Saturday, April 2, 2016

Music Review (Tamil): Raja Mandhiri

Music Review (Tamil): Raja Mandhiri
Music Composer: Justin Prabhakaran

Bam Bam Bam Bambaram is an enjoyable listen with Chinna Ponnu's rustic earthy vocals amidst the kid's chorus while Justin throws captivating cues throughout the song especially loved the ektara sound and brass sections thrown in the background. In edhitha Veetu Kauliflowere also Justin employed many surprises in the orchestration front to give the retro feel of the song and particularly loved the tabla base throughout the song and lovely string sections especially in the second interlude. The lyrics are quite enticng when compared to the tune. Kootatha Kooti is another delightful retro folk song and the arrangements by Justin are quite impressive.Anthony Dassan and Reetha Anthony Dassan sounds apt and deightful with their raw vocals. Justin employed strings brilliantly and impressively throughout the song in Leguvaa Leguvaa while V V Prasanna and Sharanya Srinivas handles the duet in quite an effectual manner. Snehithiye is the soundtrack's best where Justin nails in weaving the beautiful tune around the lovely soothing ambient orchestration. Loved the way Justin incorporated every sound from Kazoos to trance like progression to enchanting veena cum sax combo in the second interlude. Naresh Iyer sounds pleasant as usual. Overall ear-pleasing listen from the composer.

Verdict: Justin Prabhakaran strikes the chord in this enjoyable rural based soundtrack especially with two awesome delightful melodies.

My rating: 7.5/10

Pick of the Album: Snehithiye, Leguvaa Leguvaa, Editha Veetu Kauliflowere

You can listen to the soundtrack in Saavn.