My Crib about New York Nagaram

Not about the city! Naa anga ellaam pogala innum.. This is about the song from Sillunu Oru Kadhal that is making waves right now.

I think the song is flawed. It fails to communicate the loneliness of the lover who is singing it. With lyrics such as

peychellaam thaalaatu pola ennai uranga veika nee illai
nilavin oliyil muttham thanthu kaalai kaapi koduka nee illai

Rahman should have gone easy on the instruments. In trying to make the song instrumentally rich, he has stolen its soul and replaced it with a machine which only performs a function.

More humming, less instruments, and preferably a less upbeat raaga would have made the song a timeless classic.

Sad, really.

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19 Responses to My Crib about New York Nagaram

  1. Prabhu says:

    Ah..Padam/paatu paarthal thaan theriyum antha scene eppadi irukunu !

    Again..NewYork nagaram urangum Neram..Intha oor thoonginatha sarithiram illa..!! Raathiri 2am kooda city romba busya irukum !

  2. Hmm..where could I hear this song??

  3. @ ANS

    you can listen to it here.. http://raaga.com/channels/tamil/movie/T0000835.html but its entirely in tamil..

  4. Ponnarasi says:

    Saw the link…Will listen 2 the song and then comment 🙂

  5. AM Aravind says:

    agree that the guitar strumming is a bit heavy, but it doesnt take away the soul of the song.. I think the “lonlely” mood just haunts me whn i listen to it!

  6. To quote Ilaiyaan, most of the MDs compose with their ‘brains’ and not with their hearts.
    Personally, i have found ARR’s work to be like perfectly engineered and assembled products, unlike Raaja’s gems which are pure works of art.

  7. Sudha says:

    The song reminds me of Dave Matthews… I can almost imagine him singing..
    Its beautiful and haunting. Stop cribbing please 🙂

  8. MSR says:

    Fantastic song! You’ll need to listen to this on a good music system. Makes you want to listen to the song again and again. Excellent music arrangement. Finally after a long gap ARR has come out with a masterpiece.

  9. muthu says:

    the song rockzz the best song of arr after a very very long time

  10. dinagar says:

    Its Incredible……
    ARR has given a wonderful piece….He is great…
    If we close the ears and listen to the song. It takes us to the city of newyork.
    Guitar chords(strumming) are excellent…………………..

  11. dinagar says:

    ARR has given a wonderful piece….He is great…
    If we close the ears and listen to the song. It takes us to the city of newyork.
    Guitar chords(strumming) are excellent…………………..
    Its Incredible……

  12. dinagar says:

    Its Incredible
    ARR has given a wonderful piece.He is great
    If we close our eyes and listen to the song. It takes us to the city of newyork.
    Guitar chords(strumming) are excellent..

  13. dharma says:

    Kick ass song!! wat a feel- it truly rocks dudes!!

  14. Dinesh says:

    Have to disagree…The mood I thought was conveyed to perfection !

  15. Chandram says:

    Thamizhan — Sorry DUDE! You got it absolutely WRONG! Happy your not in the movie-making business.

  16. Surya-Jothika says:

    please dont write music reviews!!! Try to do what you know..please

  17. THENNARASU says:

    FANTASTIC SONG FROM AR REHMAN AFTER A LONG GAP.. SONG OF THE GENERATION.

  18. Afsal says:

    I think New York Nagaram’s an awsome track I hate all you ass f**rs to say it sounds bad! Dumb d** heads! Do you know how much hard work it takes to melodizze a song? I mean can you even think to that level than just sit at home listen & critisize! Try making your own guitar chords and try strumming! THen you’ll know! Get a life!

  19. Afsal says:

    Bunch of dogs! Dickheads! Cow f***rs come to my house and I’l show you a piece of my mind ass f**rs dont ever f***kin critisize Rahman’s music you dick f**rs

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