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Thaka Dhimi Tha Music Review

Thaka Dhimi Tha Music Review
Yuvakrishna, Vivek, Ankitha, Tejaswi, M S Viswanathan, Paravai Muniamma, Rajeev, Nirosha, Shakeela
Sundar C
Thaka Thimi Tha
Youthful energy
Saturday, February 5, 2005 • Tamil Comments

Director Sundar C and music-director Imman come together again after Giri for Thaka Thimi Tha. the music album which contains nine numbers. A host of new singers are being introduced in the movie by Imman.

Though Sundar C has said Thaka Thimi Tha is a musical one, and the numbers set to tunes by Imman look typical youthful one. But for the numbers sung by Sreenivas, Hariharan and Harish Raghavendra, all the rest are racy numbers with loud music especially a number sung by Imman himself with Anuradha Sreeram.

Being a bi-lingual being made in Tamil and Telugu simultaneously, Imman has tried his best to satisfy both Tollywood and Kollywood music buffs.

1. Kathalai Yaaradi

The first number starts with a romantic waft. With less instrumentation and simple lyrics, the song is sure to sit on the lips of the listeners. Hariharan's voice is plain velvet. Mathangi, surprisingly, gives him good company.

2. Sulukki Sulukkedukkum
A folk-based racy number is this one. The racy stuff, which has become a part and parcel of the present day Tamil movies, perhaps has an appeal that those brought on soulful and soft numbers may not see. But the youths just love it. And Imman, who himself is young, knows it. Malathi and Devan, in high-pitched energy, go for the jugular.

3. Idhu Kalloori

Quite typical to his inimitable style, Harish Raghavendra has rendered the number quite gracefully. His unique voice picks up the nuance of the number very naturally.  In a sense, this song is the pick of the album.

4. Rama Ippo

The song is set on the lines of Vijayalakshmni Navaneetha Krishnan's Onnam Padi Eduthu, a popular folk number. The song is all about few youths singing about boozing in a bar. Again the heavy percussions hit your ear hard. The album lists Vasu, 'Solar' Sai, Prasanna Rao, T S Ranganathana as the singers. Difficult to guess who sings what.

5. Hoodibaba
Set in tunes prevalent in Tamil films in early 1960s and 1970s, this is a typical eve-teasing number. A couple of new singers Franco and Premji have been introduced through the song. Again the lyrics in the song have minimal Tamil words.

6. Imsaiye
A relief amidst loud noise in the album is Imsaiye rendered by Srinivas. It softness wafts across like a cool breeze on a hot afternoon. Less instrumentation is also a big relief. Srinivas' voice is as ever melodious. Why do our music directors don't use him so regularly? After listening to this number, you can't find a convincing answer.

7. Thakathimitha

Suchitra and Mahesh Vinayakaram sing the title song of the album. A western influenced folk number is this song. This is indeed a foot-tapping number indeed. You will surely love its energy.

8.Rayalseema Rani

Resembling the song Evan Vantha Enakku Enna in Giri, the last movie of Imman, the song for a change has Karthik trying his hand at a racy number on a higher scale. And he pulls it off with ease and efficiency. Anitha Udeep gives him adequate company.

9.Etha Oothi Senjeno (Imman, Anuradha Sriram)

The last number with Anuradha Sriram and Imman joining together is a dancer's delight. A typical 'dapanguthu' number, the song is a typical inspiration of tunes from recent foot-tapping item numbers.  Anuradha, who is a specialist in such songs, is as usual brilliant. Imman struggles in places, but keeps his focus in tact.

Imman seems to have delivered what his director wanted from him.