Nallai Allai : A beautiful love hymn, keeps reminding us of how much the trio of Mani, ARR and Vairamuthu can weave magic when came together. The verses speak of a hero who blames his girl for leaving in a place he does not want to be, and how better can it get? A soulful orchestration dealt with guitar and a top notch rendering by Sathyaprakash and Chinmayi adds zeal to this number. Leading the vocals with minimal instrumentation is the key to the song as it adds the soul to the song’s essence.
Azhagiye : Just when you think ARR has matured over time, here is a techno feast that just jumps out of the youth’s box oozing lots of energy. Haricharan’s boyish vocals are sure to captivate you, “Marry me, Marry me” is sure to stay in a lot of wedding shoot outs. The Punjabi Jabra’s inclusion comes as a surprise, Madhan Karky makes sure the song’s energy lives up to its expectation by setting the requisite mood. A pumped up song for today’s listeners, make way for the new caller tune.
Vaan: What starts as a melody goes indulging in a stream of variety, the innovation is simply mesmerising. Shasha is put to best use as her magical vocals blends into your ears, thanks to ARR’s right sound design and mixture. The 'Vaan Varuvan' is a straightforward hint about Karthi, the pilot who will come to blow away her mind and heart. In the end it is a beautiful convergence of right instrumentation in this melody. The butterfly sounds and background chorus is an interesting setup, no wonder they call him a genius.
Saarattu Vandiyala: The song had its share of naysayers in social media, but its rhythm, rendering and everything else is top notch. Raihanah is spot on and ripples with the magical voice, Tippu has done his part rather too neatly. Even though the noticeable features of this song dates back to previous ARR compositions, the mandolin and other string setup tries to break free into its own folkish uniqueness.
Tango: A typical ARR number that takes time to boil down into your senses. Customizing modern day Tango into local flavor, taking it up with a few innovative notes and instrumentation, ARR has done his bit rather well. Haricharan takes the lead as Diwakar follows closely for this energized dance song. While the setup is great, it should definitely take time to register its goodies, the different decibels and a promising high notes are the interesting parts to take back.
Jugni: A full on finale number combines all sorts of energy, more like a kicked up track. The music orchestration, design and the electronics behind its vibe is very evident and a pair of good bass engineered headphones would agree. Doesn’t matter if its Tamil or Hindi, the song unleashes rap with freefalling energy. Not for melody lovers, but if you are looking for something to get your foots tapping and heads nodding, this is it.
Rating : 3.5/5