Iru Mugan Songs - Music Review
Ramesh S Kannan
Irumugan is one of the highly anticipated movies of 2016 directed by Anand Shankar of Arima Nambi fame with Vikram as a lead. Harris Jayaraj scores music for this flick. Let's check out whether Harris comes out of his confined soundscape for this high profile movie.
Kannai Vittu ✔
Kannai Vittu is a pleasant charming listen and Harris effectually mixes the soothing tune amidst the splendid combo of EDM and piano. Tipu owns the song with his effortless vocals while Harris churns out arresting interludes featuring the lovely mix of classical humming and string sections reaching the crescendo with support from flute. Harris ends the song in style making effectual use of Srimathumitha's vocals.
Halena also has the international feel with its techno sounds and filled with typical Harris Jayaraj'ish gibberish words. However, the track works big time thanks to the consistent trippy mix in the arrangements and also fabulous vocal support from Christopher Stanley, Abhay Jodhpurkar and especially Ujjayinee Roy.
Oh Maya ✔
Oh Maya treads on the similar trendy cool techno hip hop sound and despite the tune bears some of the composer stamps, the pleasant number is adequately enjoyable till it lasts. Harris infused brilliant interludes with saxophone and Carnatic- styled guitar in the interludes. N C Karunya and Ramya NSK's vocals sound apt for this enjoyable number.
Harris Jayaraj tried mix of grungy rock sounds and rap verses in Irumugan Settai. However the track falters as it progresses despite the high octane rap verses by Emcee and stylized vocals of Maalavika Manoj. The song may work along with the visuals but not as a standalone track.
Face off Theme
Harris Jayaraj ends the highly stylish album with the edgy face off theme and the highly enticing theme features the brilliant mix of haunting guitar, string sections and to the top of that appealing vocals. Overall fitting end to the soundtrack.
Verdict: Harris Jayaraj brings his mojo back with the fresh highly stylized album devoid of deja-vu feel and the album surely stays in the top of the charts with couple of songs.