Riff lifftsIt happens a lot on radio, sometimes on TV. One can hear small but significant fragments of music taken directly from lesser known tracks, such as some of A.R.Rahman's Tamil works. For instance, today, a local radio ad was accompanied by one of those stunning interludes from Sahaanaa (Sivaji). Earlier, I have heard riffs from Madrasa sutthi paakka porEn (May Maatham) and the opening bars of the astounding Hello Mr. Ethirkatchi (Iruvar). A promo for a TV serial uses the wonderful title music from Vishal Bhardwaj's "The Blue Umbrella".
It's just that most ears don't realise or appreciate what gems have wafted by.