Friday, June 17, 2016

Music Review (Tamil): Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada

Music Review (Tamil): Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada
Music Composer: A R Rahman

Showkali's techno loaded track's main drawback is mishmash of assorted sounds in the background which didn't blend together as a cohesive enjoyable track. As a standalone pieces, middle eastern touch and kuthu portions are effective with ADK and Sri Rascal's rap props up a song further along with Aditya Rao's melody. Rahman fares better in another techno track Thalli Pogadhey, which starts with an instantly catchy sound and upped by Sid Srirams's effective singing accompanied by Thamarai's lovely metaphorical lyrics. The humming portions by the uncredited female singer gives pleasant touch to the proceedings.

Avalum Naanum's serene arrangements with mesmerising flute sections and western classical violin in the interludes amped the beauty of the song. Rahman set the Bharathidasan's beautiful lyrics with ethereal sounding tune and ambience music in the background while Vijay Yesudas sounds fabulous from start till end. The album's undeniable winner is Raasaali, where eveything fits the bill perfectly from eagle sounds in the start, the song has string of awesome elements like utilization of Patnam Subramaniyam's composition, lovely Kanjira set to the tune of muthai thiru in charanams. The icing on the cake is the top-notch singing by Satya Prakash and Shashaa Tripati. Thamarai's poetical lyrics deserve a special mention where she beautifully portrayed the feel of the girl and the boy during bike ride. The only melody track which didn't work much is Idhu Naal, where the tune borders around Omana Penne andf interludes reminds us the Hosanna from VTV while Aditya Rao and Jonita Gandhi sounds fabulous till the song ends.

Verdict: Rahman's association with Gautam Vasudev Menon for second time sparkles less when compared to their previous album VTV. However two stunning melodies by Rahamn is a keeper in this soundtrack.

My rating: 7.75/10

Pick of the Album: Raasaali, Avalum Naanum, Thalli Pogadhey