Friday, December 25, 2015

Music Review(Tamil): Gethu

Music Review(Tamil): Gethu
Music Composer: Harris Jayaraj


         Thillu Mullu is peppy and trendy while the tune is mostly revamped from the Harris templates, However, the song is an enjoyable listen especially for Naresh Iyer's quirky rendition. Ranina Reddy bolster enough with her humming and lovely why baby portions. Harris's interludes are enticing and dominated with synth sounds and mild guitar strums.Thaen Katru is sweet serene melody while the uncluttered arrangements from Harris and fabulous vocals of Haricharan and Shashaa Tripati. The tune and arrangements have an undeniable nod to Rahman's Pookale Satru Oyivedungal from I . Thamarai once again marks her presence with her remarkable lyrics. The classical infusion with nadhaswaram in the interludes, electrical guitar played in a classical manner and in Charanam portions makes this one delightful listen.

           Yevanda Ivan is a potpourri of assorted sounds with rap portions by MC Vickey and Sharmila. Only silver lining in this track is Harris's arrangements with energetic electric guitar, live drums and catchy techno sounds. The rap portions blend well with the sprightly arrangements.Adiyae Adiyae's tune also has the stamp of Harris Jayaraj all over it and the heard before feel of the melody is mitigated to some extent by the ever reliable vocals of Karthik. It's a delight to hear Shalini's vocals after a hiatus in Harris Jayaraj song. The arrangements are pretty much generic dominated by guitar strums and in the lines of numerous Harris songs.Mutta Bajji with the string of promising singers Gana vinoth, Anthony Dass, Marana Gana Viji and ebisa and the team tries hard to recreate the success of Venam Machan from Ok OK, However the song fails to impress apart from the occasional highs like brief retro harmonium usage. Overall the track ends as average one with few engaging lines from Gana Vinoth and G Prabha.

Verdict: Gethu soundtrack is a kind of mixed bag from Harris Jayaraj and the composer continues to churn out pleasant melodies confined to the minimal Harris soundscape.

My rating: 7/10

Pick of the Album: Thillu Mullu, Thaen Katru, Adiyae Adiyae

You can listen to the songs in youtube.

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