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Production: XB Film Creators Cast: Gouri Kishan, Malavika Mohanan, Shanthnoo Bhagyaraj, Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi Direction: Lokesh Kanagaraj Screenplay: Lokesh Kanagaraj, Rathna Kumar Music: Anirudh Ravichander Cinematography: Sathyan Sooryan

Vaathi Coming
Singers: Anirudh Ravichander & Gana Balachander
Lyrics: Gana Balachander
This is the second single in the much-anticipated album of Master and this is basically about the two instruments and the percussion. There are very little vocals in the song and they belong to Gana Balachander and the composer Anirudh Ravichandher. The Shehnai (a music instrument) is the constant in the song and played absolutely magically by Balesh. A special mention is needed for the way an instrument like the Shehnai has been employed so well to suit a dance number and in fact, it oozes fun while the instrument has traditionally always been used in pathos. Navin's flute starts playing in the interlude and now he takes on the shehnai head-on with some amazing gamakas on display. VMK drums band from Kerala simply slay you with their non-stop beats and let us not forget the dhol and percussions by Hitesh Shelai and Vishal K. Overall, this is a loop-worthy dance track that would be even better when the choreography bits get released.

Andha Kanna Pathakka
Singers: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyrics: Vignesh Shivan
The song is sung by Yuvan Shankar Raja is his most recognisable style and even his nasal voice can suit certain songs and this is one of them for sure. The trend of making fellow composers sing is a healthy one. It’s a song that belongs to the pop genre and there are only a couple like Yuvan and Anirudh himself who will be automatic choices as vocalists to deliver with ease. The nature of every instrument used in this song is Electronic but the song could have employed a few variations, at least, in the form of a longer stanza or something. But it’s definitely going to hit the right notes among today’s college-going youth, specifically thanks to the fun lyrics by Vignesh Shivn. Keba Jeremiah plays the guitars, both acoustic and electric.

Kutti Story  
Singers: Thalapathy Vijay & Anirudh Ravichander
Lyrics: Arunraja Kamaraj
The composer is known as the musician of the masses today in Tamil Nadu and that is no mean feat to earn that title. He has this peculiar knack of combining good quality music with a sufficient dose of public-demanded style. The song is sung by Vijay himself. The actor delivers a preachy song and the likability of his voice is intact as it adds more to the fun vibe of the song. In fact, he does emote well in the song which reeks of simplicity in its structure or notes. Kutti Story is very simple in composition, with its minimal usage of instrumentals. The bass guitar and percussion that run along throughout the song are very enticing. One can envision this song becoming a college and teenage anthem that gets played in all college festivals. Last but not least, big applause to Arunraja Kamaraj (director of Kanaa) who penned the lyrics and Logi who created this very cute and interesting lyrical video that made the tune viral initially.

Quit Pannuda
Singers: Anirudh Ravichander
Lyrics: Vignesh Shivan
When the song was announced, it was intriguing as to what kind of Thalapathy song asks people to quit. Shouldn’t it be about continuing to fight and struggle without quitting? Then as the guitar starts playing in the background, a bottle is opened and we also hear it getting crushed. It is then that we start understanding that the song is about quitting drinking. The lyrics are very well written by Vignesh ShivN again, and where he excels is stopping just short of becoming preachy but at the same time, a song on quitting alcohol cannot be just lip service. This song is probably the best sung in the album. The way trumpets are employed on and off in the song to act like a co-star to Anirudh's vocals is impressive. We can’t wait for the picturisation.

Beat of Master (Instrumental)
This album has enough focus on percussions in the songs like Vathi Raidu and Vathi coming, but when a movie is made for the masses, no amount of foot-tapping is enough. So, here we have a small track that is probably dedicated to Thalapathy’s entry.

Polakattum Para Para
Singers: Santhosh Narayanan
Lyrics: Vishnu Edavan
The song couldn’t have started on a better note. We hear the great Vijay Sethupathis voice in his usual canny attitude and since we know he is donning the antagonist’s role, it’s even more fun and exciting. Ok, here we go again as it is Santhosh Narayanan, the composer, to lend his voice for this song. It’s probably a song that is sung from the villain’s perspective and the voice of Santhosh is so apt for this. Vishnu Edavan pens the lyrics for the song. The traditional thavil used as percussion for the song lifts the tempo and the electric guitar to go along with it is a wonderful combination.

Pona Pogattum
Singers: Anirudh Ravichander & Gana Balachander
Lyrics: Vishnu Edavan
This cute kid called CB Vinith and based on the lyrics of Vishnu Edavan, it seems like a young boy singing on the streets while begging. The voice is so aptly chosen and the boy's words touch your heart. The piano throughout the song is what adds to the melody of the song. It is a very short track but it is lovely, thanks to the choice of instruments also and it is smart of Anirudh to have chosen the sounds of the simple plate and glass as the lone percussion depicting how beggars on the road and local trains actually sing.

Vaathi Raid   
Singers: Anirudh Ravichander & Rap by Arivu
Lyrics: Arivu
The song description says that its an electrifying single and there couldn’t have been a more fitting description. The prefix word 'Vaathi' attached to the title which is the Tamil word for Master also works wonders. The stress in this song is on the word ‘Raidu’ and anyone who has been following Tamil cinema news over the last month or so will be aware of the subtle dig. The best part of the song is the humming that repeats itself throughout and its sung by Anirudh with that catchy vocal of his. Arivu hits you hard with his lyrics and a smart inclusion of the phrase 'Apna time' into the song. Sajith Sathya plucks that electric guitar to brilliant effect. Arivu raps with elegance and wraps things up in style. One can imagine this track being employed as a BGM with Thalapathy walking in slo-mo.

Verdict: Master is for masses - Anirudh's music is full of mass appeal as can be expected for a Vijay biggie!


3 ( 3.25 / 5.0 )



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Master (aka) Thalapathy 64

Master (aka) Thalapathy 64 is a Tamil movie with production by XB Film Creators, direction by Lokesh Kanagaraj, cinematography by Sathyan Sooryan. The cast of Master (aka) Thalapathy 64 includes Gouri Kishan, Malavika Mohanan, Shanthnoo Bhagyaraj, Vijay, Vijay Sethupathi.