From: Neel D
on 16th June 2014 12:37 AM
Just finished listening to the whole Ramanujan album. It is lovely! The instrumentation takes one back a hundred years ago. Nice work by Ramesh Vinayakam. All tracks are lovely!
on 16th June 2014 12:42 AM
Neel D -
LOL. Yes, orey snow dhaan ponnga!
VJ always astonishes, even at her age she is able to deliver such perfection.
Yes, the album is beautiful in its "authentic" period ambience. Good attention to detail by RV.
I discovered it only after reading the interview in TOI. Just checked Youtube, and there it was!
From: Neel D
on 17th June 2014 05:19 AM
Cannot find a thread on "Ramanujan" album. So posting this link here.
on 18th June 2014 07:19 PM
Vani Jairam at Ramanujan CD Launch
This is a photo from the Ramanujan CD launch
on 18th June 2014 07:34 PM
"Veteran Vani Jayaram is still in incredible form in Narayana, a resonant bhajan that is constructed beautifully to reflect the form of music prevalent in the beginning of the century, steeped in classical music but also a peekaboo strings orchestra."
Full CD review here:
Narayana – Vani Jayaram, Karthik Suresh (CINEMALEAD'S PICK)
"The album begins in style, to the charming vocals of none other than Vani Jayaram in the track Narayana. Set to the divine lyrics of Amarar Vaali, this song brings about the positive vibes right away. The orchestrations are well panned out, perfectly synchronized on the Carnatic scale."
"Vani Jayaram sounds absolutely breathtaking in the blissful bhajan Narayana, the arrangements too appropriately complementing the serene composition."
From: Neel D
on 19th June 2014 05:41 AM
on 23rd June 2014 08:10 AM
Of music and mathematics
Veteran singer Vani Jayaram’s rendition of ‘Narayana’ in the album has been hailed by many. Talking about her experience, she says, “I was initially surprised when he (Ramesh) gave me a song whose pitch (shruthi) was less than what I usually sing in. Just when I was thinking about why he gave me a song when I could very well do much more, I came to know that, in the days of Ramanujan, people only sang in that pitch.”
on 23rd June 2014 08:41 PM
"Composer Ramesh Vinayakam gets everything spot on in the bhajan Narayana Narayana – a simple and retro classical-based tune, an arrangement that sees glorious use of strings (of which this is just a preview of what comes later), and a lovely combination at the vocals; that of the doyenne Vani Jayaram (one song in 1983 earlier this year, one to come in Kaaviya Thalaivan; glad to see the lady back in action and still sounding fab) in the first half and the boy Karthik Suresh in the latter."
on 26th June 2014 08:21 PM
on 11th July 2014 07:42 PM
"Of the few things to like about "Ramanujan", Ramesh Vinayakam's music is life affirming. It is in sync with the era in which the film is set, oscillating between classical music and tunes of strings.
A refreshing bhajan by Vani Jayaram in the beginning is one of the best tracks of the album."
"One of the major highlights of the film is Ramesh Vinayakam’s music, totally in sync with the mood of the film. The bhajan rendered by Vani Jayaram “ Narayana..” and picturised on Suhasini a music teacher is a gem."