by : Malathy
Music Director : James
Benny Dayal, Chitra, Vijay Yesudoss,
Sathyan, Prasad Ramkumar, Bellie
Raj, Sri Madhumita Uma Sarayu
Mohan Rajan, Andal Priyadarshini,
Na. Muthukumar, Mahakavi Bharathiyar,
Sabbir Khan, Yugabharathi
by Sakthi Sangavi, Mohana Sangavi
of Chozha Creations (P) Ltd,
and directed by debutant R.
Balakumar, this film stars newcomer
Sachin (a sound engineer and
ad film maker) and Sunaina,
who plays an illiterate village
girl. James Vasanthan, the music
director for this film, has
added an innovative touch to
the album by incorporating ‘junkyard
music’ into it and the
result seems to be interesting.
Lyrics: Mohan Rajan
A pleasant song with an ‘Indipop’
touch to it, conceived on the Sankarabaranam
scale. Well sung by Benny Dayal to the easy
accompaniment of acoustic and bass guitars.
Nothing striking or new about the song,
Vocals: Chitra, Vijay Yesudoss,
Lyrics: Andal Priyadarshini
Another sedate duet on the Kiravani scale
where the song itself begins aptly on the
‘pa’ note and descends to ‘ma’
and ‘ni’ in the succeeding lines.
The interludes, especially the rhythms,
are trendy and make you want to listen again.
‘Clean’ lyrics add to our enjoyment.
Vocals: Prasad Ramkumar,
Vijay, Uma and Sarayu
Oh, this number is so refreshingly different
and is bound to vault onto the charts! The
song itself is built on some good-natured
ribbing between young guys and gals, but
it is the accompanying music and rhythm
arrangement that holds your attention. Though
the base raga is Karaharapriya, with the
use of both the big and small ‘ga’
sounds, we get to hear a touch of Harikamboji
too. A stylish number, easy on the ears.
Vocals: Deepa Miriam
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar
Sweet lyrics from Muthukumar set to soft
but familiar notes on the Sankarabaranam
scale. This song counterbalances song number
one, so to speak! Good use of flute right
through, especially the fluttery ‘pa
dha pa dha’ notes at the start and
the swirling ‘pa dha sa ri gaa’
in the first interlude. A bit of guitars
too, nothing assertive. High time Deepa
infused some emotion into her songs! This
is not choir music.
Vocals: Benny Dayal
Lyrics: Mahakavi Bharathiyar
Just a snatch from the famous Bharathiyar
song. On the Karaharapriya scale, the brief
rendering, one on the ‘ri’ and
another on the ‘ni’ scale, has
Vocals: Bellie Raj and
Oh, ho ho! Here we have another possible
hit like ‘Kangal Irandaal’ of
the same composer. An attractive interpretation
of Atana raga where the guitar notes that
play around the ‘pa, dha, ma’
swaras add a lovely western touch and the
delicate flute notes give a melodic touch.
Decent lyrics that are a joy to hear. Bellie
Raj needs some voice strengthening, urgently!
Madhumita is effortless. Pleasant rhythms
A breezy album, this. James Vasanthan deserves
a pat. But he can think about going easy
on the ‘choir music’ coloring
in his songs and experiment with the melodic
aspects of our music as he expands his repertoire.