Sunday September 25, 2016

Rekka (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

Posted by Karthik

That Imman reserves some of his best melodies for Shreya Ghoshal is well established already. And when he hands her a mesmerizing tune that seems to be alluding to both Simmendramadhyamam (possible shades of Panneer Pushpangal’s Aanandha raagam!) and Gowrimanohari raagas, the results are bound to be awesome. So, Kanna kaattu podhum totally rocks, in Shreya’s fantastic vocals and Imman’s wonderfully imagined interludes that bring the rich beauty of Gowrimanohari raaga! Imman’s choice of Nandini Srikar pays him rich dividends in Kannamma, and he adds to that a rich, resonant musical backdrop that sees him adding imaginative interludes featuring guitar and nadaswaram. The tune, an enchanting melody on the lines of Raja’s Karpoora bommai ondru (raaga Saraswathi, perhaps?), gets so much better with Nandini’s phenomenal rendition. Pollapaiyya is trademark Imman – brilliant, energetic guitar-led tune, but on an almost-Raja melody. Haricharan and Shweta Mohan sink into the tune with relish. Virru virru is an interesting homage to Vidyasagar’s repertoire for director Dharani – like a new-age Inthaadi kappakezhange from Dhool. Jithin Raj’s vocals sound fresh in the attitude-laden masala song. The Furious Wings theme is an energetic background-music melange. After a spate of middling soundtracks, Imman gets his act together!

Keywords: D.Imman, Rekka, 200, #200

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