Thursday, September 29, 2016

Music Review (Tamil): Adhagapattadhu Magajanangaley

Music Review (Tamil): Adhagapattadhu Magajanangaley
Music Composer: Imman

        Yaenadi's sprightly rhythm reminds of the Enthaara Enthaara from  Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah while Imman throws the pleasant arrangements brimming with engaging strings and violin solos effectually. Shreya Goshal oozes her flair in vocals along with ever reliable Karthik accompanying her behind the mic. Yugabharathi's simple lyrics elevate the beauty of melody in Imman's orchestration as always.Yaenadi's reprise version has the laid back soft jazz orchestration dominated by the grand piano sounds and interludes evoking the memories of Ilayaraja score while Shreya Goshal's competitive singing once again makes this shorter version  extremely enjoyable.

       Andha Pulla Manasu is once again confined to the Imman's forte melody where slide guitar along with subdued Konnakol bits is the highlight of the orchestration. The rhythmic folksky Kanjira background and passable tune sung effortlessly by Haricharan saves this otherwise routine affair from the composer. The rock digression in the second interlude sounds like an incongruous piece when compared to the overall flow of the song.Idhukkuthane Aasapattaen's haunting prelude is the red herring when compared to the tune of the song and though pallavi sounds staid, Imman spruces up the proceedings in the Ilayaraja'esque charanam portions. Vandana Srinivasan's vocals are appealing while Shankar Mahadevan's vocals are not utilised up to his potential except for the classical sargam's in the second interlude. Double Ok is the album's weakest song and the pedestrian EDM track with filler lyrics is annoying and the processed vocals of Rahul Pandey is strictly functional. Overall, the song can be easily skipped.

Verdict: Imman continues to churn out his trademark melodies with aplomb consistency and the melodies remain easily accessible turns out to be his strength.

My Rating: 7/10

Pick of the Album: Yaenadi, Idhukkuthane Aasapattaen, Andha Pulla Manasu

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