Yuvanshankar Raja and director Vasanth got together to render an audio hit in Povellam Kettupaar. After a brief interval, the duo comes together for Sathumpodaathay.
Call it a musical delight for the young Yuvan has come up with a mix of classical and hip hop songs in the album. Each song is different from the other. The shrewd use of instruments to produce a different sound and good harmony makes the album click.
Na Muthukumar's catchy lyrics have not been overshadowed by a racy instrumentation of Yuvan, whose choice of singers deserves a special mention. The likes of Adnan Sami, Viva Girls, Shreya Ghosal and Sudha Raghunathan have rendered their voice in the album.
Watch out for Sudha's song for Yuvan has managed to bring out the 'Britney Spears' from the classical vocalist.
Azhagu Kutti Chellam (Shankar Mahadevan)
With Shankar Mahadevan around, there is no dearth for energy in the song. The 'Aalap' in the interlude and the good use of 'dholaks' gives the song a different feel. Though begins on a hurried note, the song settles down to catch a good rhythm.
O Kadhal (Yuvanshankar, Adnan Sami)
Rendering a song in every album of his is Yuvan. This time, he teams up with Adnan Sami for an energetic song that is inspired by a western rap. An intelligent Yuvan has ensured that Adnan Sami dominate the vocal, while he just plays a second fiddle. The music composer has tried a fusion between rural folk and the western rap in the middle and Adnan Sami with his usual improvisations adds sheen to it. The lyrics are simple and straightforward. Muthukumar describes the changes a youth, who is bitten by the love bug, undergoes.
Pesugiren (Viva Girls)
Known for their racy audio albums are the Viva Girls. Yuvan for the first time has opted a music band to sing a song for a film. Quite interestingly, the Viva Girls have got together to render not a fast number, but a soft and a melodious numbers where there is very less instruments accompanying the vocals. It is a soft number with trumpets and a set rhythm being used by Yuvan. The output is amazing for the song is rendered in open throat by the vocalists. Somewhere in the song, Yuvan reminds one of Rahman.
Entha Kuthirayil (Rahul Nambiar, Shreya Ghosal)
A perfect number for music-lovers, keeping in tune with the latest trend, the music composer has come good with a tune that has a right mix of melody and racy elements laced all through the song. Begins on a slow note, the song gathers momentum as it progresses. The stringed instruments are used now and then with a strong chorus accompanying the music. Considering a singer from Bollywood, Shreya Ghosal's Tamil pronunciation deserves a mention, while Rahul Nambiar chips in with his husky voice.
Kadhal Periyadha (Sudha Raghunathan)
Making a name for herself as a classical singer is Sudha Raghunathan. But the ace-Classical vocalist has taken a different path in the song. The 'Britney Spears' in Sudha Raghunathan has surfaced. It is a stylish song with peppy beats and western acoustics accompanying it. Sudha Raghunathan renders it with élan and elegance. The 'Bhangra' beats in between and a westernized chorus takes us to different world. She has proved that for a seasoned singer nothing is difficult.
On the whole, the album rocks listen to songs of Sathumpodaathay at http://www.raaga.com/channels/tamil/movie/T0001192.html and download the full length tracks.