Paradesi starring Atharva, Dhansika and Vedhicka has been in the news for quite sometime thanks to the director Bala. The film is based on real life incidents that took place before independence in the 1930s. Bala is known for phenomenal movies in Kollywood and this time around, he is back with his kind of movie after a disappointing ‘Avan Ivan’. GV Prakash Kumar has composed the music. Let us see how the album has fared.
Singers – Yazin, Vandana Srinivasan
The album starts off with a slow and melodious village folk song. GV Prakash has pulled off the song quite well and the interludes do bring in a classic touch. The lead singers do a fantastic job getting the pronounciations right and also sing very well. A good start to the album indeed.
Singers – Madhu Balakrishnan
This one a melancholic slow song. Madhu Balakrishnan is a great singer with a great voice! He brings life to the song. Though this song might gel along with the movie, it doesn’t quite get have a great effect while listening especially because of its length. It is just a decent composition but might work out well in the movie.
3. Or Mirugam
Singers – VV Prasanna, Pragathi Guruprasad
So here we are to the song by Pragathi of ‘Super Singer’ fame. She brings out the emotion quite well. Prasanna on the other hand does a brilliant job too. But again, this one is also a melancholic and a slow song which might gel well in the movie thanks to the philosophical lyrics. Another decent composition in the end.
4. Thannai Thaane
Singers – Gaana Bala
This one might appeal a little to the masses. With percussion taking the foreground with gaana type lyrics, this one is again a decent composition. Gaana Bala is in full flow getting along well with the gaana percussions.
5. Senneer Thaana
Singers – Gangai Amaren, Priya Hemesh
The final song of the album, again a slow and philosophical one. With minimal instrumentation and good interludes, this song might also find a good place in the movie and not among the masses. The singers do a great job and give life to the song. Priya Hemesh’s hums in between is well sung. Another decent composition by GV Prakash Kumar.
Verdict – Clearly, this album isn’t for the masses. They are typically songs that come in a Bala movie. If you are expecting some entertainment, then you should just avoid this album. On the other hand, it is musically well composed. GV Prakash has done a great job indeed. But since all songs are situational, it doesn’t quite make the listeners listen again. Vairamuthu’s philosophical lyrics and the fantastic work by the lead singers might come into fray only while watching the movie. Overall, it a great attempt by GV Prakash. As for the songs, let us wait for the movie to release.