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NEERPARAVAI MUSIC REVIEW
by : Behindwoods Review Board
Vishnu, Sunaina, Nandita Das, Saranya Ponvannan,
Vijay Prakash, Harini, G.V. Prakash, VV Prasanna,
Saindhavi, Harish Raghavendra, Shreya Goshal,
Anand Aravindhakshan, Chinmayi
Neerparavai is the return of director Seenu
Ramasamy, music director N.R. Raghunanthan
and lyricist Vairamuthu who has written all
the songs in the album. In their last outing
two of those individuals went on to win National
Awards. N.R. Raghunanthan will be looking
to gain a strong foothold in the industry
with this album.
Vijay Prakash and Harini
The song opens with interesting vocal effects
that show that the music director is beginning
to expand his production horizons to stay
in tune with today’s demands. But the
track immediately jumps into his forte of
folk style treatment. The tune is pleasant
and the melodies are good helped by lively
singing by the duo of Vijay Prakash &
Harini. Vairamuthu’s words are chirpy.
This is a fantastic song that N.R. Raghunanthan
can be really proud of composing. The orchestration
is simply superb with just the string section
and some assistance from the flute. G.V excels
in his range easily traversing from soft singing
to more open styles. It’s a simple yet
a truly uplifting tune.
V.V. Prasanna and Saindhavi
Acoustic guitars are a mainstay of this album
and its presence is felt yet again on this
track. A church-choir chorus followed by a
mouth organ intro leads into the verses of
a romantic duet between V.V. Prasanna and
Saindhavi whose voices come as a refreshing
change. The organ effects in the background
are nice but it’s become very commonplace.
The usage of an electronic drum-line in this
track comes as a surprise especially after
the heavy hearted vocal intro by Harish Raghavendra,
and also since N.R. Raghunanthan has shown
his preference towards native percussions.
The piano melody is haunting. The lyrics seem
talk about self reflection and the singer
raises strong questions. It’s a sad
tune as the title suggests.
Para Para (new)...
Music director N.R. Raghunanthan has clearly
decided to use one of the best voices in the
country for a tune that probably is his best
till date. Shreya Goshal makes it extremely
hard to choose between this version and the
male version sung by G.V. Prakash.
Another soft tune with effective arrangements
of strings and percussions. The guitar line
is quite nice but it’s buried under
the louder percussions perhaps because the
music director enjoys a show of strength in
the rhythm section. Anand Aravindakshan has
a fine young voice and delivers a promising
Para Para (sad)...
The tune is so good that it’s on the
album thrice! Chinmayi this time sings the
same song but the words are designed to express
the grief of a loss. She sings with utmost
precision uttering every single word with
great conviction. This version along with
the visual could raise the hairs on your arms
and possibly make your eyes watery.
Verdict: Neerparavai is
N.R.R’s best album so far that deserves a
few more listens. Para Para is a track that
could make him a household name.
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