Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Dec 01,2012
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Production: Mahendra Talkies
Cast: Arjun, Cheran, Lasini, Mukhta Banu, Surveen , Vimal
Direction: Vasanth
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Singers: Nandini Srikar, BlaZe, Karthik, Krish, Neha Bhasin, Ramesh Vinayagam, Shwetha, Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyrics : Na. Muthukumar

Moondru Per Moondru Kadhal marks the return of director Vasanth after his highly acclaimed last outing Satham Podadhey. This film also reunites him with composer Yuvan Shankar Raja with whom he’s worked on a couple of earlier occasions and with great success. All the lyrics have been penned by Na. Muthukumar.

Aaha Kaadhal Konji Pesudhe
Singers: Nandini Srikar
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar

The album opens with a beautiful raga-rock tune. The contrast is beautiful with the singer’s carnatic intonations while the backing band supports her with a bluesy groove. A particular portion of the melody does seem to lead towards a popular Ilayaraja tune ‘Entha Poovilum Vasam Undru’ but goes elsewhere. The singer Nandini brings a delightful and authentic feminine personality to the tune with her voice and performance. The orchestration includes interludes that feature violin, accordion and flute segments, giving it a refreshing feel of an ‘early morning song’.

Kaadhal Enthan Kaadhal
Singers: Neha Bhasin
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar

The build-up of the song is quite impressive. What begins as a very sober yet haunting melody explodes into something that you can’t help yourself from bobbing your head or tapping your feet to. The track’s use of the morsing and processed beats provides a great groove. Neha Bhasin delivers a performance with an attitude that the track demands. The song has several sing-along moments, which really is one of the indications of a hit song and the nadhaswaram hook is.. well, off the hook !

Mazhai Mazhai
Singers: Karthik, Shwetha
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar

While the opening segment prepares you for the usual mellifluous tune about rain, be warned that the track does not subscribe to standard templates or song structures. Lot of changes fill up the song which may require a few listens to fully follow and comprehend. The orchestration is pretty heavy with a lot going on. There’s plenty going on with the vocals as well, from solo segments, to exchanges to harmonies between Karthik and Shwetha who deliver excellent performances.

Padapadakkudhu Maname
Singers: Krish,BlaZe
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar

This one is right up Yuvan’s alley with the R&B style of tune. It’s the kind of music the young generation comes to expect of Yuvan and he doesn’t disappoint. The accordion segment is pretty nice even if it’s repetitive. Popular rapper BlaZe gets an opportunity to present himself differently as he sings melody apart from fluent rap portions. Krish’s segments are almost freestyle that lives a life of its own but is made to nicely compliment the tune with its crafty placement. Musically, the tune might be commonplace for listeners who follow international pop music.

Unakkagave Uyir Vaalgiren
Singers: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar

Yuvan wins bragging right for being the first to bring dubstep to Tamil film music. Fans of the genre though might feel that it’s toned down a notch for the regional audience who may not be familiar to this style of music. Yuvan drops some nice beats but the melody is still king and he delivers it in his own unique voice literally making the song his own. There are some nifty video-game-ish musical effects that he used in his other recent release Aadhi Bhagavan.

Stop The Paatu
Singers: Ramesh Vinayagam
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar

The song has the potential to become the most widely sung tune particularly for its pumping percussions and lyrical content. This might be the only song on the album that is pretty direct in terms of melody and approach. The chorus and the instrumental hooks are all in its usual place but there is experimentation in the interludes. Ramesh Vinayagam sings the song well with pep as well as irony.

Verdict: Overall, the album might have been described as ‘post-modern’ by the director, but it’s an easily approachable album where each listener can pick a different track as their favorite. Yuvan Shankar Raja does things his own way, and does it mighty good!