Topic started by vijay (@ 22.214.171.124) on Thu May 21 13:42:37 EDT 1998.
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This has been a disturbing trend in TFM. Over the last few years i feel that the melody content in the songs are going down rapidly.The issues which i would like to discuss are:
1. why is it so?
2. is it not possible to give hit songs anymore that are melodious as well?(like 'ennai thaalatta' from kathalukku mariyathai)
3.does not the audience appreciate melody?('kannodu' is more popular in jeans than other songs?)
4.why is a strong classical base not there in most of today's songs?
5.The new MD's who are coming up are also following the same trend which is even more annoying.(ranjit,sirpi etc.)
these questions are given just to provide a start.
The discussions need not be limited to just these questions.
- From: vel (@ )
on: Fri Dec 28 02:22:36 EST 2001
:-) vijay...perhaps we all do not have time anymore for slow melodies...even when we relax with music, we want to get over with it in a few minutes, and mind you...the song shud not leave any trace in your mind whatsoever....thats the way world is today....we are more interested in "party" songs that sound "elite", and we are painfully shy & embarassed when we hear "folk" music...we need to identify ourselves with sophisticated "sounds" rather than simple melodious "music"...
- From: Karthik S (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Fri Dec 28 02:35:37 EST 2001
I dont think we are more interested in party songs or get embarrased to hear folk music. Folk music has always been making its presence felt even in songs like 'vaadi vaadi' from ATV (I cannot categorize this song under anything else!). Melody is not diminishing either...every film has 2 or 3 softer songs and the entire album is balanced with 2 fast number and so on. So nothing to start a thread on it.
You could rephrase it this way, why dont melody songs become more popular. That will not hold any water too going by successes like manjakaatu maina or mun paniya, kannale from ATV and so on. If you are looking for melodies like older days classics, get yourself a time machine and stay there way back in time. Times change and so does the kind of music and movies. Dont confuse it so-called diminishing melodies.
Moreover carnatic base has always been there in our songs, just that its not that pronounced or apparent in modern songs. If a old hag like Subbudu insists on songs based religiously on a raagam and admonishes imaginative use of 2 or more raagas in a single song it only shows that at 80+ he's adequately senile. I'm sure we can start another program (there used to be one in a few channels some time back) to identify raagas in modern film songs....again I'm sure we can place almost every song under 1 or more raagas. You dont expect Vijaykanth to sing a classical piece to Soundarya when both are villagers right? IR probably best handled carnatic music in TFM by mixing the right amount of commercial necessities. Case in point, Unnal mudiyum thambi, among his 1000s of amazing songs like that.
Even in minnale, more than o mama, vaseegara clicked. Every album has its balance of fast and melody numbers - like always. Just that the faster number so older days were different from current fast numbers because of technological advances.
Bottomline, there's no such disturbing trend in TFM.
- From: vel (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Fri Dec 28 03:55:12 EST 2001
good points karthik...
> yes, but r they making a mark? I agree that vaseegara is another example wherein carnatic base was used yet that 'neo classical & modern' feel was maintained well. But these have become a rarity now aren't they?
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