Ya Ya


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Jun 19,2013
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Production: MS Murugaraj
Cast: Dhansika, Sandhya, Santhanam, Shiva
Direction: I. Rajasekaran
Screenplay: I. Rajasekaran
Story: I. Rajasekaran
Music: Vijay Ebenezer
Background score: Vijay Ebenezer
Cinematography: Vetri
Dialogues: I. Rajasekaran
Editing: T. S. Suresh
Stunt choreography: Thalapathi Dinesh
Dance choreography: Dinesh
Singers: K.G. Ranjith, Karthik, Krish, Malavika, MLR Karthikeyan, Rahul Nambiar, Steeve Vatz, Suchitra
Lyrics : Viveka
PRO: Nikhil Murugan

Ya Ya has Shiva teaming up with Santhanam under the direction of I. Rajasekaran. The film will also see the return of ‘Kaadhal’ Sandhya as Santhanam’s partner while Dhansika plays Shiva’s pair. Music is by Vijay Ebenezer.

Friend ae Podhu
Singers: K.G. Ranjith, Steeve Vatz
Lyrics: Viveka

A near generic ‘we don’t care’ youth song but for some surprises in the orchestration. The track features prominent guitar segments involving local guitar virtuoso Steeve Vatz. The composer catches us off guard with a section that has jazz fiddling inexplicably with kuthu. The singers do a fair job and are supported well with a memorable chorus.

Oru Kannaadiya
Singers: Karthik
Lyrics: Viveka

The tune is essentially sad but enjoyable nevertheless as the composer again manages to give it some freshness through the simple orchestration and production. The verse melody is particularly great but the chorus seems a bit strained and forced and doesn’t live up to the built up expectations. The frequent fills of accordion gives a nice feel. Karthik pretty much does another ‘Anjale’ here and does well.

Needhaane Endru
Singers: Krish, Suchitra
Lyrics: Viveka

A rather clichéd and run of the mill western tune that doesn’t have much to boast about except for some instrumental performances. The saxophone makes an impressive appearance even if brief. The second half of the song has a gripping change up and break down featuring the flute and the bass, but unfortunately the same inventiveness is lacking in the rest of the song.

Nothing Wantu
Singers: Steeve Vatz
Lyrics: Viveka

Hard rock meets local kuthu here and the idea seems like a conception of Steeve Vatz. The guitars are again in the forefront which comes as no surprise with Steeve’s involvement. Even if the melody isn’t new the presentation is interesting and delivered with good intensity. The native percussions come to the party, cleverly to keep the song rooted.

Boomi Nalla
Singers: Malavika, Rahul Nambiar
Lyrics: Viveka

Vijay Ebenezer throws in a folk tune into the mix to consolidate the mood and tempo of the album. The track is happy and bouncy as the composer sticks to his guns by employing a simple approach with a focus on enhancing the listening experience with neat instrumental fills and lively vocal overdubs. Performance wise, Malavika is sharp and Rahul is precise.

Yaaru Kitta
Singers: Krish, MLR Karthikeyan
Lyrics: Viveka

Guitar riffage, a groovy bass line and Nadhaswaram work well over a fail-safe kuthu beat to set up the final track on the album. The lyrics suggest that the song is about one-upmanship and the song builds up rather well with a lingering breakaway eminent, but surprisingly doesn’t deliver one at all. Krish and MLR Karthikeyan lay their voices effectively for this tune.

Verdict: Safe & sound.