Mankatha which was constantly in the headlines, right from its announcement, marks Ajith's 50th film, with a huge multi-starrer including Trisha, Arjun, Andrea Jeremiah, Lakshmi Rai is directed by Venkat Prabhu. The release of Mankatha music album has finally put an end to the wait of Ajith's fans who are ready to grab a copy of theirs. The music is scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja and let us not waste any more time to explore it.
Vilayadu Mankatha . . .
Singers: Yuvan Shankar Raja, Premji Amaran, Ranjith, Sucharita, Anita
Lyrics: Gangai Amaran, Yuvan (English), Sucharita (Hindi)
A pumped up opening number, sure to entertain hardcore Ajith fans. The much-publicized hot dance club number has the vocal pacing of Premji Amaran, Ranjith, Anita with Yuvan Shankar Raja rendering the English verses and Sucharita the Hindi ones. Brief rap composition in the middle, adds variety to the song. Deep bass drum, heavy cellos, violins and high metal beats dominate.
Vaada Bin Laada . . .
Singers: Krish, Suchitra
Funky techno-beats and grooves, electro-veena and flute blend well in the composition. The song has a thumping feel to it and might be the discotheque item number of the film. Vaali's lyrics like 'Twin tower-a enna edida' are youthful in his style. The sassy renditions of Suchitra and Krish add the required touch to the song.
Nee Naan . . .
Singers: Bhavatharani, SPB Charan
Lyrics: Niranjan Bharathi
SPB Charan's light-breeze vocals ooze delight to the ears of the audience. Bhavatharani joins him to deliver a mesmerizing duet song. Niranjan Bharathi's fancy wordings are simplistically penned and form a pleasing song. Light arrangements of drums and guitar by Yuvan perfectly balance a soothing melody and it does have the potential to climb up the charts.
Machi Open The Bottle . . .
Singers: Mano, Haricharan, Premji Amaren, Naveen, Tippu
If Chennai 600028 had 'Saroja Saaman nikalo', then Mankatha has 'Machi Open the Bottle' which is fun-filled track .This number is energetic and gets raunchier for the delight of ones who just want a good rhythm to shake their leg. Yuvan remixes yesteryear's hit 'Raman Aandalum' with earthy disco beats. This song again has an ensemble star singers Mano, Haricharan, Premji Amaren, Naveen and Tippu.
Nanbane . . .
Singers: Madhushree, Yuvan Shankar Raja
The song is a light-flowing melody, in which Yuvan has set minimal musical composition to accompany the somber mood of the song. Yuvan Shankar Raja is excellent as his vocals convey the pain and anguish of the lost-in-love character with ease. Madhushree's tender feminine vocals are charming and so are the lyrics of Vaali. This song has the elements to take off with some amazing visuals on big screen.
Balle Lakka . . .
Singers: Karthik, Vijay Yesudas, Anusha Dhayanidhi
This song takes a slight dip in our expectations, after listening to a couple of good tracks from the album. It sounds like a quick-composed number to have much more pacy tunes making the song more dance oriented to target the youth. Newcomer Anusha Dhayanidhi's spirited rendition along with Karthik and Vijay Yesudas feverish vocals are perfectly balanced.
Vilayadu Mankatha (Extended Dance Mix) . . .
Singers:Yuvan Shankar Raja, Premji Amaren, Ranjith, Sucharita, Anita
Lyrics:Gangai Amaran, Yuvan (English), Sucharita (Hindi)
This club-mix of the original version, ensures that the tempo is bouncy, quick paced and ready to rock the audience on the dance floor. The track is a feisty festival, with racing, high-metal beats, which is sure to rock in the discotheques and clubs. Yuvan is unstoppable! Demands for 'once more', already echo around.
Mankatha Theme Music(Instrumental). . .
Yuvan has decided to take Ajith's magnanimous presence to wow the audience on screen, by delivering his ultimate effort in Mankatha theme music. This tune will definitely be one of the top downloaded mobile tunes of the year. Perhaps Yuvan's answer to '50 cent- Ready for war'!
Mankatha promises big attractions for the listeners who await rocking feast from the composer. The album has pumping numbers like "Vilaiyadu Mankatha" and also well-crafted melodies like "Nee Naan" and "Nanbane". The songs will definitely be high on promotional features and will collect positive views, but haven't we started expecting more from Yuvan since the Chennai 28 days?
Verdict: Yuvan - driven to entertain Ajith's fans.