Thiruchitrambalam Songs - Music Review
Ramesh S Kannan
Thiruchitrambalam is an upcoming Tamil movie directed by Mithran Jawahar with Dhanush, Nithya Menen, Raashi Khanna, and Priya Bhavani Shankar in the lead. Dhanush reunites with Anirudh after 6 years which leads to high expectations for the soundtrack. Let's check out whether the album lives up to it or not.
Anirudh hits right out of the park with the laid-back Jazzy melody Megham Karukatha. Anirudh consistently keeps the background engaging with Yuri Villar's Saxophone and Jon-Paul Frappier's trumpet which effectually makes up for the passable Dhanush's vocals. Especially loved the way the trumpet sounds flow in tandem with the main melody.
Life of Pazham
In Life of Pazham, Anirudh extends the vibes of VIP with the playful string section prelude and though Anirudh's vocals turn out to be a bit of a dampener, he makes up for that with stellar arrangements featuring strings and guitar riffs.
Thenmozhi has a whiff of Kannazhaga from 3 especially the title hook but the tune stays flat. Santhosh Narayanan's vocals turn out to be an attractive choice that gives a breath of fresh air to the song which treads on the predictable path.
Thaai Kelavi is the weakest track in the soundtrack, and the tune and arrangements turn out to be a sore point. Dhanush's lyrics/vocals don't help either while the song may work well with the visuals but as a standalone track, the song is a disappointment.
Thiruchitrambalam lacks freshness and the weakest album from the duo that fails to live up to the expectations.
Pick of the album: Megham Karukatha, Thenmozhi