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Kaala Music Review

Movie: Kaala

Cast: ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth, Huma Qureshi, Nana Patekar, Samuthirakani, Eswari Rao

Director: Pa. Ranjith

Music director: Santhosh Narayanan

 

1. Semma Weightu – Hariharasudhan, Santhosh Narayanan Rap: Dopeadelicz, Arunraja Kamaraj

This classy intro song predominantly falls into the stylish genre. Santhosh Narayanan indulges in some quirky experimentation, like the dubstep-like rhythm pattern and beatboxing by Beat Slayer (Dopeadelicz) towards the end. Trumpet has been used as the primary instrument, which highlights the entire song. Hariharasudhan and Santhosh Narayanan are the main singers. However, their voices are overshadowed by the rap portions crooned by Dope Daddy, Stony Psyko, MC Mawali and Arunraja Kamaraj. Though the overall packaging is not like other Rajnikanth’s intro songs, it is sure to scorch the screens.

2. Thanga Sela – Shankar Mahadevan, Pradeep Kumar, Ananthu

This is a foot-tapping number that is filled with some interesting Indian percussion by Ganapathy and Venkat. The overall packaging sounds like a playful gaana number, as Satish Ragunathan’s ebullient harmonium plays throughout. Additionally, Keba Jeremiah’s dulcet guitar strums elevate the lovely mood of the song. Shankar Mahadevan’s rendition is flawless and he emotes well with a romantic trace. Pradeep Kumar, Ananthu and Santhosh Narayanan join him in a radiant chorus which turn magnificent towards the end of the song. Instantly catchy!

3. Katravai Patravai – Yogi B, Arunraja Kamaraj, Roshan Jamrock

Beginning with a dazzling rap by Yogi B, Arunraja Kamaraj and Roshan Jamrock, this number invokes the feeling of political rage. It would surely be played during a crucial point in the movie and will have interesting montage sequences. David Joseph’s blaring drums, synthesizers and Keba Jeremiah’s electronic guitar sections are the highlights of the song. The specialty of this number comes towards the end, where over 40,000 different voices shout the words ‘Katravai Patravai’. Superstar Rajinikanth’s mass dialogue ‘Kya re…setting ah’ at the middle of the song is sure to receive a scream in the theaters.

4. Kannamma – Pradeep Kumar, Dhee

After some commercial numbers, Santhosh Narayanan brings in a breezy melody that mesmerizes right from the word go. Pradeep Kumar’s dreamy tone feels like honey to the ears. He emotes with elan and brings in his own classical touches. Dhee’s bold voice complements him well. Ananthu’s backing vocals are an added advantage. Santhosh indulges in some soulful orchestration like Keba Jeremiah’s acoustic guitar sections, Vishnu Vijay’s soul-stirring flute, Joseph Vijay’s additional Nylon guitar solo and Ananthu’s enthralling whistle towards the end. Pick of the album!

5. Kannamma (Acapella) – Ananthu

Kannamma returns in yet another beautiful form. This time it is a one-man show by Ananthu. He croons the entire number with his heartfelt voice. He also provides the addictive backing vocals and his signature whistle. Passionate version!

6. Urimaiyai Meetpom – Vijay Prakash, Ananthu

The number begins on a slow note with the words ‘Urimaiyai meetpom…’ being rendered in different styles by Vijay Prakash and Ananthu. Soon it veers off into a gala mode with some foot-tapping beats and vibrant chorus. Santhosh Narayanan forays into the inspirational gaana genre for the first time. Ganapathy and Venkat’s percussion deserve a standing ovation. Arivu’s motivational lyrics are sure to be quoted by many youngsters in the upcoming days. The joyful ‘Nilame urimai…’ chorus of Rohith Fernandes, Yogi Sekar, Chinna, Tony Britto and RK Sundar makes for an engaging listen. Vijay Prakash’s classical sangadhis interspersed with the chorus is an innovative move by the composer. Best inspirational song of recent times!

7. Poraaduvom – Dopeadelicz

Santhosh Narayanan’s opens this upbeat number with some delightful synths and rhythm. This number too falls into the inspirational category and it comes at a time when lots of protests are going on in the country. Though there are no definite vocals to quote as the main voices, the spectacular rap by Dopeadelicz is enough to make the song a majestic listen. Santhosh also brings in some lively chorus to elevate the fiery mood of the number. Chartbuster!

8. Theruvilakku – Dopeadelicz, Muthamil

Yet another mass number is up next in the album. With some amazing beats by RK Sundar, this song serves as a motivational number to the slum-dwellers in the area of Dharavi. Apart from Dopeadelicz’s catchy rap portions, Muthamil does a commendable job in lending his powerful vocals for some encouraging lines. This is the shortest track of the album and it is pretty good as long as it lasts.

