Yuvan Shankar Raja is definitely on a roll. His Vaanam is making waves and his next audio release comes in the form of debut director Millind Rau's Kadhal 2 Kalyanam. This film is about the journey from love towards marriage and has Arya's brother Sathya making his acting debut as a Radio Jockey. He is paired with Divya Spandana and the rest of the cast includes Anuja Iyer, John Vijay, Nagendra Prasad and Kasthuri. Looking at the genre of the film, it appears to have a lot of scope for music. Has Yuvan scored a sixer with this one too? Read on, for the answer.
Idhu Kadhalai Irundhidumo…
Vocals: Benny Dayal, Rahul Nambiar, Chinmayi
The song starts off with slow paced and low volume beats which gain momentum on the way to become fast and loud. The lyrics of Snehan add to the mischievous mood of the voices which are very contemporary. Western instruments dominate this number with a lot of sound mixing. Chinmayee’s voice adds to the peppiness quotient with Benny Dayal’s base voice complementing it. Ithu Kadhalai Irundhidumo is a perfect blend of melody and foot tapping beats.
Vocals: Krish, Roshini
This song is an impressive solo by Krish. A short number spanning for less than four minutes, it has fast beats and plenty of guitar strains and bass. The lyric by Snehan is very youthful but never goes overboard. It goes, “Natpin kadhaigalai neengalum konjam kelunga” and we definitely love to hear the song till the very end where it fades away slowly.
Nee Vetta Pora Aadu…
Vocals: Yuvan, Roshini
Extremely funny lyrics, is the first thing that strikes you about this song. Though feminists might call the lyrics chauvinistic, it is sure to be a hit with the boys. The beats are different- like a mix of ‘dappankuthu’ and western. This mix reminds us of AR Rahman’s ‘Kokku Seval Kokku’ from Muthu. Yuvan usually stands out for singing in high pitch (Kadhal Solla, Iragai Pole) but here his voice remains in the low note and he does full justice to it. A perfect dance number, this song is a potential hit.
Vocals: SPB Charan
Hearing this song makes us wonder why SPB Charan doesn’t sing more often. There is something magical (should I say SPB like?) in his voice that makes the hearing experience a delight. This is a soft song with strong drum beats. The keyboard and flute piece before the second stanza is commendable and adds value to song.
This song is characterized by heavy metal beats and a heavier bass guitar. The song just storms past with high speed and Toshi’s fast singing fits well with the music. Somehow, the lyrics and the singer’s voice give the feel of hearing a retro song in the lines of MS Viswanathan’s Engeyum Eppothum from Ninaithaale Inikkum.
Vocals: Naresh Iyer
Lyrics: Pa. Vijay
A mix of conventional and unconventional music, this song surprises you with every passing minute. The traditional and classical-sounding flute music in the middle of the song blends beautifully with what follows. Naresh Iyer’s melodious voice and Andrea’s husky one gets together with surprising ease. The pace also picks up and falls down alternately on the whole making the song a unique listening experience.
Verdict: One more treat from Yuvan!