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Varanam Aayiram Music Review

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Varanam Aayiram
Cast:Suriya, Simran, Sameera Reddy, Divya
Direction:Gautham Menon
Music:Harris Jayaraj
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Varanam Aayiram - Electrifying and entertaining
IndiaGlitz  [Wednesday, October 01, 2008]

Music composer Harris Jeyaraj and director Gautham Vasudev Menon share a good rapport between them. The two have come together to work for over 30 songs with almost all of them going on to top the chartbusters. Since 'Minnale' to 'Varanam Aayiram', the two has been able to come up with a mix of catchy melodies, hip-hop and racy romantic numbers which have found a favorable place with the masses.

Joining the list of successful ventures from Harris - Gautham stable is 'Varanam Aayiram'.

Speaking about the audio, Gautham Menon had said, 'Varanam Aayiram' is a tribute to the music my parents made me listen as I grew up, from when I was ten till I reached 17 years. My head is still filled with melodies I listened to during that period and a constant rhythm runs in my system, around which I write stories. The songs compliment those melodies and created by Harris Jeyaraj, who believed in my search for good music.'

Harris provides a constant rhythm all through the album with consistent energy level. The likes of Shruthi Haasan, SPB Charan and Hariharan chipping in for a song are a major highlight of this album. Harris has come out with a retro, hip-hop music, which is sure to go places.

Thamarai has penned all song but for Yethi Yethi, which Na Muthukumar has contributed.

Adiyae Kolluthaey - Krish, Benny Dayal, Shruthi Haasan

A perfect beginning with electrifying guitar that sets up the right memento for the anticipated flick. It is more a kind of a song played at rock band with a touch of melody in the middle. Shruthi Haasan has rendered her voice for the number which has Krish and Benny Dayal at their best.

Shruthi's open-throated vocal as interlude and the additional percussion in the song are a delight to listen to.

Nenjukkul Peidhidum - Hariharan, Devan, Prasanna

It is a soft melody. Providing one a feel of listening to Eric Clapton's number, the song sticks to our heart at the very first time. The soft melody which is laced with romantic lyrics by Thamarai, is very youthful. Though soft, it is very vibrant. Seemingly inspired by pop songs of 1980s, the song has Hariharan stamping his class all through.

Devan and V Prasanna gives him the right company. Thanks to Harris for the composition which has very less instrumentation and more of good lyrics.

Yethi Yethi - Benny Dayal, Naresh Iyer, Solar Sai

Quite a different composition from Harris that is jubilant all the way. A youthful number which is sung by a group of friends, presumably in the movie, interestingly has English lyrics inter spread in it at most places. The song has bass guitar, drums combining well with the acoustics. Watch out for the guitar interlude, it is simply amazing. The songster simply rocks here. Benny Dayal, Naresh Iyer and Solar Sai excel.

Mundhinam - Naresh Iyer, Prashanthini

A romantic song in which, the lover describes the beauty of his beloved in the most artistic manner. The lyrics are staged in the center. The blending of the guitar and the vocals of Naresh Iyer is the highlight of the song. A feel-good pop number, it is sure to become the craze of youngsters. The husky voice of Prashanthini sounds new.

Om Shanthi Om - Clinton, SPB Charan

A faster version of 'Nenjukkul Peidhidum' number rendered to add up. This time SPB Charan and Clinton renders the song which has right pace sans electrifying instruments. Harris Jeyaraj has given the right western touch to the pacey number but has ensured that the essential melody in it is not lost. The beautiful vocal in the interlude is worth listening to.

Ava Enna - Karthi, V Prasanna

A Gaana number from Harris Jayaraj! A surprise yet true. But the music composer has proved that he too can come up with a Gaana which would make the listeners get up and shake their legs with awe.

Set as a youth describing his romance, the song has everything in it to appease front-benchers, but class written all over it. The voice of Karthik and Prasanna suits the song well. Thamarai's lyrics fit the mood well.

Annul Malae - Sudha Raghunathan

A classical song with Carnatic vocalist Sudha Raghunathan, rendering at her best for the traditional touch. More inspired by 'pathos' numbers of Tamil and Hindi films set in early 1960s, the song is seemingly a fusion of Carnatic and Hindusthani music. With Sudha Raghunthan rendering it with an Anglican accent. No doubt, it is a slow number, but the harmony is striking here.

'Varanam Aayiram' is no doubt one of the best from Harris Jeyaraj and Gautham duo. It is energetic and entertaining. A must listen musical score that is serene even while repeated.

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