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Production: Madras Talkies Cast: Aditi Rao Hydari, Delhi Ganesh, Karthi, KPAC Lalitha, RJ Balaji, Rukmini Vijayakumar, Shraddha Srinath Direction: Mani Ratnam Screenplay: Mani Ratnam Story: Mani Ratnam Music: AR Rahman Background score: AR Rahman Cinematography: Ravi Varman Dialogues: Mani Ratnam Editing: A Sreekar Prasad Art direction: Sharmishta Roy Stunt choreography: Sham Kaushal Dance choreography: Brinda Singers: A.R.Rahman, A.R.Raihanah, Arjun Chandy, Chinmayi, Diwakar, Haricharan, Jonita Gandhi, Nikita Gandhi, Raja Kumari, Sathya Prakash, Shashaa Tirupati, Shikara, Tejinder Singh, Tipu Lyrics: Madhan Karky, Shellee, Vairamuthu PRO: Johnson Distribution: Sri Thenandal Films


Singers: Arjun Chandy, Haricharan, Jonita Gandhi
Lyrics : Karky

The medium paced pop song, Azhagiye has been sung by Arjun, Haricharan, and Jonita. The song which was released as a single has already become a sensation among the youth. Following the theme of how a guy woos his girl, this song has beautiful strings and guitar portions. The Punjabi portions are not too great, but the rest of the song makes up for it. Lyrics by Karky are easy and impressive making it an any time listen.

Vaan Varuvaan  

Singers : Shashaa Tirupati
Lyrics : Vairamuthu

Vaan is a romantic melody that was also released as a single. It has vocals by Shashaa Tirupati, and she has done a great job with her variations and peaks. Usage of instruments like piano and flute makes it a feast for the authentic music lovers. It is a slow paced montage number with some depth filled lyrics by Vairamuthu. It is backed by extremely superior mixing and mastering.

Saarattu Vandiyila 

Singers: AR Raihanah, Tipu, Nikhita Gandhi
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

The slow paced folk number which has vocals by AR Raihanah, Tipu and Nikhita is the marriage song. This number which is dominated by percussions has a simple yet very catchy beat. Even though the tempo is monotonous, it becomes an enjoyable listen. The blend of various instruments like flute, mandolin, santoor and saz gives it an indigenous and native feel. Saarattu Vandiyila is a classy experimental folk number from Rahman for Kaatru Veliyidai.


Nallai Allai

Singers: Sathya Prakash, Chinmayi
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

Nallai Allai which has been sung by Sathya Prakash and Chinmayi is dominated by the vocals of the two singers. This number is again a romance based song. It has a faint shade from Rahman’s old song Pookum Malargal from the movie Udhaya. A simple, straight and pleasant number that would please all the melody lovers with minimal experimentation.

Tango Kelaayo 

Singers: Haricharan, Diwakar
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

As the name suggests, Tango Kelaayo is a Tango dance number and has a good rhythm. It’s another innovative song and this time the variations are further enhanced. The beautiful blend of the piano, strings, retro beats and the vocals give it a different flavour. The high pitch portions lay the ground for an intense dance sequence. On the whole, a different number that could grow into the listener after a few listens.


Singers: AR Rahman, Tejinder Singh
Rap Vocals: Rajakumari, Shikara
Lyrics : Shellee

This is a stylish, fast-paced Western based number. Jugni has an amazing touch of Punjabi flavour blended to it’s Western backdrop. The use of synth is evident, and the electro music takes over in this song. The rap lyrics are catchy, and the English vocals also add to the positives. The ending has a bang too, making it a fantastic combination of well-packaged layers to cater to all music genre lovers.

Verdict: It's yet another completely avant-garde set of songs high on romance from the master combination of Mani Ratnam and Rahman!


3 ( 3.25 / 5.0 )



Kaatru Veliyidai (aka) Kaattru Veliyidai

Kaatru Veliyidai (aka) Kaattru Veliyidai is a Tamil movie with production by Madras Talkies, direction by Mani Ratnam, cinematography by Ravi Varman, editing by A Sreekar Prasad. The cast of Kaatru Veliyidai (aka) Kaattru Veliyidai includes Aditi Rao Hydari, Delhi Ganesh, Karthi, KPAC Lalitha, RJ Balaji, Rukmini Vijayakumar, Shraddha Srinath.