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Chinna Music Review

Chinna Music Review
Arjun, Sneha, Kiran
Sundar C
A good mix of everything
Thursday, June 23, 2005 • Tamil Comments

Director Sundar C and music director Imman seem to share a good rapport. After combining together for Giri, Thaka Dhimi Tha, the duo teams up once again for Chinna.

The album has peppy and racy numbers and a solitary melodious song rendered by S P Balasubramaniam.

Imman himself has sung a song while the likes of Sunitha Sarathy, KK and Anuradha Sriram have their voice for a song each.

Imman's attempt to fuse a western rap with rural folk for one of the songs in the album deserves a special mention.

In short, Chinna's music is sure to appease front benchers.

1)Tholaidoora Nilave (D Imman)

A peppy beginning to the album. The song is high-pitched and westernized with Imman trying his best to sustain pace all through the song. A chorus in between adds sheen to his effort. Of course, music directors tend to do choose only a particular type of songs and Imman is no exception to that rule.

2) Bailare Bailare  (Sunitha Sarathy)

No one can deny that a vibrant energy does exist in Sunitha Sarathy's voice. She lives up to the expectations in this energetic folk number. A regular 'dappanguthu' type of song, it has a rare vibrancy and it is driven home further by Sunitha. The instrumentation is sustained and the momentum is maintained all through.

3) Kaalangathaley  (KK, Anuradha Sriram)

A folk number accompanied by a western rap in between. What else can one expect from Anuradha Sriram? She is as her usual self. She belts out a corker, that races along like power-packed F-1 machine. KK is also not far behind. He keeps her good company. Imman deserves credit for trying to provide a fusion of western and folk.

4) Osthara Pilisthunara (Karthik, Devan, Ranjith) Yet another racy number in the album. The song resembles Imman's earlier tune in his movie Giri which again starred Arjun in the lead role. Seems an old wine in a new bottle. But Karthik is again a standout among the singers.

5) Yar Yaro  (S P Balasubramaniam) A solitary melodious number in the album with the evergreen S P Balasubramaniam giving his best yet again. A soft number sans any thundering and loud music is unlike other numbers in the album. The song provides a different relief to the whole album.

A good mix, on the whole, from Imman. But has only limited shelf life