The very title is prone to kindle curiosity as to what the movie may be like; the music album is a sneak peek into the film. And it is a wide variety. Studio Green's Pandiaraj project with a bunch of young and energetic actors owes its musical credit to Yuvan Shankar Raja. But how different is it from the previous YSR albums among others? Very different.
1. Oru Porambokku
Voices: Silambarasan TR, Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar
Quite a catchy start to an album, this opens with a promise - a drunkard's promise. The song flows along witty lines, expressing the emotions of two friends, holding guilt for the habit, and also willingness to leave the same. Thanks to Na Muthukumar, the comic best is reached at the end, where it reminds us that it was after all a drunkard's promise. As is highly predictable of Yuvan Shankar Raja, the score beautifully blends deep folk beats with guitar and harp, of other strings. Two trademark youth voices - Yuvan Shankar Raja and Simbu - have done justice to the lyrics and mood. The song maintains perfect rhythm at all points and is bound to be a crowd pleaser.
2. Konjum Kili
The second track, as opposed to the first, is a diametrical change, with a burgeoning start to it. YSR has always possessed the ability to choose distinctive voices for his songs, and this is no different. Velmurugan's vocal chords have been extensively explored in this song. It is a progressive idea to uncover the singer's voice at different pitches and then cross process them. Emotion involved in rapture has been conveyed just right by Yugabharathi. If there is any complaint, then it is the concluding portions of each line in the first stanza; it is abrupt, so much so that one may mistake the track to be melancholic. The far-flung usage of strings is typical of the composer. If you like violins, there is more reason to like this song, than just one.
3. Suda Suda Thooral
Voice: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Reminding one of the yesteryears' YSR, the song begins in gentle whistles. With Yuvan, strings have always had a happy honeymoon; and this is no exception. Brisk guitars all through the track are refreshing. In this track, the singer-cum-composer has used a lot of coordinating keys, with the musical portion after the second stanza stealing the show. The song is breezy and light hearted, and one cannot feel the length - it seems to end too quickly for a quoted five minutes. The song wraps up with the same wires, strings and whistles that it began with. Lyrics are fresh and non-repetitive.
4. Ulladha Naan
Beats in the song sound familiar, nonetheless good to listen to. The track is lined along folk genres, and the instruments used are in rectitude to this. Lyrics sound like election campaign, and quite funny too. The usage of words is interesting, yet ensuring that it does not hurt any sentiments. The variety in Sathyan's voice has done justice to the emotion. In all, this is a light-hearted package.
5. Dheivangal Ellam
Voices: Vijay Yesudas
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar
This song would make for the most welcome in the entire lot, for the emotion conveyed, more than anything else. A love for father song is what the industry has missed in all these decades, and Yuvan has come to the rescue. The track is a beautiful and gentle melody describing the empathy of a son, of his father. Lyrics are exceptionally good, and the track is prone to be one of the close-to-heart compilations by the composer. This one is certainly a revolutionary yet subtle idea that would put the musical team at the top of the chart.
The album is a compilation of songs of different emotional genres, rather than stick to the traditional mould, and makes for a welcome change. With a variety of uncommon emotions, the album is probably the first of its kind to explore this particular section of feelings that have traditionally been sidelined to compile chart toppers. Quite a sui-generis approach by the music team, the album will always remain in the audience's minds to be a unique yet simplistic and close-to-heart compilation.
Rating: 3.5/5 - Yuvan does it again
Verdict: A repertoire to cherish