Friday, August 5, 2016

Music Review (Tamil): Dharmadurai

Music Review (Tamil): Dharmadurai
Music Composer: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Endha Pakkam's run of the mill tune and typical pleasant arrangements has nothing extraordinary to offer except for the impeccable rendition by Chinmayi and ably supported by Rahul Nambiar in the second half. Yuvan Shankar Raja's arrangement dominated by guitar is predictably pedestrian one and Vairamuthu's lyrics sounds apt for this passable track.Aandi Patti's meandering tune also falters after initial few minutes and the track has hackneyed rhythm structure dominated by tabla. The song has very few enticing elements and even the vocals of Senthildass and Surmukhi fails to elevate the song from the mediocre level.

Poi Vaada rides mainly on the earnest rendition by Srimathu mitha and  Yuvan's minimal orchestration accentuate both the lead singer vocals and Vairamuthu's beautiful lyrics brimming with optimism. The track's only grouse being that the duration is less than two minutes and ends abruptly before making strong impact on the listeners.Makka Kalanguthappa is a boisterous riot filled with raw native thappattam sounds especially loved the manner harmonium is infused amidst the raucous kuthu and sung with rustic energy by Mathichiyam Bala. The song surely hits the bull eye for the particular section of the audiences and with apt visuals bound to become chartbuster. In Naan Kaatrile, Yuvan digressed from the rural soundscape of the album to trance like progression dominated by rock sounds filled with screech guitar and live drums. However the tune falls into the conventional one, breezy peppy number and crooned effectually by ever reliable Karthik.

Verdict: Yuvan Shankar Raja's dharmadhurai is the lacklustre soundtrack from the combo who gave brilliant idam Porul Yaeval and the album is packed with casual conventional sounding tunes.

My rating: 6.5/10

Pick of the Album: Endha Pakkam, Poi Vaada, Makka Kalanguthappa

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