Monday, December 25, 2017

Music Review (Tamil): Gulebagavali

Music Review (Tamil): Gulebagavali
Music Composer: Vivek- Merwin

Guleba rides mainly on the buoyant carefree festive arrangements dominated by Maxwell's catchy Trumpet hook and Anirudh's colloquial singing. However, Ku Karthick's lyrics are irksome at some places but the song sails through mainly because of it's fluffy tone and simple heard before nature of the tune. Seramal Ponal reminds of the Leon James kind of music and the pleasant breezy melody works quite effectually because of the lead singers Mervin Solomon and Sameera Bharadwaj who crooned many beautiful melodies in Telugu. Mervin Solomon kept the arrangements tidy dominated by brilliant strings sections by Chennai Strings and Keys by the composer duo itself.

Heartukulla is another dance number and we can't expect much more in terms of music. The tune and arrangements are predictably mediocre one where the only saving grace is in the energetic vocals of Nakash Aziz and adequately supported by Sanjana Diwakar. Seramaal Ponal comes in another version You are the Only one where Inno Genga delivers with finesse, However, predictable techno sounds are interspersed which makes this one falls tad lower than the original version. The synth programming and the classical continuum keyboard usage in the interludes are easy highlights of this reprise version.

My Rating: 6/10

Verdict: Gulebagavali is the short soundtrack where the melodies work to some extent and this is the weakest album from the composer duo.

Pick of the Album: Seramal Ponaal


P.S You can listen to the songs in Saavn