Archive for the ‘Tamil OST’ Category

Em Peru Matta‘s racy metal sound is appealing but on a fractured tune. The song’s ‘Mersal Illai‘ line becomes another song, completely different, and equally all-over-the-place. Andrea Jeremiah owns Mayakkuraane‘s jazzy melody, amidst a superb brass section. That brass rules over the gaana’ish Maane Thene too, supported by lively singing. Anjaa Nenjane is a kuthu-jazz […]

Yuvan’s first interlude in Dhooramaai is quite literally like soaking into the beauty of a cool, green mountain, as the music simply flows. Vijay Yesudas adds to the effect with his exquisite singing too, while Vairamuthu’s lyrics imaginatively allude to the maternal instincts, in both the anupallavi (“Inge thondrum siriya malai, iyarkkai thaayin periya mulai, […]

Wednesday July 11, 2018 19:34

Lakshmi (Music review), Tamil – Sam C.S.

Morrakka Mattrakkaa is a beautifully constructed joyous outburst of a song. Uthara Unnikrishnan’s exuberant and innocent voice carries it as much as Madhan Karky’s inventive lyrics cheekily inverting the genders of famous dancers like Michael Jackson, Hrithik Roshan, Mikhail Baryshnikov and Prabhu Deva himself! Pappara Pappaa goes one step ahead, imbibing the energy of present-day […]

Simbu seems particularly in great form with his exaggerated singing in Mr.X, amidst the flashy EDM that Yuvan unleashes! Pattukutty Neethan is Yuvan at his vintage best! The melody is incredible, the music is almost hypnotic, and the singing… well, abysmal, courtesy Yuvan himself! Kaadhal Gaana is Yuvan letting V.M. Mahalingam belt out a superb […]

Sean Roldan’s grungy voice goes wonderfully with the moody tune of Edhuvaraiyo! Anirudh rolls out his mysterious, Moby-style backgrounds only after the first minute, raising the stakes! Kalyaana Vayasu, sung by Anirudh himself, is incredibly catchy. Sivakarthikeyan’s lyrics seem influenced by Simbu, particularly that ‘Wait pannava’ line! In Orey Oru, when Anirudh goes, ‘Sathamaai naan […]

Naan Yaarumilla makes up for its medley’ish tune (based presumably on Vakulabharanam raaga, evoking MS Viswanathan’s Engeyum Eppodhum) with outrageously funny lyrics by C S Amudhan and Chandru that skewer the superstar culture of Tamil films. Vaa Vaa Kaama‘s sensuous lyrics and melody harks back to Ilayaraja’s similar numbers—particularly over the charanam lines, “Urugida Vidu […]

Seema Weightu extends Veera Thurandhara, with a similar Ilayarajaesque swag, but adding some Mumbaiya mix too, along with Dopeadelicz and Arunraja Kamaraj’s rap. Katravai Patravai is the soul-twin of Neruppu Da, Keba’s electric guitar replacing Jhanu Chantar’s. Instead of Neruppa Da’s searing appeal, when Yogi B roars, “Unnayum maNNayum vendru vaa Thee (Thee)raatha or thevaiyai […]

Hey Hey ILU‘s plethora of smartphone notification sounds is as annoying as Right Right – both outdated tunes. In Nijama manasa, Sharreth alternates M.M.Manasi’s tantalizingly slow parts with Yazin Nizar’s outburst; the mix works beautifully, like Sharreth’s own Premika, a searing pathos amidst the aggressive chorus. The soundtrack’s best are Chiniki chiniki, an unusual melody […]

Sam goes overboard with his vocal shenanigans in Kallooliye, but his glitzy music jumps excitedly with that ‘Kaathaa kalakkura’ and with Swagatha’s fantastic singing, it works. Yedhedho aanene ups the ante with superb guitar, a tantalizing rhythm, and Sam and Chinmayi’s singing for the engaging melody. Rajaadhi raja‘s idea to offer a paean to Karthik’s […]

Monday February 26, 2018 18:12

Karu (Music review), Tamil – Sam C.S.

There’s palpable tenderness in the way Swagatha S. Krishnan handles Aalaliloo, rendering Madhan Karky’s gentle verse as if they are brittle. Sam’s music is wonderfully serene, even segueing into a rhythm that’s equally gentle. Konjali is an absolute stunner! From the sparse mridangam to the beautifully appropriate nadaswaram, to Sathyaprakash and Neha Venugopal’s lead vocals, […]

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