9. Nikkal Nikkal – Dopeadelicz, Vivek, Arunraja Kamaraj

This out-and-out dappankuthu number is sure to become an anthem in the upcoming days. The catchy phrase ‘Nikkal nikkal chalte re…’ is quite addictive. Lyrics by Dopeadelicz and Logan are like smearing grease to the faces of corrupt politicians. They are on point and quotable by many youngsters. The peppy rhythm by ‘4 idiots’ group and the strong voices of Dopeadelicz, Vivek and Arunraja Kamaraj work in the favour of the song. Santhosh Narayanan’s brings in a grand finale to the soundtrack with this utterly enjoyable kuthu song. Another chartbuster!

Verdict:

This is a splendid soundtrack from Santhosh Narayanan. Every number has mass and class stamped over it. All the songs are chartbuster materials and will stay in the playlists for a long time.

Rating: **** (4 / 5)
Picks:

Thanga Sela, Kannamma, Kannamma (Acapella), Urimaiyai Meetpom, Poraaduvom, Nikkal Nikkal

 

Movie: Nadigaiyar Thilagam

Cast: Keerthy Suresh, Dulquer Salmaan, Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Devarakonda

Director: Nag Ashwin

Music director: Mickey J. Meyer

 

1. Mahanadi – Anurag Kulkarni

Beginning with a cacophony of traditional instruments, this theme song has grandeur stamped all over it. Mickey J. Meyer indulges in some upbeat rhythm and strong orchestration, coupled with the powerful voice of Anurag Kulkarni. The ebullient chorus which goes ‘Mahanadi…’ is magnificent to listen. Expect to see Keerthy Suresh’s splendour in this brilliantly crafted song. Winner!

2. Kutti Rani – Nayana Nair

Going by its soundscape, one can detect that this song might trace actress Savithri’s childhood days. The entire song is made up of Paul Raj’s exciting tabla beats that provide a stage-play-like feel. Mickey J. Meyer keeps the orchestration minimal and the efforts fall on Nayana Nair’s playful vocals. Madhan Karky’s lyrics are top-class. This track is sure to take you back to those ancient days.

3. Mauna Mazhaiyilae – Anurag Kulkarni, Nayana Nair
This breezy romantic ballad is enthralling right from the beginning. It has that nostalgic trace as well as a contemporary arrangement, which would be enjoyed by all kinds of listeners. The brilliant string section throughout and the pleasing veena in the first interlude deserve a special mention. Anurag Kulkarni and Nayana Nair adopt a dreamy tone to croon this lovely song. Chartbuster duet!
4. Thandhaay – Charulatha Mani

Mickey J. Meyer goes all classical for this endearing number. Right from the word go, the beauty of this song is accentuated by the soulful soundscape, pleasant rhythm, and flute and veena sections. Charulatha Mani’s breathtaking vocals provide the song an otherworldly feel. The chorus accompaniment is a brilliant move by the composer. Coupled with the visuals, this mesmerizing classical number is sure to rock!

5. Irudhiyil Enna Enjum – Nayana Nair

Here comes a soul-stirring pathos that is sure to trace the downfall of actress Savithri. The mellowed waltz soundscape elevates the gloomy mood of the song. Nayana Nair’s honeyed voice is the icing on the cake and she emotes intensely. The accompanying chorus is an added advantage. This song might grow on you like a slow poison. Noteworthy!

Verdict:

Mickey J. Meyer brings out an astounding soundtrack for Nadigaiyar Thilagam. The songs can definitely be enjoyed as standalone numbers as well as they can be joyfully experienced along with the visuals.

Rating: ****3/4 (4.75 / 5)
Picks:

Mahanadi, Mauna Mazhaiyilae, Thandhaay, Irudhiyil Enna Enjum

Superstar Rajnikanth’s Kaala has been the talk of the town since its announcement. The first look poster, teaser and the stills from the movie have received rave reviews. Recently, the makers announced the audio release date of the movie. Directed by Pa. Ranjith, the movie also has Huma Qureshi, director Samuthirakani and Eswari Rao playing important roles. The movie is all set to release on June 7th.

Music is composed by Santhosh Narayanan. On the account of Labour Day, a single named ‘Semma Weightu’ has been released by the makers. Here’s the song review:

Like all Rajnikanth’s introduction songs, this one too has mass and class stamped all over it. However, this one predominantly falls into the stylish genre. Santhosh Narayanan indulges in some quirky experimentation, like the dubstep-like rhythm pattern and beatboxing by Beat Slayer (Dopeadelicz) towards the end. Trumpet has been used as the primary instrument, which highlights the entire song. Hariharasudhan and Santhosh Narayanan are the main singers. However, their voices are overshadowed by the rap portions crooned by Dope Daddy, Stony Psyko, MC Mawali and Arunraja Kamaraj. Though the overall packaging is not like other Rajnikanth’s intro songs, it is sure to scorch the screens.

