Hai da


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Jan 03,2013
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Production: Fox & Crow Studios
Cast: Ashwin, Bavana, Jaqlene, John Vijay, Pradeesh, Udhai, Vridhi
Direction: Brinda Das
Screenplay: Brinda Das
Story: Brinda Das
Music: Vishal Chandrashekhar
Background score: Vishal Chandrashekhar
Singers: Aajeedh Khalique, Devan Ekambaram, Georgina, K.G. Ranjith, Naresh Iyer, Ramya NSK, Shilpa Natarajan, Sinduri Shyam Sundar, Sowmya Mahadevan, Srinivas Doraiswamy, Vijay Yesudass, Vishal Chandrashekar, Yazhini
Lyrics : Charukesh Sekar

Hi Da sees prominent TV face Brinda Das take up directional duties with a story that she has penned herself. The film promises to be a youthful affair and features a team of young debutants playing the central characters.

January Mazhayil
Singers: Naresh Iyer, Ramya NSK, Sowmya Mahadevan, Vijay Yesudass
Lyrics: Charukesh Sekar

A soft acoustic tune accompanied by some strained whistles makes for quite an enjoyable campfire jam. The manner in which the song takes shape is quite natural if not informal and sets the mood for this friendly tune. The singers play their parts to perfection, be it individual performances or in harmony. This opening tune serves as a proper reference to the lightheartedness of the entire album.

Singers: Devan Ekambaram, Georgina, Vishal Chandrashekar
Lyrics: Charukesh Sekar

A film that seems to rest on the current generation could be incomplete without drawing relations to romances on social networking sites and the omnipresence of cellphones.  This song is a compilation of all those things, both lyrically and in sound. Devan Ekambaram’s exuberance suits the song very well. The song makes use of, the now commonplace, bubblegum-pop sound and style.

Aindhu Padigal
Singers: K.G. Ranjith
Lyrics: Charukesh Sekar

The track finds a nice meeting place for the melancholy of the violins and the emotional outcry of Ranjith’s singing. The chorus segment seems to draw inspiration from Gods own country and provides the song with a shot in the arm and uplifts the entire composition.  Karthik Iyer, as the violinist, lays down some excellent parts with his instrument. Another deserving mention ought to go to the competent bassist too!

Mazhalai Pechu
Singers: Aajeedh Khalique, Sinduri Shyam Sundar, Srinivas Doraiswamy, Yazhini
Lyrics: Charukesh Sekar

The track centers upon its grand chorus and either side of it offers different styles. The composition and the vocal performances are easy on your ears and carry a warm feeling throughout. It’s the chorus at the end of the day that should ring in your minds even long after the song is over.

Hi Theme
Singers: Shilpa Natarajan
Lyrics: Charukesh Sekar

The song has a lovely lounge-ish feel and the song doesn’t seem to be in a rush to go anywhere, neither does it scream out for attention. Shilpa Natarajan’s singing is a major contribution to that feeling. The track carries a very likable old-timey semblance, which is reaffirmed with Andro’s saxophone segments.

Verdict: Overall the entire album offers a highly pleasant listening experience from start to finish.