2016-The Year in Music-Tamil Top 10

file_000-12016 was an average year music wise with not many great songs to choose from. A.R.Rahman was at his standard 2 albums a year, Anirudh was much out of sorts and D.Imman was churning out albums like an assembly line(think he had 11-12 releases this year). Harris Jayaraj is still searching for his missing omakaziya and Santhosh Narayanan is moving further away from his brand of music with his recent releases(read Bairavaa). There were some bright sparks though coming in from young upcoming composers like Nivas K. Prasanna, Leon James, Sean Roldan and K. So here goes my best 10 of 2016, songs that I loved and listened to on repeat this whole year.

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So, finally a Rajnikanth movie has released after 3 long years of waiting and delays one after the other. After watching the trailer, the animation looked pretty sub-standard, but the final product as a movie is not all that bad. It is definitely better than what I had expected it to be.

So, ill give you 5 reasons why you should definitely watch Kochadaiyan;

1. Rajnikanth as RANA

2. Rajnikanth as KOCHADAIYAAN

3. “SUPERSTAR” Rajnikanth

4. A.R. Rahman for a brilliant background score. The music absolutely holds the movie together

5. K.S.Ravikumar for a wonderful story line, script and screenplay. The dialogue writer too deserves a kudos for some crisp lines.

Pretty much everything a thalaivar fan can ask for. Perfect paisa vasool. My only disappointment is that this made into an animated(read as motion capture) film and not made into a feature film. Would have been a staggering blockbuster. Hopefully the second part(if it is made) would have much better graphics(read again as motion capture) than the first.

Kochadaiyaan-Treat for  Rajni fans. Not a bad watch otherwise too if you are willing to forgive the animation. 


Tamil Semmozhi Manadu Anthem

Had heard the song a week back and was wondering how the video would be. Director Gautam Vasudev Menon seems to have taken a leaf out of the Phir Mile Sur video and made this into a good one. Here is the video of the Tamil Semmozhi Anthem.

For those who do not know. The music is by A.R.Rahman & the video is directed by Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaayaa fame Gautam Vasudev Menon.  Lyrics by Tamil Nadu CM Kalaignar M.Karunanidhi.

Until i find something interesting…alvida 🙂


Now that cartoon picture says it all. Cut to April 4,2008, Hoggenagal water issue fast meeting of  Kollywood cine stars, this man made a furious speech, it was so furious that everyone was initially surprised by his comments and really happy that he is in full support for TN in the Hoggenagal issue. An excerpt from his speech here i quote: “Shouldn’t those who place a stumbling block on a drinking water project (in Hoggenagal to benefit some 4 million Tamils) be beaten up to be taught a lesson?”. Cut back to the present and we have the same man just because his movie “KUSELAN” was not allowed to be released in Karnataka begged for forgiveness to the Kannadigas. An excerpt from his speech now i quote: “Money, success and fame have not gone to my head. I carelessly erred in the past due to my eagerness to help the Tamils. If given a chance, I will do much more to help people of Karnataka”. So are Tamilians fools???

Not really!!!. It is Mr.Rajnikanth who is. This very incident goes to show the selfish act of Mr.Rajnikanth who just for a few crores has sold the sentiments of the people of TN. He who answered “i don’t care, i want justice” when reporters asked him what if Kanndigas do not allow you to screen your movie in Karnataka??? is the same man who has now fell flat to the legs of the Kannada Rakshana Vedika(KRV) who said it was a victory for Kannada pride. He has also sent an unconditional apology to the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce president on this issue. Shame on a man who has earned such a status and is being loved by many in TN. He has proved his real self to the people of TN and is not amusing even his fellow actors and members of the Tamil film industry. Instead of doing all this apologizing and stuff he could have just kept “QUIET” on April 4 which would have not led him to this shameful act.

Well all this adds up to one thing, that Rajnikanth has just toyed around with the people of TN and proved to them that he is a good actor in real life too. All he has brought himself with this apology is a release for Kuselan in Karnataka(ah!!!isn’t he a happy man now), a bad name among people of TN(@##^&*((*^%&()) and has won hearts of the Kannada people. This incident just proves how opportunistic and selfish people can be in making things work for them and hats off to Mr.Rajnikanth for showing us just that!!!.

P.S. This post does not aim at sparking racial or regional issues. It just aims at showcasing how people can be oppurtunistic and selfish and can change colours just to get a thing or two done just for the sake of money.