Saattai (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

The kids’ chorus consisting of Haripriya and Sai Venkat join Ramesh Vinayagam and create sheer magic in Jada jada jaada, aided superbly by Yugabharathi’s gritty lyrics. Imman’s soaring and impactful use of the chorus and guitar deserves special mention! Shreya Ghoshal rocks the dulcet Sahaayane (barring Pookku and Thakku, in place of Pookka and Thakka; a rare slip from the lady!) – lilting melody with fabulous violin across the interludes. Andhurundai kannazhagi is an instantly catchy and highly tuneful folk’ish item song that is gains from its repetitive Rakkararaa chorus. Adi raangi opens with almost-Raja’esque vocal harmony and Santosh Hariharan takes on from there beautifully – gorgeous guitar adorns all over this pleasant tune. Saisharan’s Nanbaa vaa nanbaa is the soundtrack’s weaker offering, with its fairly predictable 80s style pop-rock backgrounds. Of the two instrumentals, Daya’s insight seems like a mish-mash, but Serene grace makes the cut with its solid tune that morphs mid-way into a Yuvan-Selvaraghavan style trajectory! That Imman is improving by leaps and bounds is no secret; his last few soundtracks show steady progression. Saattai demonstrates a quiet confidence the composer seems to have acquired – as if he now knows what it takes to make a mark!

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