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Raam Music Review

Raam Music Review
Jeeva, Gajala, Saranya, Rahman, Prathap Pothan
Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan in fine form
Monday, January 24, 2005 • Tamil Comments

Yuvan Shankar Raja combines with director Ameer again after Mounam Pesiyadhae for Ram.

The expectations are high since the duo's earlier venture, Mounma Pesiyadhae had topped the audio charts.

Ram starring Jeeva has a total of six numbers besides theme music by Yuvan and interestingly after a long gap K J Yesudoss has rendered his voice for a couple of numbers.

Vijay Yesudass has sung a couple of numbers besides Yuvan Shankar Raja himself has lent his voice for a song.

But for a rap number, all songs in the album are soft and melodious ones with interesting and intelligent instrumentation.

Yuvan who proved his mettle in scoring fast and racy numbers in Manmathan, has shown that he is adept at soul-stirring songs.

1) Aarariraro

A soft and melodious number, the song describes the affection and bondage a mother and her son share. Yesudoss's graceful voice combined with neat lyrics and less instrumentation makes the song a listening pleasure.  It is nice to hear the veteran's voice after a long time. Though not in the best of shapes, Yesudoss still retains his essential melody. And that is truly satisfying.

2) Boom Boom
A rap number with fast racy music is Boom Boom.  Sung by Jyotsna, Tippu, Yuvan Shankar Raja and a new singer Premgi, Boom Boom is typical in its conception and rendition. There can be hardly any musical surprise in a rap number. This one, too has very little.
3) Manidhan Solkindra

The song may perhaps interest those specializing in music trivia as it features the father and son of duo of Yesudoss and Vijay Yesudoss. It also has Ranjith in between. The number begins slowly but picks up momentum on the way. Describing the mission to be accomplished by the hero in the movie, the song has verses from Bhagwad Geeta in between. Yuvan Shankar has brilliantly blended Kerala instruments like Chenda Melam to add pep to the number.

4) Nizhalinai Nijamum 

This song shows why Yuvan is the son of Ilayaraja. The tune, leisurely and laid-back, is almost a throwback to an era gone by when melody ruled the waves. Vijay Yesudoss and Yuvan Shanker Raja, as singers, may be an unlikely combination. But they bring out the essential lilt in the tune.

5) Vidigindra Pozhudhu

Madhumitha is certainly one for the future. Hear her voice and you will understand. Her silken-smooth voice accentuated by the smart instrumentation of Yuvan. The song rings in your ears like a resonant bee. A highlight of the album.

6) Yaaro Arivaal

This number is a seeming an inspiration from Ilayaraja's tune Engae Sellum intha pathaai in Sethu. Sung by K J Yesudass with his son Vijay Yesudass and Ranjith, there is a haunting feel to it. It talks about recondite philosophy and its melody stays with you long after the music is stopped.

Another winner from Yuvan.