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VETTAIKAARAN MUSIC REVIEW
Review by : Malathy Sundaram

Music Director : Vijay Antony
Vocals : Ananthu, Mahesh Vinayakram, Krish, Suchitra, Bone Killer, Dinesh Kanagarathinam, Shankar Mahadevan, Surchith, Sangeetha Rajeswaran, Krishna Iyer, Shoba Sekar, Charulatha Mani, Shakthi Sree.
Lyrics : Kabilan, Viveka, Annamalai.

Produced by M. Balasubramanian and B. Gurunath Meyyappan and directed by B. Babu Sivan, this much-hyped film of Vijay could be released for Diwali. Vijay appears to play the role of an autorikshaw driver who wishes to ‘bring peace’ to the country. Anushka Shetty, Salim Ghouse, Vivek, Srihari and Srinath star along with him. Many racy action sequences in this movie appear to have been done boldly by Vijay himself, which could be a treat for his fans. The music for this film has been composed by Vijay Antony (whose ‘Ninaithale Inikkum’ has been doing pretty decently).

Puli Urumuthu---
Vocals: Ananthu, Mahesh Vinayakram.
Lyrics: Kabilan

A song full of hyperbolic expressions, obviously an action-packed number! Heavy use of Indian percussive instruments characterize this song which takes off in the madhyama shruti with shades of Mayamalavagowla raga .
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The relentless pace of the song could add to the dramatic effect on screen.

Chinna Thamarai---

Vocals: Krish, Suchitra, English Rap: Bone Killer, Tamil Rap: Dinesh Kanagarathinam.
Lyrics: Viveka

Plenty of keyboard sounds, we have here. The rather strident rhythms somehow seem to rob the song of any melody. The Tamil rap bit sounds cool. The lyrics are crisp.


Naan Adiccha---
Vocals: Shankar Mahadevan.
Lyrics: Kabilan

Poor Shankar Mahadevan tries his very best to infuse a spark into this song (probably the title number) but to no avail. The beats, the lyrics and the sentiments expressed (akin to MGR songs) are pretty jaded. A wee bit of gibberish in between, in trademark Vijay Anthony style! Strictly for Vijay fans. The start, though, is pretty stylish, with the Karaharapriya notes going ‘sa ni sa,sa ni sa, sa ni dha ma pa---pa ma ga---sa’. And there is a cute bit by Vijay’s son Sanjay at the end!


Karikalan---
Vocals: Surchith, Sangeetha Rajeswaran.
Lyrics: Kabilan

A very cheerful, smile-worthy duet based on the Tilang raga, which may hit the charts soon. Lovely inputs from the strings and percussive instruments. Well sung too, especially Sangeetha. The impish background vocals hold up the folksy mood of the song well.

En Ucchi Mandai---
Vocals: Krishna Iyer, Shoba Sekar, Charulatha Mani, Shakthi Sree.
Lyrics: Annamalai

Another very typical Vijay number, with predictably fast rhythms and blasé lyrics. How many such songs must Vijay endure before he moves on?


Verdict:

Vijay Anthony appears to have been trapped by the image of actor Vijay (as a dancer) which seems to have narrowed his musical options. The songs, coming one after another, sound similar rhythm-wise. One sincerely hopes the film has been crafted well and does not sink like ‘Kuruvi’ or ‘Villu’, in which case, the songs could be forgotten in a trice.
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