Review By : Album Release Date : Apr 11,2016

Production: 2D Entertainment Cast: Nithya Menen, Samantha, Suriya Direction: Vikram K Kumar Screenplay: Vikram K Kumar Story: Vikram K Kumar Music: A R Rahman Background score: A R Rahman Cinematography: Tirru

24 is an upcoming sci-fi film starring Suriya, Samantha and Nithya Menen in lead roles. The music for this film is composed by A.R.Rahman and the film is directed by Vikram Kumar. 

Kaalam En Kaadhali
Singers: Benny Dayal, Shashwat Singh, Abhay Jodhpurkar
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

The most anticipated album of this season begins with the single which has already made waves all over. Benny Dayal’s trendiest vocals are tossed with velvety electric guitar, experimental percussions and Hip-Hop touches. The contrasting nadaswaram in electronic mode is another master stroke by the composer. An impressive fusion experiment for the modern age listener! 

Naan Un
Singers: Arijit Singh, Chinmayi Sripada
Lyrics: Madan Karky

The album takes an unexpected yet beautiful journey to nostalgia with a sweetest sounding duet from the husky vocals of Arijit Singh and Chinmayi. The delicate guitar strums, mild treble and laid back progression are the biggest assets of this composition. The mild jaltarang and emotional violin solo add to the period feel perfectly!

Mei Nigara
Singers: Sid Sriram, Sanah Moidutty, Jonita Gandhi
Lyrics: Madan Karky

The powerhouse of talent and A.R.Rahman’s favourite Sid Sriram makes his strong presence felt with a folksy jazz rendition.  The presentation has the flavours of Reggae and modern Hip-Hop which strikes a balance with the contemporary Tamil folk in brilliant style. The timely usage of riffs and Jazz keys work perfectly well for this stylish number.

Singers: Haricharan, Shashaa Tirupati
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

A paced up classical number arrives from the talented singers Haricharan and Shashaa Tirupati. Though it begins in Carnatic Raaga Hindolam, it oscillates to modern sounds and heavy percussions, but the bigger credit goes to Vairamuthu for fantastic lyrics. The tribal flute makes its refreshing appearance now and then but the oscillation between two contrasting genres of music could have been handled better.

Singer: Shaktisree Gopalan
Lyrics: Madan Karky

An unplugged lullaby from the melodious voice of Shaktisree Gopalan slows down things a bit in grace and style. Instead of using a folk style tune, here is a Country styled number with acoustic guitar ably following the lead vocals. Madan Karky’s lyrics strike the point with simple yet effective usage of terms and depiction of mother’s love.

My Twin Brother 
Singers: Srinivasa Krishnan, Hriday Gattani

A kaleidoscope like instrumental track paves the way for the finale in the so called ARR style. Along with religious chants, the track attempts to strike a balance between Western symphony and rustic instruments as well.  More or less, the track builds up necessary tension and anxiety in terms of musical brilliance.

Verdict: 24 - Funky, fun and yet soulful Rahman to the fore
( 3.25 / 5.0 )


24 (aka) 24 The Movie

24 (aka) 24 The Movie is a Tamil movie with production by 2D Entertainment, direction by Vikram K Kumar, cinematography by Tirru. The cast of 24 (aka) 24 The Movie includes Nithya Menen, Samantha, Suriya.