Review By : Album Release Date : Oct 13,2016

Production: Muthukumaran Cast: Kreshna, Prakash Raj, Swathi Reddy Direction: Kuzhandhai Velappan Screenplay: Kuzhandhai Velappan Story: Kuzhandhai Velappan Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja Background score: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Yaakkai is an upcoming entertainer starring Krishna, Swathi Reddy and Prakash Raj in lead roles. Music for the film is composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja.


Singer: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Lyrics: Na Muthukumar

The album begins on a laid back note with the vocals of the composer Yuvan himself equipped with acoustic guitar and mild string section. The song is an ideal road trip melody which takes the listener to a contemporary trip filled with the wholesomeness of modern sounds. The interludes create a pleasant musical ambiance but the techno sounds dominate the scene abruptly.

Solli Tholaiyen Ma

Singer: Dhanush

Lyrics: Vignesh ShivN

A typical Yuvan style track with Hip-Hop beats and modern soundings and Dhanush’s voice gives the much-needed star value to it. The song is quite interesting with the advent of melodious usage of interludes in the midst of trendy flute and digital loops. Interestingly, the song is based on Carnatic Raga Nata Bhairavi!

Naan Ini Kaatril

Singers: Yuvan Shankar Raja, Chinmayi

Lyrics: Pa. Vijay

A relaxing melody with soothing grand piano and Chinmayi’s vocals blend effortlessly with the orchestration. Pa.Vijay’s lyrics are poetic to the core and the chord progression of the song deserves a special mention. The song creates a blissful ambiance throughout with a tinge of surprise element having trance beats in between.


Singers: Tanvi Shah

Lyrics: Pa. Vijay

An eerie solo in the sultry vocals of Tanvi Shah paves the way for a fitting finale. The chord progression is quite unexpected with sudden turnovers in the tune. The symphonic strings blend brilliantly with harmonica throughout the composition. It is indeed an amazing finale for a breezy album.

Verdict: Yaakkai is a feel good album from Yuvan Shankar Raja with the right dose of fast paced songs and melodies.
( 2.75 / 5.0 )


Yaakkai (aka) Yaakkai

Yaakkai (aka) Yaakkai is a Tamil movie with production by Muthukumaran, direction by Kuzhandhai Velappan. The cast of Yaakkai (aka) Yaakkai includes Kreshna, Prakash Raj, Swathi Reddy.