Wednesday May 9, 2018

Kaala (Music review), Tamil – Santhosh Narayanan

Posted by Karthik

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 kondu vaa Noo
(Noo)raayiram aandugal pothume On
(On)draagave maaruvaai seeruvai”
, he splits the first word in each line to create an unusual, ThirukkuraL-style appeal! Kannamma completes the Kabali-Kaala extensions troika, continuing Vaanam paarthen, again with Pradeep leading the vocals and Vishnu Vijay’s flute! This one goes beyond, with Dhee joining in, and Ananthu’s very-Raja’ish backing vocals that even forms a lovely Acapella version. Thanga sela and Urimayai meetpom have rhythmic qawali+gaana mix; the former is light-hearted, with Shankar Mahadevan’s stupendous lead vocals, while the latter uses Vijayprakash and Ananthu to make a punchy ‘Nilame enga urimai’ claim. Of the 3 songs by Dopeadelicz and Logan, Poraduvom and Theruvilakku offer punchy rap, with the latter also mixing gaana to good effect. Nikkal is an effortless gaana+kuthu floor-stomper, with the memorable ‘Kelambu kelambu’ callout! Santhosh reframes the Rajini-soundtrack paradigm yet again, sticking to his successful Kabali template.

Keywords: Kaala, Santhosh Narayanan, #200, 200

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