Thursday, December 24, 2015

Music Roundup -2015

         Another year has come to an end and I'm happy for two reasons. One being actively blogged my thoughts on most of the music albums I've listened this year and another being listened to a lot of Malayalam songs which I was unable to do in 2014. Let's just list top songs across Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Indie albums which got released in 2015. Among all the music industry, Malayalam composers continue to churn out pleasant melodies in each movie.

     I know the list will not be agreed by everyone...Feel free to give your valuable opinions and thoughts in the comments section.

Tamil:

         Tamil music scenario is spectacular with a lot of young composers like Ghibran, Anirudh, Imman, Hip Hop Tamizha, Justin Prabahakaran and K delivered an enjoyable set of  songs while many debutants like Ron Ethan Yohan, Sam C S, Leon James, Prashant Pillai and Amrit gave spell-binding songs in their debut album. Among the established composers Rahman steals the listeners with O Kadhal Kanmani while Harris Jayaraj continues to do his best with his minimal confined soundscape. Yuvan Shankar Raja doesn't have any endearing album this year apart from Yatchan. Another young composer I missed this year in action is Santosh Narayanan. Let's wait for Kabali to unveil his prowess as a composer.

      Composer of the year 2015 in Tamil is surely Ghibran for his genre-defying, extraordinary work in Uttama Villain and also an enjoyable set of songs in Papanasam.

Composer of the year: Ghibran - Uttama Villain, Papanasam, Thoongavanam

Top Tamil Soundtracks of 2015

1) Uttama Villain- Ghibran
2) Oh Kadhal Kanmani - A R Rahman
3) Naanum Rowdy Thaan - Anirudh

Top Tamil Songs of 2015

1)  Kadhalam Kadavul Mun - Uttama Villain - Ghibran
2)  Naane Varugiren - Oh Kadhal Kanmani - A R Rahman
3)  Neeyum Naanum - Naanum Rowdy Than - Anirudh
4)  Eppo Varuvaro - Oru Naal Koothu - Justin Prabhakaran
5)  Rasathi - 36 Vayathinile - Santosh Narayanan
6)  Mora Saiyaa - Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam - Amrit
7)  Unakkena Venum Sollu - Yennai Arindhaal- Harris Jayaraj
8)  Poove Pooviname - 144 - Sean Roldan
9)  Donnu Donnu - Maari - Anirudh
10) Aayiram Aayiram - Maya - Ron Ethan yohan
11) Naanal Poovai - Kirumi - K
12) Iraniyan Nadagam - Uttama Villain - Ghibran
13) Parandhu Sella Vaa - Oh Kadhal Kanmani - A R Rahman
14) Siru Nadai - Urumeen - Achu
15) Yeya Yen KottiKaara -Papanasam - Ghibran

Songs worth mentioning

16) Kannana Kanne - Naanum Rowdy Than - Anirudh
17) Iravaaga Nee - Idhu Enna Maayam - G V Prakash Kumar
18) Anbane Anbane - Asurakulam- C Sathya
19) Kannala Kannala - Thani Oruvan - Hip Hop Tamizha
20) Aahaa Kadhal Vandhu - Valiyavan - Imman
21) Vellai Kanavu- Mellisai - Sam C S
22) Vaaya Veera - Kanchana2 - Leon James
23) Sel Sel - Kaaka Muttai - G V Prakash Kumar
24) Idharkuthane Aasai Pattai - Romeo Juliet - Imman
25) Aana Oona - Andhra Mess -Prashant Pillai
26) Red Road-u - Jil Jung Juk - Vishal Chandrasekhar
27) Neeye Unakku Raja - Thoongavanam - Ghibran
28) Kadhale Kadhale - Indru Netru Naalai - Hip Hop Tamizha
29) Silukku Marame - Paayum Puli - Imman
30) Danga Maari Oothari - Anegan - Harris Jayaraj


You can listen to all the songs in the youtube as a playlist.

Hindi:

   Compared to 2014, Hindi music in 2015 is off- colour mainly because Shankar Eshaan Loy, Vishal Baradwaj and Pritam's soundtrack didn't influence me as expected although SEL gave stellar classical debut in Marathi film Katyar Kaljat Ghusali. Amit Trivedi gave esoteric wonderful soundtrack Bombay Velvet although the film is a box office dud, music by Amit is top-notch and easily it's the best soundtrack released this year. Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave grandeur soundtrack for Bajirao Mastani while Rahman captures the audience with lovable Tamasha.Sachin Jigar duo also gave consistently wonderful music this year with Badlapur and ABCD2.

