Sunday, June 7, 2015

Music Review (Tamil): Maari
Music Composer: Anirudh

Bagulu odayum dagulu maari raucous kuthu crooned by Dhanush who sounds totally different. The fabulous string section is the only memorable portion in this short jarring track. Don'u Don'u is an engaging duet delivered with contrasting vocals of Anirudh and Alisha Thomas and composer loaded the song with techno sound which goes overboard sometimes. In Maari Thara local, vocals and lyrics subdued by more loud and jarring orchestration and the song will appease Dhanush fans onscreen. Wonderful brass sections are ram shackled by unwanted amplification of sound. Vineeth Srinivasan's debut genre in Tamil is not same as his forte in Malayalam. Here Anirudh makes him to sing funky 80's rock. Brilliant guitar riffs, strings, brass sections with Dhanush's hilarious lyrics makes Oru vidha aasai best in the album. Thappa than theriyum follows usual template which fails to engage the listeners and interludes too tried and tested umpteen times by Anirudh. Maari swag is too short to make an impact and it's an extension of Thara local song.

Verdict: Overall below average album from Anirudh- Dhanush combo and the soundtrack is also weakest music in director Balaji Mohan's (Kadhalil Sodhapuvathu eppadi and Vaayai Moodi Pesavum fame) repertoire.

My rating:7/10

Pick of the Album: Don'u Don'u, Oru vidha Aasai