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Deeppavali Music Review

Deeppavali Music Review
Jayam Ravi, Bhavana, Vijay Kumar, Lal
Yuvan Shankar Raja
Catchy and appealing
IndiaGlitz [Friday, January 19, 2007 • தமிழ்] Comments

Director Ezhil is known for his penchant for good music. All his earlier films had songs, which topped the audio charts. Deepavali is no different. He teams up with Yuvan Shankar Raja for the first time through this film.

The young music-composer has come out with five songs which are quite different from each other. Variety seems to be the watch word for Yuvan.

With a young brigade including Vijay Yesudas, KK, Haricharan, Madhusree lending their voice for the scintillating tunes of Yuvan Shankar Raja, the album is pleasing to the ears.

Na Muthukumar, Kabilan and Yugabharathi have penned the songs.

Dol Bhaje (KK - Swetha)

Yuvan Shankar Raja seems to have been swayed by the Punjabi bhangra. Understandably so. The song begins on a slow note and gathers momentum as it progresses. An alap in the interlude is quite interesting. The music-composer has given more thrust on stringed instruments. The voices of Swetha and KK are adequate for the song. A hummable number.

Kannan Varum Velai (Madhusree, Anuradha Sreeram)

With Anuradha Sreeram around, don't mistake the song to be a racy one. In contrast, it is based on a soft Carnatic raaga and it is a melodious one with less instrumentation, letting the vocalists to leave their magic. The tune is familiar but it is given a different dimension by Yuvan as it progresses. Anuradha Sreeram has always made a mark with her soft melody numbers as much as she has done with peppy songs. This song too joins the list.

Kadhal Vaithu (Vijay Yesudas)

When it is Yuvan in question, one can certainly expect a romantic song inspired by western music. Keeping in tune with the trends of youngsters today, he has composed this song with peppy western beats but in no way affecting the catchy lyric. The additional percussion is worth a mention. Vijay Yesudas reminds us of his illustrious father in the song. It has all ingredients in it to top the audio charts. This song is already becoming a hot favourite among youngsters.

Thoduven (Haricharan - Maya)

Again, a mellifluous melody in the album. Apparently influenced by his father's (Ilayaraja) tunes in the late 1980's, Yuvan has come up with this catchy song which is sure to go places. The chorus provides the right energy to the song which is sung with ease and elan by Haricharan. Yuvan has come up trumps in composing melodies in the past and this song is definitely a pointer to it.

Pogathae (Yuvan Shankar Raja)

Besides scoring the music, Yuvan has crooned for the song. Quite typical of his style, it has youthful words rendered in an Anglican accent by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Peppy beats, good harmony and excellent synchronisation are the hallmarks of the song. Na Muthukumar's lyrics reflect the mind set of youngsters. This song is well on its way to becoming a big hit. The pick of the album.