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Chatrapathy Music Review

Chatrapathy Music Review
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Cast:
SarathKumar, Nikitha, Vadivelu, Illavarasu
Direction:
Sri Mahesh
Production:
Babu Raja
Music:
S A Rajkumar
Slow and uninspiring
Monday, November 15, 2004 • Tamil Comments

S A Rajkumar is known for his slow (repetitive) soft tunes.

In Chatrapathy, the music-composer has tried to catch up with  his contemporaries, trying his hand at a few fast and peppy  western beats. However, his customary slow chorus do find a  place in a couple of songs. The effort is however patchy.

Rajkumar, has scored tunes for Sarathkumar's last two ventures  Arasu and Gambheeram. But still, he has not struck any  particular rhythm for the hero.

He is almost pedestrian and predictable.

The first number of the audio, Nee Ragasiyamaha penned by Pa Vijay and sung by Vasundhara Das, is a pacy with more of  a western beat. This foot-tapping and catch rhythm is catchy  but is also predictable. But is certainly the pick (and only)  of the album. 

Rajkumar gets into his chorus soft number in Nanga Nina penned  by Arivumathy and sung by Srinivas and Mathangi. The maudlin  tune certainly reminds one of almost all the past numbers of  Rajkumar.
 
Malathay Lakshman of Manmadharasa fam hits a good rhythm in Ore Oru Rathirukku written by Pa Vijay. This racy number   which features actress Rambha on screen has however no other saving grace. The rhythym programming and harmony gets on to  your nerve pretty quickly. And what you remain with is some loud, jarring noise


Vettri Veerapathy, a song glorifying the hero has been penned and sung by S A Rajkumar himself. It is accompanied by Indian  traditional percussion instruments. It is slow and morose.

The last song by Sriram and Pop Shalini, which again sees a  lot of influence from western numbers, has no meaningful lilt.

The album on the whole is flat and uninspiring.

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