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Subramaniapuram Music Review

Subramaniapuram Music Review
Jay, Swathy, Ganja Karuppu, Sasi Kumar, Samudhirakani
Sasi Kumar
Sasi Kumar
James Vasanthan
Provides a fresh feel
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 • Tamil Comments

James Vasanthan, a popular television anchor, is also a talented musician. Debutant director Sasikumar has unearthed the musical talent of James Vasanthan in `Subramanipuram'.

The director, who has churned out a retro classic (set in 1980s), has managed to extract five scintillating songs from James which are heart-rending.

The good use of rhythm and a mix of melody and peppy beats, the album have songs which are sure to top audio charts. What more, the debutant music composer has introduced several new voices, who provides a fresh feel.

`Subramanipuram' audio is refreshing and sure to catch the imagination of the listeners. All credit to James Vasanthan for utilizing the opportunity well to come up with catchy numbers.

Kangal Irandaal (Belly Raj, Deepa Miriam)

A catchy classical melody this is. Lyricist Thamarai lends grace to the song with her lyrics. The song set on a classical raaga has western interludes in between. James Vasanthan's delectable use of the vocals and rhythm work out wonders. The good use of flute in between is noteworthy.

Madura Kulunga (Velmurugan, Suchitra, Madurai Banumathi & group)

A rural song. Laced with ethnic beats, the song recreates the ambience of a temple festival. James Vasanthan understands of the rural music and the fusion with western stuff doesn't prevent one from raising his/her eyebrow. An enthusiastic number, the description of the local festival by Yughabarathy is attractive.

Kadhal Siluvaiyil (Shankar Mahadevan)

Shankar Mahadven has proved that he is equally skilled in rendering soft melodies. The songs, penned by Yugabharathy, which expresses the sufferings one undergoes after falling in love, has good use of wind instruments. James Vasanthan has allowed the vocals to dominate the music, which is a rarity these days.

Theme music

James Vasanthan has made the East meet West in the theme music. The pacy musical score has a mix of Indian and Western instruments at the right mix.

Theneeril Snehitham (Benny Dayal)

A song with peppy beats and English rap. The song takes the listeners to the music culture prevailed in west in 1980s. Pacy musical score and the catchy rhythm created with percussion instruments strike the hearts of the listeners. Benny chips in with his best.

All credit to James Vasanthan for coming up with high quality music considering this to be his maiden venture on big screen.