Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Music Review (Tamil): Chennai-28 Second Innings

Music Review (Tamil): Chennai-28 Second Innings
Music Composer: Yuvan Shankar Raja

       Boys are back is a passable electronic dominated sound and the hummable tune makes this one enjoyable till it lasts. Yuvan Shankar Raja's vocals and Madurai Souljour's Rap portions sound apt as well as hold the listener's interest throughout the song. However, the techno rhythms are completely predictable bogs this one at times.Nee Kidaithai is an engaging melody sung effortlessly by the ever-reliable Haricharan and Chinmayi while Yuvan loads the song with neat arrangements dominated by an enticing guitar strum by Amalraj. The folk percussion rhythm gels well with the trademark Yuvan Shankar Raja tune. 

       Soppana Sundari starts off in a curious manner with iconic Goundamani's dialogue, however the wacky lyrics and the kuthu comes off as the pedestrian one. The string of singers Karthik Raja, Venkat Prabhu, Yuvan Shankar Raja and Premji tries hard to spruce up the mediocre kuthu while Yuvan Shankar Raja throws adequately enjoyable arrangements in the interludes. Soppana Sundari Remix with Kabali rehash dialogue in the start doesn't elevate the level of the song despite the energetic electronic mix and Premji's vocals. Idhu Kadhaiya benefits largely from the minimal orchestration in the first half and the tune is adequately enjoyable in the vocals of Khareshma Ravichandran while Sean Roldan rocks in the second half. Overall, Yuvan Shankar Raja delivers the fine melody in the form Idhu Kadhaiya and made this one best in the soundtrack. The familiar Yaaro piano version from the movie's prequel towards the end of the song is the nice subtle touch from the composer. House Party is an another mediocre techno dominated track, However, few nifty touches with the percussions and Senthil Dass's swag along with Madhan Karky's lyrics make this one listenable till it lasts.

Verdict: Yuvan Shankar Raja's Chennai-600028 second innings is in line with the expected sounds from the combo while the two melodies hold the soundtrack.

My Rating: 7/10

Pick of the Album: Idhu Kadhaiya, Nee Kidaithai, Boys are back