Monday, June 22, 2015

Music Review (Tamil): Papanasam
Music Composer : M Ghibran

Yeya En Kottikkaaraa, wonderful folksy melodic duet sung in an effectual although somewhat with strained vocals by Sundar Narayana Rao and scintillating Malavika's vocals to bolster the beautiful tune. Ghibran's strength is weaving the simple tune with his brilliant layered orchestration and it is evident in this song also. Soothing Ghatam along with mesmerizing flute section while sweeping symphonic strings rules the background throughout the song. Only grouse is orchestration goes overboard in certain portions in an otherwise pleasant track. Vinaa Vinaa rides mainly on the Hariharan's vocal powerhouse and the man owns the song throughout with his soul stirring vocals. Ghibran's orchestration adds more gloominess to the track and minimal orchestration apart from sporadic frenzy rockish second interlude. Ghibran's penchant for strings is apparent in this song also. Ghibran kept the theme track simple and the base tune is orchestrated to evoke different moods with ample support from violin in the background. Ghibran does considerably better in Kill for life and instrumental  brings out the vengefulness quite effectually and set the mood for the situation well. The bond of family is usual sweeping instrumental and its passable enough for the situation while a sinking car is an intriguing one and towards the end, the tone of the sound is particularly racy. Overall wonderful listen. The police Investigation is also mysterious and haunting while Ghibran's brilliant  use of symphonic strings deserves a special mention which quite fits the bill perfectly. Ghibran ends the soundtrack with This is me -Suyambulingam where instrumental reaches crescendo and its perfect end to the soundtrack.


Verdict: Ghibran delivers brilliant soundscape which is required for the drama thriller movie and also made only two vocal tracks in the album  also enjoyable within the limited framework required for the movies of this genre.

My rating: 8/10

Pick of the Album: Yeya En Kotikkaaraa, Sinking car, Kill for life, The police Investigation.