A first time director and a music director who is looking for that one big hit to grab his firm place in the industry is an interesting pair-up. So would they succeed as a pair? Let’s see….

Music Director: Kannan

Director: S.T.Vendhan

Lyricist: Yugabharathi, Viveka, Ilaya Kamban

Song Name

Singers\Performers

Rating

Aadi Varum Thera Adungada

Chinna Ponnu,Mukesh

★★★☆☆

Kanavinil Neeyum(Unnai Thaolaithene)

Vijay Prakash

★★★★☆

Mayanginen Thayanginen

Satya Prakash

★★★★☆

Kadavulin Koil

Swetha

★★★½☆

Unnnai Vittu Poonaal

Haricharan

★★★☆☆

Mayanginen Thayanginen

Thilaka

★★½☆☆

Aadi Varum Thera Adungada

Lyrics: Yugabharathi

The start itself indicates that this is a song that is set with a rural background in mind. All the instrumentals suggest a rural backdrop. The instruments have been carefully chosen to give that very feel to the listener which is commendable. This is typical “Kutthu” gaana song. The male and the female voices are peppy enough to make us shake a leg. The male voice has that flavour of folklore in his voice that makes his voice sound genuine for this song. Remember “Nakka mukka”. That was sung by the same singer who has sung this number. The rawness in china ponnu’s voice is what makes her click. Although there aren’t many variations in terms of tunes the song sounds interesting mainly due to the two lead singers.

Kanavinil Neeyum(Unnai Thaolaithene)

Lyrics: Yugabharathi

The start suggests melody with the gentle pianos waving past your ears. The lyrics are romantic and the song’s romantic flavour is carried well by Vijay. Vijay is able to modulate his voice to suit the mood of the song quite well. The gentle percussions are just right for the song. The introduction of the violin and the female background vocals transcends you to a dreamland altogether. There is ample use of different instrumentals here. First comes the violins and then the guitars also play a cameo. So no dearth of variation here. Just when one tends to get a bit bored towards the end of the song, the female voice picks up and offers the listener the change in tone that their ears asked for. Kudos also to Yugabharathi’s heart-warming lyrics.

Mayanginen Thayanginen

Lyrics: Viveka

This being the title song carries a lot of expectations.  Alas! The total length of the song is just a little over a minute. The song starts off with Sathya’s voice without any preamble. He is able to modulate his voice to suit the mood of the song. The guitar work and subtle piano work compliments the romantic mood as well as the voice without trying to dominate. One is left yearning for more when this number gets over. Although there are only a few lines of lyrics they are express the true feelings of a lover. The perfect song to listen to amidst some rain and love.

Kadavulin Koil

Lyrics: Ilaya Kamban

The guitar work at the start is soothing and Swetha’s voice is even more so. The words are philosophically encouraging and motivating. The entire credit goes to Kamban for such words. The tone though seems a bit sad. The perfect number to listen to in case you are in one of your dejected moods. But beware that you might end up with some tears in your eyes.  Swetha’s voice is soul stirring and that coupled with the flute just makes you emotional to the core. The children’s background vocals compliment the song and add more soul to it. The pace is uniformly slow all through. If not for the words, Swetha’s voice and the right of instruments, one could have easily got bored with the song. The sweetness in Swetha’s voice is what makes this song click so much.

Unnnai Vittu Poonaal

Lyrics: Viveka

The humming of the male voice in the beginning doesn’t quite feel so good on the ears. This one is for those with a broken heart. Naturally, the tone is sad. The violin has been put to good use stirring the emotions of the listener. The subtle use of the violin and the piano is quite commendable. You do not get to see the use of guitar in a sad song these days but it has been well utilised here. The pace is again slow here but with a good choice of percussion and electronics that match the tone of the song. Haricharan is able to bring out the feel of the song quite perfectly. One does tend to get a bit bored towards the end of the song with a lack of variety in the tune. A mediocre attempt by Viveka with the words which are not uncommon. It would have been wise to limit the duration of the song to 3 or 3.30 minutes.

Mayanginen Thayanginen 

Lyrics: Viveka

This is the female version of the song by Thilaka. Her voice seems out of place mainly due to the fact that she chose a higher pitch than what is required for this song. More critical listeners would liken her voice to a slow paced shriek. On comparison, the male version seems more enjoyable. Although bearable, you wouldn’t feel like hearing it for more than twice. You do not get to yearn for more at the end of this version as in the case of the male version. The instruments remain have done as decent a job as in the male version.

Album ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Verdict: Although some numbers are really good, some steal the thunder from under them. So be choosy.

This is a nice attempt by Kannan at an album that fits the bill for a love story. Except for that Gaana song by china ponnu, all the other numbers have a melody base.  But lover of slow, melodious songs will not get disappointed with this album. He has chosen the right mix of instruments for the particular song and also made no mistake in the selection of the singers as well. Swetha and chinna ponnu have done a splendid job with the songs given to them. Vijay and Sathya too excel and Haricharan does a decent job with the song. My guess is that he would have come out better had he been given some other song than a love failure, sad song. He still doesn’t fail to induce you into the sad mood of the song.  The only singer who failed to justice to the song was Thilaka. Thankfully the short duration of the song would be a respite to the listeners. The lyrics department also does a very good job. Special mention goes to Ilaya kamban for his encouraging lyrics which was brought to life by Swetha. Kannan has failed to experiment with something new and different and that is where he looses a bit. He also needs to move out of his comfort zone of melody and experiment with other type of songs as well. But despite everything, Kannan,Sathya and Swetha are 3 people who need to be given more opportunities to come up.