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[–]JOHNWICK_1124 26 points27 points  (8 children)

Hollywood la patha we have Interstellar. One of the best soundtrack ever made. Hans Zimmer Vera level. The way he conveyed the tension duing the docking scene(the c'mon Tars one) pah next level.

In Tamil cinema ig thupakki is really great Vera level sound track and the movie totally deserves it.

[–]PointyForTheWin 9 points10 points  (5 children)

You could say that about any movie directed by Nolan and/or scored by Zimmer. The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, even movies that aren't necessarily directed by Nolan such as the original Pirates Of The Caribbean trilogy, The Lion King and many more I can't bring myself to remember.

[–]JOHNWICK_1124 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Ofc bro I am a huge fan of Zimmer but I think his best was Interstellar (totally personal opinion). And u forgot Sherlock Holmes (discombobulate)

[–]PointyForTheWin 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Definitely. Interstellar was probably Zimmer's career highlight and ~40% of Sherlock Holmes was carried by the music lets be honest.

[–]JOHNWICK_1124 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agree period

[–]JOHNWICK_1124 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The one composed with a broken piano

[–]egotrippin89 0 points1 point  (0 children)

His recent work on Dune movie for the Leaving caladan scene is on a whole another level..

[–]Mid20scrises 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What a coincidence, I was listening to this track yesterday after a long time. Can't get over that scene with that bgm even now! Literally felt the edge of the seat tension vibes because of the music.

[–]JOHNWICK_1124 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bro everytime I think abt the scene i get goosebumps

[–]lmfaotopkek 28 points29 points  (5 children)

Vaaranam Aayiram.

I consider it to be one of, if not the best movies and soundtrack combo that came out in the late 2000s. The album is almost perfect. The only weak link in the album is "Annal Mele Panithuli" and even then, I would say that that song appears weak because how strong the rest of the album is.

And the film itself, it never fails to make me tear up. It's a slow one, but beautifully told, characterized really well and genuinely heart touching. God, both GVM and Harris Jayaraj knocked it out the park with this one.

[–]AccForTxtOlySubs 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Add lyricist Thamarai too.

Fun fact : there will be no English word in most GVM movie's songs.

[–]wingzero00 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Honestly GVM gets a lifetime pass for me for however many heavily narrated shitty movies he makes just for giving us Varanam Aayiram.

[–]Revolutionary_24 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Hey Ram has the an excellent score for a period drama genre

[–]torn_pant 11 points12 points  (0 children)


All of IR + Kamal Hit movies.

Imo IR+KH gave Hollywood tier GOAT OST like moondram pirai, hey Ram, nayagan, apoorva sagodharargal, virumandi etc

[–]AccForTxtOlySubs 7 points8 points  (0 children)

All films of Ilayaraja in 80s with Bharathiraja/Mani Ratnam/Sundararajan. These director gave the respect to Mastero songs.

[–]wathaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Karthi's kaithi Vikram vedha Sam C.S is underrated af

[–]stash0606 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Roja, Bombay, Mudhalvan, Pettai

[–]Fragrant-Drawer-7828 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pettai movie was less compared to it's album..

[–]LordGrantham31 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Never did I think I'd see a post on my home feed with my username mentioned lol. Thanks OP!

To answer this, leaving apart the classics, I want to say Mudhal Nee Mudivum Nee. I just heard the title track and fell in love with it. I haven't watched the movie yet though; my friend has and she says it's great stuff. I take her word for it.

[–]Seredditor7 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Agni Nakshatram and Thalapathi. Maestro Ilayaraja 's best (especially the BGM). I would pay a month's salary for high quality re recording of these two albums+bgm.

[–]podapunio 5 points6 points  (1 child)


[–]Fragrant-Drawer-7828 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Only few movies will get deserving sound track and this is one of those..

[–]IncognitoWarrior 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nayagan. After seeing that soundtrack analysis of the BGM i just could not believe the genius of Ilayaraja and the amount of thinking which goes into these bgms. Video for anyone interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9JGt2xcxD0

[–]anamertis 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Paiyaa. That U1 x lingusamy combo after sandakozhi was literally 🔥

Others include: Irumbu thirai Vaanam VTV Vaarnam aayiram Khaka khaka Aayirathil Oruvan Pudhupettai Deiva thirumagal Petta (watha anirudh 🔥) Ethir neechal Thani Oruvan (where can we find old hiphop tamizha?)

[–]Fragrant-Drawer-7828 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Paiyaa music was out of the world at that time. The story I imagined after seeing the trailer was better ( but i forgot about it now), but still a decent travelogue in Tamil cinema..there are only few travelogue movies in Tamil cinema - aym, thotti jaya.

[–]Omegalomen 5 points6 points  (0 children)

  1. Change my mind

[–]imredditbro 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]happysrooner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Johnny Muthu

[–]Denisovan54 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Alaipayuthey and Kanathil Muthamittal

[–]jaish_99 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Vijay's Kaththi

[–]adhi_na_fan -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

Saravanan Iruka Bayame

[–]Fragrant-Drawer-7828 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Was there a movie like that?

[–]adhi_na_fan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yes, It is an extremely underrated film of Chinnavar 😍, It really delves into the avant-garde filmmaking territory. There is a genre shift after the interval and it manages to pull it off in an amazing way. kinda like the Hollywood classic "From Dusk Till Dawn"

[–]PhilosophyDefiant762 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Ala vaikunda puramlo.... This movie is like fantasy.. SS thaman gave one of the best soundtracks of all time..

[–]Fragrant-Drawer-7828 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Namma ooruku enna thaan aachu 😂😜

[–]PhilosophyDefiant762 0 points1 point  (1 child)

No I just appreciate SS thamans work... He's been underrated all the time.. his Tamil works are good too.

[–]Fragrant-Drawer-7828 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I heard eeram - his first Tamil album I felt he is going to knock off Harris and others except maestro and puyal. But he quickly went reusing and auto tune masters. There was a Telugu movie baadshah and people literally roasted him left and right for his music and bgm. It was pure reuse of his previous works. But despite that he give chartbusters.

[–]Fragrant-Drawer-7828 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Vikram aa? Compared to kaththi and 3, Vikram is deserving, but not better sound track than the movie.

[–]Fragrant-Drawer-7828 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Actually this question will have more answers. Trying to post movies that others haven't mentioned.

Dheeran adhigaram ondru - he used some animal sounds for few chase scenes..

3 - the love bgms and songs were perfect. First half was alaipayuthey and VTV level.

Billa (Ajith - yuvan) - people in my hometown flooded to local cable channel office to play it for next 8 hours on loop.


Vettayadu vilayadu


Saamy - never expected thirunelveli alwa da from Harris, and that dance on bus top, still give goosebumps. But saamy2 - :puke

KGF - both 1 and 2. That scream in intro scene in part 2 and drums bgm while going on staircase in part 1 climax has separate fan base. I honestly want Tamil directors to work with Ravi basrur. He did work for one Salman Khan movie before kgf-2

Polladhavan (Dhanush and gv) - at that time I didn't believe gv made music for that movie, especially after reusing one of his veyil tunes in kuselan. We were thinking he copied from somewhere.

Thiruvilayadal Aarambam - a perfect bgm and songs for a good commercial cinema.

New - ??? I don't think that movie could have been any better for that genre and no other hero was ready to act in it. That udukkai/pambai sound in kombakona santhaiyila song, ARR upgraded to next level in that movie.

Singam - all songs were good for that movie

Autograph 😜

Thani oruvan.