- Cast: Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha, Aishwarya Rai, Aishwarya Lakshmi
- Music: AR Rahman
- Lyrics: Ilango Krishnan, Siva Ananth, Kabilan, Krithika Nelson
- Direction: Mani Ratnam
- Production: Madras Talkies & Lyca Productions
Ponniyin Selvan (PS1) Songs Review
An exemplary set of tunes from the master, with strong trademarks!
Ponni Nadhi: Singers – AR Rahman, Bamba Bakya, AR Raihanah 👍
AR Rahman starts the album off on a bang, he brings in a grand variety of instrumentations to this lovely number that works as an instant earworm. The start of the song with Bamba Bakya’s vocals and also that of AR Raihanah give it the boost, and then Rahman takes it ahead with his epic raises which are so good to the ears. This is a song worth 100 repeats, and there is so much to like about it with repeated listens.
Chola Chola: Singers – Sathyaprakash, VM Mahalingam
A song that speaks about the treachery, love, war and more, this is another good number in the arsenal. The song has lyrics that convey a story, and the chorus has been organized in a very interesting fashion, making it more addictive on repeated listens.
Alaikadal: Singer – Antara Nandy
Antara Nandy makes a superb debut in this minimalistic number that works wonders with her vocals, which leave a lasting effect. The song has a soothing aura to it, and Rahman keeping it simple really has a great result at the end.
Ratchasa Maamaney: Singers – Shreya Ghoshal, Palakad Sriram, Mahesh Vinayakam 👍
This is easily one of the best tracks in the album, with a 3-part organization that smacks a terrific style to the song. As Shreya Ghoshal begins with a melodious touch, the song goes into a very forest-like vibe which works really well in accordance. The seamless transitions between the different styles of the song is something that AR Rahman does with finesse, and there is something to discover at each level of the song.
Sol: Singer – Rakshita Suresh 👍
Rakshita Suresh breezes through this wonderful number which is smooth and likeable on the very first listen. The meaning behind the search for a suitable man is efficiently conveyed through this number that has a surreal emotion to it, and that’s where Rahman keeps his strength. If it was longer, it would have been even better!
Devaralan Aattam: Singer – Yogi Sekar 👍
AR Rahman pushes the envelope further with this outstandingly orchestrated number that has a chorus portion that everybody would go wow at. There is so much to enjoy in the way he puts this song across, and Yogi Sekar’s vocals blend superbly into the mood set in. This is greatness, if nothing else feels like it.
The Ponniyin Selvan album is a work of genius from AR Rahman, who skilfully puts in a variant and efficient set of songs that work superbly. This is another strong example of his amazing combinations with Mani Ratnam, and it works so well that one cannot stop going back to it. Ponniyin Selvan (PS1) Songs Review by Siddarth Srinivas