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Vallavan Music Review

Vallavan Music Review
Banner:
Raajlakshmi Films
Cast:
Silambarasan, Sandhya, Reema Sen, Nayantra
Direction:
Silambarasan
Production:
PL. Thenappan
Music:
Yuvan Shankar Raja
Mass beats
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 • Tamil Comments

Yuvanshankar Raja is on a red-hot streak in Kollywood rendering chartbusters at regular intervals. Working with several prominent production houses, he seems to have adopted a style for himself and seems to be going steady day after day.

After Manmadhan, Yuvan has teamed up with Silambarasan for Vallavan and has come out with foot-tapping numbers besides a catchy 'theme music' which would certainly reach out to the masses.

Silambarasan, T Rajendher, Sunidhi Chauhan, Karthik and pop star Blaaze have given an energetic performance, and Vallavan is perhaps the audio of the year.

With the right mix of hip-hop and western tunes, the movie has songs that look promising for the youth set.

Podu Aatampodu (Vijay Yesudass)

A racy number with catchy music, like Sehwag off to a blazing start, Yuvan too starts with a bang. It is a trendy, youthful number with an accented high-voltage kuthu. The song has peppy beats accompanying the lyrics.  Vijay Yesudass, hitherto known for soft melodies, has rendered this number with more than a measure of confidence.

Hip Hip (Karthik, Sunitha Sarathy)

Again a fast paced number but with less instrumentation. The tune is very familiar and sure to catch the imagination of the listeners. The lyrics which remind one of one's school days has Sunitha Sarathy vocalizing with ease and elan. Karthik gives her the perfect company.

Loose Pennae (Silambarasan, Blaaze)

With Blaaze around, can an entertaining rap be far behind? Blaaze's infectious enthusiasm is ver appropraite to the lively number. Unlike his earlier numbers, Blaaze has gone on at a slow pace. Silambarasan chips in with a few lines in his voice giving the right feel to this romantic number. Yuvan deserves a pat for using Blaaze in a different way.

Kadhal Vandhiduchu (Silambarasan)

Yuvan has proved his mettle with remixes in his earlier albums. In Vallavan too he has come up with a remix of a popular yesteryear song from Kalyanaraman set to tunes by his father (Ilayaraja).  Silambarasan dazzles in the number giving the right energy. Yuvan seems to have retained the flavor of the song giving just those extra peppy beats. This number would certainly find a place in dance floors.

Yammadi (T Rajendhar, Silambarasan, Mahathi, Suchitra)

No doubt, it is the pick of the album. Fast and racy, and with T Rajendher crooning after a long gap, it is a rollicking number. Silambarasan with energetic Mahathi and Suchitra add to the frenzy.  The intent is on getting the masses on board. The idea will work.

Vallava (Sunidhi Chauhan)

Perhaps the theme song of the movie. Sunidhi Chauhan touches the higher octaves rather too easily. Supposedly sung by a woman obsessed with a youth, the song has youthful lyrics and catchy instrumentation. However the tune sounds very familiar. Yuvan seems to have recycled his earlier tunes for the song.

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