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ಉಳಿದವರು ಕಂಡಂತೆ – As seen by. . . . .   2 comments

Self-portraiture is something one should never get involved in, since it is wrong to lie even though one endeavours to tell the truth.” – Ingmar Bergman

Gulzar Khan of ತನಿಕೆ   fame was so enthusiastic, passionate filmmaker that he loved thinking about himself, talking about himself, looking at himself and being producer-leadactor-singer-lyricist-music-director-screenwriter-editor-diloguewriter-choregrahper his contribution to ತನಿಕೆ was immense. :D Likewise, Rakshit Shetty (Simple Star) too is heading in the same direction. However, the only etched difference: Rakshit’s ಮಲ್ಲ ಮಂಡೆ’s bombarded with sensible perceptions and ideas which is extremely comforting. Eg: an excerpt from his UK blog

“Looking at an old pic I clicked on my phone during the shoot of Simple aagond Love Story, a thought passed by. A realization it seems. Not that I was not aware of it before. It was always there inside me, but this sudden moist eyes and goosebumps just got me confirmed that I must be valuing this thought a lot… ‘Realize the passion, come full circle, be a child once again and then looking for the ideal world of Cinema, be a CINEMA”

Be a cinema!! Hmm sounds a bit tad opulent, nevertheless it’s an honest perspective. So, why make a comparison with Gulzar Khan? It’s outrageous isn’t it! Well, the answer to that is overindulgence, self-pamper and Self-portraiture which I find that in abundance. Connected with just four movies, Ulidavaru Kandanthe(as seen by the rest) is Rakshit Shetty’s directorial debut. The product is an amalgamation of concepts derived from his favorite filmmakers (Guy Ritchie, Martin Scorsese, Tarantino, Nolan, Darren Aronofsky, Anurag Kashyap, Upendra, and Shankaranna)


Honestly I just loathe the idea of integrating, constructing a movie based on preconceived notions, on the movies that one grows up with or admires incessantly. The artist considers his isolation, his subjectivity, his individualism almost holy (Bergman). The artist is so much consumed that he ventures out in every possible directions, examining, meddling the decision-making ability of associated peers.

Well, Ulidavaru Kandanthe original soundtrack too, runs in parallel with the same accord. Composed by B. Ajaneesh Loknath the album comprises of 12 tracks! A brief review

Gatiya Ilidu of Vijay Prakash, Lyrics: Rakshit Shetty
Kicks off with tulu lyrics which is immediately translated to kannada, archetypal oh-i-am-in-love expressions which is harmoniously sung by Vijay Prakash.

Kakig Banna Kaanta of Singers: Shreya Ghoshal, Lyrics: Rakshit Shetty
How will a Crow view through the paint? An introspective study… Jeeezzz! Shreya does a marvelous job in expressing the same.

Paper Paper Medicine Paper of B.R Hruishikesh, Aditya Sunil Dutt, Mallesh Hoogar , Puttaraj Hoogar ,Gagan G Gaonkar, Lyrics : Rakshit Shetty
The whole accordion seems to be derived from Sneha Khanwalkar’s “Chhi Chha Ledar”!

Kanna Muchhe of Shankar Mahadevan , Vani Harikrishna , Lyrics : Suni
The whole accordion seems to be derived from Rahman’s “Luka Chuppi”!!and Mr. Shetty says “there is not even a single phrase of composition which is similar” WTF! Dude you’ve just bluntly incorporated the god-damn theme!

Knock Knock of Bobby C.R, Lyrics: Manojava Galgali, Vigneshwara Vishwa
The whole accordion seems to be derived from Kill bill’s “Bang Bang”!! The music piece starts off with contemplative kannada lyrics and all of a sudden its “Knock knock”, its sounds so friggin’ pseudo!!

Male Maretu of Vijay Prakash Lyrics: Vigneshwara Vishwa
Can’t seem to notice any derivation for this pathos number, which is remarkably sung by Mr. Prakash, lyrics too has a deep essence eg: ಎಳೆ ಬಿಸಿಲ ನೆನಪಾಗಿ ಅತ್ತಂತೆ ಇಳಿ ಸಂಜೆಯ ಹೂವು..

The Final Showdown, Richie’s Theme, Hulivesha, Theme of Ulidavaru Kandante
These four tracks are the best of the lot that UK dispense.

