Paa – Music review (Mouthshut)

Simplicity, Violin and Amitabh bachchan


Mudi Mudi kahan mein Quite an unconventional way to start the song with electric guitar, faint piano and drums lead us to Shilpa Rao who is wondering which way she has turned who she has met why? There are a lot of positive emotions which are each described in one word in the song. The song has a very continuous tone to it with moments of electric guitar in bass and shrill notes. A 2:58 minute song does no harm to the listener and that’s just what it is. No real stanza but then…you don’t miss it.

Gumm Sum Gumm One repetitive note on the keyboard is soon followed by Kids who go by the name K. Bavatharini (Ilayaraja’s daughter) & Shravan who are singing along wondering why one of their ‘friends’ is sad and is crying? The urge their ‘friend’ not to act like a ‘kid’ and share his problem with them. While the kids mingle with high notes on the electric guitar and a continuous melody, the chorus has helped put a pace in to the song which doesn’t let the listener feel bored. In between there are some notes of Piano which seem to be injecting a bit of ‘stillness’ into the song as the song reaches it’s end. 

Udi Udi Ittefaq se – If Shilpa Rao is wondering in the first song about the turns she has taken, in this one (keeping the tune exactly the same), she wonders where is she flying by chance? (Mudi – means turn in and Udi – means fly in Hindi). The song continues where Mudi Mudi’ left itself. The song has more lyrics and totally ‘bindaas’ lyrics about the girl who is now ‘flying’. This song is no ‘Aaj main uppar’ (from Khamoshi) which has a punch in it, instead this song has a very ‘niche’ feel with uniform beats and no sudden verbal histrionics.  

Hichki Hichki – Sunidhi Chauhan starts the song with a quasi-whisper and the Ilayaraja trademark beats accompany her. Quite a brave message of not getting dissolved in the crowd is delivered with a sweet punch. The tone, I don’t know why has a southern touch to it. I am looking forward to the situation in which this song will be used because from the sound of it, this does look like a song which can be easily murdered by putting it in the background as the main characters go through with their chores in the main story line (although the lyrics are quite suggestive) 

Mere PaaStep aside ladies and gentlemen, here comes AMITABH BACHCHAN (AB). You can’t believe that it is AB when the song starts. I had to consult the CD because I felt it is sung by Shankar Mahadevan. Yes, this is AB!! I so want to tell you more about this song, but I would just make one request – please hear this song with particular attention to the following words and the way they are pronounced by AB. The words are – Darpok’ (one who gets scared quickly), full light on’, ‘ha ha’, and lastly, don’t miss AB humming along this lovely violin which will give you goose bumps (even if you swear you wont let yourself get carried away by the haunting violin!). Hear this one to know how great actors ’act’ a song when they get behind a mic and into the skin of the character (can’t get over the violin…) 

 Finally With Ilayaraja, melody can be taken for granted. The cynics and ‘Pritam’ loving junta wont like this album even a wee bit, but then, if Pritam (and the likes) can survive, Ilaraja has to be given a million acre Villa to live and rule the world of music. The tunes are simple with a bit of retro-feel. I rate this 4 out of 5 because this one is an OST and not a music album, and with a story-line as peculiar as of ‘Paa’, I am sure the songs will be an integral part of the movie and wont act as a disconnect (how else can you explain that the average length of the songs is not even 3 minutes!).

Special word for AB I am no fan of his, but after hearing the song he has sung, I am forced to believe that very soon he will have no work to do in movies. The reason – There won’t be any ‘new’ thing left for him to try! Take a bow, Auro!

Peace and equanimity


~ by Yakuza on November 26, 2009.

5 Responses to “Paa – Music review (Mouthshut)”

  1. Excellent review , However i wonder for this news :

    ‘Auro dance’ caught on candid camera; to be used in music video

    If this is true , it means all people showing in video are real one ????

    • I don’t believe this story, Hard to believe that people on road start dancing like monkey. This is PR strategy.

  2. PAA is awesome.superb film.I saw the video peoples are dancing like amitabh.amitabh is superb.

  3. PAA is making me curious – definately going to watch that over DDD

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