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4.30 pm Dec 18, 2012

On the music composed by AR Rahman for Tamil film 'Kadal'

Chat with senior film journalist Sreedhar Pillai on the music composed by AR Rahman for Tamil film 'Kadal'.
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21 questions answered | 2 questions pending
  • Sir, how abt telugu version of 'Kadal' audio, is it already released simultaneously with tamil? Asked by: M.Z Ahmed
  • Sreedhar Pillai I think it will b launched shortly
  • Why rahman takes much time to compose music for movies? he hardly compose 2-3 movies a year, what else keeps him occupied? Asked by: Vinod
  • Sreedhar Pillai His international commitments, music school, endorsements etc.
  • in this digital and I tune generation, will music companies make money from albums? Asked by: VKT
  • Sreedhar Pillai Most music companies will stop manufacturing CD, as physical sales r negligible . But they will make money from digital.
  • A.r Rehman always stores best for Mani sir, he's proved it again for 'kadal'. So wht is the basic plot of this movie? Asked by: Zareef Ahmed
  • Sreedhar Pillai It looks a love story set in a fishing hamlet in southern most part of India, where also fishermen go out into the sea and disappear!
  • I heard one song "Nenjukulle", its fresh and pleasent, is Rahman back to form, or this is obvious in Mani and AR combo? Asked by: Vinodkumar Thangaraj
  • Sreedhar Pillai Mani & ARR have always given us fresh invigorating music.
  • why big directors alone going to AR Rahman to compose music for their film why not others...? Asked by: Kirubakaran
  • Sreedhar Pillai Every music director has a certain comfort level with a director that is build over years. A new director may not have that kind of vibes.
  • Mani & Raja sir had long relationship, like Mani & AR. will Mani come out of AR and look for fresh / established composer in future? Asked by: VKT
  • Sreedhar Pillai For the last 20 years he has been having a musical relationship with ARR, and I think it will continue.
  • Dont you think Harris Jayaraj has over taken A R Rahman in tamil industries.Since Rahman is not doing more tamil films...... Asked by: Prashanth
  • Sreedhar Pillai I don't think so.
  • whether the movie will release for pongal or not..? Asked by: Kirubakaran
  • Sreedhar Pillai Kadal is likely 2 release only for Valentine weekend (Feb 14) as producers Gemini Film Circuit is having MGR 4 release during Pongal.
  • Do u really consider ths album frm Rahman as his best in his recent time?? Becoz i feel tat Rahman's magical touch has gone.. Asked by: Magi
  • Sreedhar Pillai I definitely think it is ARR's best in recent times, the magic is very much there!
  • who according to you is next best to rahman in tamil industry Asked by: Praveen
  • Sreedhar Pillai Tamil cinema has a lot of young music directors who r making waves at the moment. All of them r good.
  • Which song u like the most..? Asked by: Kirubakaran
  • Sreedhar Pillai My favourite - Eley Keechan & Nenjukkulle followed by Moongil Thottam.
  • Kadal songs can top in award listing of current year? Asked by: Vinodkumar Thangaraj
  • Sreedhar Pillai I think national awards are given depending on year of censorship. If Mani Ratnam censors the film b4 Dec 31, 2012, Yes it can b nominated.
  • Has Kadal audio rights has been fetched by Sony Music for a higher price than NEP? Asked by: Prasad
  • Sreedhar Pillai Nearly 3 times NEP price. Remember one of the co-producer of Kadal is Gemini Film Circuit who have their own audio company, still they sold it 2 Sony due 2 whopping price offered.
  • i heard kadal songs .i feel we have lost ar rahman to the west . what do you think? Asked by: vasantharaj
  • Sreedhar Pillai I think Kadal is ARR's best album in recent times. His roots r in Tamil music and his priority will b here.
  • Do u think Kadal movie will bring a great carrier for Gautham and thulasi nair...? Asked by: Kirubakaran
  • Sreedhar Pillai Why not ? Both r chip of the old block. Gautham's dad Karthik is one of the finest actors, while Radha, Thulasi mom was Heroine number 1 in the 80's. So everything is there 4 a great career ahead.
  • Why is that ARR and Mani combination work 100% and thats not the case with other ARR comination..Is that ARR is simply loyal to Mani as a tribute to someone who introduced ARR into indian cinema ? Asked by: Paresh UAE
  • Sreedhar Pillai ARR-Mani 4 me is 1 of the best combos in Indian cinema like Raj Kapoor -Shankar Jaikishan or Dev Anand - SD/RD Burman's combo. ARR-Mani is perfectly in tune with each other, as Rahman understands what Mani wants 4 his film. ARR-Shankar is also a very successful combo.
  • Did Rahman compose kadal songs in chennai or LA? is his way of composing songs in abroad, absence of director in studio while composing songs have made his songs not upto the mark or it has no difference? Asked by: VKT
  • Sreedhar Pillai From what I have heard Rahman and Mani Ratnam went on a boat ride in coastal Tamil Nadu and got the feel and touch of the tunes. All Kadal songs have been composed in India.
  • were you able to make out the story of the Kadal listening to Songs (Lyrics) Asked by: Vinodkumar Thangaraj
  • Sreedhar Pillai I think the lyrics tell a lot about the love and anguish faced by fisher folks and the influence of the catholic church. Lyrically Kadal is a beauty thanks 2 Vairamuthu and his son Madhan Karky.
  • Can we listen kadal songs in hindi (dubbed version or remake)? Asked by: Adhitya
  • Sreedhar Pillai As of now the film is releasing only in Tamil and Telugu. I think the film is seeped in local south Tamil Nadu nativity. If it is successful in south may b a Hindi dubbing.
  • Do you think Kadal has taken the Tamil film music to the next level? Asked by: Sathish
  • Sreedhar Pillai Kadal has definitely taken Tamil music 2 the next level. It's vintage Rahman.

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