Nanban – Tamil Music Review

Posted by Anandhan Subbiah on Jan 10, 2012 in Featured, Movies, MusicNo comments


Nanban (Tamil: நண்பன்; English: Friend) is an upcoming Tamil comedy drama film directed by S. Shankar.The film features an ensemble cast that includes Vijay, Jeeva, Srikanth, Ileana D’Cruz, Sathyan and Sathyaraj.The soundtrack and background score is by Harris Jayaraj, working with Shankar for the second time after Anniyan (2005).It is a remake of the 2009 Bollywood blockbuster film 3 Idiots, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, which was adapted from the novel Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. The film will be dubbed into Telugu as Snehitudu.The film is currently in post-production stage, set to release on 12 January 2012.

En Friend Pola (Krish, Suchith Suresan)
Anybody with a decent friends circle will be able to enjoy this song. This is a nice peppy song which praises the virtue of Friendship. I can’t imagine anyone in school or college who have not had some help from thier friends and that is what this song is all about. Typical of Harris he has allowed the lyrics and the singers to dominate by pushing the background score to a minimum.

Heartiley Battery (Hemachandran, Mukesh)
This song sums up the fact that “All is well” with this album from Harris. Hemachandran and Mukesh have put thier best efforts. Harris has used by chosen some interesting sounds and it is only added to the flavor of the song. This is probably the theme song of the movie and Harris has not disappointed. It will be fair to say that the song is definitely as good as the hindi equivalent if not better.

Askku Laska(Vijay Prakash, Chinmayee, Suvi)
The song was already well publicized as the 16 language love song. Vijay Prakash reminds me of a certain singer by the name of Hariharan. Chinmayee is equally awesome. Harris does not deviate from his sporadic usage of words which make no sense but no one is going to complain about this very likable and melodious composition.

Endhan Kan Munney(Aalap Raju)
This is probably one of the best songs of the album. Aalap Raju is emerging as one of the best voices in the industry. The tune is simply awesome and Harris has simply weaved magic with this composition. Aalap Raju has poured his heart and soul into the rendition and the end result is a mesmerizing and breezy song.

Irukkaannaa(Vijay Prakash, Javed Ali, Sunidhi Chauhan)
This song is all about Ileana and in particular her hip. The song is fun and I am sure Vijay will make it work with his amazing dance skills. Sunidhi Chauhan does her bit to make the song more catchier ! .

Nalla Nanban(Ramakrishnan Murthy)
A very impressive song sung by Ramakrishnan. This is a really well composed pathos song with very impressive lyrics by Na Muthukumar. Harris seems to have made the right choice with a carnatic backdrop.

Harris was definitely not at his best with 7 Am Arivu but he has come strong in this album.

Don’t think just Go and Buy the album or download the songs from iTunes !

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