VEYILODU VILAYADU MUSIC REVIEW
by : Kaushik L.M
Magesh, Tharshana, Kanja Karuppu, Ilavarasu
Mukesh, Anitha, Venkat Prabhu, Gangai Amaran, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Sathyan, MM. Monisha, Ilayaraja, Succha Reeta, Haricharan, Janaki Iyer
Na. Muthukumar, Ilayaraja, Priyan, Yugabharathi
Veyilodu Vilayadu marks the return of Karthik Raja to composing, after a lull. Starring relatively new faces in the lead, this movie falls under the romance genre. Now, onto an analysis of Karthik Raja’s music.
Haricharan, Janaki Iyer
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar
The stylish guitar backdrop to this song is impressive with electronic beats to boot. Haricharan tends to go a bit overboard in his quest to give the song some extra pep while Janaki has a very small part in this song. On the whole, it is a trendy number with a good piano track as well.
Ilayaraja, Succha Reeta
The rustic percussions, sax bits and Ilayaraja’s typical naughty voice make this song endearing. Turns out to be a standard duet with Succha Reeta providing apt support. Raja’s ease at the high pitch in particular, is admirable. But the song is nothing fresh.
Yuvan Shankar Raja, Sathyan, MM. Monisha
The sound effects loop that runs through this song is cute. Yuvan really goes high in pitch while his style is typical of his earlier hit numbers. Turns out to be a peppy number with Monisha having a small refreshing presence in the interludes. The instrumentals lift the song and on the whole, this is a nice collaboration by the brothers which will please Yuvan fans and may hit the charts soon.
Venkat Prabhu, Gangai Amaran
Starts off interestingly with a rock sense to it. Just when you start enjoying the sound design and the hip treatment, the song suddenly shifts gears and becomes a bit mundane. Looks like too much mixed into one song. Experimental, that much can be said.
A heavy folk song which doesn’t appeal and might be an item number in all probability. A lackluster disappointment from the talented Karthik Raja.
Verdict: This is an album that seems like a big family affair with the entire Raja clan involved in some song or the other. A couple of songs appeal but the album as a whole doesn’t impress.