Monday, March 21, 2016

Music Review (Tamil): Theri

Music Review (Tamil): Theri
Music Composer: GV Prakash Kumar

Jithu Jilladi comes off lively due to Thenisai Thendral Deva's sprightly rendition mixed with his idiosyncratic nuances. G V Prakash's arrangements feature a passable mix of dubstep and local Kuthu, However the tune is not an instant catchy one and also the composition is more like yesteryear Deva song rather than as GV's tune.  In Eena Meena Teeka, GV created the lifting ambience with a very-European orchestration features lovely mix of accordion, violin solos and brass sections. GV Prakash and Uthara Unnikrishnan's carefree boisterous singing work in a big way for this rock and roll tune with little shades of Vaanganna Vanakkanganna.  En Jeevan is an impacting romantic duet especially evergreen Hariharan and mellifluous Saindhavi uplifts the beautiful tune in a brilliant way while Vaikom Vijayalakshmi renders fabulous support in reciting Sanskrit portions. Another undeniable winner in this track is the lovely use of solo violins and mesmerising flute sections throughout this lilting track.

Thaimai is a serene lullaby and GV Prakash set the tone for the mood of the song with minimal orchestration dominated by flute and other assorted blissful sounds to create an impact required for the song. GV roped in another proficient singer Bombay Jayashree and she aces the simple beautiful tune with ease. Pulavar Pulamaipithan lyrics add much value to the beautiful composition.In Chella Kutty, GV Prakash shifts the mood of the song from bagpipe hook prelude to tribal beats and treads towards the techno sound package. Though individually sounds good the transition appears to be forced while Vijay and Neethi Mohan's involved rendition of this funky track makes this one enjoyable listen.Dub Theri step is a decent listen with typical dubstep techno sounds, however, the whistling sound and humming adds the nice touch to the overall soundscape. Arunraja Kamaraj's grungy vocals gel well with the tone of the song.Rangu is the weakest song in the album rides mainly on the energetic T R's vocals and Sonu Kakkar manages to ooze out equally energetic rendition. GV Prakash's mixes too many assorted sounds ranging from Thavil, Nadhaswaram, electric guitar and percussion beats. Overall the song may create impact with an enticing visual.

Verdict: GV Prakash and Atlee delivered the fun entertaining album which surely satiate Vijay fans and still Atlee's Raja Rani scores well in terms of overall quality as well as diverse range of songs.

My rating: 7.25/10

Pick of the Album: En Jeevan, Thaimai, Chella Kutti

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

Edited version of the review is available in Moviecrow.