It can't get bigger than this. Kalaipuli S Thanu's 'Kanthaswamy', touted to be the big-budgeted movie in Tamil film industry, starring Vikram and Shriya in the lead roles and directed by Susi Ganesan, is getting ready for release. The movie has been shot in various exotic locales across the globe.
It dwells on a mass theme - the need for equal distribution of wealth among the people and narrow the gap between the rich and the poor. 'Kanthaswamy' has musical score by Devi Sri Prasad and interestingly 'Chiyaan' Vikram has sung half of the songs. Perhaps its after M K Thyagaraja Bhagavathar that a movie's hero has sung all songs himself. Peppy, racy and pulsating, the song in 'Kanthaswamy' are youthful. The pick of them being "Excuse Me Mr Kanthaswamy" and "Mambo Mamiya".
1. Yem Peru Meenakumari
Vibrant and high voltage song. Malathy, who has made a name for herself singing such brisk numbers, is at it again. A cocktail of racy beats and funny lyrics, the song is sure to catch the hearts of youths. An item-number, it is power-packed and glamorous.
2. Excuse Me
Singer: Vikram and Sucithra
It is a peppy dance number. Sure to make one shake their leg. Supposedly a romantic number, it is about a girl's desire for his lover boy. Vikram has brought the singer out of him well. His diction too is great. A good singing debut it is by him.
Singer: Devi Sri Prasad
A remix that is rapid like bullets fired from a machine gun. The song rendered by Devi Sri Prasad himself has enough elements to make one tap their foot. The beats in the interludes deserve a special mention.
4. Mambo Mamiya
Singer: Vikram and Rita
The pick of the album. It is loud and oozes with pace. The open-throated voice of Vikram compliments that of Rita well. However shades of "Kannum Kannum Nokia" from 'Anniyan' cannot be ruled out. The good use of electric guitar and percussion gives a lift to the song.
A refreshing voice it is from Rita. It is a fast number which has everything in it to appease music-lovers. The rhythm and beats makes it an interesting one to listen to. The foot-tapping number is a delight to listen to.
6. Idhellam Dupe
Vikram has rendered the song that begins like a rap. The catchy lyric by Viveka is its major strength. He sings the song in one breath. Vikram's magnetic voice is a delight.
7. Meow Meow
Singer: Vikram and Priya Hemesh
A perfect rhythm-based song, Meow Meow is sure to enter the lips of everyone instantly. Loaded with catchy rhythm, the song begins at slow pace only to gather momentum as it progresses.
'Kanthaswamy', in all, is a music album worth listening to thanks to Chiyaan's magic.
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