Vantha Rajavathan Varuven Songs - Music Review
Ramesh S Kannan
Vantha Rajavathan Varuven is an upcoming action drama film directed by Sundar C with Silambarasan, Ramya Krishnan, Catherine Tresa and Megha Akash in the lead roles. The movie is a remake of Pawan Kalyan's Telugu blockbuster Atharintiki Daredi which had music by Devisri Prasad. HipHop Tamizha scores music for the film. Let's check out how well Hip Hop Tamizha's version turned out.
Paravaigal: Hip Hop Tamizha ropes in Kannada hit singer Sanjith Hegde once again after Imaikka Nodigal for Paravaigal and the singer aces his portions quite effectively. But the track turns into a mishap once Hip Hop Tamizha familiar template kicks in and the composer tries to mishmash a lot of musical cues especially in the interludes but the overall tune sounds to be a patchy track from the composer.
Pattamarangal: In Pattamarangal, HipHop Tamizha concocts an interesting song based on Kaatrinile Varum Geetham borrowing the lyrics from the evergreen song for the prelude. Sanjith Hegde kicks in with the mod rhythms to back him and the singer delivers effortlessly while Manonmani's Sarangi is an engaging addition to the track.
Red Cardu: Red Cardu is another mediocre dance track which has Hip Hop Tamizha's stamp all over it. The garish arrangements and Hiphop Tamizha rides mainly on the colloquial lyrics. The singing as well as background fails to impress the listeners.
Modern Muniyamma: HipHop Tamizha reuses his last year Telugu hit song Dhaari Choodu for Modern Muniyamma but the essence and beauty of the Telugu original are completely lost in Arivu's superficial lyrics and Srinisha Jayaseelan's vocal turns out to be a misfit. The foot-tapping tune is the only winner and at any time one can go back to much better Telugu version.
Onnuku Renda: Onnuku Renda is another random track from Hip Hop Tamizha which also suffers from the pedestrian lyrics. Senthil Ganesh and Sathya Narayanan prod the song with the effective rendition while Poova Pushpama hook by VM Mahalingam borders on the annoying zone. Arshad Khan's esraj being the only solace in an otherwise laborious track.
Vaanga Machan Vaanga : Hip Hop Tamizha rehashed Madurai Veeran's famous Vaanga Machan Vaanga and the track is listenable because of a nostalgic factor associated with the song bits. Though hip Hop Tamizha's lyrics are too self-indulgent, the track is better compared to other songs in the album.
Verdict: HipHop Tamizha's rehashed tracks work relatively better than the insipid original tracks for the album and the composer continues to stick within his confined soundscape.
Pick of the Album: Pattamarangal, Vaanga Machan Vaanga