Thursday, December 7, 2017

Music Review (Tamil): Sakka Podu Podu Raja

Music Review (Tamil): Sakka Podu Podu Raja
Music Composer: STR

Kalakku Machaan's grandly mounted string-laden orchestration aside, Anirudh Ravichander and Simbu's vocals are a heavy sore point on the track. Rokesh's pedestrian lyrics doesn't help the song either. The only solace being the adequately enjoyable Karthik's violin and Thirumoorthy's Nadhaswaram.Yuvan Shankar Raja's heavily digitized vocals in Kaadhal Devadhai props the song to some extent but the tune is strictly mediocre one. STR employed brilliantly the classical Kishore's sitar and Srinivas's Mirudangam. The song totally turns into upbeat techno instrumental towards the end and though it sounds random incongruous transition, the track is enjoyable till it lasts.

STR delivered another lively track Unakkaga and the track works wonderfully for its largely buoyant soundscape. Leon James's processed vocals irk at some instances while Andrea Jeremiah's amusing portions makes this song listenable. The interludes are also enjoyable especially brilliant Baritone Sax by Martin and clever Sundar, Kaviraj's Thavil inclusion. Siri Siru's semi-classical tune is gorgeous and the beauty of the tune is enhanced by the Karthick Iyer's solo violin and the grand strings-laden orchestration by Chennai Strings. Vasudev Krishna's improvisation works like charm while Keerthana Vaidyanathan amply supports him with her effectual rendition. Though, the string section and the violin sounds to be more magnificent than required, lilting tune makes up for that minor grouse. STR closed the soundscape with the heavily processed family song featuring vocals of STR, Rajendar and Usha Rajendar. The track is absolutely a mediocre one with hardly any enticing elements to listen and the synth beats are too bland to hold the attention.

Verdict: STR makes surprisingly decent debut in Sakka Podu Podu Raja and the album works partially.

My Rating: 7/10

Pick of the Album: Unakkaga, Siru Siru, Kaadhal Devadhai

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