Music-director Yuvan Shankar Raja has pulled it off again Arindhum Ariyamalum. The music director who is on a hot streak of success has managed to whip up the right kind of tones and tunes for this youthful film.
A total of five songs, which are hip and racy, are sure to leave an impact among the listeners.
The album has everything in it to top the charts.
Yuvan is combining with director Vishnuvardhan again after Kurumbu. The foot-tapping numbers in Kurumbu won him good name, especially the remix of yesteryear hit song -Asai Nooru Vagai.
In Arindhum Ariyamalum, the duo has experimented with veteran singer M K Thyagaraja Bhagavathar's song, which sounds certainly very catchy.
A couple of new singers introduced by Yuvan in this album - Maheeva Kammat and Anushuka, have delivered the goods.
1) Yella Yella (Ranjith, Sujatha) A fast romantic number provides the perfect start to this album. The song also has a rural folk and a mix of western instrumentation --- this is sure to make the right impact. Sujatha with her ease and poise adds luster to the song while Ranjith is energetic. Yuvan shows unmistakable talent in his rhythms and orchestration.
2) Konjam Konjam (Maheeva Kammat)
Warm welcome to this debutant singer Maheeva Kammat. Rendering the song with impeccable style, we are sure to hear a lot more from her in the coming days. Minimal Orchestration, but for a rhythmic bass, is pleasant on the ears. It begins softly but in between goes on to gather momentum and ends on a melodious note again.
3) Thee Pidikka (Anushuka, Premji) The pick of the album with a fast flowing music at the same time soothing to one's ears. The energy and the intensity with which Anushuka and Premji have delivered the song deserve a mention. Yuvan Shankar Raja's has beautifully used veteran singer M K Thyagaraja Bhagavathar's original soundtrack of a popular hit in the early 1940s. The song has everything in it to make it big but for lyrics.
4) En Kannodu (Yuvan Shankar Raja, Nithis Gopalan) Crooning the song himself with Nithis Gopalan, Yuvan Shankar Raja seems to have been inspired by Arabian melodies while composing the tune here. It begins with the lyrics of a popular Arabian song and goes on to catch the pace with hip-hop music. Overall the rhythm and melody are infectious and catchy.
5) Sil Sil (Sathyan, Chinmayee) With Chinmayee's reverberant voice and attractive chorus by children, this rain song has a special allure. A nice piece of lilt to round off a racy album.