Azhagiya Thamizh Magan

It’s been more than two weeks since the audio of this movie released and finally I got the time to sit down and listen to this, last weekend. The album is pretty good on the whole and no song is bad, as is always the case with all ARR albums 🙂

EllAppugazhum – ARR

Catchy song. Though not very impressive in the first listening, I am hooked to this song now. The feel of this song is like the ‘Ah Aah’ title song. From ‘Eh Thozha..’ to ‘Azhagiya Thamizh Magan nee dhAne’, the way the music builds up is awesome. It doesn’t make you lose interest in the song. The interludes are magnificent and when the line ‘Naalai Naalai..” starts, the way the music combines with ARR’s voice is too good. And again, from Eh Thozha, ARR’s voice and chorus dominate the background music. ARR has changed the pitch at 4.12. This is something we don’t see often in his songs nowadays but very common in the older days. Very good use of chorus in this song. The last one line could have been avoided. On the whole, I like this song a lot.

PonmagaL vandhaaL – Aslam

A very good remix, with the right mix of everything 😉 – the voices, the rap, the beats, retaining the voice for two lines from the original song. The CD says Krishna Chetan has remixed this song. He has also done additional programming for the album. I listened to the original song once 🙂 The extra frills and nuances of the original song have been perfectly cut off to suit the mood of the remix. As in the cases of other remixes, the pace of the song has been stepped up in this too. I see people talking about the ‘remix’ of Thottaal poo malarum in some blogs. Thottaal poo malarum is in no way a remix. ONLY the lyrics was used. The tune is in no way related to the original song.

Nee Marilyn Monroe – Benny Dayal, Ujjayinee

Undoubtedly the best song of the album and the longest too. Though I find the kind of female voices used for the line ‘ Hey Saturday night partykku…’ irritating generally, especially since it is quite often heard in Hindi film songs being unnecessarily used, it perfectly suits this song and it has been used at the right dosage. The pace of the song is just right. The first time I heard it, I thought it could have been a bit faster but not anymore. The interlude at 2.48 and the line ‘ullAsamAi urchagamai..’ are very pleasing to the ears. The various kinds of sounds used in this song adds a great flavour to the song. This song is sure to be high on my list of songs I repeatedly listen to.

VaLayapatti – Naresh Iyer, Ujjayinee, Madhumita

This should have been the best song, had it been a little more structured. Maybe it would be better on seeing the picturisation, but I don’t think I would be seeing the videos of these songs, with Vijay in it 😉 Anyway, the highlights of this song – the swarams in different ragams, Naresh Iyer’s voice :), the very first interlude in the song and almost all the interludes. Things that made me decide this wasn’t the best song in the album 😉 – the similarity of the tune ‘vaLayapatti thavile thavile’ to the line ‘Avalukkenna ambA samudhira Iyer hotel’ from the song ‘Kummi adi’ in the movie Sillunu Oru Kadhal, the abrupt change in the music after the first two lines. This song has a folk touch, for instance after ‘Un sirippo sindhubhairavi and those other lines sung by the male voice, and a classical touch to it in the lines immediately following in the female voice. But I feel that the blend of these two flavours could have been much better. The tune as such is not extraordinary. But, a very enjoyable song on the whole.

KelAmal – Saindhavi, Sriram Parthasarathy

A very soothing song. Saindhavi’s voice has been masked by the background music in many places, which could have been avoided. But the background music running throughout the song is what adds beauty to this song. The use of violin is excellent and builds up the pace of the song. Sriram’s voice is quite deep and suits the song very well. The tune of the charanams is quite ordinary again. A good song, which again could have been made to sound much better.

Maduraikku pOgAdhadi – Benny Dayal, Archith, Darshanaa

A typical folk song with all the elements in the right proportion. Though it’s not my kind of song, it’s a very good song of this genre. The beats, the lyrics, the use of so many voices and the catchy tune makes this a perfect folk song. Lyrics are quite funny, especially the lines quoting the specialities of the places in TN. Looks like this song would suit KaragAttam very well 🙂 Good song.

ARR rocks yet again 🙂

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