Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Music Review (Tamil): Kidaari

Music Review (Tamil): Kidaari
Music Composer: Darbuka Siva

Vandiyille Nellu Varum's best part is consistent foot tapping Keba Jeremiah's guitar sections and Naveen Napier's fabulous bass line. Anthony Dassan shines with his vocals true to his signature, however, Sanjana Kalmanje's outsmart with her brief easily appealing vocals. Darbuka Siva spruces the second half with quite decent Selvaraj's Nadhaswaram. The album shifts into the broody mood with Vettaruva Veecharuva and the composer brilliantly set the ambience with haunting string sections and Navin Chandar's flute and woodwind orchestration accentuate the tone of the song in a splendid manner. Velmurugan fits the bill perfectly crooning the Ekadesi's gloomy lyrics.Thalakaalu Puriyala is the brilliant fusion work which starts off with the soulful rendition by Anitha and the song turns out into quite an upbeat rock and roll fashion filled with rustic Mohan rajan lyrics. Darbuka Siva segued wonderfully Bala's Nadhaswaram and Pichaikani's thavil amidst the enjoyable Babu's brass work. Velmurugan lends the fantastic support to Anitha's energetic vocals.

Nenjukulle Ninnu kittu is a short pleasant listen lifted by the lilting orchestration dominated by Navin Chander's flute and rhythmic darbuka by the composer itself. Sanjana Kalmanje handled the tune well with her pleasant vocals. Darbuka Siva recreates the familiar Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi's Pagaivanukku Arulvaai with Haricharan's effortless vocals. In contrast to the lyrics which speaks about love, the composer's rich arrangements features haunting string arrangements by B Prasanna and wonderful classical sarod solos by Debasmita Bhattacharya. Overall, debut composer delivers a stunning song, the song is worth a listen for its captivating orchestration itself. Kaathu Veesuthu Kaathu is an effective short piece with symphonic string sections and Bala's Nadhaswaram giving the slight nod to Thalakaalu Puriyala.Darbuka Siva ended the brilliant soundtrack with another haunting instrumental piece Velivarum ulagam where gloomy soundscape created by thrilling string sections gives the goosebumps for the listeners.

Verdict: Kidaari is a competent noteworthy debut from Darbuka Siva where composer's stellar fusion in the arrangements for the rustic lyrics stands apart.

My rating: 8.5/10

Pick of the Album: Pagaivanukku Arulvaai, Thalakaalu Puriyala, Vettaruva Veechar

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