Music Director: James Vasanthan

Cast: Srikanth, Janani Iyer, Kovai Sarala

Director: Mohammed Aslam

Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar, Vrikshika, Niranjan Bharathi, Mohan Rajan

This marks Srikanth’s return to Tamil cinema after ‘Nanban’. That’s a long time! His lead pair is Janani Iyer. The music has been scored by James Vasanthan who is better known as a TV anchor in many popular shows. The director Mohammed Aslam was an assistant to Ameer Sultan. The movie released on 7th of September. The intention to make something different is visible right from the movie’s logo in the posters. Would that creativity seep into its music too? The singing and the lyrics department see a lot of new names. Would they give the top shots in the industry today a run for their money? Let’s find out…..

 

SONG NAME

PERFORMERS

LYRICISTS

RATING

Thathi Thavi Thullatuma

Krish

Na. Muthukumar

★★★★☆

Poon Thendralai

Alka Ajith

Vrikshika

★★★☆☆

Simba Samba Ramba

Sunandan, Soori, Black Pandi

Niranjan Bharathi

★★★☆☆

Ippadi Oar

Nivas , Sharanya

Mohan Rajan

★★★½☆

Ennai Mannippaya

Prasad

Na.Muthukumar

★★★½☆

Love never fails – Theme Music

★★★☆☆

Life is a cycle – Theme Music

★★★½☆

 

Thathi Thavi Thullatuma

Krish’s voice booms out without any preamble. This is a nice peppy and melodious number and carries on at a breezy pace. The host of instruments used in the song are worth it. James has realised when to use which instrument and that has struck the right chord. James and Krish ensure that you do not bored with the song even for a moment although it carries on at a rather slowish pace. Listen to it when you are feeling low or when you are tired at the end of a busy day and this song is sure to cheer you up with the best of spirits. The lyrics too are interesting to hear and pep you up.

Poon Thendralai

A foot tapping number. The lyrics by Vrishika are interesting and enjoyable. Alka Ajith could give other singers a run when it comes to melody songs and does an excellent job. This one is a melodious track. The peppy nature of the song lingers on. The lyric talks a lot about nature. The extensive use of flute amidst the percussions adds that touch of melody to the song. The right choice of instruments keeping in mind the nature of the lyrics. Good job there by James! Now comes the Bad part. The song has a very striking resemblance to Barso re from the movie Guru. So James took the risk of being labelled a copycat but he could have composed something different instead of taking such a risk. Even the lyrics by Vrishika are on a similar theme of nature. The song fails to take you along till the end due to its lack of variety and its repetitive nature. So the song is enjoyable for not more than once or at the max twice.

Simba Samba Ramba

If you get an  impression that this is a kuthu song, No! You are not mistaken. The music is peppy with lot of indigenous percussions and the words are catchy and innovatively different to say the least.  Nice work there by Niranjan. This song is mainly targeted towards the fun loving youth and the college going crowd who I expect would shake a leg to this song at theatres. Although the lyrics capture you initially, the song loses steam later on. James should have limited the song to less than 3.30 minutes or max four minutes.

Ippadi Oar

James has decided to stand out from the crowd with the use of Harmonium which is not so rampant in Tamil movies although it is seen more in Bollywood movies. This song makes extensive use of classical music in more than one occasion. This one flows like a river and is a slow melodious number. It creates a soothing effect on a wounded heart and transcends one and all into a romantic mood. The lyrics by Mohan smell of romance in every respect. The lead singers have brought a magical effect to this number. You are bound to lose interest towards the latter half of the song unless you are hooked onto the lyrics. In my opinion, James has done a mistake by stretching a slow song like this one to almost five and half minutes. It is really tough to retain attention in a slow song for such a long duration. The song proceeds at a monotonous pace without any significant breaks. With its lyrics and the chemistry between the lead singers, this song would have clicked had it limited itself to lesser than four or four and half minutes. This song looks like a perfect run-of-the-mill duet on-screen with a nice choice of locales and cinematography. Maybe seeing the video could influence people to listen to the song more and more.

Ennai Mannippaya

The song starts off on a soothing guitar note before gathering pace and proceeding at a steady pace. This is a sad song and the mood is brought out well in the lyrics which could move you to tears. Prasad strikes the right balance between bring out the mood of the song and making the song interesting to hear. The use of chorus in between adds to accentuate the mood of the song even more. The song again fails to capture attention till the end due to its lengthy duration for a sad of such a slowish pace. But listen to the song for Prasad’s voice and Muthukumar’s moving words.

Love never fails – Theme Music

The chorus at the start gives a feeling of a sad mood to the song. Then song then blossoms out gradually with some interesting instrumentals fused together to create a moving effect. This song embodies melody and flows like the waves of an ocean. The only drawback is that the song ends abruptly which sounds odd. As it ends, you are left with a feeling that it would have been better had it continued for a couple more minutes.

Life is a cycle – Theme Music

The initial part of the song has a female voice crooning to grab attention while a guitar plays in the background. The song starts out like a gentle breeze that gathers pace to reach the proportion of a wind when other instruments join in to create a soothing effect on our ears. The male chorus is almost shadowed by the instrumentals accompanying it. The song finally ends on a high note.

Album ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Verdict: While some songs are worth listening just once, a couple of them pull you towards them screaming “Hear me again!!” There is something for everyone in it.

This is at best a decent show by James Vasanthan. The music album has seven tracks out of which two are instrumentals. One would feel James has taken an easy way out. Fans deserved something better and something more. Maybe one or two extra tracks would have sufficed. The album has something for every age group and for all kinds of music lovers be it lovers of melody, kuthu songs or peppy numbers. While majority of the album is based on melody, the kuthu song is the one that stands out. The choice of instruments by James and the way he is able to fuse them together to create the desired effect shows his creative side. The use of electronics is missing. James could have had a fast paced disco-type song with a lot of electronics put in. The lyrics a department has fared well and the album should surely be listened to at least for its lyrics. The singers perform as if they are in a competition to bag the coveted title of ‘the best singer of the album’. Had this been a singing competition, the judge would have had a very tough time deciding. Credit goes to James for choosing the singer who fits the bill perfectly for that kind of song and bring out the best in them.

Some of the songs seem out dated by tune and could have been dealt with a bit more creativity to bring out something new.