tuned by Vijay and the rest
by Prakash. All the lyrics have been penned
by Na.Muthukumar. The impressive work
put in by sound engineer (late) H.Sridhar
is gratefully acknowledged on the jacket.
Aval Appadi Onrum---
A gentle flowing melody in Kalyani ragam,
this mettu reminds old timers of ‘kaviri
penne vaazgha’ an old hit from the
movie ‘Poompuhar’. The realistic
verses brings a smile to your lips. Very
pleasing accompaniment from the harp,
in tune with the gentle emotion the song
evokes. Good support from the violins
and flute. Janaki’s short passage
of raga is sweet.
Vocals: Benny Dayal,Hamsika
Funny song, this—was it composed
after the mettu was finalized? The flow
of words is not smooth. Anyway it holds
your attention for its ‘gypsy-song’
like beats and the smooth, soft descending
notes in Natabairavi—sa pa pa ma
paa ma-ga ma ga ma gaa ri; then sa ma
ma-etc; to ri sa, and down to ‘ni
sa sa etc; to dha pa’. Good vocals
from Benny Dayal.
Kanni Theriyum Vaanam---
Vocals: G.V.Prakash Kumar
A wistful cry from the soul of a poverty-ridden
youngster who looks to better times ahead.
The song is on Sankarabaranam scale with
a western touch. Lyrics take precedence
here and the strings just go along. The
music interlude before the single charanam
sounds stylish. Prakash, wanting to sound
agonized, ends up sounding strident!
Un Paerai Sollum---
Vocals: Naresh Iyer,
Shreya Ghosal, Haricharan
Such delicate blending of notes from the
strings, flute, keyboard along with soothing
folksy percussion rhythms! Though this
Kiravani-raga based duet song makes you
recall ‘Vennilave’ from Rahman,
it is still enjoyable. Especially the
way the flute goes ’ni sa sa sa
sa sa’ and the keyboard blends with
‘sa pa ma pa,pa sa pa ni’
three minutes into the song. Faultless
singing, of course.
Vocals: Benny Dayal,
M.K.Balaji, Janaki Iyer
Deep sounding percussion rhythms, rising
and falling, add pathos to this sad number.
Excellent articulation from Benny Dayal-especially
the elongated ‘sangatis’ at
the end of some lines. Is that the sarod
that we hear at the start and then later
on? Very plaintive notes! A haunting number,
truly! and different sounding, too.
Composed and sung by: Nellai
Boys,Karthik, Mahesh, Black Pandi(!) Muthuraj,
Senthilkumar, Srikanth, Sakthinarayanan
Vijay Antony’s presence seems to
have rubbed off on Prakash Kumar too,
we suppose—going by this funky ‘rappy’
number with some dialogues thrown in!
A quirky way to sign off this album, for
What impresses you right away about this
album is the excellent sound design. So
many delicate sounds have been etched
on to songs so smoothly. Nothing jars.
The songs too are slightly offbeat. The
artistic design of the cover and the interesting
‘sleeve note’ by Shaji, both
deserve notice. Would be nice if the film
Songs by G.V.Prakash:
Songs by Vijay Antony: