Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Music Review (Tamil): Wagah

Music Review (Tamil): Wagah
Music Composer: Imman

Sollathaan Nenaikiraen starts off like a retro song but turns out to be pretty much enticing faux-quawwali tune with Imman's arresting arrangements steals the show in this lovely song. Divyakumar aces the classical sargams in the song, however munching of Vairamuthu's lyrics irks sporadically. Imman's splendid usage of harmonium, Sarangi and santoor with ghatam base is the highlight of this engaging number from the composer.Yedho Maayam Seigirai's starts off with a monologue by Vikram Prabhu and the tune treads on the familiar template, progressive one which rides mainly on the singer Jithin Raj and he handles the tune quite effectually. Imman throws surprise elements in the interludes with wonderful string sections especially brief note ones and violin solo in the second interlude.

Aasai Kadhal Aaruyire where once again Imman confined to his territory and though the tune is on the weaker side, Vandana Srinivasan brings life to the song with her compelling rendition. Imman arrangements features alluring combination of flutes, strings and guitars which work to the song's favour along with Vairamuthu's lyrics.Aaniye Pudunga Vendam is the staple high octane kuthu which checked off every element one can expect from the Imman's repertoire for this genre. Shenbagaraj's energetic vocals and Arunraja Kamaraj's lyrics brings some relief to this tried and tested song. Overall, weak song in an otherwise average listenable album. Imman ends the soundtrack with four minute long Love For our nation instrumental theme track which shifts mode between being melodious and racy one dominated by percussions. Although there is nothing too offbeat to offer, the theme track sounds apt and engaging one till it lasts.

Verdict: Imman starts off the soundtrack with promising note but as the album progresses Imman confined to his forte and delivered the conventional melodies composer is known for.

My rating: 7/10

Pick of the Album: Sollathaan Nenaikiren, Yedho Maayam Seigirai, Aasai Kadhal Aaruyire.

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