Production:MS Murugaraj, S. Kathiresan
Cast: Dhanush, Nazriya Nazim
Story, Direction, Dialogues and screenplay :A.Sargunam
Music and BGM score:M Ghibran
Here’s a song wherein Gibhran tries his hand with 8-bit arcade game sound effects giving them a range of expressions from tan, whistles, dubstep noises to dappankuthu. Dhanush’s rendition is average, but the tune is simple and kind of attractive.
Ae Le Le Etti Paarthale
Singers: Leo Desouza, Sundar Narayana Rao
Sundar Narayana Rao gets a song similar to ‘Kuru
Kuru’ from ‘Vathikuchi’ in terms of energy and Leo Desouza joins along him in this reggae act. The violins, piano, jazz synths, accordion provide the necessary orchestral support. This track gradually grows on to the listener.
Singers: Nivas, Padmalatha, Suzanne D mello
Also performed by : Sofia symphony orchestra
Lyrics: Karthick Netha
Certainly, this is one of a kind song which finds a place in the “HIT list” naturally . The song opens with stacked violin and cello layers, played by the Bulgarian orchestra ,which carries some extraordinary, racy chord variations and a profound chorus. Stellar position is what Gibhran achieves from the beginning using the raga Sindhu Bhairavi and the singers compel you to constantly tap the replay button. The lyric by Karthik Netha is also to be lauded for its different flow.
Singers: Sundar Narayana Rao
A jolly-gala song with some intersperse of sounds from shenaai and harps. It is funky groove tuned to set the situation, where a man is eagerly searching for the right girl in the “Bride Market” and the lines explain what kind of difficulties he undergoes in finding one in an eclectic way. The music director has incidentally embedded the old-gold Doordarshan signature tune in a clever manner and it sits perfectly. The singer , Sundar Narayana Rao sets the hop feel in this song and delivers a brilliant job.
Munnadi Pora Pulla
Singers: Divya Kumar, Swetha Menon , Gold Devaraj
Lyrics: Karthick Netha
Ghibran has done some experimenting with this song. One is, he combines rural folk with reggae style bass lines keeping Pantuvarali raga as the base. Second is, he uses Divya Kumar, who is topping the bollywood charts to sing the song in entirety with Swetha Mohan joining the jumpy ride in this “Rahman-ish number”. A catalogue of accompaniments like Bamboo flute from Korea, morsing, trumpets, dholaks and magudi are employed. Karthick Netha hits a double with this song too.
Singers: Gold Devaraj
The finale of this fun album, sung by Gold Devaraj, who last sang “Kaathu kaathu” from “Kutti Puli”, brings out a wave of sadness in the short time he is given. The lyrics, too help the melody move further into the listener’s mind.
Picks of the album: Inika Inika, Munnadi Pora Pulla, Marriage Marketil.
Bottomline: Ghibran has just 3 albums in his kitty and it will be petty to compare him with the likes of Ilayaraja and Rahman now. But his efforts are praise-worthy with the kind of experimental tunes he has given and the sounds he has created using contemporary instruments. Sundar Narayana Rao is given the best songs by Gibhran and he is just like what Pradeep Vijay is for Santosh Narayanan. An awesome combo yet again. I am hoping that he uses Gold Devaraj for many more songs in future. Kudos to the director and the music director for bringing out an uncompromising album.