Hulivesha beats – pays tribute to Tarantino, Mughle-e-zam, Ravichandran-Ranadheera, Shankarnag-Santoshakke, Hamsalekha-Olage seridare gundu, just terrific!!
The Final Showdown – follows footsteps of Hulivesha, nevertheless it is engaging, intriguing.
Richie’s Theme – A theme dedicated to bad ass Richie a.k.a Antonio Montana (Al Pacino – Tony Montana), a bit of sergio leone in the intro, which has ಎಂತ ಸಾವ! and  ಎಂತದ  ಬೋಳಿಮಕ್ಕಳ ನಗ್ತಾ ಇದಿರ , ಶೂಟ್ ಮಾಡ್ಬೇಕ ?  interludes. Terrific again!
Theme of Ulidavaru Kandante – A fitting theme dedicated to Malpe, a small fishing town on the Arabian Coast. Located 6 kms to the west of the temple town, Udupi. UK has three stories which are interdependent, as much as its diverse protagonist’s,  Malpe too delineates as a principal character in the movie.

Ulidavaru Kandanthe (Title Track) of Ajaneesh lokanath , Rakshit Shetty, Lyrics : Yogaraj Bhat
ಕಾಗೆ ಪಿಯಾ, ಗುಬ್ಬಿ ಪಿಯಾ. ಸತ್ಯ ಸುಳ್ಳು…  ರೈಯ್ಯ ರೈಯ್ಯ… !! ಕಟ್ಟಿಕೊಡು ಸುಬ್ಬಣ್ಣ ಕಾಲ್ ಕೇಜಿ ಮೆಂಥ್ಯ!!  Hahahahahhaha typical of Yograj Bhatt. But, I must say this one’s too much to bear!!

Ulidavaru Kandanthe (Promotional Song) of Rakshit Shetty, Lyrics : Suni
I was wondering why they didn’t brag about the movie title just like they did for SOLS, one gets exhausted listening to –anthe suffixes which just randomly branches out to assert, justify title’s embodiment. However, just loved the tune. (01:19- 01:30)

Generally, UK music has got good reviews, I just cannot comprehend how or why Milliblog rated it 200/200, probably I don’t see what everyone recognize , that’s because we are wired differently and have different fondness, appetence. That being said, UK isn’t bad either it has terrific themes and i am really in awe with those.

My Picks:
Hulivesha beats, Male Maretu

Ulidavaru Kandande – Official Site
Gandhadagudi Forums
Ulidavaru Kandanthe – wikipedia

ಮಳೆ ಮರೆತು , ಉಳಿದವರು ಕಂಡಂತೆ (2014)   Leave a comment

A gem of a song from the movie ಉಳಿದವರು ಕಂಡಂತೆ which exemplifies contemporary suffering, has terrific lyrics accompanied by patho-harmonium-tune.

ಹಾಡು : ಮಳೆ ಮರೆತು , ಚಿತ್ರ: ಉಳಿದವರು ಕಂಡಂತೆ (೨೦೧೪), ಗಾಯನ: ವಿಜಯ್ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ , ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ:ವಿಗ್ನೆಶ್ವರ್ ವಿಶ್ವ , ಸಂಗೀತ :ಬಿ. ಅಜನೀಶ್ ಲೋಕನಾಥ್

ಮಳೆ ಮರೆತು, ತಾನಾಗೆ ಹಸಿರಾಗಿ, ನಿ೦ತಾಗ….  ಈ ಭೂಮಿ,
ಸಲಹೇನೇ ಕೊಡಬೇಡ, ದೇವರೇ….  ನೀನಿಲ್ಲಿ ಹ೦ಗಾಮಿ,
ಕಣ್ಣೀರೆ ನಿನ್ನ, ಸ೦ತೆಗೆ ಕರೆದಾಗ… ಬೇಜಾರಿನಲ್ಲೆ ಸಜ್ಜಾದೆಯ….
ನೋವಿರುವ ಗಾಯ, ಬೆರಳಲ್ಲೆ ಇರುವಾಗ…  ಬಿಡಿಸೋದು ಕಲಿತೆ, ರ೦ಗೋಲಿಯ….
ಮಿ೦ಚೊ೦ದು ಕಿಡಿಕಾರಿ, ಆಕಾಶ ಚೆಲುವಾಯ್ತು….  ಹೇಗೆ?
ಬೆ೦ಕಿಯ ಕಡಿಗೀರಿ, ಮನೆತು೦ಬ ಬೆಳಕಾದ….  ಹಾಗೆ…

ಆ ಚ೦ದ್ರನಿ೦ದು, ನಿದ್ದೇಲೆ ಎದ್ದು, ಕಣ್ಣುಜ್ಜಿಕೊ೦ಡು ತೇಲಿ…  ಬ೦ದ….
ತೆ೦ಗಿನಗರಿಗೆ, ತಾಗುತ್ತಾ ಹೋದ… ಊರೂರಿಗೆಲ್ಲ ಚ೦ದ.. ತ೦ದ….
ದೋಣಿಲಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿ೦ದು ಕೈ ತಪ್ಪಲು…. ತಕ್ಷಣವೇ ನೆರವಾಯ್ತು ನಡುನೀರೇ ದಡ ನೀಡಿ
ಹಾಡೊ೦ದು ಹೊರಟಾಗ ಕಡುಗಪ್ಪಲಿ…  ರಕ್ಷಣೆಗೆ ಬ೦ದ೦ತೆ ಬೆಳಕೊ೦ದು ದನಿಗೂಡಿ…
ಎಲೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಕಾಲೂರಿ… ಹನಿಯೊ೦ದು ಹೊಳಪಾಯ್ತು…  ಇನ್ನು….
ಎ೦ದೆ೦ದೂ ಇರುವ೦ತ…  ಮಳೆಬಿಲ್ಲ ಮುಡಿದಾಯ್ತು….  ಬಾನು…

