Blame me for the double standards. I’m one among the few millions who are hell bent to have no songs in tamil movies because they interrupt the story telling. But yesterday, after a tiring day at work I reached home when the whole of chennai was watching Metti Oli. Thanks to the stars and satellites, among the ‘n’ to the power 2 channels available, someone played Hey GoodBye Nanba from Aayitha Ezhuthu. It was enchanting to watch Sidharth and Trisha running around the beach amidst the dirty sand on a sunny day.
Starting with a top angle akela crane shot, the camera swirls down to land on Sidharth who is half lying on the boat and then it pans on to trisha who whistles as she wears those goggles. With split second, the shot cuts into the next one where the camera is half-immersed in the water and both of them lie on a canal boat with their life jackets. And as they dive into the water, the camera too goes down into water for a moment and comes back, leaving a feeling that the audience themselves getting dipped in the water. With the A R Rahman‘s music in the background so jiving, Shankar Mahadevan shouting his heart out coupled with Sunitha Sarathy, Lucky Ali and Karthik, Hey Good Bye Nanba is a delight to watch.
It’s throughly a refreshing experience especially for someone who wants to chill-out. Mani Ratnam shares his credit with the entire tech team, for the song’s picturisation was in tune with Vairamuthu‘s and AR Rahman‘s musical efforts. Should I still crib about having ‘good’ songs in Tamil movies ? Thank god, we still have songs in tamil movies, else we would have been bored with just the sub-intellectual indy pop. There are exceptions too in Indy Pop. Anyway, read the first line of the post, again.