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VIRUDHAGIRI MUSIC REVIEW
Review by : C. Karthik
Music Director : Sundar C. Babu
Vocals : Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, Chinmayi, Senthildas, Srilekha, Manicka Vinayagam, Sadhana Sargam, SP Balasubramaniam
Lyrics : Vaali, Snehan, Yugabarathi, Na Muthukumar
Vijayakanth's movies are nothing short of sensational. Already a prominent face in the state's politics, his movies of late have had a dose of political innuendos in them. Produced by Captain Creations and directed by the Captain himself, Virudhagiri has Vijayakanth and Meenakshi Dikshit in lead roles. The music has
  Virudhagiri
been scored by Sundar C. Babu. With the assembly elections round the corner, there were rumours that Viruthagirl will be politically inclined in terms of songs and dialogues. Let us see what we have in store.

Makkal Oru Puram...

Vocals: Shankar Mahadevan
Lyrics: Vaali

What fans expected is right here, in the first song itself. The Murasu (Vijayakanth's party symbol) sounds loud in all eight directions. Makkal oru pakkam.... is Vijayakanth's agony, frustration and hopes of a better governance beautifully penned by Vaali. Shankar Mahadevan is in absolute ease singing this and could easily be liked by many. A perfect start to the album which sets the tone for the rest of the album!

Devathai Ondru...

Vocals: Hariharan, Chinmayi
Lyrics: Snehan

We move to a slightly melodious number, though the base rhythm is slightly up in pace. Hariharan and Chinmayi make us travel a few years back as the song is reminiscent of yesteryear melodies. Snehan's lyrics and Sundar C. Babu's music do not gel so well and hence the song does not remain in our memory after we listen to it.

Mannavane Mandhirane...

Vocals: Senthildas, Srilekha, Manicka Vinayagam
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

Mannavane is another racy number in the album. Sundar C. babu tries hard to add new sounds to this song but sadly cannot help prevent from giving it an 'orchestral' feeling to it. Yugabharathi's lyrics again sing praises of the Captain and the rap interlude stands poles apart. Just another song to add to the collection!


Pookkal Endrom...
Vocals:
Sadhana Sargam
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar


Muthukumar pens down a song in respect of the fairer sex. Sadhana Sargam's voice stands apart from the jarring music in the background. Not sure if a rap sequence is required for an otherwise mellifluous song. Though the music is distracting, Muthukumar and Sadhana Sargam combine to give us a decent number.


Yezhaigal Thozha Va Va...
Vocals: SP Balasubrahmanyam
Lyrics: Snehan


Another one for the Captain's fans! Another anthem for the party with elections round the corner! Sundar C. Babu makes sure that the vigour in SPB's voice is reciprocated well by setting up a neat arrangement. This song is sure to connect well with the audience when seen on the silver screen. A nice choice to end the album like the way it started!


Verdict:

Overall, Vijayakanth, being the director of this movie, has shown no qualms in his intentions of making this movie a political statement. The lyrics are definitely overdosed with political insinuations and also about praising the leader himself. Sundar C. Babu has not had much to do here but could have shown some restraint in a couple of songs where the melodies warrant a subdued arrangement. The album is saved to an extent by the voices and efforts of singers like SPB, Hariharanm SHankar Mahadevan and Sadhana Sargam. Virudhagiri is strictly for the Captain's fans and must be a rage when he reflects the same on the screen!
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