Saturday November 12, 2016
Paambhu Sattai (Music review), Tamil – Ajesh
Neeyum naanum has a lovely, easy-on-the-ears lilt. That it’s also mighty short, with just one pallavi and charanam, and the faint echo of Rahman’s Indira number Odakkaara Maarimuthu makes it all the more interesting. Ajesh composes and sings this one very confidently. Nee uravaaga gets its choice of singers brilliantly right – Shreya Ghoshal and Haricharan. The tune is charming and is instantly likeable, with Josy’s woodwinds and a pleasant rhythm providing a lovely backdrop. Shreya’s range, particularly in the charanam, is fantastic! In Venmegamaai, Ajesh gets wonderful support from Vairamuthu’s lines and Keba’s electric guitar to produce a punchy, inspiring rock number delivered perfectly by Abhay Jodhpurkar. Ichukkattaa follows a fairly simple item-song approach, but Ajesh has a catchy tune nonetheless. He also gets the best of Deepak and Ranjani, besides a neat twist after the charanam where the music takes over and ends it with a frenzied bridge back to Ichukkattaa. Madhu Balakrishnan holds the highly engaging Kanavugalaal Kalaindhomey with his soulful rendition. Biju’s veena and the most-probably Vasantha raaga-based tune makes it a great listen. The theme is so good that you wish it was longer! Airtel Super Singer winner Ajesh makes an exemplary film composing debut.
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PS: Jukebox of Ajesh’s actual composing debut (Paambhu Sattai being his film composing debut), Rain College Love – The Connect.