Monday July 16, 2018

Peranbu (Music review), Tamil – Yuvan Shankar Raja

Posted by Karthik

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, parugum neeril paalin suvai…“) and charanam (“Thaaippaal pondra neerootru…“)! Karthik does equally brilliantly in Anbe Anbin! Yuvan’s music here is reminiscent of his Celtic-infused melodies—particularly the backgrounds and interludes—that he used to produce with alarming regularity earlier. The simple clap-like sound in the background helps accentuate the beautiful orchestration. In Vaanthooral, an otherwise fantastic Sriram Parthasarathy seems oddly out of sorts, in the beginning, and particularly towards the end! Barring that minor impediment, Yuvan’s melody, despite seeming like an after-thought for the lyrics, uses the tried and tested goodness of Kalyani raaga and manages to be deeply engaging. Setthu Pocchu Manasu too has that feel of a tune being an after-thought to the lyrics. But, just like Vaanthooral, Yuvan’s evocative melody and the simple, ghatam-based percussion help Madhu Iyer deliver wonderfully well. Director Ram and Yuvan Shankar Raja reach their Katradhu Tamizh high once again!

Keywords: Peranbu, Yuvan Shankar Raja, 200, #200

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