Listen to the song here:

Mr. Chandramouli Music Review

Movie: Mr. Chandramouli

Cast: Karthik, Gautham Karthik, Regina Cassandra, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar

Director: Thiru

Music director: Sam CS

 

1. Kallooliye – Sam CS, Swagatha Krishnan

Sam CS begins the album with an interesting romantic number. There are some innovative arrangements here, which would surely appeal to new-gen music lovers. The tune would sink in only on the second listen. Sam CS’ modulated voice brings in a quirky mood to the number, while Swagatha Krishnan’s brief rendition in the second para provides freshness. Though the number is a good one-time listen, it might be aired repeatedly in radio stations.

2. Kandapadi – Guna, Sam CS

With some funny instrumentation, this number makes for a light-hearted listen. The tune reminds of Kakidha Kappal from the 2014 movie Madras. But the comparisons stop there, as the tune progression is different here and Guna’s rollicking rendition is a plus point. This playful jazzy number might appeal only to a portion of music lovers, despite having chartbuster elements.

3. Yedhedho Aanene – Sam CS, Chinmayi Sripaada

Yet another interesting romantic melody is up next in the album. However, this one scores two notches higher than Kallooliye in terms of arrangement and tune composition. The overall mood reflects Ilaiyaraaja’s romantic duets. Sam CS indulges in some brilliant orchestration and he croons like a dream. Chinmayi Sripaada’s honeyed rendition is flawless and the song can be listened on repeat mode just for her voice. The intricacies present in this number can be understood only after subsequent listens. Magnificent!

4. Raajadhi Raja – Ranjith, Mukesh Mohammed, Sam CS

Here’s a mass number that is sure to scorch the screens after the movie’s release. Especially, this number would work just for the Raajadi Raja Naan Raja…lines, which are a tribute to the yesteryear number from the movie Agni Natchathiram. Ranjith, Mukesh Mohammed and Sam CS put up a radiant show with their singing. Though there’s nothing new in the arrangements, it can climb the charts in the upcoming days.

5. Theeradho Vali – Haricharan

This is a slow-paced pathos with a heartmelting tune. Sam CS brings in some ebullient violins that elevate the gloomy mood of the number. The song brings out the pain of the protagonist on losing a loved one. Haricharan is simply brilliant in his rendition. A special mention to the mellowed rhythm and flute sections in the interlude. Lyrics by Sam CS are moving and they strike the right chord. Hit the repeat button!

6. Mr. Chandramouli Theme – Sam CS, Brindha Sivakumar

Sam CS indulges in a clever move by roping in actor Suriya’s sister Brindha Sivakumar to croon this number. She has a mellifluous voice that is suitable for low-pitch melodious songs. Sam CS complements her well with his excellent vocals. The jazzy rhythm and the arrangement of strings deserve a special mention. Overall, a beautiful number to be enjoyed with your loved ones!

Verdict:

Mr. Chandramouli  has some interesting songs that appeal to new-gen youngsters. Sam CS has pushed the envelope by bringing in innovative orchestration and rhythm patterns.

Rating: *** (3 / 5)
Picks:

Yedhedho Aanene, Theeradho Vali, Mr. Chandramouli Theme

Actor Dhanush’s directorial debut Power Paandi music album is out and the songs are receiving positive reviews both from the celebrities and the fans also. As we said that Power Paandi Audio launch is today and now it is rocking wit postive comments in all social Medias.

Dhanush, as shared in, is twitter page about the revealed film’s jukebox.

“Here we go #power paandi audio. From our hearts to your hearts.A @RSeanRoldan musical. Beginning of a new ERA in music,” Dhanush posted on his Twitter page.

The interesting thing is that Actor Simbu was one of the first contemporaries of Dhanush to applause the music album of the Power Paandi. He also took to his twitter page to appreciate the first time director Dhanush and music composer, Sean Roldan.

““@dhanushkraja @RSeanRoldan very neat and nice album, #soorakaathu my fav … wishing the whole team all the very best. god bless :),””

It is worth nothing that Simbu is too arranging to launch his first music album that is scored for his friend Santhanam’s forthcoming film, Sakka Podu Podu Raja. The family members of Dhanush were also all praises for the new album. His wife Aishwarya Dhanush said on her twitter page that “#powerpaandi audio …pure magic …brace yourself for @RSeanRoldan,” tweeted by her.

