Dritiman Chatterjee. This movie has music
by the famed trio-Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy who
have (tirelessly) bestowed eight numbers
Obviously the title number, with simple
lyrics by Thamarai. Short one. The guitar
is stylish, especially the end which shows
up a flash of Mohanam raga.
A paean to Nature, again in simple words,
but carried elegantly into musical form
by the composers. Subtle use of Sankarabaranam
scale with the frequent use of the speedy
notes’sa ni dha pa ma ga rig a ma
pa dha pa’ both on the flute and
strings. This song has a single charanam
after the pallavi and we get to hear the
refrain’ pattappagal vaanam’
very often. There is a slight shift to
‘ma’ sruti halfway through
the refrain (when the ladies sing of the
moon) that adds a nice western touch to
Vocals: Shankar Mahadevan,
Again we have a longish pallavi( if we
can call it thus ) and only one charanam.
There is a mild spookiness with the music,
whether it is the flute, violin or the
keyboard. Seems built on the Natabairavi
scale. Even the voices, that speak of
pining love, seem kind of disembodied!
The sudden use of tabla in the charanam
adds its own mood.
Oh Sexy Mama---
Vocals: Jassie Gift,
Anuradha Sriram, Loy Mendonza
this song is supposed to be a seduction
number,it must be said to Thamarai’s
credit that no part of the lyric makes
you wrinkle up your nose in disgust. Again
a single charanam. A very ingenious use
of Sindubairavi raga-especially the notes-
‘sa sa sa ri ---- Sa pa pa ma ma
ga ga ri sa’ which gets repeated.
Anuradha brings some cute nuances into
her rendering. This naughty number could
be a hit with youngsters.
There is an unmistakable air
of eeriness again here with the strings,
flute and keyboard contributing to it.
The next four songs are remix
version of the first four songs. Surprisingly
the first two are well put together without
too many instruments jangling for space.
‘Kaatril Vaasame’ in fact
sounds as nice and spooky as the original.
Only the ‘Oh Sexy Mama’ sounds
a trifle harsh. Chitra’s voice loses
its appeal somewhat in the remix.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have definitely put
in a lot of effort to make this album
polished and trendy at the same time.
But 8 songs? By a rough calculation, the
unsuspecting viewer is likely to have
one song thrown at him every 15 or so
minutes! Will the movie itself stand up
to it? Some fine work on the keyboards,
to be sure! The stylish aspects of the
music( remixes to be precise) appeal to
you only after you hear it a few times.