Listening to an album composed by Devi Sri Prasad is like tasting international cuisine by sitting inside an Indian restaurant. The music composer is a master in adding desi touch to western sounds, and it was more visible (or audible) in 'Singam', his previous venture in the company of director Hari.
With the duo coming together for the second time, this time for Dhanush, that too for a story set in rural milieu, the output is somewhat different, but at the same time interesting. Knowing well the expectations of the masses from a Dhanush-Hari venture, DSP has come out with an album where peppy numbers dominate. But melody-lovers need not worry, as there is something for you people too.
Let's go on a song by song tour.
1. Dhenam Dhenam - Listen here
Singers: Benny Dayal, Baba Sehgal
Apparently the intro-song of Dhanush. Viveka has penned lyrics which sit well on DSP's mass-tune. Benny Dayal, ably supported by Baba Sehgal (there are rap lines too), has sung the number which is almost a must for Hari films. 'Dhenam...Dhenam...' is nothing short of a festival for 'kuthu' lovers, and credits go to DSP's fast-paced composition.
2. Kaalangathale - Listen here
If you think that a melody should be simple and instantly likeable, 'Kaalangathale...' is for you. With Viveka at work, you can expect some meaningful lyrics too. Karthik reminds the legendary K J Yesudas and this adds more value to the number. A different Devi Sri Prasad awaits you in 'Kaalangathale..'
3. Yenna Solla Pore - Listen here
Singers: DSP, ML Karthikeyan
Guess who has penned the lyrics for this foot-tapping song. It is none other than Hari, who emerges triumphant in this trade too. A number with high energy, this one has all the qualities to attract the youngsters and the rural audience. And adding more life to the tune and lyrics are the way it has been rendered by Devi Sri Prasad and ML Karthikeyan.
4. Orey Oru - Listen here
Singers: Tippu and Harini
Chemistry between singers is as important as chemistry between actors. Real life couple Tippu and Harini have joined together for a duet, which is just that. Comfortably supporting each other, the singers have presented well 'Orey Oru...' which may feel you to ask 'once more'. DSP and Viveka too equally share accolades.
5. Pudikale Pudikudhu - Listen here
Singers: Mukesh, Suchithra
Another full throttle kuthu number you could expect from DSP and Hari. Mukesh has crooned the song giving it the right feel and so is Suchitra. DSP has apparently made special efforts for this number in a bid to woo the front rowers. And it is going to be tough for anyone to control dancing if the number is played in cultural events, dance floors or festivals.
Devi Sri Prasad provides enough value to the album, with his penchant to attract the audience brimming all over. If you are game to gain some energy by listening to music, 'Venghai' could come to your help.