Vanavarayan Vallavarayan (aka) Vanavarayan Vallavarayan songs review


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : May 05,2014
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Production: KS Madhubala
Cast: Kreshna, Ma Ka Pa Anand, Monal Gajjar
Direction: Raja Mohan
Screenplay: Raja Mohan
Story: Raja Mohan
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Background score: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography: Palani Kumar
Dialogues: Raja Mohan
Editing: Kishore Te
Stunt choreography: Ramesh
Dance choreography: Dinesh, Robert
Lyrics: Snehan
PRO: Mounam Ravi
Distribution: JSK Film Corporation

Vannavarayan Vallavarayan is an upcoming comedy film starring Kreshna Kulasekharan, Ma Ka Pa Anand and Monal Gajjar in the lead roles. The album would be Yuvan Shankar Raja's first release in 2014.

Tharaimeley Irundhen Naan
Singers: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyrics: Gangai Amaren

The beautiful melody with rustic flavor in Yuvan Shankar Raja’s voice scores despite the power packed rhythm.  Yuvan's electronica blends well with the contrasting folk flavor. As a singer Yuvan delivers a laid back rendition for this.

Kongunadu Thendralukkum
Singers: Karthik Raja, Venkat Prabhu
Lyrics: Snehan

An out and out folk styled track sung by Karthik Raja and Venkat Prabhu. The gripping rhythm with occasional guitar and bass work touches makes it an enjoyable listen. The interludes are well laden with nadaswaram and string section. However, the singers could have sounded more energetic for such an upbeat track.

Thakkalikku Thaavaniya
Singers: Renu, Vijay Yesudas
Lyrics: Snehan

In contrast with the raw folk numbers, it is time for a breezy melody. Nevertheless, the rhythm is essentially kuthu based but the melodic touch is retained. The vocalists Vijay Yesudas and Renu give a masterful rendition. However, the orchestration takes the front seat dominating the lead vocals. 

Viduda Pongungale Venam
Singers: Mukesh
Lyrics: Snehan

Next up is a hybrid of kuthu and trance with good use of recurring orchestration and wonderful ambience. The singer sounds very similar to Yuvan Shankar Raja in terms of diction as well as rendition. Usage of carnatic styled nadaswaram add a nice touch to the track while the interludes have a good groove of guitars with pleasant chorus.

Mansu Ingae
Singers: Manikka Vinayagam
Lyrics: Snehan

A melancholic number with some great folk styled rendition by Manickam Vinayagam provides an earthliness to the track. The rhythm is mellowed with some impactful chorus supporting the lead singer. Based on the carnatic raga Sivaranjani, which is essentially used to depict sadness- it blends some good fusion with thavil and electric guitar.

Vangamma Vangappa
Singers: Priya Hemesh, Ranjith, Sathyan
Lyrics: Snehan

A paced up track with some funky lyrics bring the album to a close in the combined voices of Ranjith, Sathyan, Priya Hemesh. The track has a decent groove going for it and the kuthu rhythm makes sure its presence is felt yet again, retaining the flavor of the album. Unfortunately, this track also has an overdose of instruments which makes the lead vocalist’s rendition paled out.

Verdict: Yuvan not at his best in this album with folk instrumentation as the main strong point.

( 2.25 / 5.0 )


Vanavarayan Vallavarayan (aka) Vanavarayan Vallavarayan

Vanavarayan Vallavarayan (aka) Vanavarayan Vallavarayan is a Tamil movie with production by KS Madhubala, direction by Raja Mohan, cinematography by Palani Kumar, editing by Kishore Te. The cast of Vanavarayan Vallavarayan (aka) Vanavarayan Vallavarayan includes Kreshna, Ma Ka Pa Anand, Monal Gajjar.