Sunday, June 12, 2016

Music Review ( Tamil): Kabali

Music Review ( Tamil): Kabali
Music Composer: Santosh Narayanan

Ulagam Oruvanukka is more conventional inspirational number with soaring strings along with spirited vocals of Ananthu, Santosh Narayanan and Gaana Bala. Although Santosh Narayanan's vocals didn't work much, RK Sundar's percussion (reminds me of Maaro Maaro from boys) and cool whistle strains make it listenable. Santosh Narayanan easily scores in the haunting melody Maya Nadhi where Pradeep Kumar and Shwetha Mohan's (especially humming in the second interlude) involved rendition makes this one easily listenable album. The melody is upped by the wonderful arrangements especially Keba Jeremiah's acoustic guitar (that lovely prelude) and strings section by Pradeep Kumar and Oleg).

In Veera Thurandhara, Santosh Narayanan bring out his Jigarthanda Swag exactly in the arrangements and Roshan Jamrock's Rap verses blends seamlessly in the imaginative orchestration piece. Composer brilliantly used Gaana Bala's vocals while potpourri of delectable sounds mixed in the background highlighted by Tapass Naresh's drums and Vijay's trumpets amidst the techno sounds. Vaanam Parthen's flute prelude (by Vishnu Vijay) has Sundari kannal reminiscence, however what follows is the wistful melody delivered in the pitch-perfect manner by Pradeep Kumar. Santosh aces in the interludes with moving piano and string sections by Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra. Soundtrack's best is undeniably Neruppu da, Santosh delivered one of the fine thematic piece for Rajini movie and the goosebump inducing Jhanu Chantar's Electric guitar work, blaring sirens and the brilliant bass line by Pradeep Kumar. The icing on the cake is Rajinikanth's resonant vocals and Arun Kamraj's grungy vocals. Santosh Narayanan's eclectic sound matches the expectations of the theme track for Rajini undoubtedly.

Verdict: Santosh Narayanan delivered the crackling soundtrack for Rajini album without moving away from his trademark sound and style.

My Rating: 8.5/10

Pick of the Album: Neruppu da, Maya Nadhi, Veera Thurandhara

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