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saguni-music-review SAGUNI MUSIC REVIEW
Review by : Kaushik L.M

Starring: Karthik, Praneetha, Santhanam
Direction: N. Shankar Dayal
Music: G V Prakash Kumar
Production: Dream Warrior Pictures
Vocals: Shankar Mahadevan, Sonu Nigam, Saindhavi, Baba Sehgal, Priya Himesh, Velmurugan, Pushpavanam Kuppusamy
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar, Annamalai, Vivega, Paramu

Saguni is Karthi’s release after close to one and a half years. In this gap, the expectations and hype around him have increased manifold. He is a mass hero in his own right now. At such a time, Saguni arrives with the beautiful Praneetha and comedy superstar Santhanam in tow. G.V.Prakash joins hands with Karthi for the 2nd time after ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’. Let’s see if he has lived up to his lofty levels.

Kandha Kaara Vadai...  
Shankar Mahadevan
Lyrics: Paramu

This is an enjoyable number about life in the city. It is a jolly ride all the way with catchy words and typically expressive singing by Shankar Mahadevan. The tempo never drops with the instrumentals aiding in the pace of the song. Will be a winner in all probability. It would be interesting to see Karthi enacting the lyrics out on screen. A new number for G.V.Prakash, definitely

Manasellam Mazhaiye...  
Sonu Nigam, Saindhavi
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

When you have Sonu Nigam, you know what to expect. A full-fledged melody, it is. When Saindhavi is there for company, it adds to the melodic quality even more. Her voice sounds shrill though. The flute and the whistles gel well with the song.  Will the masses take a liking to this melody? Time will tell. 

Vella Bambaram...
Baba Sehgal, Priya Himesh
Lyrics: Vivega

This is an energetic and cheeky number. A comedy duet, so to speak, what with the teaser already showing us glimpses. The flute has a prominent presence in this song as well. The singers add the necessary punch to this song. Will appeal to the kids for sure.

Pottadhu Pathalai Maapillai...  
Lyrics: Annamalai

This number was an instant hit when the 20 seconds version was out itself. Songs centered on alcohol have generally hit the bulls-eye as the youth instantly connect to such songs. The trumpet and ‘thaara thappatta’ are part and parcel of such ‘gaana’ songs. The veena is a nice addition as well. Deva was en expert at such numbers and now GVP has one to show in his resume as well.

Aatukkutti Muttaipodum Solliduvaanda...
Pushpavanam Kuppusamy
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

A song centered on the elections, politicians and the general voting process. Given the genre of the movie, such a song was expected. It is a happy ‘thiruvizha’ type song with the trumpet, ‘nadaswaram’ in full flow and Pushpavanam Kuppusamy is an expert at such songs.

Verdict: The songs have all been composed with the sole intention of entertaining the audience. Save the melody, the rest all play to the gallery all the way. Good ‘mass’ album.

Tags : Saguni, Karthik, Praneetha, Santhanam, N. Shankar Dayal, G V Prakash Kuma
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