Composer of the year: Amit Trivedi - Bombay Velvet, Shaandaar, Guddu Rangeela

Top Hindi Soundtracks of 2015

1) Bombay Velvet - Amit Trivedi
2) Bajirao Mastani - Sanjay Leela Bhansali
3) Tamasha - A R Rahman

Top Hindi Songs of 2015:

1) Moh Moh Ke Dhaage - Dum Laga Ke Haisha - Anu Malik
2) O Sathi Mere - Tanu Weds Manu returns - Krsna
3) Behroopiya - Bombay Velvet - Amit Trivedi
4) Agar Tum Saath Ho - Tamasha - A R Rahman
5) Aayat - Bajirao Mastani - Sanjay Leela Bhansali
6) Judaai - Badlapur - Sachin Jigar
7) Sooraj Dooba Hain - Roy - Amaal Malik
8) Sun Saathiya - ABCD2 - Sachin Jigar
9) Journey Song - Piku - Anupam Roy
10) Sooiyaan - Guddu Rangeela - Amit Trivedi
11) Maaza My lord - Hawaizaada - Mangesh Dhakde
12) Naak Pe Gussa - Bombay Velvet - Amit Trivedi
13) Jee Karda - Badlapur - Sachin Jigar
14) Banno - Tanu weds Manu returns - Tanishk Bagchi and Vayu
15) Aaj Ibaadat - Bajirao Mastani - Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Songs worth mentioning:

16) Hey Ganraya -ABCD2 - Sachin Jigar
17) Janam Janam - Dilwale - Pritam
18) Nazdeekiyaan - Shaandaar - Amit Trivedi
19) Carbon copy - Drishyam - Vishal Bhardwaj
20) Tu Jo Mila - Bajrangi Bhaijan - Pritam
21) Sapna Jahan - Brothers - Ajay Atul
22) Saturday Night - Bangistan - Brothers
23) Calcutta Kiss - Detective Byomkesh Bakshy - Madboy/Mink
24) Afghan Jalebi - Phantom - Pritam
25) Kinna Sona - Bhaag Johnny - Mithoon
26) Main Jo - NH10 - Ayush Shrestha and Savera Mehta
27) Dusokute- Margarita with a straw - Joi Barua
28) Dil Tod Ke - Ishq Ke Parindey - Vijay Verma
29) Insaaf - Talvar - Vishal Bhardwaj
30) Main Tujhse Pyaar Nahin Karta - Baby - Keeravani

You can listen to all the songs in Youtube as a playlist.

Telugu:

     Telugu music scenario is comparatively fluctuant in terms of music mainly because all big budget and mass hero films are filled with cliche sounds churned out by Devi Sri Prasad and Thaman occasional beautiful tunes notwithstanding. However fledgling music directors like Gopi Sundar, Sunny M R, Ghibran and Radhan showcases their prowess in respective albums. Veterans like Ilayaraja and M M Keeravani proves that still they can mesmerise and stay relevant to this generation music lovers with Baahubali, Abbayitho Ammayi and Rudramadevi.  Another extraordinary album released this year is Kanche by Chirantan Bhatt and equal credit must go for Krish and lyricist Srivennela also.

Composer of the year is undeniably Ilayaraja for the lovely nostalgic Abbayitho Ammayi and makes me crave for the similar type of music in Tamil.

Composer of the year: Ilayaraja

Top Telugu Soundtracks of 2015

1) Abbayitho Ammayi - Ilayaraja
2) Bhale Bhale Magadivoy - Gopi Sundar
3) Yevade Subramanyam - Radhan and Ilayaraja

Top Telugu Songs of 2015

1) Idhera - Yevade Subramanyam - Radhan
2) Kanulu Kalanu Piliche - Abbayitho Ammayi - Ilayaraja
3) Endaro - Bhale Bhale Magadivoy - Gopi Sundar
4) O Kala - Yevade Subramanyam - Radhan
5) Emaindhi vela - Jil - Ghibran
6) Meghaalu Lekunna - Kumari 21F - Devi Sri Prasad
7) Tanu Nenu - Tanu Nenu - Sunny M R
8) Itu Itu Ani chitikelu Evvarivo - Kanche - Chirantan Bhatt
9) Evari Roopo - Bhale Manchi Roju - Sunny M R
10) Edhuru Choosthunna - Abbayitho Ammayi - Ilayaraja
11) Motta Modhatisari - Bhale Bhale Magadivoy - Gopi Sundar
12) Jil Jil Jil - Jil - Ghibran
13) Manohari - Baahubali - M M Keeravani
14) Maya O Maya - Courier Boy Kalyan - Karthik
15) Punnami Puvvai - Rudhramadevi - Ilayaraja

Songs worth mentioning

16) Anandam Anandam - Tungabhadra - Hari Goura
17) Nuvve Nuvve - Kick 2 - Thaman
18) Bhale Manchi Roju - Bhale Manchi Roju - Sunny M R
19) Andamaina Lokam - Shivam - Devi Sri Prasad
20) Dhivara - Baahubali - M M Keeravani
21) Nakem Tochade - Soukhyam - Anoop Rubens
22) Hayi Hayi - Dohchay - Sunny M R
23) Tummeda Jummanipichaku - Columbus - Jithin Roshan
24) Nee Aahaha - Hora Hori - Kalyan Koduri
25) Samayaa - Tiger - Thaman
26) Jathakalise - Srimanthudu - DeviSri Prasad
27) Kala idhe Kala Idhe - Tungabhadra - Hari Goura
28) Super machi - S/O Satyamurthy - Devi Sri Prasad
29) Padessave - Akhil - Thaman
30) Le Chalo - Bruce Lee - Thaman

You can listen to all the songs in Youtube as a playlist.

