Tuesday July 16, 2013
Thalaivan (Music review), Tamil – Vidyasagar
Adaivaana‘s psychedelic sound is more jarring than absorbing even as Ranjith sleepwalks through the middling tune. Naan manmathar is best suited for a period when Vetri Vizha’s Maarugo maarugo was making waves, while veteran Yesudas’ Oru kodi pournami sits uncomfortably between his aged vocals and the modern sound. Of the two very-Vidyasagar’ish velvety melodies, Yaarai kaettu, with its Malayalam-Raja-style-Vidyasagar sound is more appealing than Siru paarvai that seems regurgitated from his past material. Both have very good vocals from Vandana Srinivasan, though, joined by Vijay Prakash and Karthik, respectively. Thalaivan’s soundtrack maks it seem like Vidyasagar is past his prime.
Keywords: Vidyasagar, Thalaivan