Commonwealth games anthem

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Has anybody heard the anthem composed by A R Rahman? I heard it and found it to be one of the worst compositions for such an event. Its torture to ears and for that he took almost six months and paid Rs 5 Crores
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EMioRMkAks
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yess bhai i have heard this and to be honest did not understand it in any way... (as we say bina sir per ka).
and there was a comment from one big composer that in 5 crores, 50 songs can be composed...
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It's a dissappointing mish mash and highly unmemorable. Would have expected better from A R Rehman. It sounds like western music. It may have been more interesting to hear a beautiful Indian inspired theme with shenai, and tabla beat...
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Truly said. At least Chinni Chinni Asha could have been remade with lyrics. That would have somehow helped us show our music. On the whole very bad anthem..............
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Chinni Chinni Asha could have been remade with lyrics
I those days ARR was a composer.

Past his "use-by date".
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Agree. Most of his latest compositions(past 2 years) have been forgettable.
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I haven't heard so i cannot comment.

But IMHO even if it is not good by his standards, it will be good enough for this corrupt CWG.

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Most of his latest compositions(past 2 years) have been forgettable.
This is far from truth. VTV, a regional movie had lovely songs. But yes he has passed his prime, which again is bound to happen if anyone is there in the music industry for so long.

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At least Chinni Chinni Asha could have been remade with lyrics. That would have somehow helped us show our music. On the whole very bad anthem..............
This like saying ARR deserved OSCARs only for his composition in Slumdog millionaire and all his previous compositions were mediocre.
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Five crore? How many western composers or artists get over half a million pounds for a song or performance? At least, not until it has earned that in royalties.

Maybe it is like the roads: 4,99,00,000 went into variou8s pockets, and 1,00,000 got spent on the tarmac. Err... music.

EDIT: I listened to as much as I could stand. It is nondescript, a great piece of musical nothingness. I don't understand: the song that he wrote for the Tamil Nadu International Tamil Language Conference was much better than this? Maybe he wrote it to be performed by tone-deaf athletes!

It is certainly like the road surfaces: the first shower will wash it away.

Maybe the building engineers told him not to write anything too exciting --- in case it brought the house down!

I have no interest in sport, but I recall chancing to see an opening ceremony, maybe Olympic, on the TV a few years ago. It was a stunning, fabulous piece of entertainment. Really, India should have got something better than this. They could have checked out our folk song thread and got something for free!
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Five crore?
... 4,99,00,000 went into variou8s pockets, and 1,00,000 got spent on the tarmac. Err... music.
+1 to that..
some comments from celebrities on the song... http://lite.epaper.timesofindia.com/...=&publabel=TOI
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the song that he wrote for the Tamil Nadu International Tamil Language Conference was much better than this?
was it not penned by the CM himself?
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post Maybe the building engineers told him not to write anything too exciting --- in case it brought the house down!


I am just confused as to how all this deal is handled. Is there no initial run down of the theme, or whatever the composer submits is final? In this amount, I am sure most the composers would be ready to change/modify the theme any number of times if the panel decides it is not worth it. But then again, if there had been a panel for this, it would have cost us another 5 crores for its short existence.
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Originally Posted by varad View Post was it not penned by the CM himself?


Now you come to mention it, yes, I think so, and I think the music was composed ("tuned" as we say in these parts) by ARR.

I don't think the CM counts musical composition among his many talents.
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I would have thought an Indian version of the Sex Pistols song
God save the Queen would have been more Appropriate,after all
it is the COMMONWEALTH GAMES.


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It's got a little African meets Joan Jett & the Blackhearts fusion thing happening. Don't know what to say .... have heard alot worse.
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So it was not just me who thought it had a touch of African beats.

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Originally Posted by Shivani Skydancer View Post It may have been more interesting to hear a beautiful Indian inspired theme with shenai, and tabla beat...
That is what should have been done,or fusion... some of the tracks are awesome. However, bollywood has turned shenai music for sadness and distress. That is why some play it at the marriage, wonder if Kalmadi would have liked to hear it with all thatís going on with him!

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