Movie: Vai Raja Vai
Cast: Gautham Karthik,Priya Anand,Taapsee Pannu
Director: Aishwarya R.Dhanush
Music director: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Aishwarya R.Dhanush's second venture Vai Raja Vai is touted be an action thriller. Starring Gautham Karthik and Priya Anand in the lead roles, it has music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
1.Vandha Kadha-Gaana Bala
Beginning with screeching violin section, this number turns out to be a dappankuthu number. With the repetitive 'Vai raja vai' quipping in at intervals, the song is a typical Yuvan folk number. Though it's tad boring, Gaana Bala's vocals save it up to some extent.
2.Pachai Vanna-Yuvan Shankar Raja
A scintillating melody in the voice of Yuvan is always pleasant to listen. Though the song is loaded with EDM, Yuvan manages to make the vocals stand out. Having a simple hummable tune, this song would make it to the charts. Lovable track!
3.Pookkamal-Tanvi Shah,Yuvan Shankar Raja
This fast paced number is on the lines of Yedho Oru Mayakkam mainly because of Yuvan's favorite Tanvi Shah's rendition. It fails to impress right from the beginning. Yuvan's occasional quips too sound stereotyped. Overloaded with EDM, this number sadly doesn't have a saving factor.
4.Naam Vazhndhidum-Yuvan Shankar Raja,Hip Hop Tamizha
Motivational songs by Yuvan have worked well in the past. But when a joke is told repeatedly, nobody laughs at it. The audience always expect something new from the clown. The same is the case with listeners too. We have already listened to too many Nimirndhu Nil and Edhirthu Nil. Not anymore please! Even if it is complemented by Hip Hop Tamizha.
5.Move Your Body-Ilaiyaraja
A signature track from Yuvan. It has all the elements for a rocking party number. Though it is similar to Poo Mudhal Pen Varai, Ilaiyaraja's voice makes this number a bit refreshing. Dhanush's lyircs are more youth friendly. This song is a chartbuster material but has nothing new to offer.
Its high time Yuvan got back on his track. He is a great composer who ruled our playlists a few years ago. But he has been derailing himself by signing in as a composer for commercial movies.