Kabali Music Review: Santhosha Magizhchi !

‘Nee vaa thozha’, in those powerfully asserted words, starts the opening ‘Ulagam Oruvanukka’ song with a very clearly ‘oruvan oruvan mudhalali’(Muthu) inspired beat. The beat slowly also changes to a more ‘maro maro’(Boys) beat, but inspirations aside let us see how the graph of the song proceeds. Sa Na (Short hereafter for Santhosh Narayanan) himself starts the vocals and you do have initial jitters if whether a relatively less experienced singer like him can do justice to the enormous duty of delivering a superstar intro song. The song has a steadily energetic feel to it with good chorus and strong lyrics. The lyrics till the first whistle are pretty straightforward hero worship stuff with a small dose of anti-establishment flavor. The nice Hollywood western type whistle, followed by a slightly awkward ‘Kabali’ chant give way to a totally different ball game though. This is also just the time at which the song clearly says that Kabali has been a cage for long and is released into the nation now (cage- jail possibly????)Continue reading “Kabali Music Review: Santhosha Magizhchi !”

Maryan Music Review: Sonapareeyum Kadal Raasavum

Mariyaan PosterThe last thing you want to do as a comeback article after a hiatus is a music review, and an ARR album on top of that.Whatever I say, there are going to be ARR fans who are going to chip in that this was the best gift God gave to mankind and there are going to be the purists who attack the lack of lyrical strength and local context.Continue reading “Maryan Music Review: Sonapareeyum Kadal Raasavum”

‘3’ Music Review : Kolaveri and Beyond

3 marks the debut of 2 people in the Tamil film industry in a formal manner. Aishwarya Dhanush the eldest daughter of Superstar Rajnikanth and wife of the man in demand Dhanush, turns filmmaker with 3 and the music is composed by a newcomer, Anirudh Ravichander. Starring Dhanush and Shruti Hassan, the film shot into the limelight in mid November with the official unveiling of the single “ Why this Kolaveri Di” which went on to become a smashing phenomenon, not just in South India or India but also Internationally. Hence the music launch of 3 was eagerly being looked forward to by a lot of people including me. With Kolaveri the 21 year old Anirudh had showed that he had a lot of promise. And hence it was interesting to see if the rest of the album lived up to the hype generated by Kolaveri or if it was just a flash in the pan.Continue reading “‘3’ Music Review : Kolaveri and Beyond”