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Raman Thediya Seethai Music Review

Raman Thediya Seethai Music Review
Moser Baer Entertainment, Global One Studios Production
Cheran, Vimala Raman, Remya Nambeesan, Navya Nair, Gajala, Karthika, Nithin Sathya, Pasupathi
K.P. Jagannaath
Soft, smooth & simple
Wednesday, August 6, 2008 • Tamil Comments

Vidyasagar is undoubtedly a man of melody and is one of the very few music directors, who actually know how to strike a balance between mass and class listeners. A man of genuine talent, he has proved his mettle coming up with catchy numbers in the past.

Vidyasagar has several hits under his belt and this time he has come out with a soft score for the film `Raman Thediya Seethai'. The album has six numbers with the likes of Binny, Thippu, Madhu Balakrishnan, Karthik among others rendering their voices. Vidyasagar has himself crooned a number which is quite striking.

Director Jagannath seems to possess good taste. He seems to have given enough liberties to his music composer in order to come out with melodious scores. Especially the numbers `Ippavae' and `Vanathai Vittu' deserve applause.

Listen to `Raman Thediya Seethai' and you are sure to feel fresh. The songs are like the first rain on barren land.

Mazhai Ninra Pin (Kalyani) lyrics by Kabilan

Starts with a beautiful use of guitar by Vidyasagar coupled with a catchy chorus. Kalyani's mesmerizing voice takes control and takes the listeners to a new world. The violin, dholaks and tablas used in-between provide a different feel.  However one is reminded of a few Vidyasgar songs that have been done before. Kabilan's lyrics on nature deserve special mention.

Enne Pulla Senja (Vidyasagar) lyrics by Jeyantha

A typical 'rural' song. Vidyasagar has lent his voice in a high-pitch. Accompanied by thavil, the song takes one to the 1980s when Ilayaraja had come up with such numbers. Jeyantha's lyrics speak about a lovelorn youth.  The additional rhythm is good. Designed as a pathos, the song proceeds in a measured momentum.

Ippavae Ippavae (Madhu Balakrishnan and Harini) lyrics by Viveka

A melody from Vidyasagar's kitty is no surprise. He is the master of melodies in contemporary Tamil film music and this song simply proves why he is called so. Beginning with a catchy humming, the song falls soft on our ears. The mellifluous tune and simple lyrics without much instrumentation are the hallmarks of this number. The violin interludes are soothing and refreshing.

Nanba Nanba (Karthik) lyrics by Jeyantha

A song cherishing friendship. Karthik oozes with the right kind of energy. Jeyantha's lyrics induce confidence in everyone in order to be courageous to face the challenges of life in the quest of being successful. It has soft lyrics but a very strong tune. Vidyasagar seems to have followed Ilayaraja's style in the album. He has made maximum use of violins in the song quite like Ilayaraja in his heydays.

Dj Dj Disca Poodu (Binny, Suchitra) lyrics by Pa Vijay

This is the foot-tapping number of the album. Vidyasagar has proved that he can come up with sophisticated catchy western numbers. Supposedly set on a disco floor, the song has everything in it to woo youngsters.

A combination of hip-hop and rap, the song has pacy lyrics and fast tunes. The additional rhythm and orchestration by Vidyasagar gives it a 'Western feel'. Binny and Suchitra team up well to deliver a sure hit.

Vanathai Vitu Vitu (Thippu) lyrics by Yugabharathy

A soft melody yet again. This time Vidyasagar opts for a song that has both class and mass elements in it. The class elements are the good rhythmic pattern combined with the use of violin and guitar, while the mass element are its racy lyrics. Thippu's open-throated voice is a delight to listen to. Especially towards the end, Vidyasagar tries to bring a fusion between the West and East quite successfully.

On the whole, `Raman Thediya Seethai' has soft numbers, which have become a rarity these days. Kudos to Vidyasagar for coming up with a healthy and entertaining album without 'kuthu' numbers or double entendre lyrics.