Sunday, December 3, 2017

Music Review (Tamil): Velaikkaran

Music Review (Tamil): Velaikkaran
Music Composer: Anirudh Ravichander

Karuthavanlaam Galeejaam is a manic raw kuthu from Anirudh and the composer easily carries the swag with his carefree vocals. The lyrics can be easily mistaken by Rokesh if not for Viveka's names in the credit list. Though the tune is strictly mediocre, the raw energy in Anirudh's processed vocals makes this one easily sails through until the end.Vaa Velaikkara starts off in a dreamy fashion with Shakthishree's affecting vocals and the sound in the background is build up in a resounding manner. Anirudh ensured that synth loop is catchy enough while Bjorn Surrao's rap energy sets the tone of the song. Though the song is short, it keeps the listeners hooked till the end.

Idhyane's lush strings and keys laden background elevates the pleasant melody while Neethi Mohan's saccharine soaked vocals make this one works despite the tune is strictly an adequate one. Anirudh's overused vocals don't help the melody and the consistent engaging background along with Neethi's vocals help to some extent. Anirudh returns to his heavy metal sound of Vivegam in Iraiva and the transition from manic energy in Anirudh's vocals to pleasant classy melody is done in a neat fashion. The flute cues welcoming the pleasant portions after an outburst from Anirudh are a nice touch from the composer. Jonita Gandhi steals the show in a highly affecting track in the album. Anirudh ends the track with the gush of hard rock guitar strums. Ezhu Velaikkara's exotic sound and the optimistic vibes around the Viveka's lyrics is strictly background'ish one from the composer. The punchy percussion rhythm and the arousing chorus may work well with the visuals but not as a standalone song. Siddharth Mahadevan does an adequate job with respect to the vocals and the song sounds a tad too long with its monotonous soundscape.

Verdict: Anirudh plays safe and confines strictly to his usual sounds in Velaikkaran with two standout tracks.

My Rating: 7/10

Pick of the Album:  Iraiva, Vaa Velaikkara, Karuthavanlaam Galeejam

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