3 is the debut directorial effort of Aishwarya
Dhanush starring her husband and
her contemporary Shruti Haasan. The involvement
of the family members of Rajinikanth and Kamal
Haasan, the presence of the National Award
winning Dhanush fresh from his knockout performance
in 'Mayakkam Enna', the super-hot lead pair
and of course the 'Why this Kolaveri' rage
have all made 3 among the most anticipated
films of 2012. Let's see how Anirudh, the
most noted debut composer in recent times,
has fared with '3'
A Life full of Love – Theme
Totally haunting theme music bit featuring
a symphony of violins. Reminiscent of the
great western classical musicians of the past.
What a way to kick start one’s film
career! Sure to give goose bumps to listeners
from all age groups. A royal salute to Anirudh
Come on Girls...
Nadisha Thomas, Malavika Manoj
Some funky, out-of-the box singing with a
catchy chorus line “la la la la”.
Lots of random usage of instruments like nadaswaram
and Carnatic alaps. Will depend on the visuals
for greater impact. Targeted at the young
hep crowd all the way.
Ajesh Ashok, Anirudh
The tune, the chorus, the funky sounds and
the beats are so similar to Yuvan’s
signature style. The lyrics talk about the
hero’s love for his girl, as expected.
Aishwarya Dhanush’s debut effort at
lyric writing. Somehow, a heard before feel,
all over this song. Sounds good, though!
Shruthi Haasan, Dhanush
Dhanush’s voice sounds very different
in this song. It has some lovely flute, string
and violin bits. The theme music of the movie
is also beautifully integrated in the instrumentals
of this song. Shruthi’s husky style
of pronunciation sits well on this song too.
Nee Partha Vizhigal...
Vijay Yesudas, Swetha Mohan
The song begins with a stylish yet old world
charm, associated with the ‘Raja’
clan. Ilayaraja style composition, nice unhurried
singing from the lead singers combined with
some trendy mixing gimmicks, make this song
an aural treat.
Po Nee Po...
Mohit Chauhan, Anirudh
The men behind the 2 flavors of the season
‘Saadda Haq’ and ‘Kolaveri
‘join hands for this song. The song
begins with a nice piano bit that sets the
mood for the rest of the song. Mohit infuses
a lot of feeling into his rendition for this
song that talks about the pain of separation
at love. His pronunciation is average. Somehow
the ‘Rockstar’ hangover is still
there in his voice that sounds like Adnan
Sami’s earlier attempts at Tamil like
‘Oru Kal’ and ‘Hey Inda
Po Nee Po remix – The scream
Sathya Prakash, Harish Swaminathan
The heavy metal elements are the highlight
of this song. This genre of world music is
quite new to Tamil film music. And when heavy
metal is infused with flute, it is a nice
pleasant surprise. The song really picks-up
after a typical remix-like start.
The Rhythm of Love – Theme
The starting beats of this theme are like
the 'Ram Ram' song from 'Hey Ram'. A nice
fusion of classical flute, electric guitar
and rustic beats. Sounds quite chaotic. An
offbeat attempt on the whole.
Theme of 3
Mandolin Seenu, Aathan
This theme has the Arabic touch to it. The
idea behind using mandolin is laudable. An
Why this Kolaveri Di...
Much discussed, much loved and a matter of
national debate for well over a month. The
usage of English words in such an informal
manner, Dhanush’s drunken style rendition,
his constant friendly banter with the music
composer, his natural ease at expressing feelings,
the rustic beats and nadaswaram (pa pa pa)
etc. etc. There is so much going for this
song. The term ‘soup boys’ is
like a big legend now. Can’t wait to
see this song on screen. 3 will earn big bucks
in the opening weekend on the strength of
this song alone.
Verdict: Anirudh Ravichander
has delivered so much variety in his very
first album. Such a promising debut by a composer
hasn't been seen in recent Tamil cinema history.
'Kolaveri' took the initial honors but there
are so many other melodic treats that 3 offers.
On the whole, an album that will sell like