Kaapaan is an action thriller film directed by KV Anand with Surya, Mohanlal, Arya and Sayyesha in the lead roles. Anand's regular Harris Jayaraj composes music for the film. Let's check out whether Harris manages to scoop out an exciting soundtrack for this highly anticipated movie or not.
Sirikki ✔: Sirikki is a faux folk Harris Jayaraj kuthu song which touches upon the composer's earlier kuthu songs from Venaam Machan to Anjala. Despite the hackneyed tune, Senthil Ganesh's vocals backed up by Ramani Ammal works to its favour and the hummable tune makes this one enjoyable till it lasts. On the arrangements front, Devi's veenai solos stand out.
Vinnil Vinmeen ✔: Harris Jayaraj reserved his best to his daughter Nikitha Harris who is making playback debut with the Vinnil Vinmeen. Vairamuthu's lyrics which speaks about the unity in diversity is complemented by the classically inclined serene arrangements topped up by Seenu's stringed instruments and manonmani's magnificent Sarangi solos. Composer employed the kid's choir effectively amidst the effective Nikitha's vocals.
Hey Amigo ✔ : Hey Amigo sounds more like the composer's take on Luis Fonsi's despacito and the feel is further accentuated by Joseph Vijay's acoustic guitar solos accompanied by Hey Amigo title hook. However, the track is catchy stuff from the composer despite the borrowed template. The song turns interesting especially with the entry of Jonita Gandhi and she aces the tune which goes as 'vetti pechi pesi penmai nirayaadhu'.
Machan Inga Vandhira: Machan Inga Vandhira's overloaded synth and techno sounds throw off the listeners enthusiasm after an interesting title hook. The processed vocals of Kharesma Ravichandran, Nikhita Gandhi and Shabnam doesn't help either and they too sound off colour in some places.
Kurilae Kurilae: Harris Jayaraj ends the soundtrack with the mediocre Kurilae Kurilae and it sounds like Anegan's Roja Kadalae with the debatable choice of singers. The heavily processed vocals of Darshana takes some time to seep in while Javed Ali's questionable diction irks off at some places. Harris throws generously his usual gibberish sounds and the tune barely manages to impress.
Bottomline: Apart from the usual grouse of reuse/inspiration factor, Harris Jayaraj manages to score easily in a gorgeous melody and a couple of foot tapping song.
Pick of the Album: Vinnil Vinmeen, Hey Amigo, Sirikki