Cast: G.V.Prakash Kumar,Nikki Galrani
Director: Sam Anton
Music director: G.V.Prakash Kumar
Darling is an upcoming Tamil horror film starring G.V.Prakash Kumar, showcasing his acting skills. Kannada actress Nikki Galrani debuts with this movie. Let's see whether G.V.Prakash's songs strike a chord with the audience.
1.Vandha Mala-Arun Raja Kamaraji,Gaana Bala,Karunaas
The title track is funny and quirky all the way. The paced up beats and the catchy lyrics stand out in this enjoyable track. If this number is going to be a montage song, then it is sure to scorch the screens. Gaana Bala's romance with such songs continue with this one. Rap in the interlude is an added advantage. Rocking!
2.Unnale-Shankar Mahadevan,Shreya Ghoshal
Obviously, the pick of the album! A haunting melody with love oozing from each and every corner. The unplugged beginning and the slow start of the rhythm are just perfect for this mellifluous number. Shankar Mahadevan and Shreya Ghoshal are soulful in their rendition. The ghostly chorus, the humming and the string section in the interludes pep up the sombre mood of the song. Hit the repeat button!
3.Sattena Idi Mazhai-G.V.Prakash Kumar,Megha
And here comes the usual track of G.V.Prakash which joins the bandwagon of R&B numbers composed by him. Though the song has a carefree attitude and makes for a free listen, it is tiring to listen to such oft repeated songs from G.V. That too in his own voice! It will fail to impress you even if you give it a second listen. Boring all the way!
A 6/8 beat melody that is pleasant on the ears. Harini just sways her way through this sweet love song. Her airy rendition gives a mystical touch to the number. The flute play and the guitar strums in the interlude are instantly addictive. A lovey-dovey number perfect for a laidback mushy evening!
5.Anbe Anbe-G.V.Prakash Kumar
G.V.Prakash makes up slightly for the blunder in Sattena Idi Mazhai song. But as I said, he makes up just a little. This is yet another G.V solo that sparkles only in bits and pieces. It maybe liked some and hated by some. And only G.V could give such songs which can spark different kinds of reactions.
6.The Dead Are Back-Theme
The album arrives for its finale with this haunting theme. The piano, chorus and humming make it all the ghostly. This could form as a great background score for the entire movie.
I am not a fan of G.V's music as he repeats his own template for each and every album. And his tryst with his own style continues even in this album. He has nothing innovative to offer except a couple of good songs.