It was an overnight success for filmmaker Sargunam when his debut film Kalavani hit it off with the audience and critics. The film declared Vimal as the safest bet for producers and now we have the duo coming together for Vaagai Sooda Vaa. The album marks the debut of Gibran as music director in Tamil film industry that has some promising tracks. The songs are written by Vairamuthu, Ve. Ramasamy and Karthi Netha.
Senga Soola Kaara
Lyrics : Vairamuthu
The album opens with this fabulous track that serves as a pleasing treat for the listeners. It boasts of wonderful composition as Gibran gives a tremendous orchestration, which in parts resembles the touch of James Horner (especially the interludes). The music director seems to have taken more efforts writing best notations for the instrumentals. Even the minute fill-ins played on mild chimes sound perfect. Anitha beautifies the song with her voice that sounds good at any octaves. Vairamuthu delineates the lives of labors involved in Brick Manufacturing. Sutta sutta mannu kallacchi, natta natta kallu veedaachi, nacchu nacchu patta namma polappudhan paccha manna pocchu is one of best lines by the National award winner.
Sara Sara Saara Kaathu
There is something special about the song as we sense a unique blend of western and folk beat. The rhythmic swing in guitars carries the shades of B.J. Thomas’ ‘Raindrops keep falling on my head’. But soon with the addition of percussions, the song transits into folk style. For the first few seconds, you may feel like a new singer is crooning this number. Credits to Chinmayi for trying on a different modulation as her voice sounds sweeter than before. Vairamuthu has penned lyrics with the rhyming words and it works out well for the song. Especially the opening lines that flows with the words starting with SA…
Lyrics: Ve. Ramaswamy
The song lasts just for 80secs and it sounds like a performance by group of singers involved in street play. It has simple instruments and Jayamurthy’s voice sounds exactly like a narration of street play.
Vocals: KG Ranjith, Neha Bhasin
Lyrics: Karthi Netha
The song expresses the pathos of young lovers and their separation. KG Ranjith gives a power packed performance giving away the right feel and so is Neha Bhasin. But as she touches the highest pitch, there seems to be a western style in her voice, which could have been avoided. But this doesn’t affect the song in anyway. Overall, the song appeals strongly for its lyrics and performance by singers.
Lyrics: Ve. Ramasamy
Sounds like a situational song of a girl in love experiencing extreme happiness. The song is done in retro-style as the rhythmic pattern and chorus part are reminiscent of romantic songs churned out during late 60s.
Performed by Lisbon International
Symphony Orchestra and Children’s Choir
Never heard off a song that abundantly showers its praises on Teacher. Hats off to Vairamuthu for penning lines that is enamoring to the senses. The symphonic orchestral by Lisbon International is the major highlight of this song. Precisely, the song will gain more popularity with the visuals.
After hearing the complete album, it’s evident that Gibran is very much influenced by international music. While the films set in rural backdrops have stereotyped score for songs, the freshman introduces new flavors and deserves appreciations for his good attempt. ‘Sara Sara’ and ‘Poraney Poraney’ would become the major attraction while ‘Senga Soola Kaara’ and ‘Aana Aavanna’ will reach its peak after release.
Verdict: Commendable start by Gibran, gives brand new experience for music lovers.