Kirik Party which came out two years ago is about friends in Hassan, Karnataka. But their antics and interactions are so relatable that anyone will instantly connect with what is going on.
The best part of this soundtrack is that the tunes feel fresh to this day. Whether it is the joyous nature of Chaiyya Chaiyya or the longing we feel in Ae Ajnabi, Rahman manages to bring out different shades in him that ultimately make us connect with the characters.
Rahman crafts a series of tunes that range from devotional to romantic and in Ooh La La La, a song that is completely fun. There is not a single song that shows a dip in quality. The entire album is proof of the maestro working at the peak of his powers.
When we talk about the 90s and the maestro, we tend to overlook Karuthamma. It showed that he is equally comfortable dealing with folk tunes as he is with anything urban or modern. Variety has long been the hallmark of Rahman’s career and this album is a fantastic example of just that.
Roja was a phenomenal debut for the then 25 year old composer. He produced a landmark soundtrack for a landmark film. We got glimpses of the man’s mastery of melody; his ability to create magic with the simplest tunes was and is a joy to listen to.
Though the two male leads do a really good job, the film clearly belongs to Taapsee’s Rumi. She is without a doubt one of the more interesting characters to come out of Hindi cinema in the recent past and it is hard to think of anyone else in that role. The way she buzzes around with this crackling energy is a sheer joy to watch. She internalizes the character to such an extent that every time we see her on screen, we only see Rumi.
Tu Hai Mera Sunday is in many ways the right kind of hangout film. It does not take much effort to watch but the characters are so real that you want to see what happens to them.
He is one of the biggest movie stars in the world but if you took a look at his career in the recent past, it doesn’t match up to his contemporaries. With his latest release Zero getting some not so good reviews, it made me wonder what has happened to SRK’s career. Is this a case of someone who has not adapted to the times or is it just a phase and something better is bound to come?
Though it is already on Netflix, I was one of the lucky few who got to see it on a big screen. And I am so thankful that I did. While Cuaron the director is in top form here, it is Cuaron the cinematographer that has pulled of something incredible. When technique and emotion combine to produce art, what you get is Roma.
This is the kind of film that I keep going back to every year. This film shows how good a director GVM can be as he is weaving what can only be described as poetry. This is the film that shows what Surya is capable of as an actor and he brings out his full range. The film is excellent on a technical level and works wonders on a narrative basis as well.