The first thing that strikes you while running your eye on the song list of Mozhi is that there are no duets in it. Coming as it does from 'Duet Films' that is an interesting irony. This clearly sets you up for something interesting. And make no mistake, Vidyasagar doesn't disappoint. He delivers big time.
To put it simply, Vidyasagar has given music as much for your soul as he has done for your ears. Vidyasagar has chosen to give seven sterling melodies that are dipped in honey and heart.
The numbers carry with them a unique taste that is bound to show up on a cool evening when you walk, chasing the rainbow of your mind. They will show up when you play with your doggie. They will show up when your child smiles at you. They will show up on a lightless night when nature communicates with you. They will show up in silence. They will show up in a tight embrace. They will show up in your highs and lows.
And that is its success.
Vidyasagar has given play to all his vivid imagination knowing full well that the producer Prakash Raj would back his experiment with musical poetry.
In the event, we have to thank the undoubted talent of the musician and the producer's big heart in reaffirming his faith in good music.
Mozhi is the language of poetry and piety.
Mouname Unnidam (Srinivas)
Srinivas has a voice that doesn't require any music to sound musical. Here Vidyasagar gives him good space to showcase his vocal virtuosity. It is short and sweet as the lyrics rhapsodize about silence and the poetry thereof. Srinivas adds weight to the words and warble. You will hum it on a rainy night. Surely.
Aazha Kannal (Tippu)
What do we talk about? The haunting piano pieces? The stylized rendering of Tippu? The quiet sweetness of the instruments? It is all a virtuoso show. The whistling end just elevates the number to a higher plane where you are in communion with nature. Again, it's for the album of your imagination.
En Jannalil Therivadhu (Karthik)
After celebrating silence and singleness, it goes beguiling the other way, as Karthik strums out a lively staccato number. The vim and vigour in the number just embrace you in its cool and comforting cocoon. Karthik's voice fills you with awe and happiness. Just listen to this, you will feel like jumping on the trampoline or playing cricket with roadside kids. Such joy!
Pesaa Madandhaiye (Madhu Balakrishnan)
The moment you hear Madhu Balakrishnan's reassuring voice, you know you are on the right track. Vidyasagar has come up with some doughty rhythms and delectable violin pieces to add to the amazing feel and fervour. Madhu's vocals are simply superb. The simple melody and haunting lyrics would certainly fill your private moments and stay with you like pleasant fragrance. Madhu's exposition of the mood is beautiful. And brilliant too.
Kaatrin Mozhiye (Sujatha)
The lone female voice in the album. But it is preceded by some of the most mesmerizing guitar bits you will ever hear. Then, Sujatha's velvety throat takes over as only she can. Her voice waves in an intricate pattern in melody. Vidyasagar keeps the music to a minimum, and instead lets the innate sweetness in the lyrics and the tones do the work. And it works subliminally. Sujatha's sweetness washes up wondrously your imagination as the lyrics talks of the beauty of nature and life. The lyrics at one point say that humankind does not need language. With such music, it certainly doesn't. Amen!
Kaatrin Mozhiye (Balram)
The same song in Balram'