Sunday, August 2, 2015

Music Review (Tamil): Puli

Music Review (Tamil): Puli
Music Composer: Devi Sri Prasad

Jingiliya is a passable replete with staid tribal sounds and tune is dredged out of DSP's stockpile. Javed Ali and Pooja AV tries hard with their punchy rendition to spruce up this ordinary track. Manidha Manidha's aspirational grand percussiis not complemented by an equally engaging tune which makes this number falls flat. Only solace being Tipu's rendition in an otherwise largely drab track. Mannavane Mannavane too treads on the previous song's grand sound with mainly string section and percussions, but this one fared better due to  effectual vocals by Sooraj Santhosh, MLR Karthikeyan, Chinmayi and Anitha. Title song is also excruciatingly bad and DSP treats it like his conventional Telugu song while singing by Mano being the only silver lining in an otherwise humdrum package. Sottavala is also a tepid tune even Shankar Mahadevan's earnest singing unable to make this one listenable. Only highlight being the usage of Nadhaswaram and Thavil. After listening to all the above tracks, Yaendi Yaendi appears to be the best one DSP able to deliver for this magnanimous high budget project. DSP's usage of acoustic guitar with occasional ghatam touches accentuated by Vijay and Sruthi Hasaan's singing.

Verdict: Devi Sri Prasad's tunes are pretty much ordinary and the soundtrack is impertinent with the ambitious project and star cast.

My rating:6.5/10

Pick of the Album: Yaendi Yaendi, Mannavane