Cast : Suriya,Kajal Agarwal,Sachin Khadekar,Tara,Isha Sharvani,etc

Music : Harris Jeyaraj

Lyrics : Na.Muthukumar,Pa.Vijay,Madhan Karky,Thamarai,Vivega

Cinematography : S.Sounder Rajan

Editing : Antony

Story : Subha,KV Anand

Direction : KV Anand

Maatraan – the second marking the combo of KV Anand & Suriya after the success of “Ayan” has generated enough eyeballs for its teaser alone.Harris Jeyaraj,who has a long history with Suriya which dates back to Ghajini,Ayan,Aadhavan,7aam Arivu,Kaaka Kaaka & Varanam Aayiram joins him again for the 7th time.KV Anand,straight from the success of “Ko” is back to business again.The onus is now on Harris to deliver chartbusters..Now comes the big question…Has he ???

          Track Name                           Singers                   Rating
Naani Koni Vijay Prakash,Karthik  & Shreya Goshal     ★★★½☆
Rettai Kadhire Krish,Balaji,Mili & Sharmila     ★★★☆☆
Theeyae Theeyae Aalap Raju & Charulatha Mani     ★★★☆☆
Yaaro Yaaro Karthik & Priya Hemesh     ★★½☆☆
Kaal Mulaitha Poove Javed Ali & Mahalakshmi Iyer     ★★★★☆

1.Irattai Kadire….

Singers : Krish,Balaji,Mili & Sharmila

Lyrics : Na.Muthukumar

Already popular thanks to the promos ! Typical Harris Jeyaraj template having slight resemblances to “Oh Super Nova” number from “Ayan”.The rap portion nevertheless is catchy.Krish starts his usual “June Pona” modulations half the way.However,the rock feel is eminent.U can imagine montague visuals of two Suriya’s characterizations.Lyrics deserve a mention too.Usual tune but catchy !

 

2.Kaal Mulaitha Poove….

Singers : Javed Ali & Mahalakshmi Iyer

Lyrics : Madhan Karky

An out-of-the box song with a mild Spanish touch.The lyrics are wonderful though sang as tongue-twisters.The innovative pattern works high time especially the violin interlude accompanied with 60’s humming style.Mahalakshmi Iyer makes a comeback after a long time & stamps her presence.Though,this song needs a certain taste to gather liking,it doesn’t take away its uniqueness. Very Classy ! The best of the album !

 

3.Theeyae Theeyae….

Singers : Aalaap Raju & Charulatha Mani

Lyrics : Paa.Vijay

A western-classical fusion more like a club number.Charulatha Mani of “Chillax” fame takes up the female vocals while Aalap Raju tries a different genre.This club number is however better than KV Anand-Harris’s previous “Aga Naga” & “Honey Honey”.numbers.There is heavy usage of synthesizers.The second interlude could’ve been better.Youngster’s DJ Number !

 

4.Yaro Yaro….

Singers : Karthik & Priya Himesh

Lyrics : Thamarai

The weakest song of the album.Sounds a little in the league of “Anjala” & “Yamma Yamma”.Somehow,the catch is missing.The backgrounds don’t do justice to the lyrics & neither the singing for that matter.A slow-sad pathos which might impress upon seeing the visuals or repeated hearings.Not ma pick !

 

5.Nani Koni….

 Singers : Vijay Prakash, Karthik & Shreya Ghoshal

Lyrics : Vivega

The hot-shot melody pick of the album ! Though the lyrics sound a little weird at the beginning,the song picks up very well.In the vocal department,Shreya Ghoshal & Vijay Prakash take away the honours.The background instrumentations are clear indications of rich locales.The improvisations & usage of two male voices for two Suriya’s work big time.A typical playlist favourite !

Album ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Verdict: Finally….And FINALLY ! Harris Jeyaraj comes out of his comfort zone with tunes like Kaal Mulaitha Poove,Naani Koni & Theeyae Theeyae.The usual signature Harris tune is also present in the album.People might complain Harris of repeating his usual tune format but this album has a lot of positives much to the delight of Harris’s fans.Though one rues the fact that another song could’ve made the album complete,the fact that Harris has tried something not out of his stock tunes is a huge welcome.KV Anand,has a sure winner in the form of a music album here.Now,the job is just about  apt promotion & nice filming.

Picks of The Album : Kaal Mulaitha Poove,Naani Koni,Rettai Kadhire

Album Verdict : Chartbusters on the way !!!