Topic started by Rahul (@ 220.127.116.11) on Tue Apr 17 10:21:31 EDT 2001.
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It is a pity that Assistant Music Directors, who are really qualified as Music Directors, play the second fiddle.
For Eg. Govardhan - The popular tamil film music director has given excellent hit tunes. He worked as an assistant to Viswanathan-Ramamurthy and Ilayaraja.
V.S.Narasimhan - who has a class as a Classical violinist and even did music direction for recent films and gave hit songs, assists in the violin section and harmony arrangements of Ilayaraja.
Sundararajan - who was a key assistant to melody maker V.Kumar who has a wide list of melody hits in tamil films, assists Ilayaraja in melody composing charanams or pallavis, completing the song format.
Arulmozhi - the singer who does a good job as a flutist, is assisting Karthik Raja and Yuvan Shankar Raja in their composing of song melody and orchestral arrangement.
Ganesh-Kumaresh - the popular Classical violinist duo are assisting AR Rahaman full and full in melody composing.
Their individual talent warrants more. But tamil film music scenario is such, that it need promos, marketing and all the business stuff, rather than being a good musician.
Where is the value of musicianship?
In this state, when good people are shun off, you can get only craps, tamil killings and non-musical screaches as songs in tamil films.
I Propose this thread to voice for the unsung heros.
- From: muthu (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Tue Apr 17 11:38:52 EDT 2001
Don't speculate.All yr info is wrong.
- From: eden (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Wed Apr 18 05:50:44 EDT 2001
pOgira pOkkukku IR himself needs promo & hype:-( Why talk about less talented mortals?
- From: Karthik S (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Wed Apr 18 06:12:24 EDT 2001
Rest are ok, but news on Sundarrajan, Arunmozhi and Ganesh Kumaresh seems new. Never heard about these people 'helping' / 'assisting' the composers you have mentioned. Nonsense.
I can take one more example of Joseph Krishna (is the name right?) who had been featured as 'Assistant - Music' in almost all the movies of MSV (or was it somebody else? my memory ditches me in the last minute!).
WRT VS Narasimman, he had of course tried going alone with a few movies - i remember a Murali movie Pudhiyavan, which had a few good songs and Achamillai achamillai with KB himself. If even then he couldnt make it, then there's something wrong with him and not the industry.
They are just unsung people - not unsung heroes!
- From: pg (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Wed Apr 18 10:00:35 EDT 2001
VSN also composed for pAsamalargal *ing revathy, arvindswamy.
Another famous assistant is Henry Daniel.
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