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Production: Dream Warrior Pictures Cast: Aditi Balan, Anjali Varathan, Kavitha Bharathi, Lakshmi Gopalswamy, Muhammad Ali Baig Direction: Arun Prabu Purushothaman Screenplay: Arun Prabu Purushothaman Story: Arun Prabu Purushothaman Music: Bindhu Malini, Vedanth Bharadwaj Background score: Bindhu Malini, Vedanth Bharadwaj Cinematography: Shelley Calist Dialogues: Arun Prabu Purushothaman Editing: Raymond Derrick Crasta Art direction: Chitti Babu Lyrics: Arun Prabu Purushothaman, Kutti Revathi PRO: Johnson Distribution: Dream Warrior Pictures

Baby Song (Kukkotti kunaatti) 
Singers: Vedanth Bharadwaj, Bindhumalini, Praniti
Lyricist: Kutti Revathi

Baby Song (Kukkotti kunaatti) is a relaxed composition, taking its own time to grow on the listener. It travels from light Ukelele rhythms and moves on to a child's rhyme followed by rustic melodies harmonized with fresh acapella portions. Kukkotti seems like the visual equivalent of a simple family portrait painted in vibrant colours.

Teen Track (Asaindhadum Mayil) 
Singers: Bindhumalini
Lyricist: Oothakadu Venkata Subbayyar

Teen Track (Asaindhadum Mayil) starts off with its famous carnatic song namesake, and quickly transforms into R&B with some funky scatting by Bindhumaalini. The bass guitar, trumpet and accordion bits that finish off the song are very lively, and as a whole, seem to indicate mischief and fun.

Liberty Song (Cement Kaadu)

Singers: Bindhumalini

Lyricists: Kutti Revathi, Arun Prabu Purushothaman

Liberty Song (Cement Kaadu) promises to track the journey of its subject through the urban jungle (cement kaadu, yes), and the 1950's rock-style composition adds extra zing to the vocals which fall easy on the ears. Both the idea and use of retro music sound very new indeed.

Party Song (Uchcham Thodum Anbin Kodi) 

Singers: Vasu Dixit, Bindhumalini

Lyricist: Kutti Revathi

Party Song (Uchcham Thodum Anbin Kodi) has the soul of an Ilayaraja song that has adapted beautifully to modern musicality. The tunes and lyrics seem to symbolize deep meanings associated with its context in the film. It may well be the go-to song of the album.

Hope (Merku Karaiyil)
Singers: Vedanth Bharadwaj, Bindhumalini
Lyricist: Arun Prabu Purushothaman

Hope (Merku Karaiyil)'s subtle melodies become its biggest strength, and the song resonates with us even after we're finished listening. Folkstyle string rhythms, beautiful singing, and softly musical sarangi help bring out the song's calm and mature look at hope.

Aruvi Theme (Moods of Aruvi) 
Singer: Bindhumalini

Aruvi Theme (Moods of Aruvi) seems to sum up the mood and feel of the film - happiness, hope, and pain. Strings, especially the violin, play the most significant part in the song, taking us through the highs, lows, and mellows. And we're left with a strong desire to watch the film.


Verdict: Bindhu Malini and Vedanth Bharadwaj debut with a newfangled and experimental album. The album might not be a playlist favourite for all, but its indie feel gives a fresh perspective to music making in Tamil cinema.


3 ( 3.25 / 5.0 )



Aruvi (aka) Aruvi Movie

Aruvi (aka) Aruvi Movie is a Tamil movie with production by Dream Warrior Pictures, direction by Arun Prabu Purushothaman, cinematography by Shelley Calist, editing by Raymond Derrick Crasta. The cast of Aruvi (aka) Aruvi Movie includes Aditi Balan, Anjali Varathan, Kavitha Bharathi, Lakshmi Gopalswamy, Muhammad Ali Baig.