scenes in Tanzania, Kenya, Italy, Mexico
and Switzerland. We have Krishna, Ashish
Vidhyarthi, Vivek, Prabu Ganesan and Santhanam
essaying roles along with the lead pair.
The film is supposed to have a ‘Robin
Hood’ feel to it! Let us wait!
Vikram, Suchitra Karthik Kumar
Lyrics: Viveka, Devi
Sree Prasad, Kalaippuli Thanu, Susi Ganesan,
A fun song with infectious rhythms where
the girl goes purposefully after an unwilling
boyfriend. Suggestive lyrics, of course
to the accompaniment of guitars and keyboard
stuff. Vikram has carried it off rather
well. Suchitra is her ebullient self.
Vocals: Vikram, Rita
A kind of rock and roll meets twist meets
Caribbean rhythms –kind of song!
Fun, nevertheless! Lovely interludes from
the guitars and violins liven up this
boisterous duet no end. This is supposed
to have been shot in Mexico with Mexican
dancers. (the rhythm is testimony) Vikram
is quite stylish here. His fans are going
to love it.
Vocals: Vikram, Viveka
Well, what can you make of this very,
very offbeat crazed-out number? Just freak
out, will you? Gives us an amusing glossary
of many kinds of words ( especially those
to do with wives numbers two and three---etc;)
and after a breathless round up of each
set, we hear the refrain’ Kandhaswamy
dhaan toppu’!! and the fiery electric
guitar adds its own ‘dhum’.
Kanthaswamy Theme: Devi
The rhythms for this song are supposed
to be by the ‘Murugan Temple Team’,
with Susi Ganesan supplying the ‘kozhi’
sound and Rita the female vocals. A very
catchy theme song with lyrics that are
so carefully worded that the song may
well refer to Lord Muruga too! Again a
treat for Vikram fans.
Technically an ‘Allegro’is
a classical piece played in a speedy lively
manner. This is certainly an explosive
dance number which starts off with a gentle
soprano bit and gallops from there. With
Shriya dancing to this song, (shot in
Italy with Italian dancers) it is bound
to be a visual feast. Fine effort from
Rita. Plenty of sunshine notes from the
trumpets and trombones!
Vocals: Vikram, Priya Hemesh
very old ‘mettu’ masked in
attractive modern rhythms. Priya is husky
and seductive and Vikram has nothing much
to essay. The guitars and violin have
a field day! Could be a hit right away.
neat remix from Devi Sree Prasad. We have
some additional rhythm work here.
En Peru Meenakumari—
Rap: written and sung
song intented for 100% titillation. With
Mumaith Khan gyrating to it what else
do you expect? The first line from the
old Chandrababu hit ‘Bambara kannale’
keeps weaving in and out of this song
sung in her usual robust fashion by Malathy.
Vikram’s USP is that he never takes
himself seriously, and it is always reflected
in his song sequences. This lively album
too has a huge fun quotient attached to
it. If the film also manages to walk the
tightrope between comedy and action without
degenerating into a farce, then we have
a sure hit on our hands.