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Thambi Music Review

Thambi Music Review
Mid Valley Entertainment Ltd
Madhavan, Pooja, Biju Menon, Vadivelu
Dr. Murali Manohar
Soft and stylish
Monday, January 30, 2006 • Tamil Comments

After a long break comes director Seeman with Thambi starring Madhavan in the lead role. He plays the role of an angry young man fighting evils in the society.

The movie has music by Vidyasagar, who seems to have continued his good run in recent times with Thambi too. He has come up soft stuff, which is quite rarely heard these days when peppy beats and heavy instruments have become the order of the day.

All marks to him for fusing Carnatic and rural music with grace and finesse.

1. Poovanathil Maraam (Jeyachandran,Swarnalatha)

The start itself sets the tone. It is soft and smooth like Vanilla ice cream. After a long gap, Jeyachandra gets the right song to leave an impression with the audio-lovers. On her part,Swarnalatha dazzles. With soft lyrics, the music just grows on you.Vidysagar impresses with his skills in mixing earthy music to give theright feel.

2. Ennama Devi (Manikkam Vinayakam, Balesh)

What but an energetic song will Manikkam Vinayakam be entrusted with Balesh giving him company, he has sung a racy number which has a good mix of Carnatic music with rustic rural beats. The lyrics, which speak the need for promoting Tamil culture in today's society, bears the stamp of director Seeman. A song with fast beats (an exception in the album), it is sure to make it to the top of the audio charts.

3. Enn Kadhalai (Priya Subramani)

A song composed seemingly inspired by classical raga. It is mellifluous with guitar strums cruising along like a faithful dog. It makes for pleasant hearing. Equally impressive are the lyrics. Watch out for Priya Subramani, who has got enough potential to make it big.

4. Sudum Nilavu (Unni Krishnan, Harini)

The pick of the album with Unni Krishnan at his best. Reminding one of Azhagana Rakshasiye in Mudhalvan, Vidyasagar has used all classical instruments to give a different sound in the song. A refreshing Unni Krishnan and an enthusiastic Harini have given their best. Harini's sweet shrillness is the apt foil to Unni's honey-dipped melody.

5. Summa Kidantha (Karthik, Kalyani)

A romantic number that flows quite smoothly. Karthick is the singer of the season and he does his reputation no harm with a clinical and understanding rendering. Kalyani proves adequate to the occasion. The highlight of this smooth flowing song is the good use of instruments like flute and violin. Simple lyrics, soft music and good orchestration are special features of this number.

6. Kanava Endru (Madhushree) Yet again a slow number but thanks to good harmony by Vidyasagar, the song counts. Trying to meet both ends meet is Vidyasagar (fusing western and Indian music). Madhushree has also not let his musician down. She comes with a solid rendering.

All in all, Thambi is a bankable brother.