In the same line as my last post, here comes la crême de la crême of movie soundtracks according to me, a person highly inspired by indian music discovering new melodies almost every single day (that’s how i define myself). Even today i came across the OST of The Darjeeling Limited. It won’t join today’s selection though; the bollywood songs are taken mostly from the ‘70s and ‘80s, a period I can’t stand. In fact, I find a lot of french people wanting to discover Bollywood turning to movies from that period and songs like Dum Maro Dum. PLEASE, don’t do that! This isn’t the right introduction to Bollywood.
So here come the OSTs. Keep in mind that i’m considering the albums as a whole. Obviously, i’ll start with A.R. Rahman.
| Dil Se.. |
My all-time favourite. An evergreen album.
| Taal |
The album that gave Rahman international recognition.
| Lagaan |
Nominated for Oscars. Loved for its songs and background score.
| Saathiya |
(and Alaipayuthey, it’s Tamil version)
| Water |
Mycheal Danna & Rahman both excelled.
| Rang De Basanti |
I even ripped off the score from the DVD.
Other Indian movies include:
- The Bhansali masterpieces. The transition from Ismail Darbar to Monty Sharma for background scores is a wise move by the ace director.
| Devdas |
I found ‘Devdas with Selected Dialogues’ in France. Awesome.
| Black |
THE movie that made me cry.
| Saawariya |
The movie might not have worked but music is excellent.
- Select pieces from the top music directors in Mumbai.
Among French movies, i’ve been largely inspired by these three:
| Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain |
| Les Poupées Russes |
Kraked Unit, etc. (Klapisch OSTs in general.)
| Ne Le Dis A Personne |
Mathieu Chedid / -M-
I finally reach Hollywood. OSTs that stand out are:
| Kingdom of Heaven |
| Batman Begins |
Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard
Mauritius, here i come. Some traditional sega will do me some good.