Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Jan 03,2013
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Production: Reliance Entertainment
Cast: Jiiva, Lara Dutta, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tabu, Vikram, Vinay Virmani
Direction: Bejoy Nambiar
Screenplay: Bejoy Nambiar
Story: Bejoy Nambiar
Music: Anirudh Ravichander, Modern Mafia, Prashant Pillai, Remo
Background score: Prashant Pillai
Cinematography: P. S. Vinod, R. Rathnavelu, Sanu Varghese
Editing: A. Sreekar Prasad
Singers: Anirudh, Joyshanti, Karthik, Naresh Iyer, Nirali Kartik, Prashant Pillai, Remo Fernandes, Sanjeev Thomas, Shweta Pandit, Siddharth Basrur, Vikram
Lyrics : Joyshanti, Mohanrajan, Remo Fernandes, V. Elango, Yugabharathi
Distribution: Reliance MediaWorks

Director Bejoy Nambiar brings his film-making craft to the Tamil audience with his ambitious bilingual project David. Apart from reuniting with Prashant Pillai for the second time, Bejoy has roped in several contributors to make up for the soundtrack of David. The film stars Vikram, Jiiva, Tabu, Isha Sharvani and Lara Dutta.

Vaazhkaiye (The Theme Of David)
Singers: Siddharth Basrur
Lyrics: Mohanrajan

Electronic duo Bramfatura from Mumbai brings their distinct sound to the mainstream film audiences. The duo keeps it fairly straight-up and direct with a fair share of intricacies thrown into the mix, and they have managed to give due importance to the vocal melodies, and they have succeeded a great deal in their execution.

Maria Pitache
Singers: Remo Fernandes, Vikram
Lyrics: Remo Fernandes, V. Elango

Originally a local folk tune from the Daman islands, but has been sped up and reworked lyrically to suit the film’s needs. As always with the case of Remo’s compositions, he plays all the instruments and arranges the music himself. Chiyaan Vikram lends his voice for the tune and he pulls it off casually. His drunken blathering is simply delightful and shows that he’s had a lot of fun singing the tune, in the company of Remo.

Kanave Kanave
Singers: Anirudh
Lyrics: Mohanrajan

Anirudh delivers his contribution to the film’s soundtrack in his familiar sound. The track is soulfully rendered by the composer and the accompanying symphony elevates the emotions of the song. The melodic hook is quite direct and easy to comprehend as it reoccurs throughout the song in different forms and shapes. Both in sound and lyrics the song paints a picture of sadness, still the track is a gripping and engaging composition.

Singers: Karthik, Prashant Pillai
Lyrics: Mohanrajan

Prashant Pillai turns the composition into a percussion overdrive by featuring the talented Tao Issaro. Karthik tactfully finds room for his vocals amidst the pounding drums and serves his purpose rather well. Prashant Pillai’s vocal interludes give the song a lot of grit and intensity, additionally supported by Mohanrajan’s lyrics.

Iravinil Ulavavaa
Singers: Naresh Iyer, Shweta Pandit
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

A joyful melody composed yet again by Prashant Pillai, who worked with Bejoy Nambiar in his first film Shaitaan. The soft tune has some exquisite moments like its chorus and the interludes that distinguish it from being just another romantic duet. Both the singers deliver a fine performance individually and together. Prashant Pillai cleverly peppers the song with various instrumental bits and effects that ensures that the listener finds something new with each listen.

Theerathu Poga Poga Vaanam
Singers: Joyshanti, Nirali Kartik
Lyrics: Joyshanti, Mohanrajan

This is a song that will throw you off your seat and get you to dance almost instantly. First the strained yodeling and then the French utterances provide the perfect foil for the Carnatic style of singing that follows suit. The track rests heavily on an irresistibly groovy guitar/banjo lick. Maati Baani make the most of the opportunity to show off their skills at encompassing various world musical styles and packaging it competently. Two thumbs up to this motley crew !

Singers: Sanjeev Thomas
Lyrics: Mohanrajan

A no-nonsense punk rock tune that you just cannot sit and dissect, because that’s not how you enjoy punk rock! Modern Mafia have all the makings of a hit song with a solid tune with and a memorable sing along chorus. Local rocker Sanjeev Thomas obliges with his voice and offers the required levels of brazenness. There is some cheeky Arnie mimes included for some comic relief as well, but the only beef that one could have with the tune is probably the mixing, as the closing guitar solo is buried under the overpowering vocal chorus. Still, it doesn’t stop the song from starting a riot!

Light House Symphony
Singers: Remo

The legendary Remo Fernandes demonstrates his genius in this composition. First the surf music like ukulele jam accompanied by flute and whistle and then exploding into a scat where he employs non-lexical vocals for a segment that’s a mix of samba and salsa. Remo shows his prowess at the string instrument, flute, vocals, percussions and even whistling as he builds this joyous beach tune.

Manamay (Dub Step Version)
Singers: Karthik
Lyrics: Mohanrajan

Dubstep has far become the flavor of the season and every track seems to have an official or unofficial dubstep remix and the same goes for David as well. Dub Sharma turns the track upside down and inside out with a lot of sharp and unpredictable twists and turns along the way. Possibly the only way dubstep could ever be!

Verdict: David isn’t just a great soundtrack, it’s destined to be a trend-setter.