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Production: Bharathi Reddy

Cast: Ajith, Tamannah Bhatia, Vidharth, Santhanam, Suhail Vidhyulekha Raman

Direction and Screenplay : Siva

Story: Bhoopathi Raja

Music director: Devi Sri Prasad

Cinematography: Vetri

Dialogues: Bharathan

Editing: Kasi Viswanathan

PRO: Suresh Chandra

Distribution: Vijaya Productions

Veeram is Ajith Kumar’s most expected movie post the hit Aarambam. The film is directed by Siva of Siruthai fame and stars the likes of Tamannah, Santhanam and others.Music is by Devi Sri Prasad and all the songs have been penned by Viveka. The movie is expected to release on January 10 , clashing with Jilla.

Nallavannu Solvaanga ★★★☆☆

Singers: Devi Sri Prasad

Lyrics: Viveka

The track based on Suddha Dhanyasi raga has all commercial elements needed ,with DSP  rhyming punch lines making a crossover as usual . The arrangement has a synth loop played repeatedly and Nadaswaram piece is certainly the highlight of the track , used intelligently by DSP. Boredom hits after a certain checkpoint. Make sure you don’t miss Thala’s voice towards the last one and half minutes.

Ival Dhaana ★★★☆☆

Singers: Sagar, Shreya Ghoshal

Lyrics: Viveka

A lively duet where DSP continues to milk the most from a pretty catchy hook – it features in different instrumental hues as well as a vocal melody. The well rounded production and adept vocal performances pushes this tune higher.

Thangame Thangame ★★★½☆

Singers: Adnan Sami, Priyadarshini

Lyrics: Viveka

This is very much DSP in its execution and those who hear will relate to lot of  peppy songs to this.One perfect example will be the “Kaathadi pola” from Maayavi. There are some impressive moments like the bass slaps intersecting with the rural frolic, second interludes burning the song for the sometime . Adnan and Priyadarshini perform the song quite brilliantly.

Jing Chakaan Jing Chakaan ★★★½☆

Singers: Pushpavanam Kuppusamy , Magizhini Manimaaran,

Lyrics: Viveka

Those who find DSP’s Telugu songs like ‘Kevu Keka’ and ‘Ringa Ringa’ likeable , are sure to find this number along the same lines. Despite the selection of Pushpavanam Kuppusamy and Magizhini Manimaaran, it falls short of the caliber and turns monotonous with the flute and thapatam staying the same for most of the time.

Ratha Gaja ★★★½☆

Singers: Anand, Deepak, Jagadish, Koushik

Lyrics: Viveka

A rousing track with so much confidence is sure to hit the audience and get stuck in their mind. The tune based on Mayamalagowla raga does have the pace and punch , that gradually grows into something amazing to listen after each stanza . This is the number that appears in the teasers. Look for it !!!

Picks of the album – Thangame Thangame, Ratha Gaja,

Bottomline – DSP provides an album that is more like a re-compilation of his previous songs. Though a few tracks seem to be a feast , they look like a normal feed later and are too monotonous ,when it comes to the musical arrangements.  Leave  all the brainy stuff and  listen to the album, that is just above average for a mass star. 

Album Rating – ★★★★★★½☆☆☆