ಎಳೆಬಿಸಿಲ ನೆನಪಾಗಿ, ಅತ್ತ೦ತೆ ಇಳಿಸ೦ಜೆಯಾ..  ಹೂವು….
ನುಣುಪಾದ ಈಟೀಲಿ, ಎದೆಗೇನೆ ಇರಿದ೦ತೆ..  ಆ ಸಾವು….
ಬೇರಿರದ ಮರಕೆ, ಬಿರುಗಾಳಿ ಬಡಿದಾಗ, ಉರುಳುವ ಜಾಗ ಇರದಾಗಿದೆ…
ಬಾಯಾರಿ ಸೂರ್ಯ, ಬಿಸಿಲಾಗಿ ನಿ೦ತಾಗ, ಸಾಗರವೂ ಕೂಡ ಬರಿದಾಗಿದೆ….
ಆಳಿರದೆ ಹಾಳ್ಹಿಡಿದು, ಹೋದ೦ತೆ ಈ ಊರ.. ಕೇರಿ…
ಸುಳಿವೊ೦ದು ನೀರಿಳಿದು, ತಡೆದ೦ತೆ ನದಿ ನೀರ.. ದಾರಿ….

ಕಾಕಿಗ್ ಬಣ್ಣ, ಉಳಿದವರು ಕಂಡಂತೆ (2014)   Leave a comment

How will a Crow view through the paint? An introspective study… Jeeezzz! Shreya does a marvelous job in expressing the same.

ಹಾಡು : ಕಾಕಿಗ್ ಬಣ್ಣ , ಚಿತ್ರ: ಉಳಿದವರು ಕಂಡಂತೆ (೨೦೧೪), ಗಾಯನ: ಶ್ರೇಯಾ ಘೋಶಾಲ್ , ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ: ರಕ್ಷಿತ್ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿ  , ಸಂಗೀತ :ಬಿ. ಅಜನೀಶ್ ಲೋಕನಾಥ್

ಕಾಕಿಗ್ ಬಣ್ಣ… ಕಾಂತ?
ಬಣ್ಣ ಹಾಕ್’ದ್ ಚರ್ಮ…  ಕಾಂತ?
ಭಂಗಿ ಸೇದಿದ್ ತಲಿ, ಸತ್ಯ ಕಾಂತ..  ಸುಳ್ಳು ಕಾಂತ?

ಕಾಕಿಗ್ ಬಣ್ಣ… ಕಾಂತ?
ಬಣ್ಣ ಹಾಕ್’ದ್ ಚರ್ಮ…  ಕಾಂತ?
ಭಂಗಿ ಸೇದಿದ್ ತಲಿ, ಸತ್ಯ ಕಾಂತ..  ಸುಳ್ಳು ಕಾಂತ?

ಜ್ಯೈದ್ ಎಲಿ, ಬಿಳಿ ಸುಣ್ಣ.. ಕಾಂತ?
ಸತ್ ಜೀವ, ಗಂಜಿ ತಿಳಿ..  ಕಾಂತ?
ಜ್ಯೈದ್ ಎಲಿ… ಗಂಜಿ ತಿಳಿ..
ಭಾಷಿ ಬರದ್ ನ್ಯಾಲ್ಗಿ, ಕೀರ್ತಿ ಕಾಂತ…  ಕ್ರಾಂತಿ ಕಾಂತ?

ತಾಳಿ ಗರಿ,  ಲಿಪಿ..  ಕಾಂತ?
ಕನಕನ್ ಕಿಂಡಿ, ಮೈ ಬಣ್ಣ…  ಕಾಂತ?
ದಾಸರ್ ಪದ, ಹಬ್ಬ ಕಾಂತ….  ಜಾತ್ರಿ ಕಾಂತ?

ಕಾಕಿಗ್ ಬಣ್ಣ… ಕಾಂತ?
ಬಣ್ಣ ಹಾಕ್’ದ್ ಚರ್ಮ…  ಕಾಂತ?
ಭಂಗಿ ಸೇದಿದ್ ತಲಿ, ಸತ್ಯ ಕಾಂತ..  ಸುಳ್ಳು ಕಾಂತ?

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