Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (OKOK) is acclaimed producer Udayanidhi Stalin’s debut effort as the lead actor. His banner, Red Giant Movies, already has a great reputation in the industry as one which gives big budgeted blockbusters. For his debut, he is banking on director Rajesh of ‘SMS’ and ‘BEB’ fame to deliver the goods. This comic caper with shades of romance has current bombshell Hansika Motwani as the female lead. Harris Jeyaraj has provided the music and Santhanam, the all-conquering comedian is the primary face value of this film. Let’s see what HJ has to offer.
Kadhal Oru …
Aalaap Raju, Sunitha Sarathy, Hemachandran
This is the signature song of the album. Has a catchy ring to it with elegant guitar accompaniments. The tune is typical of Harris, as expected, but he knows which tune will strike the right chord with the masses. This song has already created quite a buzz on the internet through the trailer. Has a classy jazzy feel to it. Aalaap Raju does the honors for this song.
Mukesh, Sri Madhumitha
No innovations with respect to the tune. The ghatam percussion is the standout element of this song. Though this song might also join Harris hit list, there is nothing new for an avid listener. The song takes you back to the days of Lesa Lesa.
Aalaap Raju, Chinmayi, Sharmila
Oh no not again, that’s what you feel. This is another familiar tune with familiar execution. Some great locations and fast moves will help lure the audience on the big screen. There are some typical inexplicable words before the second stanza that you hear in all Harris songs. The song is catchy like all other Harris songs. The Akila Akila refrain might help the song hit the right chord.
Adadaa Oru …
This short yet highly intense song redeems the album to a good extent. Karthik sounds earnest as always. When he goes ‘Uyire Uyire’ it is uplifting. The experimental aspect of this song shines through during the ‘thakita thakita’ konnakol portions of the song. Good effort.
Naresh Iyer, Velmurugan
This is a Kuthu number to finish the album. This is a tune that is familiar to Harris and he has given a similar number in Thotti Jaya. This is a love failure song. Given the presence of Santhanam, one can expect good energy on the screen. Udayanidhi’s dancing skills might be tested in this song. The ‘Anjala’ effect has been tried again.
Verdict: Given his tremendous success rate and proven potential, listeners do expect something new from Harris. Nothing different about this album, but definitely has few like-able singalongs to keep the audio outlets happy!