Cast : Vikram Prabhu,Priya Anand
Music : Sivamani
Story : Anand Shankar
Cinematography : RD Rajasekar
Lyrics : Karky,Arivumathi,Na.Muthukumar,Pulamai Pithan
Screenplay : Anand Shankar
Direction : Anand Shankar
Yaaro Yaar Aval
Singers: Runa Rizvi,Shabir
The best track of the album! ‘Yaaro Yaar Aval’ marks the return of punk rock to tamil music with Sivamani in his zone totally with impressive array of percussions all throughout the song. The lead singers sustain the momentum and pep of the song making it a very impressive,instantly likeable number.Madhan Karky’s lyrics add a certain coolness to the track with highly urbane words. Appears to be a stage number in the movie & did I mention the finishing guitar segment? Instant addition to one’s playlist!
Lyrics: Pulamai Pithan
‘Naanum Unnil Paadhi’ has a latino,Spanish music infusion with heavy percussions. Rita’s vocals definitely make the song better from its overtly dominating arrangements. This song grows on multiple listens. Though at first attempt, this song might pale to the other numbers in the album, this song is sure to improve alongside the visuals.
Idhayam En Idhayam
Singers: Javed Ali
Here comes the most expected track of the album! Already heavily lauded by the pundits and by some of the best in the business like Latha Mangeshkar & Asha Bhosle, this song set the internet world frenzy thanks to some of the exotic locales shown in the promos. There’s a largely admirable soulful melody associated with this track. Javed Ali tries his best to weave his magic vocally and the accompanying string section after every line just enhances the whole track. Simply superb!
Singers: Shreya Ghoshal
How many times you have heard songs with water droplets as their primary background arrangement? Not many right? ‘Neeye Neeye’ is completely Shreya Ghoshal’s show where she totally dominates the track with her crisp vocals and literally carries the song on her shoulders. This is a slow,lullaby kind of track which is pleasant on the ears but going by the looks of the movie, the entire song might not find a place in the running time. Nevertheless,very unique attempt.
Now that everyone has seen the trailer of the movie, one must gauge a fair idea of the plot which appears to be an ‘edge of the seat’ action thriller. So keeping that in mind, Sivamani has come up with a theme which is racy and goose bump inducing at the same time. Much like Thupakki’s theme music, this track too starts off slowly only to gather momentum and end with a bang. A potential caller tune/ring tone among youngsters.
Picks of the album: Yaaro Yaar Aval,Idhayam,Theme Music
Album Verdict: This ‘Arima’ roars innovatively!