Topic started by A.V. (@ 126.96.36.199) on Sun Jan 6 20:22:25 EST 2002.
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Well, I want to know your opinion on these two questions?
1)Which Mani Ratnam movie had the best Ilayaraja music?
2)Which Mani Ratnam movie had the best A.R. Rahman music?
I feel Ilayaraja gave his best to Mani Ratnam in Agni Natchathiram. Unforgettable songs with Raja setting a new trend in music. Mouna Raagam is a very close second. As for A.R. Rahman, I feel the best music he's given Mani is in Dil Se. I know many feel that it is Roja(which I would place a close second)but I enjoyed Dil Se more. Fantastic songs by Rahman. Well, what do you guys think?
- From: masi (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Sun Jan 6 22:46:37 EST 2002
For the time i can remember Mani's movies have had some of the best soundtracks in tamil movies both working with raja and rahman.
I have to say that agini natchathram is the best out of raja and mani combination. I saw the movie again just recently and they still sound good! Mouna ragam is second and thalapathy third.
Now its the combination of mani and rahman and they have not disappointed.
My favourite is Roja. Though i am sick of the tunes now (too much listening to it before) it still is my favourite. Alaipayuthey comes in second place with thridu thridu comming third.
- From: raj (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Mon Jan 7 01:37:25 EST 2002
Songs Vaa Vaa Anbe Anbe-KJY+KSC
Raaja Raajathi –IR
Rojapoo Aadi vandadhu-SJ
2. Mouna Raagam
Songs Nilave Vaa-SPb
Oh ho Megam Vandadho-SJ
Pani Vizhum Iravu-SPB+SJ
Raakama Kaya Thattu=SPB+Swarnalatha
4. Idayathai Thirudathe
Songs –Oh Priya Priya-Mano+KSC
Oh Paapa Laali :Mano
Iravu nilavu –SJ
Vegam Vegam-Usha utup
Yaaro Yaarodi-Mahalakshmi+Richa sharma
Songs-Narumugaye Narumugaye-Unnikrishnan+Bombay Jayshree
Aayirathil Naan oruvan-Mano
Vennila Vennila-Asha bhonsle
Kannai Katti Kolladhe-Hariharan
Pudhu vellai Mazhai-UnniMenon+sujatha
Kaadal Rojaave: SPb+Sujatha
4. Thiruda Thiruda
Putham Pudu boomi-KSC+Mano
Raasathi –Sahul hameed
- From: ramesh (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Mon Jan 7 02:26:05 EST 2002
in my opinion, IR did a fantastic job with MR.I think ARR doesn't suits with MR's movie which needs a highly probable back ground music.only IR can concentrate on both song and BGM.ARR fails... what a dissappointment?!!!!!
- From: Ravi (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Mon Jan 7 20:26:56 EST 2002
Agni Natchathiram has to be the best soundtrack from the Mani-IR combo. Unbelievably good songs. I would also place Mouna Raagam a close second. Thiruda Thiruda, a horrible movie, but is the best soundtrack that Mani and ARR has given. Roja and Bombay are also good.
- From: Philosopher (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Mon Jan 7 21:10:39 EST 2002
Is everyone forgetting Nayagan with Mani-IR combo?
- From: arr naamam vaazhga (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Mon Jan 7 21:36:26 EST 2002
if any 1 can get the best outta arr, its mani.
can u name 1 song of these 2 that's fizzled out without any interest??
- From: yvs mani (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Mon Jan 7 23:59:19 EST 2002
u missed out some songs like
chinna chinna vanna kuyil - mouna raagam - SJ
puththam pudhu poo poothatho - KJY * SJ - dalapathi
kattukuyilu pattu sollum kanni pennum nee thano - mano * KSC - idhayathai thirudathae
what abt MR - IR combo like
poo malaiyae - IR * SJ
maina maina maaman pudichcha maina - IR
poo vizhi medaiyae - JC * PS
vaidhegi raaman kai serum kaalam - SJ
idhayam oru kovil - SPB * IR
yaar veetu roja - SPB
naan paadum mouna raagam - SPB
paatu thalaivan - SPB, SJ
oor oram aaththu pakkam - IR
vaanuyarantha solaiyilae - SPB
- From: IR could have freaked out in mani films (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Tue Jan 8 00:17:34 EST 2002
Best mani musical is Idhaya Kovil. But, Thiruda Thiruda by arr-mani is the most daring ever in TFM. Other than that IR-Mani almost all are equally exciting but really not daring as Thiruda Thriuda as one would have wished. even IRuvar was a great attempt by arr-mani. roja was a big change. overall arr was more daring than IR, but not consistent. IR-mani saw thrilling and consistent though predictable music.
- From: Prashanth (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Tue Jan 8 02:47:52 EST 2002
simply wondering like u, Nayakan has been missed (by mistake)....It was the BGM in the movie by the Maestro that binds the spectator too close to every scene.
