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Mahabalipuram Music Review

Mahabalipuram Music Review
Karna, Ramesh, Karthik, Vetri, Vinayak, Virtika, Angana Roy
K regains his lost magic
IndiaGlitz [Saturday, September 6, 2014 • தமிழ்] Comments

K made his debut in ‘Yutham Sei’ and did a Hans Zimmer’s job right away for the Mysskin’s thriller and carried his form to ‘Mugamoodi’ too. Unfortunately, he fell down in this third attempt ‘Onbadhula Guru’ and wasn’t seen under the radar for quite some time. He is back to what k-town and let’s see what he offers this time.

1. Ananda Thendral
Singer(s): Aalap Raju

Aalap Raju sails through pretty easily in this simple tune, and the composer makes use of chorus to add evoke a weekend fun feel. The song gets over within 3.5 mins and that is a good strategy; sometimes in order to just strike the 4.5-5 min count, the song might go haywire with unwanted interludes.

2. Aathadi Yenna Solla
Singer(s): Haricharan

K’s debut  in ‘Yutham Sei’ had some fantastic instrumental pieces composed with Violin, and he’s back to dish out something similar in this track. The haunting violin portions sounds quite similar to, Imma’s work in ‘Kumki’ but it is quite minimal. Haricharan’s vocals will make you tap the repeat button for sure.

3. Kudiya Vidu
Singer(s): K

One more Happy New Year song from K-town; the composer stands out by mixing the western hip-hop and our own kuthu material to pan out a dance number. K himself has rendered the voice & it works really well.  The composition, sound mix, and usage of instruments are perfect, and might find a place in the after work playlist.

4. Sethey Ponendi
Singer(s):  Og Dass

Another interesting track where the melody shook hands with rap verses, but the song might not sound good to all the listeners.  Albeit, the innovative composition, the song gives an impression that anyone can pen lyrics for a song; such is the lyrical prowess of the track and this is a new low in Tamil cinema.

5. Usure Nee
Singer(s): Imman, Shakthishree Gopalan

The album comes to an end with a fantastic melody effectively rendered by Imman & Shakthishree. It is great to see a healthy trend among the composers to let another music director to croon for their best tune. As the tune progress it the haunting quotient keeps increasing to another level.

Pick(s) of the album – Sethey Ponendi, Usure Nee, Aathadi Enna Solla