Thaarai Thappattai (aka) Thaarai Thappattai songs review


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Dec 25,2015
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Production: B Studios Presents
Cast: M Sasikumar, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar
Direction: Bala
Screenplay: Bala
Story: Bala
Music: Ilayaraja
Background score: Ilayaraja
Cinematography: Chezhiyan
Dialogues: Jaya Mohan
Editing: TE Kishore
PRO: Nikhil

Thaarai Thappattai is an upcoming Tamil film directed by Bala. The film stars Sasikumar and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in the lead roles. It also marks Isaignani Ilayaraja's 1000th album. 

Hero Intro Theme
Singers: N/A
Lyrics: N/A

It's the Nadaswaram and Thavil zone for this hero introduction theme. Captivating the presence of the central character, the composer has kept it straight and obvious. Urumi's bass and the Salangai Oli's rhythm backing the tune are original and authentic. More than a piece of music, this track is expected to make larger impact on screen.

Vathana Vathana Vadivelan
Singers: Kavitha Gopi, Priyadarshini
Lyrics: Mohanraj

Raja's mastery with folk music is once again evident here with all the rhythm breakdowns and the octave in which the singers sing. Chorus portions, localized lyrics and the music director's ability to stick to the genre specific instruments are surely the highlights of the number.

Singers: Sathya Prakash, Surmukhi
Lyrics: Thiruvasagam

Taking a note from Thiruvasagam, maestro Ilayaraja once again uses his strength by prioritizing the raga to the tune, than improvising the instrumentation part of it. Known for elevating the scene by the mere pluck of a note, this pathos sung by Sathya Prakash and Surmukhi is further made heart wrenching because of the Veenai. The controlled rhythm treatment to the soundtrack is another huge plus giving room to relish.

Singers: Sharreth
Lyrics: Ilayaraja

Shareth's trained voice gives life to this soul stirring composition that's touted to be a sure tearjerker. Be it the Sarangi in the interlude or the strokes of the Tabla, Raja's expertise over tune progression for a sad song is a class of its own. Also written by the maestro himself, this track is sure to wet your tissues.

Aattakkari Maman Ponnu
Singers: MM Manasi, Prasanna
Lyrics: Ilayaraja

Getting back to the vintage arrangements Ilayaraja once exploited, this fairly simple song is packed on a similar pattern. Symphonic treatment to the tune while giving a folkish punch to the arrangement, it is the Thisra nadai that makes the song a lot more interactive.  

Thaarai Thappattai Theme
Singers: N/A
Lyrics: N/A

Thaarai Thappatai theme- Meant to be the core and the soul of the film, this instrumental track is dramatic and intimidating. Usage of live elements like the Tavil, Thaarai-Thappatai, Udukkai, Urumi and Chenda Melam is bound to enhance Bala's vision on screen.

Verdict: A genius milestone album from the Maestro!
( 3.25 / 5.0 )


Thaarai Thappattai (aka) Thaarai Thappattai

Thaarai Thappattai (aka) Thaarai Thappattai is a Tamil movie with production by B Studios Presents, direction by Bala, cinematography by Chezhiyan, editing by TE Kishore. The cast of Thaarai Thappattai (aka) Thaarai Thappattai includes M Sasikumar, Varalakshmi Sarathkumar.