Apart from these celebrities Soundaraya Rajinikanth as appreciated the work of the music composer Sean Roldan, “You are a genius Sean (sic) #Vip2 next,” says Soundaraya, the director of the sequel to Velaiyilla Pattathari aka VIP where Dhanush and Kajol are kept in lead roles.

This album launch has brought a breath of fresh air for Dhanush and his family members since he had been reeling in a series of disputes comprising recent Twitter controversy linking singer and RJ Suchitra.

As we all know that Dhanush is first time directing the Film, so it is his debut movie Power Paandi. Already there are certain celebrities who have watched the film and have heaped a lot of praises to Dhanush personally.

In recent times, music composer Sean tweeted saying he has carried away through the film. “Watched #powerpandi today. What a film by Mr #dhanush. Thanks for creating this beauty and making me a part of it!!!Blown away by the directorial prowess of @dhanushkraja. Thank you so much for creating this gem, sir. #waiting,” he said.

The story of the film is based on the life of a stuntman and is produced by Dhanush’s himself by home production Wunderbar Films. Apart from Raji Kiran, the film also features Prasanna and Chaya Singh in significant roles. Dhanush has furthermore played a cameo in the film too.

KaalaKoothu Movie – Songs Review

Kaalakkoothu is a Tamil movie composed and coordinated by M.Nagarajan. The film stars Prasanna, Kalaiyarasan, Dhansika and Srushti Dange in the main parts. Including music made by Justin Prabhakaran.

This movie offers a wide range of melodies, nicely compiled by Justin Prabhakaran. Though it is a little one-toned as it paves no way for any other genre, it’s nice to see a new Ilaiyaraja emerging slowly in the Tamil music scene. This movie has 6 songs.

Given below is our Kaalakkoothu Songs Review with our teams ratings.

1. Engeyo Pogum
Singer – Sriram Parthasarathy
Rating : 3.5/5

With a lightweight drum background, Justin brings about a beautiful tune which passionately expresses the need for a partner.

2. Kanna Katti
Singer – Haricharan, Latha Krishna
Rating : 3.5/5

Awesome is the word for the feels you can relate with this track. Haricharan music is so soothing to the ears.

3. Netri Kungumam
Singer – V.V. Prasanna, Chinmayi
Rating : 3.25/5

Justin hereby scores a hattrick of melodies with this mesmerizing song, where VV Prasanna and Chinmayi come in to do perfect jobs on the mic.

4. Alli Kodiye
Singer – D. Sathyaprakash
Rating : 3/5

A sad song which is sung very carefully by Sathyaprakash. Both the tune and the arrangements sound a little old fashioned here.

5. Kannukkulla
Singer – D. Sathyaprakash, Sharanya Srinivas, Prashanthini
Rating : 2.75/5

This is just a ordinary listenable track

6. Jeevan Intha Kaname
Singer – D. Sathyaprakash, Latha Krishna
Rating : 2.5/5

Slow track and short song.Sathyaprakash manages to find some variation though it’s his third song in the album

Bairavaa Songs Review

Lahari music who has acquired the audio rights of Bairavaa has released three Bairavaa songs tonight and making it a surprise treat for Vijay fans. Two more songs are pending which are expected to be released tomorrow Dec 21. Bairavaa has 5 songs in the album as of now. There is no theme music or title tracks etc. May be we will know of it in coming days or after the release of the movie (Pongal 2017)

All the songs are penned by Vairamuthu except the varlam vaa which was written by Arun raja kamaraj of Neruppuda fame.

Given below is our Bairavaa Songs Review with our teams ratings. Enjoy.

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1. Varlaam Varlaam Vaa
Singers: Roshan Jamrock, Arunraja Kamaraj

Our rating 3.5/5. High octance energy guaranteed. Too much of rap portion make it a bit normal

2. Azhagiya Soodana Poovey
Singers: Vijaynarain, Dharshana KT

Our rating 3.25/5. Typical Santhosh Narayanan with his usual jaazy feel

3. Nillayo
Singer: Haricharan

Our rating 3.5/5. Good melody from Haricharan, could be favorite for many music lovers

4. Pattaya Kelappu
Singer: Ananthu

Our rating 3.25/5. A dance number. Different variety song from Ananthu who sang “mayanadhi” a soothing melody form Kabali

5. PaPa PaPa
Singer: Actor Vijay and Priyadarshini

Our rating 3.75/5. Most awaited song for Ilayathalapathy Vijay fans, it is sure to rock. From the posters of the video it looks like a kalakkal gana song which has both Vijay and Keerthy Suresh rocking

It is the pick of the album from our team