Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal (aka) Ithu Kathirvelan Kadhal songs review


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Jan 20,2014
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Production: Udhayanidhi Stalin
Cast: Chaya Singh, Nayanthara, Santhanam, Udhayanidhi Stalin
Direction: S. R. Prabhakaran
Screenplay: S. R. Prabhakaran
Story: S. R. Prabhakaran
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Background score: Harris Jayaraj
Cinematography: Balasubramaniem
Dialogues: S. R. Prabhakaran
Editing: Don Bosco
Art direction: V. Selvakumar
Dance choreography: Dinesh
Singers: Aalaap Raju, Balaji, Harini, Harish Raghavendra, Jassie Gift, Jayamoorthy, Karthik, KK, M.K, Srilekha Parthasarathy, Velmurugan
Lyrics: Yugabharathi
PRO: Nikhil Murugan
Distribution: Red Giant Movies

Following the success of his debut Sundarapandian, director S.R.Prabhakaran teams up with Udhayanidhi Stalin and Nayantara for his next outing, Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal, featuring the music of Harris Jayaraj.

Maelae Maelae
Singers: Karthik
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

Harris peppers the song with his usual plating of directly accessible vocal and instrumental melodies and polishes it with crafty production. Karthik is challenged with a tune that demands a dynamic performance and he comes up on top.

Anbe Anbe
Singers: Harini, Harish Raghavendra
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

A peppy duet, not short of catchy moments, follows suit with all the trademark Harris touches and ad-libs. The vocal melody is slightly old-fashioned with the classical Madhyamavathi raagam but its paired to a sprightly dance groove which gives the tune its personality. Harini’s vocals undergo the ‘Harris effects’ as she and Harish Raghavendra deliver the goods.

Sara Sara Saravedi
Singers: Balaji, KK, M.K, Srilekha Parthasarathy
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

Without deviating too far from his style, Harris finds a middle ground to try something new with this folk tune. The cool guitar licks married to ghatam is definitely fresh, so is the melody. The progressive interludes and instrumental roleplay are minor shifts in a new direction for Harris. But the packaging and presentation is distinctive of Harris Jayraj’s successful track record.

Vizhiyae Vizhiyae
Singers: Aalaap Raju
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

The driving bassline sets you up for something lively but what we’re delivered is a pathos number that’s rather light, despite the mood. The vocal melody does carry strains of gospel but Yugabharathi’s lyrics remind us of its ‘soup song’ nature while Aalaap Raju’s emotive singing keeps you engaged.

Pallaakku Devadhaiya
Singers: Jassie Gift, Jayamoorthy, Velmurugan
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

The album closer is a typical kuthu song in Harris’s style with its simple hooks and mid-tempo rhythm. The vocal melody repeating itself leaves the tune short of some action. The proactive nature of the tune comes a little late in the day as the song picks up steam as it comes to a close. The choice of highly charged performers such as Jassie Gift and Velmurugan serve the song well.

Verdict: A handful of bright moments in this Harris musical.
( 2.75 / 5.0 )


Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal (aka) Ithu Kathirvelan Kadhal

Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal (aka) Ithu Kathirvelan Kadhal is a Tamil movie with production by Udhayanidhi Stalin, direction by S. R. Prabhakaran, cinematography by Balasubramaniem, editing by Don Bosco. The cast of Idhu Kathirvelan Kadhal (aka) Ithu Kathirvelan Kadhal includes Chaya Singh, Nayanthara, Santhanam, Udhayanidhi Stalin.