Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Dec 05,2012
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Production: K. Ananthan
Cast: Ganja Karuppu, Pintu, Suchitra Unni
Direction: Velu Viswanath
Screenplay: Velu Viswanath
Story: Velu Viswanath
Music: Bhavatharani
Background score: Bhavatharani
Singers: Haricharan, Manickam Vinayagam, MLR. Karthikeyan, Velmurugan, Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyrics : Na. Muthukumar

Vellachi is a village subject movie that introduces Pintu, the son of popular comedian and character artiste Pandu, to the big screen. His love interest in the movie will be played by Suchitra Unni. Bhavatharini, daughter of maestro Ilayaraja, is the music director of the film that has Velu Viswanath at the helm.

Machango Mamango
Singers: Velmurugan
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

A pretty upbeat folk number with acoustic guitar accompaniment opens the album. The track follows suit of its contemporaries offering very little that’s new. Velmurugan’s voice augurs well for the rustic tune. The singing, musical performances and packaging is all very competently done.

Adi Sirukki
Singers: Haricharan, Manicka Vinayagam
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

The track commences with Manicka Vinayagam belting out a few lines in solo without any musical backing, just as you brace yourself for nativity, you are surprised with digital orchestration. The song changes color almost instantly, but the presence of the violin in the beginning makes it bright, and so does Haricharan’s singing. A soft romantic song from the hero’s perspective is what the track is all about.

Poiya Pochey En kadhal
Singers: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

Yuvan renders his voice for this track that sounds like it could have come from his own stables. Bhavatharani employs the drum n bass style that we are used to hearing from her composer brother. Yuvan performs in his unmistakable voice, but looks to be straining in the high range segments. Bhavatharini shows good craftsmanship putting together string sections over the electronica sound and it manages to divert your attention from thinking of the classic village sounds.

Ennadi Penney
Singers: MLR. Karthikeyan
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

Another tune that’s driven for the most part through processed beats and a racy digital bass line. There are of course sections of native percussions used in parts of the song. The female vocals are very chirpy and the male vocals are delivered with a lot of life but overall the song lacks the zing to win you over with its sweetness.

Verdict: Bhavatharini, as a music director, shows that she’s a chip off the old block with her acumen for melodies. Her orchestration, on the other hand, leans strongly towards Yuvan’s style. She’s attempted to find a common ground for the two to flourish in this album and with moderate success.