Sunday, February 14, 2016

Music Review (Tamil): Pokkiri Raja

Music Review (Tamil): Pokkiri Raja
Music Composer: Imman


Athuvutta Athuvutta raucous techno kuthu song filled with the spate of punchy percussions and composer's trademark sounds. Imman does the justice for the song's energy with his throaty vocals and makes up for the conventional tune tried and tested umpteen number of times by Imman itself. However, the song is sure to create waves in the radio for its easy mass connect feel. Imman proves his mettle in an ear-pleasing melody Rain Rain go go where rhythmic percussions along with jubilant second interlude and underplayed violin towards the end amidst the rainy ambience make it work. On the top of it, Neethi Mohan's lovely rendition brings further charm to this track while Varun Padmanaban lends his notable support to this track.

Bubbly Bubbly's sole silver lining being the lovely usage of accordion and few nifty sounds with Celtic touch in an otherwise stale tune which lacks the instant catchy factor. Papon and Maria Roe Vincent's rendition also failed to elevate the level of the song.Taaru Taara is another high octane track with eerie tune in the grungy vocals of Divya Kumar. The song is filled with Imman's templatized orchestration with percussions and blaring guitar strums. The song may work with visuals but not as a standalone song in the soundtrack which makes it another forgettable track in the album.Waltzing whistle is pretty much neat and decent whistle theme adorned with lovable violin and string sections throughout the theme track.Athuvutta's reprise version, Imman kept almost everything intact as in original version, however MC Rude's de trop rap portions bogs down the track's fun while Vishal Dadlani's makes up for the grouses with his energetic rendition as always.

Verdict: Pokkiri Raja is another average work from Imman barring the occasional sparks in the orchestration, the album is filled with uninspiring tunes.

My rating: 7/10

Pick of the album: Rain Rain go go, Athuvutta

P.S You can listen to the songs in Saavn.