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Petta Songs Review

Review Overview

Marana Mass
Petta Theme: Instrumental 
Ilamai Thirumbudhe
Madura Petta
Petta Paraak
Singaar Singh
Aaha Kalyanam
Jithu Theme: Instrumental 
Kaali Theme: Instrumental 
Thappad Maara

A terrific musical celebration of the Rajini factor!

Petta sounds very different and powerful on the first hearing itself, and takes various routes thereon. Being such a large assembly of songs and themes, it’s fair to have variable favorites, but the common point here is the Thalaivar factor that is maintained throughout. This is a brave and fresh stride for Anirudh who reduces his EDM influences and concentrates on a meter which collaborates retro sounds with top-notch arrangements. While the songs are freewheeling and enjoyable, the themes form an album of their own and help us visualize the characters and backgrounds. For most parts, this is a soundtrack that will rule our playlists in the days to come.

Cast: Rajinikanth, Simran, Trisha, Vijay Sethupathi

Music: Anirudh

Lyrics: Vivek, Dhanush, Ku Karthik, Karthik Subbaraj 

Direction: Karthik Subbaraj

Label: Sony Music

Banner: Sun Pictures 

Marana Mass: SP Balasubrahmanyam, Anirudh

Anirudh shies away from his favorite EDM synth style and invests in a brass and bass combo in full swing. The beats are accessible, albeit being generic, but it’s actually the first interlude from where it takes off and gets really enjoyable. A feast for the front benchers. Our PICK.

Petta Theme: Instrumental

Gives you some Vada Chennai vibes at first, but then has a route of its own with a stylish beat loop coming in. The trumpets are put to best use here, our PICK. 

Ilamai Thirumbudhe: Singer – Anirudh

Poetu Dhanush strikes gold, with Anirudh offering top support thanks to his airy rendition. Might seem familiar, but it is the composer’s comfort zone and he just cannot go wrong here. Our PICK.

Madura Petta: Instrumental

A simple celebratory track that is packed with naayanams and strong drums. No great shakes about it.

Petta Paraak: Singers – Anirudh, Chorus

An absolutely electrifying title track that gets everything right. The way the three-shaded chorus has been used here deserves a special mention, and that is the biggest takeaway. This is Anirudh defining Thalaivar, for you. Our PICK.

Singaar Singh: Instrumental

Not many times do you see a supporting actor get a theme track for himself, but Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the few. Good stuff, arranging retro-like instrumentations on a standard beat loop.

Aaha Kalyanam: Singer – Anthony Daasan

Anirudh sets the marital mood right with Anthony Daasan blazing away from the get-go, but the song definitely deserved some more clarity rather than just running away with the lines and fillers.

Jithu Theme: Instrumental

An average theme track that doesn’t sit in your head easily. Short, but not sweet enough.

Ullaalla: Singers – Nakash Aziz, Inno Genga

It has been a really long time since we got to see such a track in a film starring Rajinikanth. With so much of liveliness, this entertainingly inspirational baila flows like a river delivering a lovely mood all the way. Watch out for a fantastic second interlude. Our PICK.

Kaali Theme: Instrumental

The theme we saw in the motion poster is here, and it does enough to bring back the golden-olden memories of the Rajinikanth we all know. It’s really nice of Anirudh to make this grand and memorable, without adding much computerization.

Thappad Maara: Singers – Sarwar Khan and Sartaz Khan Barna

It would be really interesting to know the process that went into this track, seemingly bent on one of the most enticing sequences in the film. Such an awesome composition, though petite, draws our attention very quickly. Our PICK.

Petta Songs Review Rating: 3.5/5

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Written By: Siddarth Srinivas