Archive for the ‘Tamil OST’ Category

Thursday September 7, 2017 19:10

Sathya (Music review), Tamil – Simon K. King

There’s something distinctly Harris Jayaraj about Kadhal Project, but Simon improvises to bring his unique stamp, with his own funky keyboard and Vasanth David’s drums. Keerthana Vaidyanathan, and Benny Dayal, in particular, blaze through the swanky vocals. Kalyani’s part in Yavvana is extraordinarily beautiful, but Yazin’s abrupt Yavvana hook demands time to get used to. […]

Thursday September 7, 2017 18:30

Karuppan (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

Karuva karuva payale is Imman regurgitating his stock, but between Shankar Mahadevan and Shashaa Tirupati, the energetic melody really comes alive, amidst brilliant work by Chennai Strings Section. It’s hard not to like Usure given the soaring Charukesi base and Ananya Bhat’s beautiful rendition, but the raaga use, with limited novelty, also makes it too […]

Nee paarkum and Neenda naal has one wondering why Vidyasagar even went out of circulation in Tamil! The melodies are instantly appealing and the gracefully understated orchestration beautifully compliments Sathyaprakash, Karthik and Shweta Mohan’s excellent singing in both songs. But the answer to the first sentence’s wonder could be in Achukku buchukku! It is no […]

Sunday August 20, 2017 19:31

Mersal (Music review), Tamil – A R Rahman

Maacho, with its dramatically diverse soundscape, is Rahman throwing everything including the kitchen sink at it! Awkwardly enough, with adequate gibberish, it sounds like a Harris Jayaraj song – a meta-milestone! Mersal arasan and Aalaporaan Thamizhan are even more disconcertingly disparate, with enough bits of alluring sounds that just don’t seem to cohesively come together. […]

Iravil varukira is Shreya’s show… almost all the way! She’s impeccable, as expected, but ‘almost’ because Ishaan, interestingly, throws in so many things into it – exquisite orchestration (particularly that second interlude!), a sweeping tune that demands your attention given its complex path, and a jaunty rhythm reminiscent of 80s Bollywood! In comparison, Ishaan’s vocals […]

Amidst the wailing electric guitar, the Major Sundarrajan style title song—Kathanayagan The Hero—is adequate for Vishnu Vishal’s slow-motion intro. Anirudh is perfect for On nenappu, a song with Dhanush-level lyrical prowess (GKB’s lyrics, however) and a catchy tune with a lovely violin and harmonium layer. The swankily conceived brass-led tune of Tappu tippu works alongside […]

Monday August 7, 2017 20:33

Vivegam (Music review), Tamil – Anirudh

Surviva is a relentless affair. The music is pulsating and Yogi B leads the frenetic vocals in style. Thalai viduthalai goes one step ahead, with punchy vocals delivered with panache by Anirudh and Harish Swaminathan. Veriyera, though, goes overboard and is rather generic. Even Kadhalaada‘s beautifully flowing (Kedaram? Nalinakanti?) melody—deftly handled by Shashaa Tirupati and […]

Sunday July 30, 2017 17:20

Aramm (Music review), Tamil – Ghibran

Ghibran makes phenomenal use of The city of Prague Philharmonic orchestra in Melam kottudaa. The orchestral splendor is a consistent backdrop to Gold Devaraj’s engaging singing of the bittersweet melody that is a somber reminder of the serious lack of water. Thoranam aayiram carries a whiff of Charukesi raaga (goes off in the anupallavi) that […]

Wednesday July 26, 2017 19:12

Nibunan (Music review), Tamil – S.Navin

Vaa daa modi paakalam is not a clarion call to come and look at our Prime Minister. It is instead Arunraja Kamaraj getting further pigeon-holed into his Kabali template, screaming his vocal chords out in a bloody splatter. Pradeep Kumar handles Idhuvum kadanthu pogum‘s cool rock-ballad style melody with grace, particularly the softer phrases. But […]

Summa irukkuruthu and Pachi paranthiruchi are Imman template-reuse all the way – pounding rhythm and vocal effects, with simplistic catchy tunes. In Ammani, despite Diluckshan Jeyaratnam and Shashaa Tirupati, the melody suffers from being too similar to umpteen Imman songs. Yennaannu solveno has a painfully obvious pathos melody, but Imman invests a lot in the […]

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