The hit Gautham Menon-Harris Jayaraj-Thamarai combo is back with “Vaaranam Ayiram”. The album comprises seven songs; all of are of different genres. The first “Adiyae Kolluthey” is a rocking number by Krish, Benny Dayal and Shruti Hasan with electrifying guitar strings. Shruti Hasan’s voice is the icing on the cake; really mesmerising and is the pick of the album. In the next “Annul Maelae”, Harris has roped in carnatic singer Sudha Raghunathan to render her first film song. “Ava enna”, sung by Karthik, is a pleasing folksy number. The next is “Mundhinam”, which starts with Suriya’s voice speaking about his lady love and has been rendered by Naresh Iyer and Prashanthini. “Nenjukkul Peidhidum” sung by Hariharan, Devan and Prasanna is really soothing and has got some really great lyrics. The next song “Oh! Shanthi Shanthi” sung by Clinton and SPB Charan is the fast beat version of “Nenjukkul”. The last song “Yethi Yethi” is a fast pace song targeted at the youth.
Yuvan Shankar Raja
The Ajith Kumar-Yuvan Shankar Raja duo is back with ‘Aegan’ after the stupendous success of “Billa”. The album consists of five songs and one repeat song. The first song “Hey Salaa” starts off with Aram, Porul, Inbam…and all of the words mentioned in the first few seconds of the song aptly suits ‘Thala’; after which the song takes off with some roaring beats with Blaaze blazing all the way with his stunning rap. It has also been sung by Naresh Iyer and Mohamed Aslam. The lyric goes as Thala countdown stars and the song lyric relates greatly with the Ultimate Star. The sudden shift of the song to Flute and Shenai towards the end impresses us. It is more of a Hip-Hop style song. The next track is “Yahoo” sung by Suvi, Ujjaini, Sathyan, Ranjith and Naveen. A fresh, entertaining song with a good mix of pop and gaana, the lyrics of which will go down well with the college students. Each and every college student will relate to the song. The lyrics neatly written and the varied use of the drum beats make the song even more lively. “Hey Baby”, sung by Shankar Mahadevan, sounds similar to the “Jillendru Oru Kadhal” song. Shankar has sung the song in his unique style. Next in the list is “Odum Varayil” which stresses greatly upon freedom and the different aspects of life has been sung by Kay Kay and Bela Shende. The last song “Kichu Kichu” is completely different from the rest of the songs. The song begins with a soothing female chorus, followed by Vasundhra Das’s mesmerising voice.
S. A. JAFFER SATHIK, III year, B.E. Civil Engineering, Hindustan University, Padur
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