Kadal – Tamil Music ReviewPosted by Anandhan Subbiah on Dec 16, 2012 in Featured, Movies, Music • No comments
Kadal (English: Sea) is an upcoming Tamil film being directed and produced by Mani Ratnam.The film features debutants Gautham Karthik,son of actor Karthik, and Thulasi Nair,daughter of Radha, in the lead roles. The film will be dubbed and released simultaneously in Telugu as Kadali.
Chithirai Nela(Vijay Yesudas)
Beautiful and Soothing is how I would describe this song. If you are a parent you will get the emotion ! Vairamuthu is at his best. The song moves slowly from being a slow and serene song to an inspirational bit, something that Rahman is known for. Hope is the only path forward to a lot of people in this planet and that is what this song is about.
Tamil music gets its first gospel/blues song and it is fitting that Rahman is the man to bring it to the fans. Sid Sriram has enjoyed singing the song as much as Rahman may have enjoyed composing it.Sid is sincere and has delivered a very powerful performance.
Moongil Thottam(Abhay Jodhpurkar, Harini)
This haunting melody is probably one of the best songs in the album. Initially I thought Vijay Yesudas was the singer but Abhay is stunning and up to the task. The guitar backdrop is perfect and it almost feels like Abhay and Harini are in a relationship, that is the feeling that the listener will derive from such a performance. Vairamuthu deserves a special mention for the imaginative lyrics and Rahman for the awesome tune and the background score.
Elay Keechaan(A.R. Rahman)
Rahman has obviously not had a lot of fun lately and he has made sure he takes care of it with this song. This song is probably the Indian country song of the year ! The guitar and the chorous elevates the song to a higher level. This is a fun riot !
Nenjukkule(A.R. Rahman, Shakthisree Gopalan)
This is the best song of the album by a long stretch. I am so used to the live version that I was trying to compare this with the live performance. Shakthisree is here to stay. There is a gentleness in the background score and Rahman makes sure that he extends that to his contribution to the vocals as well. The amazing violin and the supporting percussions are a treat to Rahman fans.
Anbin is yet another Gospel song but this time it is Haricharan who gets the chance to stretch his vocals. Powerful violin and Church bells fill the speakers before the chorus takes it over. The song has a symphonic feeling a lot, something Illayaraja will be proud of.
Magudi Magudi(Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam, Chinmayee,Tanvi Shah)
This unpredictable and energetic track is the only fast song in the album with retro beats. The song is very imaginative and has the movies dialogues as the backdrop.
Verdict : Go buy two copies and gift the second one to someone who loves music !