Saturday, January 20, 2018

Music Review (Tamil): IrumbuThirai

Music Review (Tamil): IrumbuThirai
Music Composer: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Athiradi, hero introduction track is loaded with techno sounds matching with the lead actor's role and the Vivek's lyrics is awkwardly routine stuff which tailor-made for this kind of role. Naveen infuses enough energy to the track and the digression towards the middle of the song to the marchpast sound appears to be forced and the tune around the hook also middling one from the composer. Mudhal Murai is a neat pleasant melody dominated by the synth sounds and the brief respite being the concise Nadaswaram bit by Thirumurthy. However the tune lacks an instant catchy appeal while Jithinraj does a neat job behind the mic.Vignesh Shivn's perfunctory lyrics in Angry birds is intended to appeal the youth listeners but doesn't work as expected. Yuvan spruces up the proceedings with the upbeat tune and Jithin Raj's vocals make this short track works in its favour.

Yuvan hits the right notes in Yaar Ivan where the haunting tune and the string section in the background make this one an enjoyable track. The gravity of the techno-thriller is apparent both in the song's soundscape and stupendous grungy rendition by Kaber Vasuki.Azhagae is good old Yuvan where the pleasant serene melody adorned with the synth beats and brief unwieldy harmonies aside, the composer does the neat job with this song when compared to other tracks in the album. Arun Kamath and Jonita Gandhi provide excellent backing for the track with their gorgeous rendition. 

Verdict: Irumbuthirai is another conventional soundtrack from YuvanShankar Raja where a couple of melodies works.

My Rating: 6.5/10

Pick of the album: Azhagae, Yaar Ivan 

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