'Manmadhan', 'Vallavan', 'Silambattam'. It's nothing short of a music festival whenever Yuvan Shankar Raja joins hands with his good friend STR. The duo has struck gold once again in 'Vaanam', with the film's music album having the potential to become the hit of the year.
Produced by VTV Productions and Magic Box Pictures, 'Vaanam', a multistarrer that it is, has Bharath, Anushka, Prakash Raj, Sonia Agarwal, Santhanam and Vega among others in lead roles, besides Simbu.
Directed by Krish, who wielded the megaphone for the Telugu original titled 'Vedam', the audio album of 'Vaanam' strikes an instant appeal. While all the songs are beautiful in their own right, 'Evandi Unna Pethan...' and 'No Money...' are picks of the lot, as both come with that special touch.
A song by song analysis awaits you below.
1. Evandi Unna Pethan
Singers: Silambarasan, Yuvan Shankar Raja
Feelings of today's youngsters can't be described well than this, that too in their own words. This number is no doubt an anthem for those who love fast beats. The Tamil lyrics are penned by STR while English lyrics by Yuvan and both render the song in their own style. Needless to say, the song is sure to be a chartbuster of this year.
Singer: Yuvanshankar Raja
What's life? This song perhaps tries to find an answer to this much asked question. An unusual philosophical number which is heart touching is 'Vaanam...' to you. The stunning vocalism by Yuvan shankar Raja and lyrical lines by Na Muthukumar make you think twice about life while listening to it.
3. Cable Raja
Singers: Abhishek, Lawrence
Apparently the introduction song of Silambarasan, who plays a cable TV operator in this movie, this one is a 'sema kuthu' number. Those who would like to know more about Simbu have one more reason to like the song. For, the lyrics are a ready reckoner of the titles of STR's past and upcoming movies. Voices of Abhishek and Lawrence energise us.
4. Who Am I
Singer: Benny Dayal
Reminding one the title of a Jackie Chan film, this one looks like the introduction number of Bharath. The lyrics are by Muthukumar again and Benny Dayal's voice adds more value to the lines as well as the tune. The song talks about a youngster who is in search of himself.
5. No Money... No Honey
Singers: Silambarasan, Andrea, Srikanth Deva
Money makes many things. So does this song. With all the qualities to occupy a top slot in the list of best 10 songs of the year, this one, a fast paced number, speaks about the importance of money, like 'Chennai Pattinam....' did in the past. Silambarasan, Andrea present a power-packed performance, with the surprise element being the voice of Srikanth Deva.
As we come to the end of this music review, we should say this 'sky' has something for everyone to offer. If you are a music lover, we strongly recommend 'Vaanam' audio album to you. Yuvan and STR would ensure that you are on cloud nine.