Vijay, Vikram and GV Prakash's Thaandavam Music Review
The 25th album of this young talented composer has been driving up the expectation. GV Prakash may have played it commercially safe with all songs hinging on underlying melody with some peppy feel. All songs have been penned by Na. Muthukumar in his usual simplistic style.
Singer: Rahul Nambiar
GV Prakash tries out a peppy and energetic song in Yaaradi Mohini. The beat strangely reminds you a lot of the 'Nangaai' song, either due to Rahul Nambiar's voice or the choppy beats resembling the Engeyum Kadhal song.
Oru Paadhi Kadhavu
Singers: Haricharan, Vandhana
One of the better songs of the album. The song heavily relies on the quality of the vocals. Haricharan doesn't let GVP down as he renders this song beautifully. This song is a pleasant melody and will grow on you after multiple listens and picturization. The use of Guitar strings in the interludes keep the melody soft and complements the tune and lyrics. Na. Muthukumar has infused Zen poetry in in this song with philosophical observations in descriptive lyrics.
Will you be there?
Singers: Alyssa & Marie
Yet another breezy tune expected to be picturized on Amy Jackson in London with beats strongly reminiscent of "Faith" by George Michael. The use of acoustic guitar and singing by Alyssa & Marie bring the right feel to this song.
Singers: Saindhavi, Sathya Prakash
One can tell that a permanent fixture in GVP's albums is a melodious Saindhavi song. The tune starts similar to "Pookal Pookum Tharunam" from Madarasapattinam. The resemblance ends right there. Since the song is from the same team of Director Vijay, GVP, Nirav Shah, and Amy Jackson, the director must have had a reason to anchor this song from a familiar point.
Singers: G. V. Prakash Kumar, Chinnaponnu, Velmurugan
Anicham Poovagi is a catchy, energetic folk song. Velmurugan and Chinnaponnu's voice and nadaswarams bring the folkish feel, while GVP crooning provides the fine balance. This song is expected to bring the local touch and differentiates itself from rest of the songs. Anybody knows the meaning of "Mayyal Kuyyal"?
Singer: G. V. Prakash Kumar
The composer grooves in this soft number, albeit a short one. As the song wraps up in exactly one minute, one yearns for a slightly longer version of this song.
A poem for you
Instrumental piano work is pleasant. GVP is known for his exceptional theme music which usually evokes strong feelings when the background score tune up in the movie.
Singer: S. P. Balasubrahmanyam
One can see that director Vijay has ensured that a movie doesn't look too alien to our local audience by infusing udukkai and conch sounds to appeal to mass audience. SP Balasubramanyam aggressive rendition of different thandavams will capture your attention. This song may fit well in the movie when Vikram brings down the villains in this revenge drama (possible spoiler: fans may have already envisioned the purpose for this track and whose death Vikram will be seeking revenge)
Bottomline (Rating - 6.5/10)
The songs may not get you on a repeat mode right away. But, the songs are expected to get better with director Vijay and Nirav Shah's skillful picturization on terrific Chiyaan, pretty Amy and demure Anushka set in beautiful locales.
Disclaimer: The references we have made in the song review about resemblance to familiar beats or tunes is just an observation and not an attempt to undermine the song.