These days everyone talks about Common Wealth Games (CWG), and it has been over hyped in media for all wrong reasons. I dont want this post to be yet another post with all the dirty stuff. It is about the theme song I am going to talk and the comments surrounding it. I've heard the song for many times and felt the song was good but definitely not an apt song for such a high energy event. After Shakira's 'Waka Waka' has swept all over the world, pipping into top charts..people expected much more from this song. But sadly it is no contender to 'Waka Waka'.
I personally liked the theme song except to the rap part which was little turn off for me.
I've been reading the comments on this..and have observed that many have blasted this one..
one person says.."Wow!..so much energy that I almost fell asleep"..
and other one says "lets have chaiyya chaiyya as theme song"..
but a few ardent fans of ARR have maintained their stance..supporting the song
so overall it got a bad response from public.
Now comes the actual part which I wanted to talk about. In TOI there was this article in which some of the celebrites have expressed their views on the CWG theme song. One of those which caught my attention was by the percussionist Sivamani. Ok i know that he is part of ARR troupe. But such a comment is not at all expected from a professional of that level, who is known all over the world and might have his own fan base.
The article goes by this title 'We expected better from AR Rahman!’. And our man says this
But even the audience needs to hear not-so-great music at times. If they hear good always, they will not be able to tell the difference like they have now. It's good to hear criticism, as that is how a singer grows. I personally like it, but whenever the masses don't like it, they should come out and say so, we will improvise then"
Just wondering what my dad would have done..If I had given a similar reason to him by failing in an exam..and say you will appreciate the first rank only when you see a failure...as a matter of fact..my dad never spared a second rank :O also...Readers..see what all torture I went through :(
Can Sachin give similar reason whenever he gets out by duck?
Can Pakistan give the same reason in cricket whenever they fail? ..Now if they do they'll be ripped apart
If only I get a chance to meet Sivamani, I would like to say this..
Also dont forget that it is the same people on whom your livelihood is dependent. People throw away money to attend your concerts and yes..they expect a lot from you..they raise the bar every time you prove yourself..you should take it as an appreciation,encouragement(applies to me also) in different form and stop whining over it."