‘Kadhalan’ was a super duper hit. Don’t ask me how. It’s one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. Especially the scenes where Nagma claims to be a dancer. Like Joey says, I wanted to rip my hands off just so I have something to throw at her. I’m digressing. After the stupendous success of that movie, Prabhu Deva, Nagma and ARR came together for Love Birds which again has a retarded storyline and even more stunted screenplay. This is one of Rahman’s most beautiful compositions. I can’t imagine anyone doing justice to this song other than Hariharan. In fact, at places the Chitra bits are not half as soulful as Hariharan’s.
You would expect a slightly better picturisation for such a lowely composition. But no, we’re subjected to Prabhu Deva’s totally mismatched, high-speed, ridiculous movements and his multi-coloured colothing. Yuck!
PS: This is the video I was referring to, Nagma’s barathanatyam