Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Music Review (Tamil): Amma Kanakku

Music Review (Tamil): Amma Kanakku
Music Composer: Ilayaraja


     Maths tough starts off with cool guitar riffs but the song transcends into weak clumsy rhythms and uncalled random sounds. The rough edges in Srinisha's vocals and uncredited singer's rap brief also didn't add any value to the song and lyrics got subdued by the cluttered arrangements. Overall underwhelming output from the maestro.Ilayaraja makes up for the disappointment by the Maths tough with quite an engaging Unakkum Enakkum. Vandana Srinivasan and Ramya NSK's effortless rendition of the serene, sing-along choir-like  tune and Raja's background dominated by keys and soft rock base with live drums blends together and make this song easily accessible.

       Ilayaraja builds up the Unakkum Enakkum's tune for Kadavul Padaippil also and lyrics seems to be an ode to the mother while Haricharan aces the simple tune like a pro while the composer kept the arrangements of the song intact without any changes.Ilayaraja rounds off the soundtrack with short Kanavugal and Indha Vaazhkai. Kanavugal's ultra short tune fails to create much impact and also background rhythm sounds bland while Vandana's Surmukhi's (Vandana's tweet) soulful rendition being the highlight of this track. However Ilayaraja easily scores in Indha Vaazhkai and the beauty lies in the blissful tune and Shaasha Tripathi's brilliant rendition. The song ends abruptly and the only grouse being the short duration of the track.

Verdict: Amma Kanakku is a passable soundtrack from the maestro and the album has very few standout moments.

My rating: 6.5/10

Pick of the Album: Unakkum Enakkum/Kadavul Padaippil, Indha Vaazhkai.

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