Given the quality of Wildlife, I am happy to learn that Paul Dano has intentions of directing another film based on a family. If the result is anywhere near as good as this, it is going to be a treat to watch. I think you should give this film a try for it has one of the best acting performances of 2018 and also it is a good film.
Rang De Basanti is a beloved film for its story, performances and also the wonderful music given by AR Rahman. The film would have worked without the songs but having them made it feel more powerful.
It would be safe to call the films of Yorgos Lanthimos a bit of an acquired taste. Personally, I love his films and the way they are made but there are many who might be put off by how ‘weird’ it is. The Favourite is ultimately a film about power and more importantly love and to be honest, I loved it.
Sometimes you have a film that works without songs but is so much more memorable with them. This is the exact case with Rhythm. What you see is a combination of audio and video that tugs at your heartstrings and also puts a smile on your face.
There have been instances where people have gone to see a film just because of the songs made by Rahman. Sangamam is one such example and all the songs are testament to his skill.
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.