Do Tunes Originate in Foreign Lands?

Puzzling scenarios still persist in Kollywood, where filmmakers and music directors fly down to foreign countries with a belief that it ignites them to come up with best tunes.

Features 26-Jul-2010 8:49 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

It all started during the ancient period of Tamil cinema, where superstars, music directors, filmmakers and lyricists used to spend hours of time in 5 Star Hotels. Later, the places of composition switched over to nearby locales, especially hill stations.

With producers burning down candles at both ends, the new trend of musicians flying down to foreign countries has come to practice.

When it’s about zeroing down on exact illustration, filmmaker Ameer and Yuvan Shankar Raja can be regarded. The duo along with lyric writer Sneghan have flown down to Singapore tuning melodies for their upcoming film ‘Aadhi Bhaghavan’. If so, didn’t the same duo churn out the chartbusters for ‘Paruthiveeran’ in Chennai itself? On the contrary, the tunes for Ameer’s previous film ‘Yogi’ were tuned in Bangkok. Sorry to say! None of the songs were commendable at least to the levels of mediocre.

At times, the films’ budgets peak to the extremum and this has been one of the precise reasons for pulling it.

It’s well and good, if the producers do understand such ineffectual practices are curtailed for a finer reason.

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