Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Music Review (Tamil): 10 Enrathukulla

Music Review (Tamil): 10 Enrathukulla
Music Composer: D Imman


     Vroom Vroom has few interesting elements like catchy lyrics by Madhan Karky using James Bond, Virat Kohli, catchy guitar riff portions and classical guitar touch in the middle. However, tune by Imman is largely mundane  and heavily monotonous even chorus portions also appears dull after first listen. Overall uninspiring tune makes this one falls flat despite catchy arrangements. Santosh Hariharan does his best to prop up the song with his energetic vocals. Aanaalum Indha Mayakam does fairly better mainly for their arrangements with Kanjira, flute sections and Sarangi portions while Sathya Prakash croons this breezy rural melody in an effectual manner especially humming. The song is interspersed with fairly engaging chorus and uncredited Hindi verses. Overall hummable laid back melody from Imman.

        The title song has slightly retro touch with respect to the guitar works especially in the first interlude while Vishal Dadlani aces once again with his grungy rendition. Emcee Jesz marks his presence with the rap portions which are not quite catchy while Imman mixes the bike sounds quite well  in tandem with the theme of the movie. The title song by Vaikom Vijayalakshmi works well mainly due to Vaikom's idiosyncratic touches to the tune which makes the huge difference compared to the Vishal's grungy version. Imman slightly alters the arrangements too with trance elements mixed effectively instead of rock portions in original version but Vaikom steals the listeners with her stupendous rendition. Gaana Gaana is brilliant especially for its orchestration with Jazz elements in the prelude, European country styled guitar sections and classical string section in the first and second interlude respectively. Imman infused the templatized kuthu which is rendered sensually by Shreya Goshal while Anand Aravindakshan ably supports her. Overall, interesting experimentation from Imman. Mysterious travel is quite apposite to the title has an excellent mix of interesting and intriguing middle east sounds which is packaged quite effectually by Imman. Especially string and flute portions are the highlights in this wonderfully made theme track.

Verdict: Imman fails to deliver the completely enjoyable album in this 10 Enrathukulla mainly due to uninspiring tunes, However Imman's orchestration is considerably engaging throughout the album.

My rating: 7.25/10

Pick of the Album: Title track(female), Mysterious travel, Gaana Gaana.

You can listen to the songs here.

P.S. Edited version of the review is available here