Kanne Kalaimaane Songs - Music Review
Ramesh S Kannan
Kanne Kalaimaane is an upcoming drama film directed by Seenu Ramasamy with Udhayanidhi Stalin and Tamannah in the lead roles. Seenu ramasamy's regular Yuvan Shankar Raja composes music for the film with lyrics penned by Vairamuthu. Let's checkout whether the trio able to recreate their magic once again with this album or not.
Azhaikattuma: Azhaikattuma doesn't match the Mathichiyam Bala's previous hit number Makka Kalanguthappa from Dharmadhurai. The whimsical lyrics being the only curious thing from this casual folk track while Yuvan stays true to the genre. The song may work very well along with the visuals but not as a standalone soundtrack.
Neendamalare: Neendamalare has the gorgeous anupallavi delivered ably by Yazin Nizar and Shwetha Pandit. Yuvan Shankar Raja adorns the simple melody with the neat orchestration especially the flute solos in the interludes and the splendid Sarangi in the prelude. Yuvan Shankar Raja continues to deliver pleasing earworm melodies to Shwetha Pandit and it's a delight to listen to her vocals. Hope she gets to croon for other composers.
Endhan Kangalai: Endhan Kangalai's lounge'ish mod soundscape mixed with Yuvan's trademark tune which takes me back to Paiyya. However, the tune doesn't work for me though especially with the soundscape in the background. The track sounds incoherent despite Sooraj Santosh's impeccable rendition and Yuvan's Sitar solos in the interludes.
Sevvandhi Poove: Sevvandhi Poove is another average song from the composer where the tune has the shades of Seenu Ramasamy's earlier collaborations with the composer. Vairamuthu's lyrics are pretty much average compared to the director's earlier movies. Karthik and Pragathi Guruprasad's singing is the only respite in an otherwise tedious listen.
Vaa Vellai Rasathi: Vaa Vellai Rasathi is the best of the lot and thoughYuvan's singing is off-key at times, this track easily reaches the yet to be released Idam Porul Yeval level. The brooding undercurrent tone especially the rhythm structure and the apt arrangements make this one an engaging listen in the album.
Verdict: Kanne Kalaimaane falls tad lower than the Yuvan Shankar Raja and Seenu Ramasamy's earlier collaborations and Yuvan's melodies are simple but nothing sticks out except for the haunting Vaa Vellai Rasathi.
Pick of the Album: Vaa Vellai Rasathi, Neendamalare