Topic started by Pozhudhu pogadhavan (@ 171.atlanta-05-10rs.ga.dial-access.att.net) on Mon Aug 6 17:55:05 EDT 2001.
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After three films consecutively this year, he is out of field now. Dum Dum Dum didn't help him?
- From: UVII (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Tue Aug 7 18:43:35 EDT 2001
KR is doing one Hindi film, and one tamil film, ACC. to unconfirmed resources
- From: rf (@ pppa10-resalerockford1-3r7238.dialinx.net)
on: Fri Aug 10 14:23:56 EDT 2001
great tribute to IR and KR by Ila Arun!
Taking Things Haule Haule
In an era when artistes change music companies for every kind of reason, Ila Arun believes in loyalty. Her latest album Haule Haule is her fifth enterprise in an eight-year relationship with Tips. And yet Haule Haule has some major differences as compared to the last four. “To begin with,” says Ila, “The time span in between this album and my last album, Khichdi, is the longest ever - over two years.
Secondly, all the four albums earlier were arranged by Lalit Sen. This is the first time I have three arrangers - and the beautiful thing is that two of them are major talents as composers - Jawahar Wattal and Kartik Raja. They have done five and three tracks respectively and the ninth track is done by Mani. It is an honour to me that two proven composers agreed to arrange songs for me. For as you know, I prefer to write and compose my own songs.”
Ila Arun also had to go to Delhi for her sessions with Wattal and to Chennai to work with Kartik Raja. “This itself broadens your perspective. I feel a change in my personality, I feel enriched. The trip to Chennai especially, where Kartik’s studio is adjacent to his home, was an extraordinary experience. I interacted with his legendary father Ilayaraja as well. For me, it was like a pilgrimage-cum-voyage of discovery!”
She promises that her next album will get going within six months and will be completely traditional
The Fraulein of folk can’t help raving about Kartik, who she knows ever since she recorded a song in Grahan way back in 1996-97. “What a genius he is!” she exclaims. “There is so much newness in his approach. When he said that he would not mind doing my arrangements, I was delighted.” The title track and O mere bairaagi bhanware are Kartik’s compositions and are being aired on the TV channels. “But his tour de force is what he did with my adaptation of the Bhutanese folk song as Meetho laage. He has gone even beyond the beauty of the original. The song thus merges the musical styles of Bhutan, Tamilnadu and my home state Rajasthan into an amazing amalgam!”
Wattal, of course, was strongly recommended by Tips and Ila was aware of his formidable track record with Daler Mehndi, Shubha Mudgal and other artistes. “He brought in the perfect aroma of Northern folk, quelling my apprehensions about whether we could work together, because I had never met him.” Wattal has done five songs, two of which will also be made as videos. The highlight among his songs is Lalua Lalua sab koi pukare which is aimed, Ila says, at the NRIs hailing from Eastern UP. “The idea was in my mind ever since I read a newspaper report that one Mr. Pandey, who belonged to Azamgarh, UP, rose to become the Prime Minister of Trinidad. When he visited his home town he was so moved that he began to cry. Every album of mine has at least one song with a social message, and this one is no different. Composed with calypso beats and alaaps, the song sends a message to immigrants that your country needs you - so come back to us, even though we have our faults!” “The idea was in my mind ever since I read a newspaper report that one Mr. Pandey, who belonged to Azamgarh, UP, rose to become the Prime Minister of Trinidad "
Ila wanted to do the complete album with either Wattal or Kartik Raja but now she is happy that she has three arrangers. “It was largely their tight schedules that prevented them from working on all the eight tracks. But now there is greater variety in my package. Besides, when things were uncertain, I even did one disco-type number with Mani, who is known for his pop approach. So my album has ended up with a new, fresh sound that is a mix of the traditional and the modern. Ila is all praise for her brothers Piyush and Prasun Pandey for making the upbeat, fresh videos (choreographed by Saroj Khan) and of course for the unstinting support of the Tauranis. “I dedicate this album to a woman’s romance!” she says.
She promises that her next album will get going within six months and will be completely traditional. Her passion for theatre (as actress, singer, writer and producer) continues unabated and she has recently adapted three new plays laced, as is always the case, with social comment.
She has recently sung for a Tamil film directed by Priyadarshan with music by Vidyasagar. But in Hindi films, she isn’t getting too many offers, but says, “I would rather have it this way than sing a multitude of songs which do not really exhibit or challenge my abilities. For there is much more to Ila Arun than cholis, chunaris and ghagras!,” says the fiery singer who has sung chart-blazers like Bicchuda, Nigodi kaisi jawani hai, Dilli saher mein mhaaro ghaagro among her own creations, and Choli ke peeche (Khal Nayak), Gutur gutur (Dalal), Darwaza khula chhod aayi (Najaayaz) and other hits in Lamhe, Karan Arjun, Auzaar, Muhabbat Ki Arzoo, Cheetah, Naraaz, Trimurti, Batwara and Mr. Romeo in films.
- From: Common Friend (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Sat Aug 11 11:09:55 EDT 2001
Is he the same old, for whom AM is every thing.?
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