Monday, 5 January 2015

Yennai Arindhaal Music Review

Movie: Yennai Arindhaal

Cast: Ajith Kumar,Trisha,Anushka

Director: Gautham Vasudev Menon

Music director: Harris Jayaraj


Gautham Menon joins hands with Harris Jayaraj for the 6th time in this Ajith-Trisha starrer. Lets see whether their magic works this time.

1.Yaen Ennai-Sunitha Sarathy,Kharesma Ravichandran

The album kickstarts with an energetic heroine introduction number. The song is on the lines of Thoodhu Varuma with its eclectic tune construction. The rhythm pattern is easy on the ears and the saxophone section in the interlude deserves a special applause. Both Sunitha Sarathy and Kharesma Ravichandran simultaneously weave magic with their bold singing alternating between low and high notes. Slick and stylish!

2.Mazhai Vara Pogudhae-Karthik,Emcee Jazz

A typical Harris Jayaraj breezy rock style melody that is present in almost all of Gautham Menon's films. And with Karthik crooning this number, it is sure to create waves in the radio stations. Though it has a simple tune, Harris Jayaraj mellows it up with the dulcet guitar strums in the background. An overloaded version of Oru Maalai track.

3.Unakkenna Venum Sollu-Benny Dayal,Mahathi

Definitely pick of the album! A beautifully composed melody with the right balance of emotions. It is surprising to listen to Benny Dayal in a melody song. But his voice is just mesmerizing and he sounds like singing a sweet lullaby in the stanzas. Mahathi's aalaaps  in the interludes are endearing to listen. The beats are simple and Harris does not overdo any aspect of this wonderful song. Exhilarating!

4.Yennai Arindhaal-Devan Ekamabaram,Mark Thomas,Abhishek

The title track is sure to be a delight for Thala fans. With dub step beats and gripping interludes, this song serves to be the best opening song for Ajith. Thamarai's thought provoking lyrics are an added advantage. Harris experiments with different sounds in the track but it is not musically enriching. He could have shortened the length of the number.

5.Adhaaru Adhaaru-Vijay Prakash,Gaana Bala

Here comes a thumping track that is already a hit in all the radio stations. The number begins like Venaam Machan track but soon zooms into its own template. Lyrics by film director Vignesh Sivan are energetic and Vijay Prakash's voice is addictive. Gaana Bala's voice is overshadowed by Vijay Prakash. A chartbuster gaana number!

6.Maya Bazaar-Aalaap Raju,Priya Subramanian,Velmurugan,Krishna Iyer

It is difficult to categorize this track. It has a hard rock bit, a melody bit, a marriage bit and a ballet bit. And it is even more surprising that Harris has tried this number who is known to repeat his own tunes. The remake of Kalyana Samayal Sadham bit is awesome and Velmurugan excels in it. A perfect jugalbandi!

7.Idhayathai Yedho Ondru-Chinmayi

The female version of Unakkenna Venum Sollu is lilting and oozes with melody. Backed up with beautiful piano notes, Chinmayi's baby-ish voice is sweetness personified. Lyrics by Thamarai are excellent and the usage of pan flute in the interlude is innovative. A perfect melody for a tranquil night!


Harris Jayaraj delivers a top class album for Gautham Menon once again. Their combo is one that can never be won over!

Rating: ***1/2


Yaen Ennai,Unakkenna Venum Sollu,Adhaaru Adhaaru,Idhayathai Yedho Ondru




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