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Production: Wunderbar Films Cast: Easwari Rao, Huma Qureshi, Nana Patekar, Rajinikanth, Samuthirakani Direction: Pa Ranjith Screenplay: Pa Ranjith Story: Pa Ranjith Music: Santhosh Narayanan Background score: Santhosh Narayanan Cinematography: Murali G Editing: Sreekar Prasad Stunt choreography: Dhilip Subbarayan PRO: Riaz K Ahmed

Semma Weightu
Lyrics: Dopeadelicz, Arunraja Kamaraj, Logan
RAP: Dopeadelicz -  Dope Daddy, Stony Psyko, MC Mawali & featuring Arunraja Kamaraj
Singers: Hariharasudhan, Santhosh Narayanan

A surprising start to the album, and an even bigger surprise if it's the "intro" song for the superstar, Sema Weightu is a restless and dynamic hip-hop track with racy rap and beatbox portions that make for a sheer musical ride. A delightfully zingy number awaits fans of both Rajinikanth and Santhosh Narayanan!

Thanga Sela
Lyrics: Arunraja Kamaraj
Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Pradeep Kumar, Ananthu

Thanga Sela is a revisit of the locally famous gaana genre, but Santhosh adds his own touch - although the song sounds "minimal", the few layers of sounds that are there complement Shankar Mahadevan's cheerful rendition. Dance-loving fans will have fun with the number!

Katravai Patravai
Lyrics: Arunraja Kamaraj, Kabilan, Roshan Jamrock
RAP: Yogi B, Arunraja Kamaraj, Roshan Jamrock
Dialogues: Shri.Rajnikanth

Much like the guitar portions that make the composition, Katravai Patravai is electric. Yogi B, Arunraja and Roshan bring fire with their rap to lyrics that are already sizzling hot. David Joseph has a field day on the drums. Bonus points for the kuthu beats infused and the superstar punch in the middle!

Lyrics: Uma Devi
Singers: Pradeep Kumar, Dhee

The phrase 'Santhosh's magic' is almost enough to describe the beauty that is Kannamma, but since the vocals of Pradeep Kumar & Dhee, the lyrics of Uma Devi, the bass of Mani, the strings of Keba Jeremiah & Joseph Vijay and the percussions of David Joseph too deserve rich praise - bravo to all of them. Wonderful, a must listen.

Kannamma - Acapella
Lyrics: Uma Devi
Singer: Ananthu

For a composition like Kannamma that is already soulful, an acapella version is sure to add another dimension, and they do. Ananthu is wonderful all throughout, be it the vocals or the whistle portions.

Urimayai Meetpom
Lyrics: Arivu
Vijay Prakash, Ananthu

Urimayai Meetpom is not easy to place since its percussion setup screams "easy going gaana" but its heavy and focused lyrics - by Arivu - point at a social-message song to motivate the masses. This uncomfortable mix might dilute its power and punch, had they been intended.

Lyrics: Dopeadelicz, Logan
Singers:  Dopeadelicz

As the name suggests, Poraaduvom preaches revolution, but in rap form. Layers in the background aim to boost the vocals to another level of impact, but whether they do so, is debatable. Dopeadelicz is worthy of mention for their lyrics which sound like slogans at places, though.

Lyrics: Dopeadelicz, Logan
Singers: Dopeadelicz, Muthamil

One might feel heady with another rap song in the album, but if lyrics are your thing, Theruvilakku will work for you. Of course, it's packaged well by Santhosh, but Theruvilakku lacks lasting impact.

Nikkal Nikkal
Lyrics : Dopeadelicz, Logan
Singers: Dopeadelicz, Vivek, Arunraja Kamaraj

Nikkal Nikkal sounds super cool - the contrast of thara local percussions with a deep bass beat sounds dope. A good track for your musical palate to finish the album with. You will understand that adjectives like theri, kizhi are the ones that should probably be used to describe the song when you listen to it, so do!

Verdict: A dynamic album by Santhosh - dominated by tracks with social messages - who weaves his magic with his not-to-miss mass and melody tracks!


3 ( 3.0 / 5.0 )



Kaala (aka) Kaala Karikaalan

Kaala (aka) Kaala Karikaalan is a Tamil movie with production by Wunderbar Films, direction by Pa Ranjith, cinematography by Murali G, editing by Sreekar Prasad. The cast of Kaala (aka) Kaala Karikaalan includes Easwari Rao, Huma Qureshi, Nana Patekar, Rajinikanth, Samuthirakani.