Review By : Album Release Date : Aug 03,2016

Production: Studio 9 Production Cast: Vijay Sethupathi Direction: Seenu Ramasamy Screenplay: Seenu Ramasamy Story: Seenu Ramasamy Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja Background score: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Dharma Durai is an upcoming Tamil film starring Vijay Sethupathi and Tamannah in lead roles. Music for the film is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja.

Endha Pakkam
Singers: Chinmayi Sripada, Radhul Nambiar
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

The album makes trendy melodious beginnings on a confident note with a feel-good melody and rhythm base. Chinmayi sings par excellence in the midst of piano touches and light treble. Radhul Nambiar follows the competent vocals with his own signature style of sweetness. The interludes are neatly blended with a subtle string section and admirable chord progression.

Singers: Senthildass, Surmukhi
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

It is now time for a laid back folk number with gripping rhythm and rustic vocals of Senthildass and complemented by flawless vocals of Surmukhi. The song has the makings of yesteryear folk melodies and at the same time retains the modern sounding with jaltarang along with trendy bass work. The usage of Far East flute in the interludes for an essential folk number is indeed a new approach.

Poi Vaada 
Singer: Srimathumitha
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

The folksy flavor continues with another riveting solo comprising of harmonica, mild rhythm sounds and excellent vocals by Srimathumitha. She literally takes the entire lead with her supreme vocals and tremendous vocal range. The eerie chord progression is another fetching aspect of this composition.

Makka Kalanguthappa
Singer: Mathichiyam Bala
Lyrics: Mathichiyam BalaVairamuthu

A conversational folk number arrives next with a shade of fun as well as moodiness at the same time. Mathichiyam Bala’s rustic vocals are supported just by the local drum section which gives it a street style folk number effect. The teasing nadaswaram supports thavil sounding with extreme confidence. The song has a celebrating flavor throughout.

Naan Kaatrilae
Singer: Karthik
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

The finale arrives in grace with a stylish trance number in the refined vocals of Karthik. The hard rock electric guitars , live drum beats, and soothing vocals do the task in contemporary ease. This track gives an urbane touch to the otherwise rustic-edged album. The interludes are laden with punchy electric guitar and trance beats.

Verdict: Dharma Durai is an essentially modern, rustic album with a good blend of old school melody coupled with contemporary sounds.
( 2.5 / 5.0 )


Dharmadurai (aka) Dharmadurai

Dharmadurai (aka) Dharmadurai is a Tamil movie with production by Studio 9 Production, direction by Seenu Ramasamy. The cast of Dharmadurai (aka) Dharmadurai includes Vijay Sethupathi.