Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Music Review (Tamil): Naanum Rowdy Than

Music Review (Tamil): Naanum Rowdy Than
Music Composer: Anirudh Ravichander

          Anirudh starts an album with the breezy solo Thangamey where composer itself rendered the catchy guitar laden track. However, an undeniable winner of this lovely number is Anantha Krishnan's beautiful violin solos in the interludes. Though adept singer might have taken this song a level further, Anirudh's arrangements with drums, synth elements along with rock touch towards the end are top notch. Anirudh churned out another winner with the duet wonderfully worded by Thamarai. Manonmani's Sarangi is the major highlight in this beautiful melody and Neethi Mohan's rendition accentuate the sweetness of the composition especially when she sings 'Naan Pagal Iravu'. Anirudh created the lovely ambience with Piano and occasional Kanjira. Particularly loved Anirudh Kathaza Mulla Mulla part. Overall piece de resistance of the soundtrack.

         The title track takes retro route with sax and Jazz elements dominating the arrangements aided by Vignesh Shivan's hilarious lyrics. Benny Dayal along with chorus rendered the interesting song in an apposite manner with right attitude.Yennai Maatrum Kadhale is also lovely listen but only grouse being Sid Sriram is relegated to the tracks of the same genre. Once again Anirudh's orchestration is a clean winner with cavalcade kind of sound incorporated wonderfully along with the piano base. Anirudh nicely mixes the title track tune towards the end of the track.Anirudh ends the soundtrack in high with lovely folksy tune in Kannana Kanne, though the track has signatures of Santosh Narayanan songs, Anirudh's arrangements mitigates those minor grouses. Chennai Strings orchestra's string sections and Sean Roldan's terrific rendition makes this one pretty much enjoyable song in this album.

Verdict: Anirudh brings back the mojo of  early days of his career with this refreshing and terrific album. Totally all the songs are engaging without any shades of his previous compositions.

My rating: 8.5/10

Pick of the Album: Neeyum Naanum, Kannanna Kanne, Thangamey

You can listen to the songs here

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