by : Malathy Sundaram
Music Director : Harris
Karthik, Harini, Shail Hada,
Sudha Raghunadhan, Andrea, Benny
Dayal, Unnikrishnan, Chinmayee,
Mega, Suvisuresh,Sandhya, Sricharan,
Vaali, Kabilan, Na.Muthukumar,
by Red Giant Movies( Udayanidhi
Stalin) and directed by K.S.Ravikumar
, this movie, shot on expensive
locales, has a huge star cast
comprising of Surya, Nayanthara,
Saroja devi, Rahul Dev, Vadivelu,
Ramesh Khanna, Sayaji Shinde,Anand
Babu and Nasser along with
others. After Vaaranam Aayiram
and Ayan, this is one film
that both Surya and music
composer Harris Jayaraj are
looking forward to very eagerly!
In fact Harris’ Dhaam
Dhoom album still continues
to sell well. He has tuned
music for six songs here.
A love duet that moves along
on an attractively unhurried
rhythm and looks as if based
on the Karaharapriya scale.
Karthik and Harini bring richness
to the rendition. There is a
generous amount of rap in between,
composed and sung by Dr.Burn
and Maya. The ‘sa ni sa’
and ‘ni sa ni sa’
often sound gentle. This song is supposed
to have been shot in South Africa.
Vocals: Shail Hada, Sudha
This soft ‘Pop’ feel number has
beats similar to the first song. Built on
the Natabairavi scale, the song sustains our
interest mainly through its flowing guitar
bits and the cute sax bit that goes’
pa ma ga maa ga ri ri sa’ and winds
up at the top, going ‘ga ma pa dha ni
sa---‘.Sudha’s voice contrasts
sweetly with Andrea. This number too is supposed
to have been shot in Iceland (wow!)
Vocals: Benny Dayal.
A couple of ‘Ayan’ numbers cross
your mind as you listen to this, but anyway
this song has charming calypso-like rhythms
and some soothing harmonica notes that add
up to a possible hit. And Benny’s infectious
vocals deserve mention. The song has a kind
of rakish appeal.
Vocals: Unnikrishnan, Chinmayee,
The seductive touches in this flowing love
duet come mainly from the lovely guitars,
sax that goes lazily’ sa ri ga maa—ga
ri ga saa---‘and so on, and the soft
piano notes. Plus of course the melodious
voice of Unni who breezes through the song.
Chinmayee keeps good pace with him and Mega
adds lovely operatic touches with her smooth
voice that simply swirls around! Is that the
cello that we hear in the second interlude
before Mega and towards the end? So alluring!
The trite lyrics alone disappoint you.
Vocals: Suvisuresh, Sandhya, Sricharan(
Rap voice & lyrics).
A modern twist to the ‘Vanjikkottai
Vaaliban’ scenario? This song seems
to portray a tussle on stage between a very
feminine lady and a hip modern dame, going
by the lyrics. Very interesting rhythm patterns
we have here. Notice how subtly the music
veers towards soft subtlety when the singer
goes ‘menmai kalandhal’ and ‘tatthi
kudhicchu’ where lovely sitar notes
roll through the swaras! Do we hear the gottu
vadhyam when the lady sings ’ey, naughty
auntie’? Can’t be sure, but a
lively touch there! This number is supposed
to have the entire cast in it!
Vocals: Mano, Mega.
The percussion sounds and other minute instrumental
sounds have been captured with such perfection
in this song. That alone makes it worthwhile
to listen to. The raga (appears to be Vakulabaranam
based) and the tune is nothing new. One feels
nostalgic listening to Mano. Mega is a delight.
There is a lot of technical finesse to this
album, as is wont with Harris Jayaraj. What
surprises us here is the banality of the lyrics!
One would have expected better lyrics from
all these songwriters! Conscious usage of
various instruments adds its own appeal to
any album. Which is what we see here.