Monday, October 17, 2016

Music Review (Tamil): Kavalai Vendaam

Music Review (Tamil): Kavalai Vendaam
Music Composer: Leon James

Inno Genga's mangled Tamil rendition aside, En Pulse Yethittu Poriye is an adequately trendy upbeat techno dominated track where Andrea Jeremiah and ADK's rap easily scores over the male singer. Overall Leon James delivered the breezy track which works for its easy-going rhythms and catchy title hook.Un Kadhal Irundhaal Podhum is another breezy melody where Leon James impresses with quite an enticing arrangements and Shashaa Tripathi's entry with the tinge of classical humming is splendid after the techno dominated portion by quite effectual Armaan Malik, singer's second track in Tamil after Yaar Indha Muyalkutty. The arrangements feature lovely continuum fingerboard by the composer in the first interlude and enticing percussions by Krishna Kishore.

Nee Tholaindhai is the soundtrack's highlight and the relaxed melody is crooned effortlessly by another proficient singer Sid Sriram. The ease with which the singer handles the high pitch portions is astounding and the composer complements the underlying melody with alluring arrangements. Omkar Dhumal's Shenai in the interlude is the fabulous addition to the song. The intrinsic melody in Un Kadhal Irundhaal Podhum's comes out beautifully in the song's reprise version where Vandana Srinivasan's incredible rendition along with Leon James minimally orchestrated arrangements dominated by Piano makes this version arresting listen.

Verdict: Leon James continues to showcase promise in his sophomore album after Ko-2. The tunes are enchanting and beautiful with instant appeal factor throughout the album.

My Rating: 8/10

Pick of the Album: Nee Tholaindhai, Un Kadhal Irundhaal Podhum, Un Kadhal (Reprise version)

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