Lingusamy and Yuvan Shankar Raja's partnership has already made milestones with, 'Sandakozhhi', 'Paiyaa', and 'Vettai'. They are back together once again for a genre which never dies. The expectations were huge ever since the project announced. The level kept raising with first look and teaser release. Now the album sounds quite innovative from Yuvan 's regular style. Here we go with our music review...
Bang Bang - K.G. Ranjith
Have you ever felt taking off without travelling on a plane? Well, if you aren't, here by listening to the prelude will give you that experience. The blazing electric guitars starts off only to keep building the momentum for rest of the song. The song is a literal 'Bang Bang' material in its own form. Having heard 'N' number of introduction materials in the past, this one is sheer class. Yuvan leaves his signature all over the tune and one can visualize the mass quotient that unveils on the screen with this track as BGM. Ranjith has rendered the song with over the top swag quotient, particularly, when he renders, "Appappo anganga thee pathume.. oru oraabathil avan per kaapathume.. Andheri puli pera sonna adi nenjula" will ask you to press the repeat button to go on a loop.
Oru Kan Jaadai - Benny Dayal, Shweta Pandit
After a heady ultra stylish hero intro, Yuvan throws a soft rock number. A style which is not explored too much in our part of the world. Benny Dayal gets in sync with the tune like fish to water. He accentuates the lyrics and owns the song literally to his name. Shweta Pandit chips in with a lovable 'Na na na na' interlude for a while. Watch out for a grand handshake between electronic guitars and drums between 2.37-2.56 mins. Viveka's lyrics deserves special mention too.. 'Thodarum potta kadhayai pola indha maalai mudigiradhey' with verses like above he makes the song even more special.
Ek Do Teen - Suriya, Andrea
Surprise! Its Suriya who sung the song for himself with full confidence. He sounds too good and makes a grand entry to his playback singing as well. But its Andrea who takes the honors pretty easily at the end. A mild maththalam based beats leads the way to trumpets and nadhaswarams. A functional number which gets a new makeover, courtesy - the brilliant orchestration and the quality of sound from the instruments which produces a festive mood in the last 30 seconds.
Kaathal Aasai - Yuvan Shankar Raja, Sooraj Santosh
Yuvan as a singer hardly disappoints and he serves one of his finest rendition in this track. He always tried and tested the fusions between Hindustani & Ghazal, Arabic with Hindustani, and even he tried Carnatic with Hindustani flavor in the past. Much like his, 'Oruthuli Vishamaayi', 'Shaaheba' he delivers one more. The arrangements will knock you off and leave you in a different world altogether. Kabilan shows his skills with his fantastic lyrics, 'Unnal vikkal varuthe ezhu naal vaarathil' is just an example of exemplary skills of the writer and the beauty of Tamil language.
Sirippu En - Manasi
Yuvan has saved an ace to deliver the match point here. A song which carries the tag of instant hit all over it. What should have been an item number gets elevated to multiple levels and falls right in the category of a classy pub material. The extended prelude is so gorgeous and the string sections combines with a magical flute in the background between the stanzas are pitch perfect. Manasi's seductive vocals gives the song a new dimension altogether. Viveka with his second song in the album has raised the naughtiness. 'Sirippu en speciality.. Silk Smitha community'.. 'Vaazhvil entha neramim naan dual sim card' makes you laugh mischievously.
Verdict - Yuvan hit the first six after his 100+ albums.
Pick(s) of the album - Bang Bang, Oru Kan Jaadai, Kaathal Aasai