Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Iruvar Ullam 2013 music review

Movie : Iruvar Ullam (2013)

Cast : Vinay Rai, Payal Rajput and Archana Gupta

Director : G.Ramesh

Music Director : Vijay Antony


Vijay Antony has always been surprising us with his quirky words songs and lilting melodies. He comes up with another melody filled album Iruvar Ullam. Let us see how the songs have shaped up.

1.Kannadi Silaiye-Santhosh Hariharan,Sangeetha Rajeshwaran

This track begins with a beautiful piano piece. Then, Santhosh takes over the song with elan. His voice suits best for such melody songs. Sangeetha croons her part very well. It is a simple melody and hooks on to you on the first listen. It is sure to be played in all radio stations especially for its catchy tune. Hummable and a typical Vijay Antony duet. Overall, a pleasant start to the album.

2.Kaadhal Kiliye-Haricharan

The number begins with a melancholic tone and forays into a pathos mood. The lyrics ooze with sadness all over. Haricharan is heard nowadays almost in every song. And of course, he is the only one who could have done justice to this song. He renders it with such an energy that you will feel attracted to this number. A love failure song that will be surely liked by those in heartbreak.

3.Udalgal Rendum-Nivas,M.M.Manasi

Starting with a strings prelude, this song moves on to ecstatic beats. It sounds more like a G.V.Prakash duet. But the track has its own moments. M.M.Manasi is the heroine of this song and her rendition is slick and stylish. Nivas complements her well in a husky tone. The beats take up speed before the second charanam and you will find yourself dancing to it. Though its not catchy, it can be considered a passable one.

4.Mazhaiye Mazhaiye-Andrea Jeremiah

This track is the highlight of the album. It is a westernized melody and it contains a lot of substance. Andrea Jeremiah takes the song to another world. You could play this song on repeat mode just to listen to her voice. With a catchy tune and wonderful beats, I am sure that this song would find a good place in the charts. Overall, a danceable number that will linger on your mind for a long time.

5.Aadum Nenje-Sunitha Sarathy

This is a typical club number with sensuos lyrics sans electro beats. The violin and the hard rock guitar preludes have to be mentioned specially. This track is a sort of comeback for Sunitha Sarathy who is well known for her stylish songs. The backup vocals are also good. Overall, its just like any other western song that Vijay Antony would compose.


Vijay Antony has come up with a neat album containing a mix of melody and western. Thank God, there is no quirky words song in this album !!!!!!!

Rating: ***


Kannadi Silaiye,Mazhaiye Mazhaiye

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Raanjhanaa-Music Review

The soundtrack of Raanjhanaa was one of the most highly expected albums.So,here comes A.R.Rahman with another masterpiece.

1.Raanjhanaa-Shiraz Uppal,Jaswinder Singh

This is the title track of the album.It is a fast paced number and lifts your spirits up.Especially the line Raanjhanaa hua mein tera is awesome.Shiraz Uppal's rendition is flawless.A.R.Rahman has made use of minimal instruments in this song.Overall,this song makes you happy whenever you hear it.

2.Banarasiya-Shreya Ghoshal,Anwesha Datta Gupta,Meenal Jain

As you start listening to this track,you will feel traditionally drenched.The regional music makes the song an enjoyable one.It is another feather in Shreya Ghoshal's cap.The song overflows with her sweet voice.The backing vocals of Anwesha and Meenal are also equally good.This track is the first highlight of the album.

3.Piya milenge-Sukhwinder Singh,K.M.M.C Sufi Ensemble

The song begins with an upbeat sound and a divine chorus by Sufi Ensemble of K.M Music Conservatory.As the song progresses,you feel more attracted to it.Sukhwinder Singh has done full justice to this number with his powerful voice.Its a beautiful Sufi song & it ends up as one of the gems of A.R.Rahman.

4.Ay sakhi-Madhushree,Chinmayee,Vaishali,Aanchal Sethi

Though this track is much similar to Banarasiya,it has to be appreciated for its construction.A.R.Rahman experiments well with this song & makes use of innovative sounds like tyun tyun tyun with the singers' voice itself.The song has three different voices & each one has an equal share.Its a fun & enjoyable track.

5.Nazar laaye-Rashid Ali,Neeti Mohan

This is the only duet of the album & it sounds much like Ishq wala love from Student of the year.Its mainly because of Rashid Ali's husky voice & Neeti Mohan's westernized rendition.This number has A.R.Rahman's stamp all over it.Overall,its a passable one & grows on you after a few listens.

6.Tu mun shudi-A.R.Rahman,Rabbi Shergill

This is another anthem from A.R.Rahman.It joins the bandwagon of Dhakka laga bukka from Yuva (Jana gana mana from Ayudhaezhuthu).It has an attractive beginning & you might find yourself humming to it after a few listens.Rabbi Shergill of Challa fame has done a good job in this song.

7.Aise na dekho-A.R.Rahman,Karthik

Yes,as you listen to this song,you will find the resemblance to Tu bole from JTYJN.The arrangement of instruments & the orchestration are similar to it.A.R.Rahman's voice also has the same feeling which he had for Tu bole.But it doesn't match to the previous track.

8.The Land of Shiva-Instrumental

This is just an instrumental piece from ARR.It is like a Shiva thandavam & the sound of conch shell dominates this track.It is best suitable for playing during auspicious ceremonies in your home.

9.Tum tak-Javed Ali,A.V.Pooja,Keerthi Sagathia

Tum tak is the second highlight of the album.With the intro of piano music,Javed Ali's purely divine voice takes you to a magical world. A.R.Rahman has used Shehnai as the main instrument & it puts you in a festive mood of love.A.V Pooja has sung her part with full energy & it stands out in the entire track.Kudos to ARR for bringing out such a lovely song.


I give a 4 out of 5 rating for this album.Once again A.R.Rahman has done a wonderful job in creating this fantastic soundtrack.Go for it !!!

Popular quotes on music

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Without music, life would be a mistake.
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Monday, 3 June 2013

A quote from me

"I think I have come half way through music.But still there is a long way to go & to learn.Because music is a vast subject."

-Kavya Janani

Sunday, 2 June 2013

My thoughts on music

Music is my passion.Lets say its my obsession.I don't exist in this world without music.Music runs in my blood.It has the ability to lift my spirits when I am down.It makes me feel loved.It pours honey into my ears.It comforts me when I need it the most.It encourages me all the time.

I feel enthusiastic to listen & learn music.I completely agree with all the popular quotes about music.It interacts & speaks with me as a close friend.It is by my side always & never lets me down.I dont feel complete without music.

Music is actually a treat to my ears,eyes,nose,brain & heart.It governs all of my senses.Overall it takes care of me like my mom.It loves me like my life partner.
It supports me like my dad.It advises me like a well-wisher.

In short,music is everything to me.

What is music???

"Music is the food of love"

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"Music is the universal language of mankind."

"Music is the language that the dumb can speak,the deaf can ear and the blind can see."

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