Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Music Review(Tamil) : Purampokku

Music Review(Tamil) : Purampokku
Music Composer : Varshan

         Aaja O re starts off similar to one of the songs in Aarambam is too short and templatized in the vocals of Abhay Jodhpur to make any impact and its surprising to see hindi song placed in tamil soundtrack. Another short track Dhaegam Thaakum in the album works in better way than previous one. Thanks to racy percussions, sweeping violins and flute bits amidst terse singing by Krishna Kumar and Ramya NSK. Kalaasi Kalaasi backed by string of singers MLR Karthikeyan, Malathy Lakshman, Thirukumar Thiagarajah and Diwakar is dredged out of 90's gaana repertoire which is strictly one time listen for its quirky vocals and lyrics. Tune becomes monotonous and laborious listen in the midway. Marina Beachula has Deva's stamp all over it and embarrassingly templatized to 90's Gaana song is another tedious listen in the soundtrack. Soundtrack's winner is undeniably Orae oru murai backed by its beautifully crafted tune adorned by Ilayarajaesque interludes with ample support from westernised rendition of Sunitha Sarathy and ever reliable Vijay Prakash.

Verdict: Trailer of Purampokku looks ambitious but soundtrack doesn't live up to it. Passable debut from Varshan.

My rating: 6.5/10

Pick of the Album: Orae Oru Murai, Dhaegam Thaakum