EERAM MUSIC REVIEW
Review by : Malathy Sundaram

Music Director : Sai Thaman
Vocals : Ranjith, Suchitra.
Lyrics : Vivega

According to its director Arivazhagan( a Film Institute graduate from Coimbatore), this movie is a ‘soft love thriller’. The producer and his mentor, Shankar, apparently asked him to first shoot a couple of scenes and show him. Pleased by what he saw, he asked him to go ahead. The movie stars Aadhi( Mirugam) ,Nanda( Mounam Pesiyadhe), Sindhu Menon and Saranya Mohan along with others. Music is by Sai Thaman, who was one of the boys in the film ‘Boys’.Manoj Paramahamsa’s cinematography could get talked about here.

Mazhaiyae Mazhaiyae---
Vocals: Ranjith

This song speaks of love of course but weaves in tactile impressions of rain itself into the experience. Ranjith’s voice sounds surprisingly a bit tinny. The beats are unhurried, and the electric and acoustic guitars are as soft as a drizzle. There is only one charanam in this number which appears to be based on the Natabairavi scale.


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Tharai Irangiya---

Vocals: Suchitra

Another soft number with a slight R&B touch to it, with quite a bit of keyboard notes and a small hummable bit from the harmonica at the end. Speaks tenderly to the (absent?) lover. Doesn’t catch your fancy right away but you sort of get to like it after a couple of times.



Saaral En---

Vocals: Ranjith

A songlet( barely two and a half minutes) that speaks of the pain of separation. Very measured rhythms and some strings is what you hear. Both songs two and three, if you notice, have slightly similar sounding swara patterns as both seem built on the Karaharapriya scale.




Theme of Eeram---

As you listen to it you can almost visualize the thunder clouds rolling in, the raindrops starting to fall tentatively then pick up speed. Background music hints at the play of wind and then the chorus picks up pace and gets assertive at the end. A rather neat, likeable piece.




Verdict:

A very subdued album from Sai.Thaman. The film itself uses ‘Rain’ as a constant metaphor, going by the lyrics. So the music is suitably suggestive and low-key. But one does wonder if a bolder use of live instruments would have added colour to the album. The album cover neatly mentions all the names associated with the other aspects of filmmaking, like stills, cinematography, stunts, art, sound effects, etc; which is rather nice!


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