Malayalam:

    Among all the regional languages, Malayalam music directors are the one able to consistently delivered numerous pleasant melodies even though most of the albums are very short with respect to the number of songs.
     Composer of the year is unarguably Bijibal who churned out the slew of wonderful work topped by the Kaliyachan, classical album drenched with authentic Kerala sounds. It's no wonder that Kaliyachan score got the national award for Background score. Since most of the songs in Kaliyachan is of very short duration didn't include the songs in the ranking. However, Kaliyachan is the outstanding soundtrack from Bijibal.
   Another prolific composer from Malayalam is Gopi Sundar who charmed the listeners with his melodious songs in Mili, charlie and one stellar song in Ennu Ninte Moideen.

Composer of the year: Bijibal
Top Malayalam soundtracks of 2015

1) Kaliyachan - Bijibal
2) Ennu Ninte Moideen - M Jayachandran, Ramesh Narayan & Gopi Sundar
3) You too Brutus - Roby Abraham

Top Malayalam Songs

1) Hemanthamen - Kohinoor - Rahul Raju
2) Mukkathu Penne - Ennu Ninte Moideen - Gopi Sundar
3) Vasanthamalike - Chandrettan Evideya - Prashant Pillai
4) Sarangiyil - You too Brutus - Roby Abraham
5) Ottathoval - Rajamma@Yahoo - Bijibal
6) Kannondu Chollanu - Ennu Ninte Moideen - M Jayachandran
7) Malare - Premam - Rajesh Murugesan
8) Chantham Thelinju - Utopiayile Rajavu - Ousseppachan
9) Akale - Charlie - Gopi Sundar
10) Kaathil Parayumo - Rudhra Simhasanam - Viswajith
11) Athala Pithala - Double Barrel - Prashant Pillai
12) Vaanam Chaayum - Anarkali - Vidyasagar
13) Chiriyude Pinnil - You too Brutus - Roby Abraham
14) Ee Kadalinu Kolu - Mariyam Mukku - Vidyasagar
15) Kanmaniye - Mili - Gopi Sundar

Songs worth mentioning:

16) Puthumazhayai - Charlie - Gopi Sundar
17) Arikil Ninnarikil - Rockstar - Prashant Pillai
18) Kaikkotum Kanditilla - Oru Vadakkan Selfie - Shaan Rahman
19) Kandittindo Ningal - My God - Bijibal
20) Oru Venal Kaataai - Kanal - Ousseppachan
21) Mohabbat  - Double Barrel - Prashant Pillai
22) Malarvaka Kombathu Ennum Eppozhum - Vidyasagar
23) Hridayathin Nirame - 100 days of love - Govind menon
24) Duniyaavin - KL 10 Patthu - Bijibal
25) Varu Pokaam Parakkam - Rani padmini - Bijibal
26) Dithiki Dithiki - Ennum Eppozhum - Vidyasagar
27) Padiyirangunnu - Pathemari - Bijibal
28) Chenthengin - Two countries - Gopi Sundar
29) Raavinte - Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam - Bijibal
30) Ende Maavum Poothe - Adi Kapyare Kootamani - Shaan Rahman


You can listen to all the songs in Youtube as a playlist.

Independent Music albums and Other languages:

     Some of the other language albums and Indie albums released this year is listed below and these are the songs and albums which are in my playlist for the long period of time. It's been listed here without any ranking order. I've mentioned the most enjoyed song by me in each album together with the album name and artist although all the songs in the album warrant multiple listen.

1) Romance, Adoration - Swappnam - Ilayaraja
2) Navarasam, One - Navarasam - Thaikkudam Bridge
3) At the Theatres, Boundless - Indo Soul - Karthick Iyer
4) Inayat - Ananthaal - Clinton Cerejo, Bianco Gomes, Vijay Prakash
5) Man Mandira, Sur Niragas Ho, Dil Ki Tapash - Katyar Kaljat Khusli - Shankar Ehsaan Loy
6) Aj Notun Probhat, Ay Tobe Shohochori - Kadambari  - Bickram Gosh
7) Aare Chanda (all 4 songs), Chal Chal Sakhi - Filament - Shankar Tucker
8) Iravu Pagal, Muthai Tharu, Santhatham - Poorvaa - Pradeep Kumar
9) Oh love, Fire, Go - In Tokens and charms - Prateek Kuhad
10) Ennai Marandhale, Munnala Pona - Kulam - Pradeep Kumar,Jhanu and Tapass
11) Coke Studio Pakistan Season 8
       a) Bewajah - Nabeel Shaukat Ali
       b) Rockstar - Ali Zafar
       c) Kalis Makhan - Bakshi Brothers
       d) Kinarey- Mekhaal Hasan Band
       e) Piya Dekhan Ko - Ustad hamid Ali Khan and Nafees Ahmed
       f) Tajdar - E - Haram - Atif Aslam
       g) Rangeela - Ali Azmat