Posts Tagged ‘D Imman

Double OK is the weakest of the soundtrack, with a rather generic Tanglish outlook, but with an interesting rhythm-twist mid-way. Imman’s Raja’ish tendencies open up from Idhukkuthaanae aasappattain, a scintillating and punchy melody superbly sung by Shankar Mahadevan and Vandana Srinivasan that escapes specific raaga-identification, though it beautifully alludes to Lalitha raaga in the anupallavi, […]

Sunday September 25, 2016 17:36

Rekka (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

That Imman reserves some of his best melodies for Shreya Ghoshal is well established already. And when he hands her a mesmerizing tune that seems to be alluding to both Simmendramadhyamam (possible shades of Panneer Pushpangal’s Aanandha raagam!) and Gowrimanohari raagas, the results are bound to be awesome. So, Kanna kaattu podhum totally rocks, in […]

Wednesday August 31, 2016 18:52

Veera Sivaji (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

Thaarumaaru thakkalisoru seems like it has been composed by a bot; STR’s voice, lyrics and the backgrounds… all drown in digital excess. The other version, led by Deepak, is more like the real deal – significantly better! Adada adada, while being adequately pleasant, is a hopeless rehash of Paayum Puli’s Silukku marame! Thankfully Vaikom Vijayalakshmi […]

It takes some time to realize that Wako wowra is actually a Tamil song; it’s catchy, no doubt. Shankar Mahadevan handles the strings-led Yellaam nadagam like a pro, and the orchestration is consistently fantastic! Hey Puthrajaya poove rides on Sunitha and Jithinraj’s punchy vocals and Imman’s mighty inventive, varied sounds. The theme is a good, […]

Saturday April 30, 2016 06:41

Maruthu (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

Sooravalida is a standard-issue hero intro song extolling the hero’s virtues; besides Jinesh’s energetic singing, Imman’s nifty touches in the anupallavi’s background work. Othasada rosa faithfully follows Oothacoloru’s template and the lively rhythm helps the tune sail through. Karuvakaatu karuvaaya is that quasi-Raja melody that Imman has by now aced – functionally good, thanks to […]

Monday April 18, 2016 19:21

Wagah (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

In Sollathaan nenaikiraen, Imman employs a commonplace faux-retro sound, but Divya Kumar’s exuberant singing makes up for any ennui. Yedho maayam is trademark Imman—sweeping, likeably familiar melody loaded with Enigma-styled backgrounds. After Ennamma ippadi panreengalema, Imman picks up another iconic line—Aaniyae pudunga venaam (from Friends, uttered by Vadivelu)—and makes a perfunctory dance track out of […]

Saturday March 19, 2016 17:35

Vetrivel (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

In Adiye unna, Imman delivers a Ilayaraja-style melody with grand strings that almost overpower the tune! Lovely listen, though, in Sathya Prakash and Vandana’s vocals. Onnappola’s lilt is charming and instantly likeable, and Shreya Ghoshal handles the beautiful tune brilliantly. Aattam pottu has an energetic rhythm that works in perfect sync with Saicharan’s lively rendition, […]

Sunday February 14, 2016 17:47

Pokkiri Raja (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

Imman goes gruffy and angsty in Athuvutta, perhaps the catchiest and danc’iest love-failure song. The reprise takes it a bit slow, but retains the feel. Imman pulls off an encore in Taaru taara, but with a more dissonant grunge sound. Rain rain makes up for the nursery rhyme’ish lyrics by opting for a punchy tune […]

Monday January 11, 2016 19:24

Miruthan (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

MunnaaL kaadhali does gracefully what Silambarasan has been doing coarsely with all his lost loves. Madhan Karky’s lyrics is an imaginative ode the ex-girlfriend, and Vishal’s articulation is perfect, as always. Haricharan’s reprise of the song—with a somber touch—is an equally good listen. Veri veri veri, the musical Tamil introduction to Zombies, is very very […]

Barring the innovative word-play invoking James Bond, Virat Kohli and Kamal Haasan for the bridge words, Vroom vroom‘s monotonous and gimmicky tune hardly sustains any interest. Aanaalum indha mayakkam‘s lilting Bollywood’ish rhythm keeps it fairly engaging. The grungy title song seems better as background music, though Vaikom Vijayalakshmi, in the female version, owns the song […]

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