After their first outing in Ghajini turned
out to be a big hit, expectations are
sky high on the next venture of director A.R.Murugadoss
and actor Suriya - 7aum arivu. The mega budget
flick is produced by Udayanidhi Stalin's Red
giant movies. Let’s see if the team
can pull it off this time around.
Oh Ringa Ringa...
Singers: Roshan, Jerry John,
Benny Dayal, Suchitra
The album ticks off with a full-energy 'Oh
Ringa Ringa' which has shades of hip-hop wrapped
in a catchy Spanish percussion arrangement.
The song has unusual words in the usual style
of Harris to provide a solid hero introductory
song! The stylized composition scores maximum
using the support of peppy singing in engaging
tones by Roshan, Jerry John, Benny Dayal and
Suchitra. Though the song isn't novel, it’s
highly entertaining and has the potential
to be one of the biggest hits of this year.
Singers: Karthik, Megha
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar
The next number 'Mun Andhi' is a sweet, soft,
light breezy romantic track. Though the whistle
tune at the start reminds of his previous
composition 'poove vaai' from 12B, the difference
ends right there. It has lovely electronically
tuned beats that works well with the angelic
chorus (Megha) and sugary lyrics (Na.Muthukumar).
With the song having all elements needed to
top the charts, Karthik bewitches his
listeners with his delightful rendition. Shot
in the scenic Krabi islands in Thailand, it
should provide a visual treat to Suriya's
fans as well.
Singers: Vijay Prakash, Karthik, Shruti
Haasan, Pop Shalini
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar
Harris Jeyaraj's next popcorn entertainer
in the album is 'Yellae Lama'. Very infectious
desi hard-rock type song with high guitar
riffs and jams, to set the required upbeat
mood. The talented Shruti Haasan in her rock
'avatar' matches the youthful flamboyant singing
of Vijay Prakash, Karthik and Pop Shalini.
Trendy choreography should add more spice
to this dance-number and would fast catch
up among urbane listeners.
Singers: SP. Balasubramaniam,
Simplicity at its brilliance is the trademark
of the song, 'Yamma Yamma'. It’s been
some time since we heard the legendary SPB
in Harris's composition. SPB makes a refreshing
comeback to soften the mood of the love-lost
character. Kudos to the composer for making
a song that is not contemporary, yet strikingly
outstanding. Mild gatam beats fuse well with
the soothing musical arrangements. Projected
to be a huge hit in the same genre of 'Anjala
Innum Enna Thozha...
Singers:Balram, Naresh Iyer, Suchith
Lyrics: Pa. Vijay
This is a tribute to the people of Tamil Eezham
by Harris and is one of the inspirational
tracks, with motivational lyrics from Pa.Vijay.
The tenderly and pacifying voices of Balram,
Naresh Iyer and Suchith Suresan do the much
needed justice to the track.
The Rise Of Damo (Mandarin)...
Singers: Hao Wang
Lyrics: Karky `
Supposed to be one of the musical
highlights of the film, Harris brings in a
fresh fusion of traditional Chinese and South
Indian music. It would be interesting to see
how both music neophytes and connoisseurs
would take to this song. Madhan Karky
continues to be out-of-the-box in lyrics,
and this time it is in Mandarin.
The album promises a couple of big chart-busting
hits like the peppy 'Ringa Ringa', the
melodious 'Mun Andhi' and the pathos-ridden
'Yamma Yamma'. Though there is a déjà
vu feel all around the album, its a sure shot
commercial success, riding high on the mega-valued
production, promotion and heavy duty cast
Verdict: 7aum Arivu - Programmed
to please all your 7 senses.