Yennai Arindhaal – Music Review (Tamil)

The film stars Ajith Kumar in the lead along with Arun Vijay, Trisha, Anushka Shetty, Parvathy Nair and Vivek. It is directed by renowned filmmaker Gautham Menon. The film’s title means “Well if you know me…” The music is given by Harris Jayaraj. Yennai_Arindhaal

 

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Music: Harrish Jayaraj;  Lyrics: Thamarai;  Music Label: Sony Music

 

1. Yaen Ennai – Singers: Sunitha Sarathy, Kharesma Ravichandran

Guitar playing is the highlight of this track wonderfully woven with the rhythmic texture by Harris. Sunitha and Kharesma, both of them had hardly anything great to do in this, yet they managed to please though Harris is actually the protagonist of the song, arranging the techno sounds fruitfully. The song is purely westernized pop which with the sake of everybody involved in this, is completely justified. Good attempt, fantastic arrangement and mixing.

 

2. Mazhai Vara Pogudhae – Singers: Karthik, Emcee Jesz

Here also, Harris has impressed mostly with his rhythms in the mukhda. Emcee’s rap also doesn’t disengage the listening and if it does, Karthik’s melodious vocals wonderfully take the control again. Again, the mixing has been done awesomely, letting each sound and beat have the opportunity to show its impressions. It’s a deadly Harris-Karthik combo!

 

3. Unakkenna Venum Sollu – Singers: Benny Dayal, Mahathi

Benny shows his impact and Mahathi with her splendidly beautiful vocals raises the level of the song. Wonderfully recorded and intelligently orchestrated, sounding damn soothing, the song touches you and stays with you for a long time. Harris successfully draws the listeners’ attention from the utterly melodious and catchy tune in the form of hook line which makes it a Must listen!  #WelcomeSong

 

4. Yennai Arindhaal – Singers: Devan Ekambaram, Mark Thomas, Abhishek

You hardly get to hear such an excellent handling with techno sounds. In this title track, the dubstep has been treated so well that one would want to pat on Harris’ back. Devan, though not having much scope for singing, handles this heavy techno-laid track very well. Later, the song doesn’t appeal much as it loses the creativity and is left with machine work only. Still, the techno sounds have been treated tremendously well. Impresses in a single go! 

 

5. Adhaaru Adhaaru – Singers: Harris Jayaraj, Vijay Prakash, Gana Bala;  Guest Lyricist: Vignesh Shivan

This mass-oriented song is a likable kuthu effort that has everything in the place where it should be. Harris and Vijay on top forms and the team Gana Bala does an uniquely impressive job, offering something very different from the regular music style. Apt beats with equally apt arrangements leads to some five pretty good minutes to enjoy. Lovely template! 

 

6. Maya Bazaar – Singers: Alaap Raju, Priya Subramaniam, Velmurugan, Krishna Iyer

Krishna Iyer begins this melange with impressive dubstep portion, wonderfully managed by Harris, then moving to something very contrary to dubstep, is the semi-classical retro-ish piece rendered with utter melody by Alaap Raju and Priya. The song doesn’t end here as it moves towards something more folksy in its form which is performed by Velmurugan. Finally, it turns again to that semi-classical melody with a slight difference, calling for a great chorus in that. Creatively good and musically varied track.

 

7. Idhayathai Yedho Ondru – Singer: Chinmayi

Chinmayi ends the soundtrack admirably with the female and milder version of an already mild song Unakkenna Venum Sollu. Harris has put an endearing Flute in the background that merges well with Chinmayi’s lovable vocals making it much more soothing than its male counterpart. Till that catchy tune is there in the mukhda, nobody can get bored of both the versions. Chinmayi’s sprite rendition!

 

A soundtrack with varied genres and styles, each of which is carried perfectly by Harris Jayaraj.

 

The Final Verdict:  AGREE

The Verdict Order:  DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE

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I – Music Review (Tamil)

This is the first music review of a Tamil film album as Musical Sameekshaa has extended its boundaries to Tamil, Telugu and Bengali film music. In the very first review, I find a very strange thing that this film “I” which is going to release on 9th January 2015, its music already got released 4 months back i.e on 15th September 2014. The film has been directed by a renowned Tamil director Shankar who has already worked with AR Rahman and given multiple hit albums. I_film_poster

 

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Music: AR Rahman;  Music Label: Sony Music

 

1. Mersalaayiten – Singers: Anirudh Ravichander, Neeti Mohan;  Lyrics: Kabilan

Rahman begins the soundtrack with a catchy techno tuned song that pleasantly engages you but soon you come to know that it’s actually partially hollow from inside as he doesn’t seem to have worked much with the composition. Neeti has an amusing cameo though Anirudh unfortunately hardly leaves any impact with his singing, more because of the vocal processing. The Violin piece in the second interlude is worth appreciating and the arrangements have been taken care of charmingly by the composer. That techno tune is what makes you return again and again for this song.

 

2. Ennodu Nee Irundhaal / Ennodu Nee Irundhaal (Reprise) – Sunitha Sarathy, Sid Sriram / Chinmayi, Sid Sriram;  Lyrics: Kabilan

Sid Sriram has actually nailed this one. There’s not a single moment when you don’t praise his singing, except the ones where Sunitha has played her short but lovely role, balancing the soothe with her classically woven textural voice. Along with Sid, there’s Flute, Guitar and typical Rahman-ish vibrant Piano pieces that provide you the much needed comfort zone in this technically complex track but that comfort zone dies out when the perturbed sounding arrangements in the Electric Guitar piece take over, although thanks to Sid for presenting his knack for flexible singing. The same lines crooned by Chinmayi in the Reprise version, sounds even better and more profound as the sweetness of her vocals goes deep and gets intense. This version is less complex in arrangements and hence has the ability to get more listeners in comparison. Chinmayi in Reprise, Sid Sriram in original have spelled their magic beautifully!

 

3. Ladio – Singer: Nikita Gandhi;  Lyrics: Madhan Karky

Ladio is all about playing with techno sounds and Rahman has quite creatively played with that resulting it in sounding catchy, attractive and most importantly international. At one point, you forget that you are actually listening to a Tamil song. Nobody seems to be aware about the word “Ladio” but sounds like a mixture of Lady and Radio. Nikita Gandhi is pretty good with her singing, promisingly justified the genre of the track which is highly enjoyable and has an awesome international feel. 

 

4. Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal – Singers: Haricharan, Shreya Ghoshal;  Lyrics: Madhan Karky

That Guitar-led sound is somewhat very fascinating and catchy too, making the listeners draw by its melodic charm. Shreya and Haricharan are icings on the cake. They have taken this already charming composition to a completely different level, justifying each note of it. Rahman hasn’t used much instruments here as the Guitar is more than enough to fascinate you. It’s melodious to its core! A Must Listen track! #WelcomeSong

 

5. Aila Aila – Singers: Aditya Rao, Natalie Di Luccio;  Lyrics: Madhan Karky

Inspite of Natalie having done complete justice to what she is provided with, the song lacks goodness in the tune. Rahman has tried making it a “different” kind of track which upto certain extent, has worked in the form of excellent arrangements and setting up of the chorus, but lets the listeners down when you look out for a tune to croon. Aditya sounds pretty decent and Natalie’s operatic singing adds to the uniqueness of the track. Though “different” in many aspects, still gets boring after a certain point.

 

This soundtrack is all about showing Rahman’s quality of being a techno-savvy. Pookkale Satru Oyivedungal is a winner among all the tracks.

 

The Final Verdict:  POSSIBLE

The Verdict Order:  DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE