Raja Rani (TAMIL)

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Music: G.V.Prakash Kumar
Starring: Arya,Jai,Nayantara,Nazriya,Sathyaraj,Santhanam and etc.
Director: Atlee (Debut)

The album of a debut director’s film would have not fetched so many expectations like this. Atlee, best of his assistants as said by Director Shankar) comes up with a love story and hence the album has plenty of love nodes in it.

01.Hey Baby
Singers: G.V.Prakash Kumar, Gaana Bala, Aishwarya
Lyrics : Na.Muthukumar, Gaana Bala

A simple start given by violin and joined by chorus and a more stylish voice by GV makes this song to note at the very beginning. Lyrics are very fun which praises about the marriage. In the middle, the entire song takes a U-turn and gets into local kuthu style. Kudos to Gaana Bala for making this song a very interesting one and even though the style of the song changes the tempo gets maintained and increases which is a big plus.

02.Angnyaade
Sung by Shakthisri Gopalan
Lyrics by Pa.Vijay

Shakthisri gets to sing to another top notch music director. This type of song is not so often heard these days. A female solo which looks like an intro number. Shakthisri’s voice makes you get the real feel of the song. The wide usage of instruments deserves a special mention.

03.Chillena
Singers : Clinton Cerejo, Alphonse, Alka
Lyrics by Na.Muthukumar

Harmonium at the start..!! Interesting. Then techno comes and blends to heavy beats. Clinton is apt choice for rock mood of the song. Again in the middle the song changes to traditional instruments. Alka (Winner of Super Singer Junior, a talent show) sings in a good rhythm and joins to the beat and gets the song and the listeners to have a joy all over. A song on the western template but the sudden change in the middle is the difference.

04.Unnale
Sung by Vandhana Srinivasan
Lyrics by Na.Muthukumar

Vandhana, the female who sang ‘Oru Paadhi‘ from Thaandavam, sings this short but sweet melody type of song which has good lyrics and nice tune of guitar. Can be a song for montages.

05.Oday Oday
Singers : Vijay Prakash, Sasha, Shalmali Kholgade
Lyrics by Pa.Vijay

Totally different music all through the song. Interesting and cute lyrics which is very well supported by Vijay Prakash and Sasha and Shalmali. The ‘raasave and raasathi‘ lyrics and its music is a good try which appears in the film’s trailers too. Guess Nazriya will sizzle in this song.

06.Imaye Imaye
Singers : G.V.Prakash Kumar, Shakthisri Gopalan
Lyrics by Pa.Vijay

GV selects the best for him always. This time he chooses the best song to be sung in his voice. Truthful lyrics. Shakthisri almost sounds like a male when she touches the upper nodes in her singing. A soulful number.

07.A Love For Life (Musical)

A complete instrumental version of Imaye Imaye song. Can be the theme music and ends the album with a silent and scintillating music.

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Thalaivaa (TAMIL)

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Thalaivaa (TAMIL) – Leader

Starring: Vijay,Amala Paul,Sathyaraj,Santhanam and many more
Editing: Antony
Cinematography: Nirav Shah
Music: G.V.Prakash Kumar
Written and Directed : Vijay

After a long hiatus, the film saw its release in this part of the country. Well almost other parts of the world might have seen this film long back, let me give my review on this.

This is just an pure and pure commercial flick. So conditions like logics wont apply for this. Dont think too much on how the director Vijay’s film will be. He has made a film to satisfy actor Vijay this time.

Story is set in Mumbai Dharavi Slums so you would have seen them in the 80’s in the film ‘Naayagan‘ ( the director thanks Mani Ratnam for that), and for having the father and son story with goons as backdrop based on ‘Sarkkar‘ (thanks this time to Ram Gopal Varma). So you would have guessed it by now. Same used out formula only and the film nicely follows the usual template of making the first half to be shot in a different location as here its in Australia and second half in a different location,Mumbai. First half has the usual share of songs,comedy,romance and when you ask whats new in this there comes a twist in the form of heroine being shown as a cop that too in India. What happens next is what shown in a Thalaivaa way.

Vijay improves his body and his mannerisms film by film. He looks terrific in all the dance movements be its western or slow or folk. Guess some one may make him act in a complete dance movie. Amala Paul gets a complete acting part after her debut ‘Myna‘. Santhanam steals away the film in the entire film with his witty dialogues. Sathyaraj plays his part to the T.

Nirav shows two different cities of different countries like how it looks (special mention about the scene where Vijay and Amala travels in a car on a bridge). GVP shows his presence well in the songs than in the BGM (some sounds like a refurbished of his own). Villains could have been shown better in such films. Dont know when there will be villains who are clever in brain than in brawn. Given the film will be commercial, the film lacks pace at times. The length could have been chopped off a bit in the first half.

Director Vijay has done his part of bringing back the mashup of all the old hit films based on Mumbai and Goons in a updated format with new persons replacing the old ones. But where he lost out is the way in which he chose to show the updated version. You expect some scene and yes it will be present. The final scene where Vijay appears with a shawl could have been avoided but that also proves its a commercial flick based on a hero and not on the story. What i feel is Actor Vijay and director Vijay joins hand to provide a commercial blockbuster which is not fully satisfying given their talent. Could have been better but its not completely bad.

(PS: I dont see any crap thing on the film like how others said bout the film and the 10 days ban is such a dumb thing from the people who cant see others growing.)

Biriyani (TAMIL)

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Biriyani (TAMIL) – My first music review..

Music: Yuvan (100th film)
Starring: Karthi,Hansika,Premji and etc.
Director: Venkat Prabhu

Ahh..!! Finally the hurry burry of the audio problems comes to an end with the original being released today. Lets see whether U1 scored centum in his 100th.

1.Biriyani
Singers: Tanvi Shah, Vilasini and Bhavatharini
Lyrics: Gangai Amaren, Tanvi Shah

A different beginning to the opening track of the audio track. Scintillating flutes marks the opening with the tamil and english lyrics mixed well like how the title of the song is named. A totally different try from Yuvan for landmark album. A short but bright opening for the album.

2.Nahna Na Nah
Singers: Devan
Lyrics: Vaali,Yuvan

Vaali plays his words all through the entire song with Devan sounding a bit relaxed from his usual singing (Nice backup given by Premgi with his Nahna’s). A melodic but at times with cool instruments comes to foreground makes this song to listen again and again.

3.Pom Pom Penne
Singers: Rahul Nambiar, Ramya NSK
Lyrics: Kaarki

A funny composition of sorts brings cheers to this song which has funny lyrics too (Makes me remember a similar song from the film ‘Maayavi‘). Song picks a little momentum in the middle and turns to a bit of U or Me type before dipping back to slow. A quirky attempt which gets the liking slowly.

4.Mississippi
Singers: Karthi, Premgi Amaren, Priya Himesh
Lyrics: Vaali

Yes you read it correct. This is the song which was sung by the hero himself and this song is for the masses.The opening bit sounds like the opening of ‘Vaama Duraiamma‘ song from ‘Madrasapattinam‘ but changes immediately to slow and silky by its rhythm. Karthi sounds good as for this song is considered. Premji adds his presence by his apt chorus. Can be enjoyed overall as its a partly western and partly folkish. Should check how its presented in the film.

5.Run for your Life
Singers and Lyrics: Gaana Bala, PSYCHO unit

Another album which has the presence of our own Gaana king. Almost all the genre of musiq has been gathered in this song. Psycho Unit steals the show in the first half of the song later which Gaana Bala joins and makes this song to listen in a loop. Gaana’s part comes with a shady mode of music which is very nice. Bala gets a different song in this album.Ending might thrill the ‘Mankatha‘ fans.

6.Edhirthu Nil
Singers: D. Imman, G. V. Prakash Kumar, S. Thaman, Vijay Antony
Lyrics: Gangai Amaran

A song which has to presented with the voice of our own Oscar Hero A.R.Rahman sees the union of 4 famous musiq directors namely Imman,GV Prakash,Vijay Antony and Thaman. Kudos to U1 for making such a try and congrats for all the 4 of them to come forward and unite for the big album of U1. GV starts with his usual melodic voice then Antony takes the cue and increase the tempo with his voice. Thaman and Imman joins in the second half and makes this song really a very nice one.

7.Nahna Na Nah (New Jack Swing Mix)
Sung by U1
Lyrics: Vaali

Pleasant to hear this mix. More interesting and equally good as the original. Yuvan enjoys making this song it seems. He has composed so casually which is impressive. The bollywood bakras who makes nonsense of remixes, please hear this and try to give one mix like this. Hats off U1 for this mix.

8.Nahna Na Nah (Extended Dance Mix)
Singers: Premgi Amaren, Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyrics: Vaali,Yuvan

Starts with the U1’s previous mash up songs base and a bit of bhangra. A fast forward version of the original. A pure one for the clubs and follows all the dance mix like how it should be.Watch for the folk beat and Thalaivar’s dialog at the end.
Brothers join together to give a really good and excellent album as usual , which creates more interest on how the film will be and how the songs will be shown in the film. Fingers crossed..!! 🙂 🙂

Aadhalal Kaadhal Seiveer (TAMIL)


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Aadhalal Kaadhal Seiveer (TAMIL) – Hence you should love

Starring: Santhosh(intro), Manisha, Arjun, Jayaprakash, Poornima Bhagyaraj , Thulasi and many more
Editing: Antony
Cinematography: Surya
Music: Yuvan
Written (partly) and Directed by : Suseendran
First a big hats off to the director..!! A brave attempt and very first of its kind in tamil film industry. That too after giving a very heavy commercial debacle in the form of ‘Raajapaatai‘, the director bounced back with a heavy script as his input with support from new comers and with his own investment. Yes this is his own production too. Thanks to Red Giant movies for releasing such a heavy romantic drama film. 🙂

Story – Not much. Usual love story. Friends gang. One guy (obviously the hero) loves a girl in the gang (yes that’s the heroine). It starts as one side but ends as mutual. A few sentimental and romantic dialogues and few action stunts makes it happen. They go for outing and they make love. What happens next forms the remaining.

First half – A very good and enjoyable,at times, first half. Few good dialogues delivered by Arjun, the leader who gives love tips, is enjoyable. But the dialogues are really enjoyable. Arjun (the fatso who stole the screen in ‘Kadhalil Sodhapuvadhu Eppadi‘) performs his job very well. A look alike of SV.Sekhar, he has plenty of talent. A guy to watch out.. Interval block really shocked me as i never seen such things been shown in any of the Indian films.

Second half – Not fair to reveal it and also the climax. But really tremendous job done by all the characters who comes in the second half. Thulasi (mother of the heroine) and Jayaprakash (heroine’s father) gets a big applause.

The hero is the real bad choice when compared to the heroine who performs really well given her character in the film. Camera is normal and apt which does its part for this type of films. Editing deserves a special mention as the entire film is just about 1 hours and 40 minutes. Finally comes Yuvan. Director and him takes the entire film to the next , next and very next level. In this alone i hate the Hindi film industry where the songs are scored by one music composer and BGM is taken care by someone. Yuvan’s RR is especially very good. Suseendran believed him and he delivered his best. Susee you are great.. Red carpet comeback for him, which proved his art of story telling once again with this film. Cheers to him again.. Lets forget ‘Raajapaatai‘ now at least.. 😉
(PS: I request all the audio labels who releases the soundtracks of films, to release the BGM’s too. Many of the film lovers definitely in need of those precious BGM’s like the one’s which Yuvan scored in this film. Guess Sony, Think Music will think on this.. 🙂 🙂 )

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