Harris Jayaraj is proving to be a rare gem in Tamil Cinema. He speaks less and his songs do the rest. Right from his first film 'Minnale' till 'Sathyam', Harris has never compromised on quality and has successfully belted out chartbusters one after another.
'Sathyam', the 25th film from his stable, is indeed very special. It has right mix of hip-hop, melody and kuthu songs. He has experimented with new sounds and new voices. A shrewd thinker, Harris has intelligently used the voices of Premji Gangaiamaran and Rahul Nambiyar.
The additional rhythm and the Chinese interludes in a couple of songs display his mastery in Tamil film music.
'Chellame Chellamae' (Balaram, Bombay Jayashree, Sunitha Sarathy)
This is a song to watch out for in the album. A typical Harris number, 'Chellamae Chellamae' has Harris' favorite singer Bombay Jayashree at her best. A melodious number, the song has a lot of sheen thanks to Jayashree's classical touch. Naveen joins the party later and excels at what he does best. A soothing melody, which has become a rarity these days, 'Chellamae' is a song that's like a fresh evening breeze on a sunny day. Chinese preludes and interludes work well with this song.
Ennanbe (Sadhana Sargam, Beney Deyal)
Seemingly an extension of the 'Chellamae' song, this number has catchy lyrics that dwells a lot on romance. Harris comes up with new sounds that stick to heart immediately. Sadhana Sargam is the perfect choice to render the song as she has given her heart and soul to the number, which is appealing.
Paal Pappali (Naveen, Mahathi)
A kuthu number from Harris is a rarity. However, having proved his mastery in coming up with melody and western acoustics, Harris has got an opportunity to show his skills at a pacy kuthu number. Hats off to him as he manages to render a song that is mind-boggling. Rahul Nambiyar is a bundle of energy and his style is with a lot of enthusiasm.
Aaradi Kaatre (Hariharan)
Harris has proved once again with ease his mettle in coming up with songs on catchy instrumentation using only drums and guitars. Hariharan's melodious voice coupled with Harris's mastery on creating soft numbers provides a fresh feel. This is a song that will woo music-buffs big time.
Ada Gada Gada (Premji Gangaiamaran)
Premji Gangaiamaran has proved his mettle as an actor. Born in a family of musicians, Premji Gangaiamaran has proved that he is an equally good singer. This is a trendy number with hip-hop music and rap interludes and is sure to become the anthem among youngsters. Premji's vocals blend well with the music. With catchy lyrics and racy beats, Harris Jayaraj oozes with energy in this song.
'Sathyam' comes across as a catchy album and Harris has given his heart out to package it with the right mix of songs. With good vocals and perfect rhythms, 'Sathyam' songs would be remembered by music-lovers for a long time to come.
'Sathyam' is one more jewel in Harris's crown.