A surefire musical treat.
AR Rahman's first Tamil album of the year is an eclectic mix, having its melodies and quick tracks in the right balance. The album neatly stays up to the respect given to the combo, and does have shades of both the vintage and advanced Rahman. If the film delivers visuals equal to the music, we are in for a treat. Trust me.
Cast: Karthi, Aditi Rao Hydari
Music: AR Rahman
Lyrics: Vairamuthu, Karky, Shellee
Label: Sony Music
Nallai Allai: Singers – Sathyaprakash, Chinmayi
A very simplistic orchestration with fitting sounds and renditions by Sathyaprakash. Nothing big, not small either.
Azhagiye: Singers – Arjun Chandy, Haricharan, Jonita Gandhi
At first, this song sure sounded like something usual. But with repeated listens, it cleanly exhibited its jolly class. If not for the Punjabi mix, this is proper stuff. Our PICK.
Vaan Varuvaan: Singer – Shaasha Tirupati
After a really long time, AR Rahman delivers a pure melody which never punches above its weight. Shashaa Tirupati is in sublime nick here, with the butterfly flap sounds and the chorus additions being an asset. Near perfect, if you can call it. Another PICK.
Saarattu Vandiyila: Singers – AR Raihanah, Tippu and Nikita Gandhi
Despite the accusations, its just impossible to stay away from this incredibly catchy number. It’s great to see Raihanah being offered the centre stage, and she does make full use of the opportunity along with Tippu’s wonderful support. The next PICK.
Tango Kelaayo: Singers – Haricharan and Diwakar
Illustrative experiments with the musical portions, coming from a high class dance scene. Will go down as an innovative display, but will definitely take its time to hold up.
Jugni: Singers – AR Rahman, Tejinder Singh, Rajakumari, Shikara
Energy from the word go. It’s not always that you get a Hindi song in a Tamil film, wrapped around with rap. AR Rahman’s voice is the silver lining to this peach of a track which should act as a mood booster, anyday. Our final PICK.
Kaatru Veliyidai Songs Review Rating: 4/5
Written By: Siddarth Srinivas