Lingaa (aka) Linga songs review


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Nov 16,2014
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Production: Rockline Entertainments
Cast: Anushka, Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha
Direction: KS Ravikumar
Screenplay: KS Ravikumar
Story: KS Ravikumar
Music: AR Rahman
Background score: AR Rahman
Cinematography: R. Rathnavelu
Dialogues: KS Ravikumar
Art direction: Amaran
PRO: Riaz
Distribution: Eros International

Lingaa is one of the most awaited movies of the year starring Superstar Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha and Anushka in the lead roles. AR Rahman has composed the songs for this KS Ravikumar directorial

Oh Nanba
Singers: Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam, S.P. Balasubramaniam
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

Reverberating SPB kicking in with the flamingo type orchestration, Oh nanba is a thorough retro. Isaipuyal has taken an outdated genre' and has cleverly fused it with party-mix and rap. The acoustic strumming and the congo add a constant pace. The period setting in the movie might give an edge to the track.  

En Mannavva
Singers: Aditi Paul, Srinivas
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

Rahman tends to keep it simple when its for Superstar. Thanks to the tune, this duet is chirpy and Bollywood like. The bhols, swarasthanams and tambourine give us an idea of what to expect on screen. Might not be instantly accessible though.

Indianne Vaa
Singers: A.R. Rahman
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

The magical Rahman voices for a song that readily talks of unity and patriotism. The powerful chorus, authoritative lyrics and the groovy rhythm progression make it an addictive number. Rahman scores as a quality tenor again. The experimental tape-beat towards the end and the sudden change in the lead tune are typical Rahman elements.

Mona Gasolina
Singers: Mano, Neeti Mohan, Tanvi Shah
Lyrics: Madan Karky

The powerful Mano is back. Nadhaswaram for a melody? That is AR Rahman. Starts off like a mash up of all the recent international trends in music with all the growling in the singing and the Spanish phrases. But the catchy lyrics, thavil and interesting chords in the background make it fun filled and celebratory. Neeti and Tanvi, the female singers are top class.

Unmai Orunaal Vellum
Singers: Haricharan
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

The much needed pathos of the album. With just the hand drum and the deep Haricharan's voice, Unmai orunaal is soft and sober. The instrumentation and the singing neatly parted for an uncomplicated listen shows Rahman reaching out to the casual listeners.

Verdict: With Rahman experimenting to give period specific music, Linga isn't the usual easily accessible Rajinikanth album. Time and visuals might give a different perspective.
( 3.0 / 5.0 )


Lingaa (aka) Linga

Lingaa (aka) Linga is a Tamil movie with production by Rockline Entertainments, direction by KS Ravikumar, cinematography by R. Rathnavelu. The cast of Lingaa (aka) Linga includes Anushka, Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha.