Debutant director, Vignesh Menon, happens to be the grandson of late director K Shankar .His film is a family drama about everyday heroes. It has been extensively shot in Chennai and Ooty. Anuja Iyer is back on screen after a hiatus and Pandiarajan has an offbeat role in the film. Newcomer Jubin takes care of the music and let’s analyze his score …
A 6 mins song after quite a while. A neat melody without any gimmicks. Neat, uncluttered and simple. The pair that gave us some great melodies in the past is back – Harini and Hariharan. They sound delightful as ever. The song has some tastefully done instrumentals as well. The veena and flute soar. Good start to the album though it is a bit old fashioned for the FB crowd.
A short number with minimal instrumentals that talks about the magic of falling in love. Ajeesh sounds pleasant. Will depend on the visuals for better impact.
Shankar Mahadevan is passionate and vociferous in this inspirational number. But, it is definitely not among his better efforts. The musical arrangement and the chorus are old fashioned. The instrumentals remind us of those patriotic numbers that Vidyasagar used to give with unfailing regularity.
Elegant guitar start that is straight out of ‘Nirvana’. Such a low key and low pitched rendering by Belly Raj. Another song that might be a montage in the movie.
Bombay Jayashree, Rahul Nambiar
Jayashree’s trademark strong and low pitched vocals are on show here. We have gotten used to her style. She sounds too dramatic in this number. The violin and string instrumentals stand out. Rahul makes an entry in the second stanza and it must be admitted that he is better suited for peppy foot tapping numbers and not melodies like this.
Another situational slow number with no percussive accompaniments. Ajeesh sounds shaky. The intense violin bits sound really pathos ridden. The number has a Christmas choir effect.
Verdict: Another newcomer makes his debut and this maiden offering is average at best. All the songs have melody as the prime focus and Jubin has the potential to improve.