Sunday, July 5, 2015

Music Review(Tamil): Pugazh

Music Review(Tamil): Pugazh
Music Composer: Vivek- Merwin

Anirudh Ravichandar and Diwakar's sprightly vocals notwithstanding, Naanga Podiyan is a pedestrian track from composer duo. Composer's arrangements mainly dominated by brass sections are also energetic enough to match with the rendition of Anirudh Ravichandar. Surely this song will appeal to masses and as a standalone track, this one is passable at its core. Arijit Singh, current sensational singer in Bollywood makes his debut in Tamil with Neeyae which is breezy solo track dominated by cool guitar strums and synthesized sounds. Arijit Singh's Tamil rendition is commendable and listenable for the singer from the north. Composer interspersed the song with buoyant string sections and flute portions in the interludes are enjoyable. Overall, cool and ear friendly track from the composer duo. Podu Podu opens with 'Hara Hara Mahadev Ki' and sure one can expect more funny one-liners in the track and the lyricist Tupakeys and R J Balaji didn't disappoint. Composer duo itself crooned the song although mainly lyrics drives the track there is very little space to think about the tune of the song. However, the composer duo employed noteworthy rock'sh guitar and drums with occasional synthesised Thavil sounds in the background.Vizhigalil Vizhundhaval is easily the winner of the album especially for its instant catchy tune and the classically inclined tune is the cakewalk for Hariharan and Chitra. Captivating tune aside, Composers mark their presence by mixing enticing lively beats with thavil and veena (mandolin?) sounds throughout the song generously. Sharpu Gangu is the tweaked version of Naanga Podiyan in the vocals of composer duo and once again the song is peppy enough to scorch the dance floors. Rokesh delivers what one can expect from his lyrics which is witty enough. Overall another dance track and it's sure to satiate the youth audiences.

Verdict: Vivek Merwin's sophomore album is mainly the  extension of their debut and targeted mainly for youth audiences. Composer duo succeeds in churning out another set of engaging songs akin to Vadacurry.

My rating: 7.5/10

Pick of the Album: Neeyae, Vizhigalil Vizhundhaval, Naanga Podiyan