Saturday, October 10, 2015

Music Review (Tamil): Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam

Music Review (Tamil): Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam
Music Composer: Amrit


Sarakka is a standard kuthu song that has few highs in terms of Amrit's improvs in vocals and amusing lyrics. Orchestration wise song is filled with usual gaana elements. Amrit's experimental face is evident apparently in Morra Saiyya and composer succeeds in delivering highly engaging track with mighty intriguing arrangements. Vijay Prakash and Shakthishree Gopalan amply supports the beautiful tune with their vocals. Amrit's arrangement is also engaging particularly arousing title hook and brilliant Shruthi Kamath's sitar interludes. Mokka Piece is spirited techno dance track loaded with electronic sounds and once again Amrit's lyrics and Benny Dayal's vocals being top enthralling ones. Amidst the assorted electronic sounds, groovy guitar riffs along with minimal brass sections stand out. The title song is breezy solo in the vocals of Amrit itself dominated by Sridhar Varadharajan's guitar work and especially loved the way he sings the title line. Ennodu starts with a whiff of familiar string sections and what follows in the later sections also has heard before vibe attached to it. Mili Nair's singing occasionally spruce up the song however, this one ends up being average and strictly functional one. Among the two themes, Two opposite works well for the engaging mixing of accordion, string sections with the piano base. The return of love is strictly background'ish with once again lovely title line.

Verdict: Noticeable debut by Amrit Rao as a composer in this Selvaraghavan written Maalai Nerathu Mayakkam.

My rating:7.5/10

Pick of the Album: Morra Saiyya, Maalai Nerathu Mayakkama, Mokka Piece

You can listen to the songs here.