Thursday, March 12, 2015

Music Review(Tamil) : Romeo Juliet

Music Review(Tamil) : Romeo Juliet
Music Composer : Imman

Album opens up with the raucous kuthu song which already created enough waves in online media is energetic and foot tapping in the lines of Danga maari coincidentally both written by Rokesh.  Tune wise song is pretty much ordinary but Anirudh’s verve , Dandanakka  hook , TR dialogues  in the mid way and catchy synthesized classical bit in the second interlude makes this song enjoyable listen in the album.
Imman’s trademark styled melody sprinkled with tapping sounds, effortless strings along with smacking drum sounds. But real winner in this track is pleasant rendition by Vishal Dadlani, who is adept at pronunciation despite from north. Sunitha Sarathy’s vocals are damn good despite employed only for humming.
Idharkuthane Aasaipattai:
Imman tried jazzy orchestration with trumpets, drums and the outcome is quite alluring. Vaikom Vijayalakshmi adds retro feel to the song with her rendition and the transgression towards racy mood in the latter half of the song along with gorgeous string sections is handled adeptly.
Romeo Romeo:
Vishal Dadlani’s second track in the album seems to be Saturday party song and Imman kept the orchestration within EDM framework barring occasional veena sounds in the first interlude.  Romeo Romeo’s mundane tune is hustled by Vishal’s effectual singing. Madhan Karky marks his presence with his contemporary lyrics.
Arakki seems to be mandatory tasmac love failure song in the romantic comedy genre and Anthony Dasan quite perfectly fills the bill with his spirited inebriated rendition. But tracks pièce de résistance is Imman’s orchestration with lovely arrangements especially second interlude. Madhan Karky  lyrics is funny enough to catch attention of the listeners.
Thoovanam  (Reprise):
Reprise version of the Thoovanam is crooned by Sunitha Sarathy and orchestration is kept intact from the original one without much alteration. However compared to Vishal’s version this one is tad behind because of slightly languorous rendition by the lead singer.

Verdict:  Imman’s latest album has nothing offbeat to offer however Imman’s forte is apparently visible in all the tracks resulted in the enjoyable soundtrack for Romantic comedy movie.

My rating: 7.5/10

Pick of the Album:  Dandanakka, Arakki, Idharkuthane Aasaipattai