Vaagai Sooda Vaa (Music review), Tamil – Ghibran

Anitha’s vocals on Senga soola kaara is highly reminiscent of Nityashree Mahadevan’s range; along with getting the vocals right, debutant Ghibran also gets fabulous support from Vairamuthu who pens lyrics that evoke helpless predicament so evocatively in that impactful tune! Neha Bhasin turns in a shockingly pleasant surprise in Poraney poraney; she sings against her usual Tamil repertoire and together with Ranjith, delivers a knock-out, with Ghibran crafting a heart-warming melody with simple but mighty impressive orchestration! As if these weren’t enough, Ghibran throws in the grand Aana avanna with a fabulous children’s choir and spectacularly imagined backgrounds from Lisbon Symphony Orchestra…and now it is hard to believe that this is a debut soundtrack. But there’s more! Chinmayi’s Sara sara saara kaathu has a immensely likeable Uzhavan-like flourish but Ghibran ensures that there’s nothing remotely similar tune-wise – his confidence shows in every note! Even the two short pieces, Thaila thaila and Thanjavuru madathi stand out – the former for Rita’s singing and the latter for Ve Ramasamy’s lively lyrics and Jayamurthy’s earthy rendition! Vaagai Sooda Vaa’s soundtrack is a brilliant achievement – the music is refined and layered, something that is rarely expected out of a debut! Hats off, Ghibran!

Keywords: Vaagai Sooda Vaa, Vagai Suda Va, Ghibran, Sargunam, Vimal, Iniya, #200