Sunday, December 20, 2015

Music Review (Tamil): Azhagu Kutti Chellam

Music Review (Tamil): Azhagu Kutti Chellam
Music Composer: Ved Shankar Sugavanam

Azhagu Kutti chellam's waltz'y tune combined with rousing orchestration with string harmonies, mild violin backdrop, mellifluous flute topped by Balram's vocals makes this an enjoying listen. Na Muthukumar's lyrics bolstered the feel of the song further along with the baby crying voice samples. The title song's reprise version rides mainly on the Shakthishree's earnest rendition with her magical vocals. Ved kept the orchestration minimal with piano notes and singer takes the front stage in delivering the equally enticing version of the original. Ved Shankar's captivating violin solos steal the show in Kadhal Oru Sadhurangam also while Chinmayi and Abhay Jodhpurkar takes care of the breezy tune and Na Muthukumar's lovable lyrics effectually. Ved's penchant for violin is apparent in the prelude of Boom Shakalaka Boom, lovely upbeat solo it is. Although the tune is quite gimmicky but it is passable at it's best mainly because of Ved's imaginative orchestration in the interludes. Yazhini, Neha, Ken and Rajesh has done enough justice to bring out the childish voices in their rendition. The soundtrack ends with the verses of Thiruvasagam and composer nails in bringing the serene mood of the lyrics with minimal orchestration with bells, flute and ending of the song is simply top notch. Balram, Sharanya Srinivas, Madhu Iyer, Saptaparna Chakraborty's vocal blend well with the flow of the tune.

Verdict: After quite an innovative soundtrack for Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kanom, Ved unveils another impressive album backed by superlative singers and wonderful tunes from the composer.

My rating: 8/10

Pick of the Album: Azhagu Kutti chellam (Both versions), Thiruvasagam,  Kadhal Oru Sadhurangam

You can listen to the songs here.