Thursday, January 1, 2015

Music Review (Tamil):Yennai Arindhaal

Music Review (Tamil):Yennai Arindhaal
Music Composer : Harris Jayaraj       

       Idhayathai Edho ondru, thamarai's beautiful lyrics complemented well by simple tune by Harris and Chinmayi rocks with her soothing rendition.Piano's minimal use, sing along flute with Chinmayi and guitar towards the end accentuates the mood of the song well. Maya bazaar, is a superb fusion of energetic dubstep by Aalaap Raju followed by retro styled melody by Krishna Iyer and Priya Subramaniam, and another surprise is folky piece by Velmurugan preceded by Kalyana Samayal Sadham prelude using nadhaswaram. Songs end with once again retro styled melody with intriguing strings in the background. Specifically Priya Subramaniam rendition in the retro melody works than Krishna Iyer's.     
        Mazhai Vara Pogudhe, has a reliable Karthik behind the mic and usual Harris elements are all over the song with familiar tune, humming towards the end, rap portions by Emcee Jezz. However guitar played like Veena in the interludes and some synthesized music beats are interesting though. Idhayathai Edho ondru came in another version as Unakkena Venum sollu in Benny Dayal and Mahathi's vocals with slightly tweaked orchestration but the impact of the song remains intact. Thanks largely to the simple delightful tune and thana Thaananathara Namtham hook by Benny deserves special mention. Yaen Ennai has two singers Sunitha Sarathy and Kharesma ravichandran on board with their contrived rendition irks at certain places. However Harris mitigates those meagre mistakes with his catchy tune and interludes expecially sax in the second interlude. Title song by Devan Ekambaran, Mark Thomas and Abhishek is an usual dubstep EDM number with nothing special and tune also seems to be bit of drag despite the energetic rendition by lead singers. Adhaaru Adhaaru, already released as a single is the song without any Gautham Menon touch and tune wise is similar to many other songs in this genre. Only solace being the lead vocals and nadhaswaram mix in the interludes.

Verdict: Gautham Vasudev Menon brings back Harris Jayaraj out of his own derivative albums and extracted some good songs however duo's magic is missing.

My rating:8/10

Pick of the Album: Idhayathai Edho ondru, Unakkena Venum sollu, Maya bazaar