Thursday, January 4, 2018

Music Review (Tamil): Thaana Serndha Kootam

Music Review (Tamil): Thaana Serndha Kootam
Music Composer: Anirudh

Anirudh brings his Naanum Rowdy Dhaan mode in Naana Thaana with ample improvisations from the music advisor Anantha Krishnan. Though the tune as a standalone sound not impressive, the arrangements are top notch with brilliant violin solos played by Ananthakrishnan itself and fabulous harmonica usage in the first interlude. Anirudh segues Dholak and Tabla sounds effortlessly in the consistently engaging soft rock rhythm structure. Sodakku is an infectious crazy song where Antony Daasaan's impeccable rustic rendition is complemented by Anirudh's manic catchy arrangements. Though Punya Srinivas's Veena is processed, it blends well with the overall energy of the song. Keba Jeremiah ably supports them with his frenzy guitar strums and Mani Amudhavan's lyrics aids the song well.

The title track's retro synth and Anirudh make sure that the recurring music loop around the title is catchy enough to hold listener's attention. However, the tune as a whole didn't work as expected and the digressions with respect to the kid chorus falter after an impressive start of the song. Anirudh scores easily in Engae Endru Povathu and the tune reaches the crescendo before ShakthiShree Gopalan's husky vocals and impressive soft rock sounds are mixed. Anirudh's vocals in the initial half are complemented by fabulous low key strings backdrop. The free-flowing tune structure works like charm and the feel is accentuated by affecting lyrics.Peela Peela's Goan sound and the tune hardly goes wrong and this song is not an exception. Apart from the pedestrian Vignesh Shivn's lyrics, Anirudh kept the song simple aided by the ebullient rhythm sounds. The tune is the cakewalk for Nakash Aziz and the man oozes out with his enthusiastic rendition ably supported by Jassie gift and Mali. The track's undeniable highlight is Kamalakar's flute solos in the interlude.

Verdict: Anirudh and Vignesh Shivn's collaboration continues to be engaging and composer churns out catchy tunes effortlessly despite the tracks are not musically rich as Naanum Rowdy dhaan.

My Rating: 7.5/10

Pick of the Album: Engae Endru Povathu, Naana Thaana, Sodakku

P.S You can listen to the songs in Saavn