Review By : Album Release Date : Jun 17,2016

Production: Ondraga Entertainment, Photon Kathaas Cast: Baba Sehgal, Manjima Mohan, Silambarasan Direction: Gautham Menon Screenplay: Gautham Menon Story: Gautham Menon Music: A R Rahman Background score: A R Rahman Cinematography: Dan Macarthur

Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada is an upcoming romantic film directed by Gautham Menon, starring Silambarasan and Manjima Mohan in lead roles. Music for the film is composed by A.R.Rahman.

Singers: Aditya Rao, Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam and Sri Raskol
Lyrics: Vignesh Shivan
Rap Lyrics: ADK, Sri Raskol

The most anticipated album of this season begins with a funky and contemporary number with Reggae styled lyrics and Rap touches now and then. The song sure has an international appeal to it but it is the bass touches which give it a strange yet captivating flavor. Aditya Rao strikes gold with his confident rendition which never falters throughout. There is a faint Arabic flavor in terms of strings which is surprisingly fused with kuthu beats! A very special mention should be made for the Rap portion which was done in breathtakingly impressive style.

Idhu Naal 
Singers: Aditya Rao and Jonita Gandhi
Lyrics: Madhan Karky

The Reggae style Rahman strikes it perfectly once again with a feel good number and hummable tune which is ably supported by low Hip-Hop beats, swift electric guitar and trendy sounding. Aditya Rao hits the bull’s eye with his unique vocals and mesmerizing velvetiness. Jonita Gandhi adds the necessary diva touch through her voice to this extremely pleasant number. Watch out for those flow like interludes which move like a river stream!

Singers: Satya Prakash and Shashaa Tirupati
Lyrics: Thamarai

A breezy fusion number with all the makings of an ideal road song arrives next almost in a jiffy. Sathya Prakash’s lovely vocals are perfectly complemented by Shashaa’s classy rendition. The mild acoustic guitar and mellowed treble sets the stage for a picture perfect travel song and has a delicate tossing of a trance number as well. The icing on the cake comes in the form of an impressive presentation of popular Carnatic composition Navaragamalika varnam featuring the royal Yadakula Kambhoji and Sri Raga portions!

Avalum Naanum
Singers: Vijay Yesudas  
Lyrics: Pavendhar Bharathidhasan 

It is time for a yesteryear ARR styled ballad from the master singer Vijay Yesudas himself. The storytelling styled lyrics, casual approach with limited strings makes a larger than life impact on this amazing number. This track would sure become a bedtime listen for the modern generation! Watch out for the amazing violin solo in the first interlude which would take the breath away! Adding the trademark touch of Pan Flute which was so common for ARR from the 90s songs acts like an icing on the cake. 

Singers: Sid Sriram, Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam and Aparna Narayanan
Lyrics: Thamarai
Rap lyrics: ADK

The talented singer Sid Sriram who usually sings breezy numbers comes up with a laid back party number high on energy levels and sustained rhythm section. The tremendous vocal range of the singer comes to best use in this emotional number and Thamarai’s lyrics add the poetic dimension to this compelling number. All in all, a fitting track for the ideal finale!

Verdict: Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada is an apt album from the creative combination of AR Rahman - Gautham Menon. This duo never disappoints!
( 3.5 / 5.0 )


Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (aka) Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada

Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (aka) Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada is a Tamil movie with production by Ondraga Entertainment, Photon Kathaas, direction by Gautham Menon, cinematography by Dan Macarthur. The cast of Achcham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (aka) Achcham Enbadhu Madamaiyada includes Baba Sehgal, Manjima Mohan, Silambarasan.