good that i listened to lot of malayalam songs compared to last year and musical qualities are good as their movies too. According to me composer of the year is Shaan Rahman who gave brilliant Om shanthi Oshaana in the year start and delectable melodies in Ormayundo Ee mukham towards the end of the year. As a complete soundtrack, I liked Neha Nair's Iyobinte Pusthakam although only three tracks (excluding BGM pieces) in that album, quality and orchestration is top notch.

Composer of the year: Shaan Rahman

Top soundtrack of 2014

1)  Iyobinte Pusthakam - Neha S Nair

2)  Ohm Shanthi Oshaana - Shaan Rahman
3)  Vikramadhityan - Bijibal

Top songs 2014


1) Mazhanila - Vikramadhityan - Bijibal 

2) Raave- Iyobinte Pusthakam -Neha S Nair 
3) Ente Kannil Ninakkai -  Bangalore Days - Gopi Sundar
4) Kaatu Mooliyo - Ohm shanthi Oshaana - Shaan Rahman
5) Ee Mizhikalin - Ormayundo Ee Mukham -Shaan Rahman
6) Manassin Thinkale - Vikramadhithyan - Bijibal
7) Ee Mazha meghama - Ohm Shanthi Oshaana -Shaan Rahman   
8) Aikbar Eesa -Mosaiyile Kuthira Meenukul -Prashanth Pillai
9) Vijanathayil - How old are you - Gopi Sundar
10) Dhanumasa Palazhi - Rasam - Job Kurian 

You can listen to all songs as playlist in youtube here




Kannada:

    Since I'm in bangalore able to listen very few kannada songs and among the songs I've heard Ajaneesh Loknath's Ulidavaru Kandante album stands apart. Loknath gave eclectic variety of songs in that album with almost twelve track including instrumental pieces.

Top Soundtrack of 2014


1) Ulidavaru Kandante -Ajaneesh Lokanth

2) Savaari 2 - Manikanth Kadri
3) Bhajrangi - Arjun Janya


Other than the above regional languages, certain other albums and Tracks which i particularly found interested are listed below (without any particular order)

1) Andholan - Mekal Hasaan Band. 
2) TV Dinners - Mickey Mccleary
3) Anka Banka - Buno Haansh- Bengali
4) Tum Naraz ho - Sajjad Ali -Coke studio (pakistan) S07E01
5) Sab Aakho Ali - Asrar - Coke studio (pakistan) S07E01
6) Washmalley - Akhtar Chanal Zahri - Coke studio (pakistan) S07E02
7) Mujhey Baar Baar - Abbas Ali Khan -  Coke studio (pakistan) S07E05
8) Descent to ocean floor - Usman Riaz - Coke studio (pakistan) S07E06