Originally Posted by thozhar
Listen to how "ratham sindhi" is pronounced and repeatedly "mariyean naan" that naaan is pronounced.
When i heard yuvan sings for ARR and heard kadalrasa first time i just stopped the song after that pronounciation. That pronounciation of naan and backing of instruments make me imagine it is simply like a arabic/hindustani song.
we know ilayaraja gives importance to how lyrics are rendered and usage of instruments. He has experimented so much to anyone's imagination and always his music we can relate that we are hearing a tamil song.
yuvan raja all these years had his own style never preaching any religion. music direction was his passion.
Will he continue to do that? I think that's what tamil fans are worried about and getting frustrated.
Listen to all ARR songs in early years and all his most recent years. Most recent years will have pronounciation rendering of lyrics backed by instruments to give you a feel that it is somewhat Arabic/hindustani tone. Sadly that alienates me even though i want to listen to a tamil song. I never felt in any of yuvan songs eg: take oru kal oru kannadi song his own.
To me i wonder now what will happen to new yuvan's usage of instruments and rendering of lyrics. Have to wait and see he sticks to his own style how he used to be.
ARR was asked in recent interview how he gave unique beats to Rangeela without knowing hindi. after explaining he ended "when one respects a culture and language, it will show up in their work". thats the reason we did not have a feeling that it is like a hindi song or rendering of instruments did not give that feel. But over the years it has changed.
Having said that art should be kept for enjoyment or how we always listen to yuvan's songs but once it mingles with slight tone of arabic/hindustani the nativity is lost. That's sad.
Here's the extract of what ARR said during KadalRasa release..
"Music wizard Rahman has remarked that he made contemporary music director (and his closest competitor to the top slot) Yuvan Shankar Raja sing a song(kadal Raasa Naan) in Mariyaan as he felt absolutely confident that Yuvan’s voice would be ideal for the song. “As it turned out, it has come out the way I expected it to be
,” Rahman said."
To tell an Indian that his music sounds "exotic" ignores the difference between the North Indian style of music, which has Persian roots, and South India's more Dravidian tones
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Just to add it has been discussed in most blogs that when tea kadais' used to play only hindi songs (Despite talented MSV all existed in same period) and raja comes changes everything makes to listen tamil songs.
Now what will happen to tamil music after 10 years or more?