music by Sabesh-Murali. All lyrics
have been penned by Yugabarathy.
Azhagu Mugam Malarndhu---
This song portrays life as a long and
interesting journey. It ends in a telling
manner, saying’ idhai kaadhalodu
yaerka vendum evarume’. Suitably,
the chugging rhythms of a train keep us
company. On the Natabairavi scale and
very soft on the ears.
Vocals: Vijay Yesudas,
Another soft-as-a-ballad song, whereYugabarathy
has broken the tradition to fashion a
different kind of charanam for the lady
singer. As if almost writing a letter,
the lines go’anbulla manna, anbulla
kanava’ etc; a delicate tabla piece
after the charanam leads back to the lilting
Sarasangi raga swaras on the strings’pa
dha sa sa ni saa’ that repeat.
This song has been paced out interestingly—soft
jumping rhythms, but they speak of a hundred
emotions dancing away inside the hero.
The lyrics need to be savoured here, loneliness
which contrasts with the celebratory feel
of the lady singer’s voice. You
hear a bit of Suddha Danyasi but you can’t
Aaj Mone Bolecche---
Vocals: Ujjayini, Vijay
This song has alternating Bengali and
Tamil lyrics. The bengali part is folksy
and chirpy but the tamil part is sad and
achy. You hear strains of Suddha Danyasi
raga here. The bengali lyrics have been
penned by Gautam Bhattacharya.Appropriate
use of shehnai adds to the folksy feel
of the song
Vocals: Vijay Yesudas
A short and sweet number with very short
charanams, probably aiming to create a
very definite mood in the movie.
Varu Vazhi Engume---
start ‘pa ri saa’ hints at
Sankarabaranam scale and conveys a dramatic
undertone to the song. A sad-feel number,
this, in spite of the fact that it conveys
eagerness on the part of the lady looking
forward to uniting with her lover. Odd!
soft pensive opening from the sax leads
to this number which again hints at a
separation of sorts. Ends with the hero
relishing even this. Again the sax wraps
up the song.
Vocals: V.V.Prasanna, Mahati
song is patterned like the first one,
with the same mettu. The music interludes
are different, of course. Mahati adds
freshness to the feel of the song with
her low-pitched rendering. Speaks of surging
love inside the hearts. Good use of strings.
Vocals: Madhu Balakrishnan.
beautifully rendered by Madhu Balakrishnan,
this song derives its mood of gentle sorrow
from its different-sounding rhythms, low
flute notes and the soft wail of the lady’s
vocals. A short number, too. Looks like
the Charukesi raga has been touched upon.
if it is Prasanna, it must be the same
mettu as song no.1! yes, of course! But
this song speaks of the start of another
journey, possibly towards a more optimistic
prizes for guessing the mettu of this
song ---so this seems to be the ‘signature
tune’ of this movie! Again this
song is more of a ‘memory recall’
for the hero .The song ends with the assertion
that Time is a great teacher for all of
us and God is our only friend who guides
us to our promotion. Nice use of mouth
A whopping 11 songs!! But it must be said
to Cheran’s credit that each song
has been etched to convey a specific mood
and may well guide the viewer towards
an understanding of the inner minds of
the hero and the heroine. Nothing frivolous
here. But you do feel a little exhausted
by the time you finish listening to the
album. Thankfully the songs are short,
most of them. Will all find their way
to the screen?