Mass numbers for a mass hero. This seems to be the mantra for music composer Mani Sharma as he comes up with songs for the latest Vishal starrer 'Thoranai', which are racy and riveting.
Mani Sharma shares a good rapport with Vishal as the two had delivered a musical hit in 'Malaikottai' before. Thoranai has songs that include a mass intro one song, a couple of romantic duets and of course racy numbers.
Mani Sharma has opted for few young voices in his album and has given a good output. Ranjith, Naveen, Vijay Yesudas, Janani, Thippu and Saindhavi have crooned for the songs, while Udit Narayan comes up with a beauty in between.
Peppy beats and fast rhythm make up the album. It would be a treasure for die-hard Vishal fans, who would love to see their favourite star's peppy dance sequences.
Vedi Vedi Saravedi (Ranjith, Naveen) Listen here
What else but for peppy beats and racy chorus when it is the mass introduction song of the hero in the movie. The song is in all praise of the hero penned by Viveka. A shrewd lyrics writer has also used the names of hit Vishal films of the past. Mani Sharma smartly uses percussion instruments including Thavil.
Certain to please Vishal fans, the song flows like a waterfalls. It is progresses at quick pace sure to make fans shake their legs in theatres. Ranjith and Naveen do their job well.
Vaa Chellam (Udita Narayan) Listen here
Interestingly Udit Narayan has been used to render a soft romantic song. Slow to begin with thanks to guitar notes, the song kind of gains momentum as it progresses. Mani Sharma has liberally used the Latino music. Pa Vijay's lyric is the major highlight of the song. It is rolled with fun and romance.
Udit Narayan's seems to have consciously sung the number from his belly. It is entertaining thanks to his catchy tune.
Pattucha (Vijay Yesudass, Janani) Listen here
The moment one says Vijay Yesudass, it becomes very obvious that it would be a soft melody with thrust on vocals and less instrumentation. Pattucha rendered by Vijay Yesudass and Janani, lyrics penned by Kabilan, is perhaps the pick of the album. Unlike other numbers, it progresses at steady pace with easy hummable tunes and simple lyrics. Vijay Yesudass reminds us of his father especially in the second part of the number.
Peliccan Paravaigal (Ranjith, Rahul, Rita, Jai) Listen here
Peppy beats, catchy rap and loud music that make our spirits go high. These form the hallmark of the song Peliccan Paravaigal rendered by Ranjith, Rahul, Rita and Jai. Watch out for the veteran Vaali's lyrics, which are trendy and youthful. The addition rhythm and harmony in the song are impressive. The singers has consciously underplayed their emotions in the song and whispered few lines to give a different feel.
Manjasela Mandakini (Thippu, Sainthavi) Listen here
An album without 'kuthu' number is incomplete in Kollywood. Mani Sharma has come out with a song that is 'fast and furious'. Penned by Pa Vijay, the song has everything to appeal to front-benchers. Thippu's voice modulation and Sainthavi's apt diction of lyrics gives it more sheen.
All said. Thoranai is an album that has a mix of mass and soft numbers. No wonder it is an attempt to satisfy Vishal fans. Mani Sharma seems to have succeeded in his attempts.