Wednesday February 13, 2013

Vathikuchi (Music review), Tamil – Ghibran

Posted by Karthik

Kuru kuru has a brilliant violin base that makes it seem so much like a song from composer K! But, as the song gathers steam, Ghibran leaves his stamp mighty well, particularly in the sprawling interludes and the unusual tunes changes in the anupallavi, helped generously by Sundar Narayana Rao’s fresh, confident vocals! Amma Wake Me Up is wonderfully playful, with a rather mysterious tune that seems to be using raaga Shivaranjani in a rather unusual way, complete with highly inventive interludes! Kanna kanna‘s seemingly Western classical base seems like a delightful harmonic minor scale use of Keeravani raaga, with Arivumathi’s lovely Tamil verses for perfect company; Ghibran’s orchestration is highly imaginative in this song! Sundar Narayana Rao once again surprises at how well he expresses the lyrics in the song, uniquely for the tune! Ari unnai too holds fabulous arrangements, with impactful lyrics by Yugabharathi and is impressively sung by Shabir. The theme music showcases Ghibran’s mastery over orchestral sounds, with its violins stealing the show and that pulse-pounding finale! It’s hard to believe that Vathikuchi is just Gibran’s second film. After an impressive debut like Vaagai Sooda Vaa, this is a fantastic sophomore effort from this talented composer!

Keywords: Ghibran, Vathikuchi, #200, 200

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