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THILLALANGADI MUSIC REVIEW
Review by : Malathy Sundaram
Music Director : Yuvan Shankar Raja, Sai Thaman
Vocals : Vijay Prakash, Naveen, Yuvan, Chitra, Shreya Ghosal, Suchitra, Kailash Kher, Ranjith, Simbu, Manasi Scott, Sri Vardhini, Shankar Mahadevan.
Lyrics : Viveka, Na. Muthukumar.
A remake of the 2009 Telugu film ‘Kick’, this movie, produced by Editor Mohan and directed by M. Raja, stars his brother Jayam Ravi, Tamannah, Vadivelu, Prabhu Ganesan, Santhanam, Suhasini Mani Ratnam and others. Thillalangadi is supposed to be an action comedy. Yuvan Shankar Raja and Sai Thaman have together composed the songs for the album. Seven tracks are listed here. With Sun Pictures releasing the movie, there has already been a lot of hype surrounding it.

Ding Ding..
Vocals: Vijay Prakash, Naveen

Lyrics: Viveka

This song is likely to find favor among the young ones for its amusing lyrics which almost beg the ladylove to act pricey and stiff to add thrill to the wooing game! The neat string bits and bright, foot-tapping rhythms also up the charm quotient of this number which vaguely glides over Mohanam and Bilahari ragas.

 
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Sol Pecchu Ketkaatha...
Vocals: Yuvan, Chitra, Shreya Ghosal

Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

The airy flute bits, guitars and keyboard notes in Natabairavi raga guide this song which is based on jaunty rhythms. Pleasant singing from both the ladies, but one wishes the background music had been a little muted.

Pootta Parthadhum
...
Vocals: Suchitra

Lyrics: Viveka
Music: S. Thaman

Ah! The mandatory ‘arm-flexing’ number that serves to project the larger-than-life image of the hero. Can leave even James Bond cringing! All the heavy build-up in the form of thundering guitars, drums and chorus end up as slightly comical, but you have to admit that the song has been differently conceived.


Memory Loss...
Vocals: Kailash Kher, Ranjith

Lyrics: Viveka

A song that revels in its own irrelevance! Obviously, a song of drunken revelry, it has a tinge of amusement to it and Kailash Kher brings a feisty ‘folk’ effect to the whole thing. Tabla and dholak(?) add their bit too. Can take off depending on the picturization. The song touches upon Manirangu raga, but one can’t be sure.


Pattu Pattu...
Vocals: Simbu, Manasi Scott

Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar


A spunky dance number with quite a bit of synthesized sounds thrown in, but the background music just stops short of cacophony. Could be liked for the lively rendering of both the singers.


Idhayam Karaigiradhe...
Vocals: Sri Vardhini

Lyrics: Viveka

Music: S. Thaman

A short and really sweet number, with hollow drums and a muted voice adding delight. Could jump on to the charts for its simple melody


Thothu Ponen...
Vocals: Shankar Mahadevan

Lyrics: Viveka


Mmm… an interesting thought here, which exhorts you to embrace and celebrate defeat, as it is a bigger teacher than victory. Vettri kooda vengayam dhaan jeyicchu paarthaa’ is an amusing line. Some exquisite rhythm arrangement and Shankar Mahadevan’s voice add richness. Songs 5, 6 and 7 seem to be based on the Karaharapriya scale. The ‘ga ri ri sa’ phrase is used attractively.


Verdict:

Thaman’s music adds a refreshing touch to the other songs. The songs are clearly meant for the youth brigade, and may need strong support from the movie itself to take off (like ‘Paiyaa’ numbers). Otherwise they may just create a momentary splash. But this is certainly a lively album.
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Tags : Thillalangadi, Jayam Ravi, Tamannah, S.Thaman, Yuvan Shankar Raja
 
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