Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Music Review (Tamil): Thodari

Music Review (Tamil): Thodari
Music Composer: Imman

Adadaa Ithuyenna's prelude is enough to showcase Imman's flair in adapting Ilayaraja's orchestral musical score. Imman continues to show his prowess in employing sweeping string sections throughout the song and the background train like rhythm sound is the nice touch from the composer. Though the tune falls back into familiar Prabhu Solomon- Imman's soundscape, Haricharan and Vandana Srinivasan holds the listeners supported by the composer's nifty touches in the background.
Oorellam Kekkudhe's lyrics, as well as sounds, traverse through various cultures where Imman does fairly well in spirited European'esque sounds in the fist interlude and Chenda Melam combination in the second half of the song. Shreya Ghoshal aces as usual and shows her versatility whereas Mario Rao pitches in towards the end for the brief operatic verse. Once again the tune falls a tad behind when compared to the orchestral brilliance.

Manusanum Manusanum is the weakest link in the album where Gana Bala's coarse vocals annoy persistently and also Imman's arrangements didn't work which results in the mediocre one in the album. Yugabharathi's lyrics being the only standout one in an otherwise passable song in the album. Pona Usuru starts off promisingly with the whispery vocals of Shreya Ghoshal and but sooner confines within the conventional Imman melody which is enjoyable till it lasts. Haricharan lends fabulous support to Shreya, However Imman's hackneyed arrangements repleted with heard before feel bogs down the listener's zeal despite Yugabharathi's easily accessible lyrics and the lead singer's pitch-perfect rendition. Love in wheels is bit long for the instrumental, nevertheless, Imman tried to keep the listeners engaging with the brilliant usage of woodwind sections and rousing string background towards the end of the song. Toting up, Imman delivers an average passable theme track for the movie.

Verdict: Imman- Prabhu Solomon combination in Thodari is enjoyable for its rich melodies but begins to falter when compared with the combo's earlier albums mainly because of the repetitiveness in the overall soundscape of the album.

My rating:7/10

Pick of the Album: Adadaa Ithuyenna, Pona Usuru, Ooellam Kekkudhe

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