Thursday, January 28, 2010 by Mohan K.V
Raaga link, MusicIndiaOnline link(much lower quality)
The perfect (r, t) to listen to this is a crowded bus at peak hour, with a million horns honking outside. It honestly is BRILLIANT! Even after the 10th listen, I bet you won't know just what the hell is happening in this song. I mean, somewhere in the middle, out of the general noise comes this fantastic bit of existentialism:
Bhagavanta shyaane budhvanta, hutsyaavne namna gottilla innu yaakanta!
And there's the general refrain of 'nimbe uli' (which pans left to right back) which is comprehensively senselessly awesome! There are so many voices and so many instruments that I can't even identify what is playing!
You can't even find anything to Google the song with - raiyya rai? nimbe uli? Even the movie name is 'Thaakath'. Hell, how do you even spell those consistently?
Gurukiran (the music director) and Hrudaya Shiva (the lyricist) now definitively occupy a genre that only Upendra could command so far - you can't decide if they've doped their balls off, or are sublimely brilliant strange attractors in a phase space of mostly boring lyrics!