In my case, I was in tears when Kamal gets to see his dead son, his emotions (this os only one ex out of a cluster in that movie).... Kamal does his best to make the scene heavy with his expressions...but its only RAAJA undoubtedly, I claim to be responsible for tears in my eyes....
Hail Raaja !!!
Raaja - Mani combo is the best unarguably...
- From: Aadhavan (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Tue Jan 8 06:47:24 EST 2002
Undoubtedly Mani & ARR - a killer combination.
- From: Kupps (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Tue Jan 8 07:17:45 EST 2002
The topic is *NOT* which combo is better.
The topic is pick your bets from these combos.
For god sake please don't bring in the ARR v/s IR.
- From: Selv (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Tue Jan 8 18:17:23 EST 2002
Mani-IR combo -(in order)- Agni Natchathiram, Mouna Raagam, Idayathai Thirudathai
Mani-ARR combo - (in order)- Thiruda Thiruda, Roja, Iruvar
- From: Good Heart (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Sat Jan 12 15:14:27 EST 2002
My evaluation is based purely on the music of the combo...Hope we are not talking abt the movie here...
Mani-ARR combo - (in order)- Dilse, Thiruda Thiruda, Roja, Alai Payuthe, Bombay, Iruvar.
Mani-IR combo -(in order)- Agni Natchathiram, Mouna Raagam, Nayagan, Anjali, Idhaya Koil, Thalapathi, Idayathai Thirudathae, Pagal Nilavu.
- From: Pras (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Mon Jan 14 04:17:27 EST 2002
Mani-IR : Nayagan
Mani-ARR : Thiruda Thiruda
- From: vengayam (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Fri Jan 18 01:58:55 EST 2002
MR-IR: Winner: toongatha vizhigal irendu( Agni Natchathram)
Runner Up:Sundari Kannal( Thalapathi)
MR-ARR:Winner: Uyire Uyire( Bombay)
Runner Up: Thee thee thihikkum thee( Thiruda Thiruda)
the selections are based on all round performance, lyrics, music, picturisation the works.
- From: Kumaran (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Fri Jan 18 04:38:36 EST 2002
Have u guys heard "Kannathil Muthamittal", its fabulous.
Obviously, Mani Rahman combo is THE BEST
- From: ARR Sucks (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Sun Jan 20 15:35:29 EST 2002
ARR suck big time on "Kannathil Muthamittal", I couldn't tolerate someone say genius of illeterate. I request ARR to stop piracying from others first. and come up with something innovative(yes of his own).it is better to ask Sridhar(sound engineer) to rework the MSV, Ilaiyaraaja, K.V.Mahadevan songs with different lyrics--> bingo you have a ARR Song.
- From: Anand (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Sun Jan 20 16:52:02 EST 2002
Mani-IR's best work has to be in Agni Natchatiram. Wonderful, innovative songs.
Best song in Agni N. - Vaa Vaa Anbe (Yesudas, Chitra)
Mani-ARR's best work is Roja. Their first and their best.
Best song in Roja - Pudhu Vellai Mazhai(Unni Menon, Sujatha)
- From: Bharath (@ )
on: Thu Feb 28 13:19:36 EST 2002
I think that maniratnam and Shankar movies have the best soundtracks. The best maniratnam soundtrack that i've listened to is either Kannathil Muthamittal or Uyire or Bombay. I like the songs "Kannathil Muthamittal", "Velai Pookal", "Sundari", and "Signore"from Kannathil Muthamittal.Uyire actually wasn't so great, but Bombay was also fascinating. Between A.R Rahman and Illairaja i would have to pick A.R rahman. But I don't understand why Kannathil Muthamittal was so cheap right when it came out? I only bought mine for $7.99 regular price
- From: arrfan (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Thu Feb 28 14:21:28 EST 2002
u got ripped off. i got mine for $5.
- From: huh (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Thu Feb 28 16:35:11 EST 2002
you both got ripped off. I got mine on Morpheus
- From: PP (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Thu Feb 28 16:52:35 EST 2002
Geetanjali (Telugu) is one of my all-time Mani-IR favorites following Agni Natchathiram and Idhaya Kovil. The songs were superb and the BGM was to kill for!
It was dubbed in Tamil as Idhayathai Thirudaathe (where Mano tried in vain to match SPB's original versions).
- From: Indian (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Tue Mar 5 10:01:26 EST 2002
Mani Ratnam talks about A.R.Rahman (sify.com)
Q: Tell me, how do you get such good music out of A.R.Rahman?
A: Rahman is every director’s dream. Before I start a film, as soon as the story is ready we discuss the situations where songs can be incorporated. If I am not happy with a tune, Rahman will dump it and create a new one. He has no ego problems and tries to come out with a new number with the same kind of passion with which he did the earlier one.
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