fame) score music in Tamil here
for the first time. This album has been
long in the making. Is it worth the wait?
Let us check it out now.
Hariharan, Leslie, Achu
A stylish number, this, in what looks
like a western depiction of Bahudari raga.
The repeated swaras ‘pa ma ga ma’
on the trumpet adds gaiety. In fact, the
lively trumpet notes give a ‘jazzy’
feeling to the song itself. Notice how
it goes ‘sa ni sa ni sa’ and
swoops down ‘sa sa ni pa, ni ni
pa ma,--- ’ etc; and then takes
off on the top ‘pa’ swara
and goes ‘paa—ma pa ma pa
ma pa’ all three minutes into the
A gently seductive number and articulated
sweetly by Shaan—well done! Interesting
lyrics too. Is it the Kaanada raga that
has been so modernized? Apart from the
pleasant acoustic guitars, you hear some
special sounds from Wind Chimes, Cowbel
and drums. Could be savored by youngsters.
The subtle pause after the words ‘mouname
iraicchalthaan’ is to be relished.
Vocals: Leslie, Surmukhi
Sensual lyrics that speak of the pleasure
of touch between lovers, but all poetic
and nothing sordid. The song itself moves
on a quirky rhythm, which catches your
fancy. There is a liveliness in the lady
singer’s voice which adds energy
to this number. There is a small alaap
piece of Behag in the middle of this song
which trots on the Mohanam raga scale.
Vocals: Bombay Jayashree,
The velvet voice of Jayashree( she does
a small cute alaap passage of Sriraga
here) and the raspy voice of Sunithaa
contrast well in this song.The guitars
and violins are also very feather-light
and seductive. Conceived nicely on what
appears to be Sriragam, this song does
not have strong rhythms, thankfully. Could
be a chart-climber.
A very deep-voiced rendering in the same
mettu of song number two, but with different
lyrics. Devassy’s piano and keyboards
are so delicate here. The drums are stylish
Vocals: Hariharan, Deva
title song, of course, but with lyrics
that need to be enjoyed. It starts off
with a bit of Sindubairavi raga and goes
on from there. What gets this song on
a roll is the rousing drum work by Sivamani.
It adds a lot of ‘masti’ to
the song. Youngsters are certain to lap
This album has touches of Latin music,
but the songs cannot be classified as
belonging to a particular genre. It has
certain sophistication to it, especially
the rhythms and soft touches of classical
stuff, which are so subtle in places.
A welcome addition to the Tamil film music
world. Let us happily look forward to
more stuff from them.