unusual audio launch at the Chennai Citi
Shall we check out the songs?
An interestingly put together number from
Yuvan. The male vocals alone are in Tamil
and the ladies sing sexy lines in English
in between. A melodic feel is given by
the repetitive flute notes that go ‘sa
ni ri sa ni ,ni pa dha pa--’; strong
rhythms but they don’t hurt the
ears. Not much use for the keys and guitar.
Ilayaraja must have surely sung it with
a smile! seems like the Kiravani scale.
Vocals: Yuvan Shankar
Though the raga used-Natabairavi makes
you recall snatches from other recent
songs in this raga-especially in the music
interludes, there is an earnestness about
the way Yuvan has rendered, which could
appeal to the young. Again one repeated
phrase from the strings makes this number
nice to listen to —‘sa ri
ga ri ga ga ga ga, ga ri sa ni dha dha
ni pa dha’. Yuvan seems to have
done a Rahman here, going by the way sounds
overlap the lyrics!
Vocals: Vijay Yesudas
Ha, ha, ha! Something about the old Ilayaraja
hit ‘Megam karukkudhu’ appears
to have inspired Yuvan to compose this
trendy piece. Though the song itself has
beats that give you an ‘army song’
feel, the lyrics seem to point out to
some inner liberation. Pleasant trumpets.
Watch for the soothing feel of the flute
after the energetic lines ‘veesi
adikkudhu kaatthu’, where the raga,
Natabairavi is again revealed. The song
does grow on you.
Vocals: Yuvan Shankar
Now, this song stands out for the creative
use of sound effects that are normally
associated with forests and water. So
what if it is electronic? Suitably, everything
about the song is subdued- the strings,
the soft rhythms and Yuvan’s singing,
except when he goes up the scale with
and ‘neengadhe’. The lyrics
are minimal, but the yearning comes out
Vocals: Javed Ali, Madhusree
duet (there is a mild ‘machan, machan’
hangover in the number) flows like a wave
- the male vocals go high and the lady
singer’s voice softly negotiates
the descending sangatis which are faithfully
echoed by the string instruments too.
A mood of mild sorrow is conveyed in the
song. Could be a hit for the pleasant
feel it evokes.
The theme music for the movie
which comes as the background score for
the recently released trailer of the movie
doesn't find a place in the audio CD.
It runs for two minutes and ten seconds
and is an illustration of the film's theme
itself---in the sense that it starts off
with a jaunty spell of spanish guitars
and after a minute there is a solemn change
by way of harsher rhythms and pensive
violin-like sounds which almost rise to
a crescendo and then we have slightly
jumbled notes getting aired.The end? well,
Yuvan is not telling!!
For the second time (after Aegan,) Yuvan
has attempted to break free of the general
norms of music here and the result is
rather pleasing. The album feels fresh
and breezy. With relevant picturization,
the songs could make an impact.