Kadhalan (soundtrack)

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Kadhalan: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by A.R.Rahman
Released 1994
Recorded Panchathan Record Inn
Chennai, India
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 34:50
Label Pyramid
Lahari Music
Sa Re Ga Ma
Ayngaran Music
Producer A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
May Madham
(1994)
Kadhalan
(1994)
Pavithra
(1994)
Singles from Kadhalan: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  1. "Urvasi Urvasi"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Planet Bollywood 4/4 stars [1]

Kadhalan (காதலன்) is the soundtrack to the 1994 Tamil film of the same name, directed by Shankar. The soundtrack, released as Kadhalan: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, features 9 songs composed by A. R. Rahman and lyrics penned by Vairamuthu, Vaali, Shankar and Thirikudarasappa Kavirayar.[2] Owing to the immense national popularity of the song Mukkabla, the soundtrack was subsequently dubbed in Hindi as Humse Hai Muqabala and in Telugu as Premikudu. Lyrics for this versions were written by P. K. Mishra and Rajashri respectively.

The soundtrack of the film by Academy Award winner A. R. Rahman is hailed as a masterpiece.

Reception[edit]

This soundtrack earned A. R. Rahman national acclaim. New styles were experimented with, as in the song "Pettai Rap", a Madras bashai song which was written in a rap-like style, interspersing Tamil with English words.

The song "Muqabla" was plagiarised freely by Bombay's tunesmiths and nearly a dozen versions of the song were churned out, a feat that earned "Muqabla" and Rahman a place in the Limca Book of Records, the Indian equivalent of the Guinness Book of Records.[3]

Following the success of the film in Tamil Nadu, it was subsequently dubbed and released in Hindi with title Humse Hai Muqabala. A soundtrack album was released in Hindi which had lyrics penned by P. K. Mishra. This version of the film could not do well but the soundtrack became a runaway success in North India.

The acclaimed soundtrack earned Rahman his consecutive third Filmfare Best Music Director Award. P. Unnikrishnan got the break as a playback singer through this film. His rendition of the romantic song Ennavale Adi Ennavale won him the precious National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer.

In 2014, the song "Urvasi" inspired the song "It's My Birthday" by American rapper will.i.am.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Original version (Kadhalan)[edit]

The official track listing.[5]

All lyrics written by Vaali, Vairamuthu, Thirikudarasappa Kavirayar, Shankar.

Track Listing
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Ennavale Adi Ennavale" Vairamuthu P. Unnikrishnan 5:11
2. "Mukkabla" Vaali A. R. Rahman, Mano, Swarnalatha 5:23
3. "Erani Kuradhani" Vairamuthu S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki 5:08
4. "Kadhalikum Pennin"" Vairamuthu S. P. Balasubramanyam, Udit Narayan, Pallavi 4:48
5. "Urvasi Urvasi" Vairamuthu A. R. Rahman, Suresh Peters, Shahul Hameed 5:39
6. "Pettai Rap" Shankar Suresh Peters, Theni Kunjaramma, Shahul Hameed 4:23
7. "Kollayile Thennai" Vairamuthu P. Jayachandran 1:45
8. "Kaatru Kuthirayile" Vairamuthu Sujatha 1:31
9. "Indiraiyo Ival Sundariyo" Thirikudarasappa Kavirayar Sunandha, Kalyani Menon, Minmini 1:02

Hindi version (Humse Hai Muqabala)[edit]

The official track listing.[6]

Humse Hai Muqabala audio CD cover

All lyrics written by P.K. Mishra.

Track listing
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Muqaala Muqabla'" Mano, Swarnalatha 5:23
2. "Sun Ri Sakhi" Hariharan 5:11
3. "Sagar Se Milne" Sunandha, Minmini 1:02
4. "Patti Rap" Suresh Peters, Noell James, Shankar Mahadevan 4:23
5. "Gopala Gopala" S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki 5:08
6. "Premika Ne Pyar Se" S. P. Balasubramanyam, Udit Narayan, Pallavi 4:48
7. "Maine Bheja Hai Sandesh" Sujatha 1:31
8. "Urvashi Urvashi" A. R. Rahman, Shankar Mahadevan, Noell James 5:39
9. "Phoolon Jaisi Pyari" S. P. Balasubramanyam 1:45

Telugu version (Premikudu)[edit]

The official track listing.[7][8]

Premikudu audio CD cover

All lyrics written by Rajashri.

Track listing
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Urvasi" A. R. Rahman, Suresh Peters, Shahul Hameed 5:39
2. "Peta Rap" Suresh Peters, Shahul Hameed 4:23
3. "Errani Kurrathani" S. P. Balasubramanyam, S. Janaki 5:08
4. "Andhamaina Premarani" S. P. Balasubramanyam, Udit Narayan, S.P.B.Pallavi 4:48
5. "Oh Cheliya" P. Unnikrishnan 5:11
6. "Mukkala Mukabula" Mano, Swarnalatha 5:23
7. "Gaali Taragalapai" Sujatha 1:31
8. "Alala Vale Vaana Varada Vale" Sunandha, Kalyani Menon, Minmini 1:02

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Music Review: Humse Hain Muqabla". Planet Bollywood. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Kadhalan Songs - Kadhalan Tamil Movie Songs - Tamil Songs Lyrics Trailer Videos, Preview Stills Reviews". Raaga.com. Retrieved 2011-06-15. 
  3. ^ http://gopalhome.tripod.com/arrbio.html
  4. ^ "A R Rahman collaborates with will.i.am on Urvashi song remake - The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2014-05-22. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  5. ^ "Kadhalan by A. R. Rahman". A.R.Rahman Official Website. 
  6. ^ "Humse Hai Muqabala by A. R. Rahman". A.R.Rahman Official Website. 
  7. ^ "Premikudu by A. R. Rahman". A.R.Rahman Official Website. 
  8. ^ "Premikudu by A. R. Rahman". Telugufm. 

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