Mellisai Songs - Music Review
Ramesh S Kannan
Mellisai upcoming action film directed by debutant RanjithJeyakodi with Vijay Sethupathi as a lead. The music score also composed by Sam C S and this is his first full-fledged music composition apart from few tracks in relatively lesser known films. Let's check out whether Sam CS fared well with his solo debut or not.
Vellai Kanavu, breezy duet and it's always a delight to listen to the songs rendered by Hariharan and Harini combo while particularly loved the improvisations by Hariharan. The debut composer evokes the beauty of the tune with simple arrangements laden with mainly flute, acoustic guitar supported by string instruments in the background.
Lola, dark esoteric song peppered with mysterious intriguing sounds which remind spiderman song from the movie new. However, this one is also the lovely listen especially for the lead singer Maria Kavitha Thomas's earnest rendition with the right attitude. Sam's guitar interludes gels well with the synth sounds throughout the song.
Lola comes with another version where mild guitar work in the original version is accentuated and drums are added to give grungy rock feel to the song. However, it'sAndrea Jeremiah steals the show with her sensual singing in this lovely version. Karky's lyrics too have the elements of hatred and revenge feel of the woman towards men.
ParakirenNaan starts with guitar strums which remind of VHarikrishna'sParavashanadenu composition, but similarity ends over there and what follows is the brilliant concoction of waltzy melancholic string sounds accompanied by Hindustani classical elements touches with tabla. Once again singing is top notch with Maria Kavitha Thomas and Srinivas.
In Mazhaikulle, once again Sam's orchestration with sweeping string instruments comes to the fore which is adorned with occasional classical violin notes cum guitar strums. Shreya Ghoshal's melodic verses blend well with Haricharan's upbeat rendition of this wonderful melody.
Take Me higher:
In Take me higher, ParakirenNaan's English version where orchestration is kept intact and singing by Maria Kavitha Thomas works much better than SuchithSuresanvocals mostly because tune of SuchithSuresan portion works well with the Tamil verses. So this one falls tad behind the song's original version.
Mellisai theme is also loaded with a lot of intriguing sounds and the ambiance created by Chennai Orchestra is brilliant, arousing particularly when switching the mood of the theme towards the end. Fitting theme track filled with thriller sounds for an action flick.
Verdict: Sam C S makes a compelling debut with Mellisai and the soundtrack is filled with rich and diverse orchestration. Another promising composer to look out for in Tamil film Industry.
Pick of the Album: Vellai Kanavu, Mazhaikulle, Lola1