Manja Pai (aka) Manja Pye songs review


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Apr 05,2014
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Production: A Sargunam Cinemaz, Thirrupathi Brothers
Cast: Lakshmi Menon, Rajkiran, Vimal
Direction: N Raghavan
Screenplay: N Raghavan
Story: N Raghavan
Music: NR Raghunanthan
Background score: NR Raghunanthan
Cinematography: Masani
Dialogues: N Raghavan
Editing: Deva
Art direction: AR Mohan
Stunt choreography: Dilip Subbarayan
Dance choreography: Bobby Antony, Dinesh
Lyrics: Yugabharathi
PRO: Jhonson
Distribution: Thirrupathi Brothers

Produced by Lingusamy's Thirrupathi Brothers, Manja Pai is directed by N.Raghavan and features Vemal, Lakshmi Menon and Rajkiran in key roles. Music is by NR Raghunanthan.

Anbu Dhaan
Singers: Krishnaraj
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

A folk tune stripped to an acoustic set gives an intimate feel to Yugabharathi’s lyrics and Krishnaraj's vocals fall into place nicely. There is a temptation to bring in the percussions every now and then but NR Raghunanthan limits their presence.

Aagaasa Nilavu
Singers: SP Balasubramaniam
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

It could be either SPB’s voice or the rhythm, or both, which bring back fond memories of Raja’s best. This song could have easily fitted into any of the village based subjects from the late 80s. Still, the performance and the friendly melody make this listenable.

Ayyo Ayyo
Singers: Asvitha, Ayshwarya, Harish, Laxman, Rishi, Sailaxmi, Vaishali
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

A sprightly jive composition with the onus set on the vocal performances from a young bunch of singers. While the kids sound like they've had a lot of fun, the tune is passable.

Paathu Paathu
Singers: Hariharasudhan, Vandana Srinivasan
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

NR Raghunanthan finds himself in his strong zone where he dishes out soft but perky folk melodies and the singers Hariharasudhan and Vandana Srinivasan sound pleasant. However the composer's move to line up instrumental solos one after the other takes away some of the vocal melody's impact.

Singers: Karthik
Lyrics: Yugabharathi

Another tune that's quite typical of NR Raghunanthan's brand of folk. The guitar chords add a nice texture to the soft percussions and the melody tests singer Karthik but he pulls through without being stretched much.

Verdict: An album with NR Raghunanthan's brand of soft folk tunes which doesn't offer anything new.
( 2.25 / 5.0 )


Manja Pai (aka) Manja Pye

Manja Pai (aka) Manja Pye is a Tamil movie with production by A Sargunam Cinemaz, Thirrupathi Brothers, direction by N Raghavan, cinematography by Masani, editing by Deva. The cast of Manja Pai (aka) Manja Pye includes Lakshmi Menon, Rajkiran, Vimal.