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Kannadi Pookal Music Review

Kannadi Pookal Music Review
Parthiban, Kaveri
S A Rajkumar
Honest effort
Wednesday, December 22, 2004 • Tamil Comments

Kannadi Pookal, a remake of a Malayalam film, is supposedly a movie on the emotional bondage between a father and his young son. Starring Parthiban, the movie has musical score by S A Rajkumar.

And when you say S A Rajkumar, for many the audio immediately plays itself in the background. Rajkumar's range and reach is severely limited. He is one musician who doesn't mind repeating himself. But the fact is he is successful ---- and who can speak against success?

In Kannadi Pookal, he has tried to change track and tack. A couple of  fast and racy numbers besides some melodious songs make the audio worth listening to. Parthiban himself has rendered a number along with Paravai Muniamma in the album.

The first number of the album is Hey Sil Sil sung by Sirkazhi Siva Chidambaram and Nithyasree. Both are high-pitched and open-throated, and they naturally go for the jugular. The beat is fast, and has an instant appeal. Though the orchestration is without any imagination, the song grows on you.

Konjam Asai, sung by Karthick, is typical Rajkumar. It could be any song from any of his previous ventures. The rhythm pattern is slow and pedestrian. But Karthick gives his best. And it seems to work.

A typical Gaana number is Koothu Paatara. Sung by S A Rajkumar along with Manickam Vinayakam and  Sri Lekha Parthasarathy, the song has a mass appeal. Sri Lekha is turning out to be the singer for songs of this genre. She does her image no bad as she goes the whole hog with her spirited crooning. The folksy ring stands the song in good stead. But the fetish of music directors singing such numbers is interesting.

Dey Vayasu, penned by Pa Vijay, has Parthiban trying his hand, okay make its voice, at crooning along with Paravai Muniamma and Deepika Kanmani. The song more in the form of a discussion between a father and son has Parthiban speaking more than singing.

Considering Rajkumar's well-known limitations, the album is not a bad one.