I (aka) Ai songs review


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Sep 15,2014
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Production: Venu Ravichandran
Cast: Amy Jackson, Vikram
Direction: Shankar
Screenplay: Shankar
Story: Shankar
Music: A. R. Rahman
Background score: A. R. Rahman
Cinematography: P. C. Sreeram
Dialogues: Shankar, Subha
Editing: Anthony
Stunt choreography: Anal Arasu
Dance choreography: Shobi
PRO: Nikhil Murugan
Distribution: Aascar Films

I alias Ai is one of the most expected movies of the year directed by Shankar, starring Vikram and Amy Jackson in the lead roles. The music for the film is by our 'Mozart of Madras' A.R.Rahman

Singers: Anirudh Ravichander, Neeti Mohan
Lyrics: Kabilan

Anirudh’s voice adds color to this thumping song, that'll make your senses go up and down. Its mastering will make you feel the rhythms and the bass strokes, all the way to your lungs.  Folk beats with all the possible effects position the song completely international. Violin is A.R’s vintage touch ! Fun filled, innovative, generation X lyrics by Kabilan. 

Ennodu Nee Irundhaal
Singers: Sid Sriram, Sunitha Sarathy
Lyrics: Kabilan

‘Adiyey’ fame Sid Sriram pulls of another thriller here with his jazzy voice. Starting of the song is a killer! Piano, flute and the symbols establish the type of song you're going to listen. The sudden break down is then set into a pace by the bass drum. A top class rock song, backed by chorus, sensational rendition and raising octaves. The timpani, electric guitars and sudden change in texture of singing are all sheer genius. 

Singers: Nikita Gandhi
Lyrics: Madhan Karky

Rahman is one composer who can still sound original, even if going completely western. R n B amalgamated with electronic sounds provide a song that could be boasted off in foreign sea-shore parties. The rapid changes in the tune make it a little abstract. Might require some effort from casual listeners to follow the song. 

Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal
Singers: Haricharan, Shreya Ghoshal
Lyrics: Madhan Karky
Haricharan's crystal clear voice, Shriya's Hindustani driven singing lead to a chart-buster, here. A song purposefully made to match the locales Shankar might shoot the love song. Harp, Haiku, programmed beats and blues type guitar riff delivers a self-justifying sonata.
Aila Aila
Singers: Aditya Rao, Natalie Di Luccio
Lyrics: Madhan Karky

A strong experimental song with the grand piano, opera singing, carnatic traces, bhangra beats and subtle techno treats. Will definitely need the visuals to experience it better. 

Ennodu Nee Irundhaal (Reprise)
Singers: Chinmayee, Sid Sriram
Lyrics: Kabilan

Keeping ‘Ennodu nee irundhal’ harmony, Chinmayee's husky voice and the soul stirring chord progressions from the acoustic guitar combine to give a very soothing composition. The simple first BGM and the basic rhythms make it an easily understandable melody, unlike other Rahman songs that has to grow into you after multiple listens. Late incoming of the male voice creates further impact! 

Mersalaayitten (Remix)
Singers: Anirudh Ravichander, Neeti Mohan
Lyrics: Kabilan

Rahman makes this different from the original by making it shorter, adding little more reverb on the voice and overlapping the beats.

Verdict: Rahman & Shankar are back to doing what they do best, churn out chartbusters !
( 3.5 / 5.0 )


I (aka) Ai

I (aka) Ai is a Tamil movie with production by Venu Ravichandran, direction by Shankar, cinematography by P. C. Sreeram, editing by Anthony. The cast of I (aka) Ai includes Amy Jackson, Vikram.