Bala’s previous venture with Yuvan Shankar Raja ‘Nandha’ is still regarded as a fantastic piece of work. Specifically, the song ‘Munpaniya’ stands out as one of the best evergreen romantic melodies. Nearly after a decade, the duo comes together for ‘Avan Ivan’. Since the film is set in rural backdrops, Yuvan Shankar Raja has completely taken a different route of style from his recent albums.
Vocals: Vijay Yesudas, Baby Priyanka
The song captures our interest for its feet-tapping melody. Yuvan does a right job by getting the best singers to render this number. The style offers a feel of déjà vu from the yesteryear compositions of maestro Ilayaraja. Yuvan Shankar Raja creates soothing music with the pleasant instruments like flute, strings and guitars while there is nothing much to mention about rhythmic session. Vijay Yesudas and Baby Priyanka have completely submitted themselves to the absolute feel of the song as we can sense their emotions through their style of rendition.
Yuvan is back with his favorite singer Haricharan, again for a romantic solo. It’s a reveling tune that will surely become the favorite of youth cohorts. Unlike the previous number, lots of emphasis has been laid on percussions and sound effects. But it’s Haricharan, who becomes the showstopper for his voice. The song may have a fast-paced choreography. Na. Muthukumar’s lyrical lines are yet another highlighting factor. The interludes we hear remind us of the famous yesteryear song ‘Kannukul Nooru Nilava’ from Vedam Pudidu.
Vocals: T.L. Maharaja, Sathyan
The pumping folk beats and magniloquent voices of T.L. Maharaja and Sathyan blended with high-flown thoughts of Na. Muthukumar leave us speechless. Na. Muthukumar and Yuvan Shankar Raja had recently delivered a philosophical song ‘Vaanam’ and this one is another good song from the duo. The lyrics consist of reflections on the vanity of human life (based on the famous book of Ecclesiastes). Siridhaga Varaindhaalum, Peridhaaga Varaindhaalum, Poojiyathil perusellam Madhipaa Enna? Picchaidhaan Eduthaalum, Perasanaalum pooluvukku Iraiyaavan verae Enna? overwhelmingly stun us. Mild accompaniment of chords on slow-strings and heavy beats remind of A.R .Rahman’s ‘Thom Karuvil’ from ‘Star’.
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The four-minute song has nothing to do with lyrics and it’s a complete show by percussionists with Suchitra repeating a jingle-like lines. The song boasts of the percussions and other instruments that exhibit the ethnicity of Tamil Nadu like ‘Thaara’, ‘Thapatta’ and ‘Nadhaswaram’.
Vocals: Vijay Prakash
Pathos of a man as he longs for his sweetheart…. The very beginning note of rendition by Vijay Prakash gives a clear picture of what this song is all about. It looks like Na. Muthukumar is very much influenced by ace lyricist Kannadasan. Vijay Prakash, who crooned sparkly songs like ‘Hosanna’ and ‘Kadhal Anukkul’, surprises us with his newfangled experiment. Since this is a situational song, it may do well with the visuals.
Yuvan Shankar Raja has experimented with a new-dimensional music that sounds good on the whole. While ‘Avanapathi’ and ‘Rasathi’ turning us irresistibly addictive to its tunes, ‘Oru Malayoram’ will be a melodic hit of this season.
Verdict: Different but a laudable show by Yuvan