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Adaikalam Music Review

Adaikalam Music Review
Cast:
Prashanth, Thiyagarajan, Radha Ravi, Uma, Saranya, Nalini
Direction:
Bhuvana Kumar
Music:
Sabesh-Murali
Soft and smooth
Monday, December 4, 2006 • Tamil Comments

Sabesh Murali who composed music for Cheran's Thavamai Thavamirundhu, have come out with soft tunes in Adaikalam, a movie which dwells on family relationships.

Featuring Prashanth and Uma in the roles of brother and sister, Adaikalam has melodious music without loud noise.

Vairamuthu's lyrics are given due importance with Sabesh Murali opting for less instrumentation.

The album has five songs sung by Sujatha, Madhu Balakrishnan, Hariharan, Swarnalatha and Thippu.

Adakonda Seval (Sujatha, Madhu Balakrishnan)

A soft beginning. Based on a Carnatic raga, the song begins on a soft note. Sujatha's excellent diction coupled with Madhu Balakrishnan's mellifluous voice makes the song click. The two are among the most committed singers in the field now and both show class.

Vairamuthu's lyrics are also catchy. Sabesh - Murali have not experimented too much with the tunes and they have kept it simple.

Adi Kalyana Sundari (Shankar Mahadevan, Anuradha Sreeram)

The racy song in the album. But unlike contemporary film numbers, it does not run wild.

Sabesh - Murali have consciously chosen to give a soft touch to the tune. Shankar Mahadevan and Anuradha Sreeram, otherwise known for rendering high-voltage songs, croon a different one this time. Use of soft percussions deserves an appreciation.

Vilakku Ondru (Hariharan)

A typical Hariharan song. Soft, smooth and gentle. It is like cool breeze blowing early in the morning, reminding one of vintage Ilayaraja. The song has no big musical instruments accompanying it. A feel-good number sure to click.

Vangappa (Swarnalatha, Anuradha Sreeram, Thippu)

Perhaps a song sung on a happy occasion within a family. A vibrant joy is evident in the voices of the singers. Sabesh - Murali's tune re-creates the feel of a get-together in a family. With such a striking voice, one wonders why Swarnalatha these days has restricted her assignments. Anuradha Sreeram is bang on target this time. The real attraction in the song is good chorus.

Uyirae Piriyadhae (Sadhana Sargam, Hariharan)

A soft pathos. Sabesh - Murali go Deva's way. Vocals get the priority while the instruments get a back seat. A familiar tune (often heard in Deva's works) and a dull orchestration takes the sheen away. Yet, Hari and Sadhana work their magic well.

Take refuge or rather Adaikkalam, in raaga.com, to listen to all the songs from this film, Adaikkalam.

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