Nanban's album is supposedly one of the most expected one this year. It stars Vijay, Ileana, Jiiva, Sathyaraj and Srikanth in the lead. The movie is a remake of Bollywood blockbuster '3 Idiots' which was an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's 'Five Point Someone'. This is Shankar's next directorial venture the blockbuster 'Endhiran'. Let us review the album straight away!
|En Frienda Pola|
|Endhan Kan Munne|
1. Ask Laska
Singers : Vijay Prakash, Chinmayi, Suvi
This song was trending a couple of days back in Chennai. It has lyrics penned by Madhan Karky and the song has interesting lyrics woven into it. One would wonder 'Ask Laska' is another simple unknown word put in by Harris (as in 'O Maha Zeeya', 'Hasili Fisili', 'Amali Thumali' etc.). But 'Ask Laska' has all the words having just one meaning, 'Love'(in 16 different languages). Vijay Prakash and Chinmayi are at their best! The song suits them perfectly and overall, it is a good composition from Harris.
2. En Frienda Pola
Singers : Krish, Suchith Suresan
A song on friendship. It cherishes and celebrates each and every moment of our life with a friend. This song has the potential to make it big among the youth! However, it is not a very different song. We have listened to this kind of songs before. Overall, it is another simple and good composition from Harris.
3. Enthan Kan Munne
Singer : Aalaap Raju
This song is probably the one that will come in place of 'Give Me Some Sunshine' in '3 Idiots'. Harris has done a good job with the choice of singer! It is another simple song and matches well with the situation in which this song is to come. On a whole, it is another well composed song.
4. Heartiley Battery
Singers : Hemachandran, Mukesh
Its time for Kollywood movie buffs to go for the one liner 'All izz well'. Yes, this song comes in place of 'All izz well' song of '3 Idiots'. The song has a good orchestration and pace to match its feel. However, it is quite similar to the original song. Harris could have tried something different. Probably the makers felt it would be wiser to stick to how the original was. Otherwise, it is a decent composition.
Singers : Vijay Prakash, Javed Ali, Sunidhi Chauhan
This one is probably the 'Zoobie Doobie' of 'Nanban'. Though being fast paced, peppy and different, I personally felt this song couldn't match up to the fun that was associated with 'Zoobie Doobie'. However, Vijay fans may have fun listening to it and have a blast once the visuals come out.
6. Nalla Nanban
Singers : Ramakrishnan Murthy
The album ends with a sad song that depicts how friends miss each other. It is a simple song with really good interludes. With minimal orchestration and a simple tune, it is pleasing to hear. Another decent composition.
Since the songs in '3 Idiots' were huge hits, it is natural that comparisons arise between 'Nanban' and '3 Idiots'. But after a rather poor outing with '7aum Arivu', Harris has come up with a better album this time. This is the first time Harris has composed songs for Vijay. The songs have already started becoming famous. Lets hope that this album becomes a big hit!