Ramanujan Movie songs

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#1 Ramanujan Movie songs

Post by vasanthakokilam » 30 Jun 2014, 09:33

I am sure many of you have been exposed to the songs from the movie Ramanujan. I do not know much about the movie except that it is indeed based on the life story of our Srinivasa Ramanujan. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramanujan_%28film%29 ). Music director is Sri. Ramesh Vinayakam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramesh_Vinayakam)

The more I listen to them the more I find newer things with them, there are quite a few layers. Also good use of trisram and misram etc.
Quite heavy use of Western Classical as background and interlude music but the vocals are quite Indian with a tinge of classical. 4 pieces are fully WCM pieces with no pretense of fusion etc. which actually works pretty well. I do not know how well it works in the movie.

They have made the MMI's English note into full fledged western classical music piece. Nick, I thought of you when listening to it. See if it has got 'stuff' when presented this way. I do not know if this is what is called 'theme and variations' but in a more colloquial sense of that it is relata-ble to CM folks since we know the theme very well and they keep coming back to it as refrain. ( this is the seventh item in the list, last but one )

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFe1_urFInM
This is the official play list. In the video area, you can click on individual songs to listen to them.

It is also available on Spotify and Raaga.
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/5H1R8Y2SQ6tydbwXHFwVLg
raaga: http://play.raaga.com/tamil/album/Ramanujan-T0004123
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