Thursday, March 5, 2015

Music Review (Tamil): Komban

Music Review (Tamil) : Komban
Music Composer: G V Prakash Kumar

Kambikara Vetti:
 Album starts with traditional folk song and instruments one can associate with any conventional rural celebrations like thavil, nathaswaram, brass section in second interlude are used extensively throughout the song. Despite V M Mahalingam and Ananthu’s ebullience vocals, tune is on the flip side.  Hopefully colourful picturisation adds value to the song.

G V Prakash nails at providing single outstanding melody track in each of his album and in Komban too Shreya Goshal along with Composer itself crooned the native typical village romantic song. GV interspersed the song with lovely ghatams, mellifluous flute adorned by Thavil intermittently. Icing on the cake is ever reliable soothing rendition by Shreya Goshal and G V Prakash.

Karuppu Nerathazhagi:
Velmurugan in the credit list of singers, one can surely expect the energetic Gaana song which he hardly fails to deliver. In this track also Velmurugan’s energetic singing is complemented by punchy orchestration by GVP, However morsing at the start and towards the end seems to be discordant with the flow of the song. Malavika’s humming in the first interlude is nifty GVP touch to the song.

Mella Valanjadhu:
Mella Valanjadhu is mandatory pathos templatized in all aspects be run of the mill tune or wailing arrangements of instruments. Only solace being the soulful rendition by Madhu Balakrishnan.

A Celebration Komban Theme:
GVP’s theme track will be special one in every album but in Komban it turns out to be mediocre, he took tried and tested orchestration using raw native elements for the rural themed movie which results in pretty much ordinary track even though its three minutes long.

Verdict:  Muthiah’s association with GV Prakash for another Village based story after Kutti Puli is average standard one track exceptional soundtrack from the composer. Karthi’s Screen presence may entice the viewers.

My Rating: 6.5/10

Pick of the Album: Appappa, Karuppu Nerathazhagi

P.S : Edited version of the review will be available here