I am starting a new section - Song of the month... NOOOO.. this is not the "No.1 song" thats topping the charts for the month, but this is MY song of the month. (Many a time, I get stuck to sone song and listen to it even 10 times a day and this continues for many days before I shift to another song! So, the song featured will most probably be the song that had haunted me recently!) I will discuss one A.R.Rahman song each month. So, here's the first one.

"Uyire Uyire"
from Bombay - The beauty of this song lies in its simplicity. Unlike most ARR songs, there is very minimal usage of instruments. ARR once said in an interview that, to make a song successful, what is very important is to know which instrument should "stop" and at which point, and also, which instrument not to use for a song! And very rightly ARR struck gold with minimal instruments for this song.

Hariharan and Chitra weaved magic with their voices. The sorrow, longing and pain is so beautifully conveyed by Hariharan. The point at which Hari stops and Chitra starts off for the first time - oh... brilliant... I get goosebumps at that point, every single time I listen to this song! As always, Naveen mesmerises with the amazing flute interlude!

This song remains fresh after more than a decade, and will remain fresh forever!

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By Aravind on Monday, June 26, 2006 at 5:23 PM Post Categories: ,
  1. Musically Me

    Nice post on the song. It is one of my favorites too...

    I think hariharan and only hariharan could have done justice to that song...

  1. True Blue Rahmaniac

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  1. True Blue Rahmaniac

    He's done that in Maargazhi Thingal...where S.Janaki stops singing and then the mridangam and the music stops completely and then Unni Krishnan starts. That pause gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. I just totally love it! I've never seen the video so I don't know if it was picturised as well as Uyire Uyire.

  1. Anonymous

    Question: What is that instrument used in the starting of the song(not the flute)?

  1. Visithra

    ah who doesnt love the song n so romantically shot too ;)

    n nice section ;)

  1. Anonymous

    My song of the month is kaadhal kadidham.. a hip hop song by Krishan.. Cant get enough of it..

  1. Aravind

    Music Fan:
    yea.. hari rocks!! :)

    Yeah.. luv that part in Margazhi thingal too!!! Weel, picturisation of margazhi thingal is not that great.. jus a stage song!

  1. Aravind

    Thanx :)

    @ Scudie:
    u mean, the one from jodi?

  1. Aravind

    me not sure ... thought it was bass flute!!

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