KAVERI MUSIC REVIEW
by : Malathy Sundaram
Music Director : S.Thaman
Navin, Rahul Nambiar, Naresh
Iyer, Suchitra, Vardhani Thaman,
Shankar Mahadevan, Malathy,
Sayanora, Priya, Tipu, Ranjith,
by Oscar Films’ D.Ramesh
Babu, this movie has cinematographer
Ravivarman debuting as director.
Newcomers Harshvardhan (son
of Y.G.Mahendran), Rahul Ravichandran
and Samantha star in this
film. It has been titled so
because it is about a pair
of lovers who are as different
from one another as the river
Kaveri is from the river Moscow-the
former being rough and warm
and the latter placid. Vairamuthu
has penned some unusual lyrics
the movie and S.Thaman scores the music,
tuning six songs.
Nee Onrum Azhagi---
Navin, Rahul Nambiar
Funnily, this lyric conveys similar sentiments
as the Angadi Theru number’ Aval
Appadi Onrum’! (Poets think alike?)
.Anyway, the staccato beats don’t
somehow do justice to the song. Neat accompaniment
from the harp, guitars and violin. Does
not grip you.
Vocals: Naresh Iyer,
A breezy lyric that has the lovers getting
into little tiffs over small things. Again
the instrumental accompaniment sounds
a trifle harsh, robbing the song of its
Vocals: Vardhani Thaman,
Shankar Mahadevan lifts this song effortlessly
into a different plane with his passionate
singing. A fun lyric, where the lovers
compare their likes and dislikes and find
themselves poles apart in many things!
Pleasant blending of thavil sounds with
the western bit just before the second
charanam. A nice bit of Sriragam on the
nagaswaram and some spirited guitar inputs
Vocals: Malathy, Sayanora,
Thoughtful lyrics that exhort us to go
beyond others’ faults embrace them
and live in happiness. Lively, crisp folk
rhythms permeate this song. Minimal support
from other instruments. The strong voices
of Malathy and Sayanora shine through.
Gramam Thedi Vaada---
Vocals: Tipu, Ranjith,
Everything about this song is cheery-the
opening harmonium piece, the lively native
percussions, the ‘Madura Mallika’
bit and the lyric itself that speaks with
rightful pride about the unpolluted atmosphere
of villages in India! And some enthusiastic
singing from all the three adds more colour
to the song which picks up tempo towards
the end. Could be relished for its ‘different’
Vocals: Karthik, Suchitra
Another interesting lyric from Vairamuthu,
refreshingly different from the regular
duets. And set to pleasing rhythms and
some good violins. In fact, the music
interludes are themselves easy on the
ears! Karthik is as expressive as ever
and Suchitra is husky and nice to listen
to. Could climb the charts.
This album has an uneven quality to it.
The first two songs are just about ok,
but you see Thaman’s creativity
bobbing up here and there in the others.
Basically the Karaharapriya and Natabairavi
scales seem to have been used. He could
try to coax the natural rhythm out of
lyrics and soften his keyboard ‘sangatis’.
Worth a listen for its bright spots.