Monday, 30 June 2014

Amara Kaaviyam music review

Movie: Amara Kaaviyam

Cast: Sathya,Mia George

Director: Jeeva Shankar

Music director: M.Ghibran


1.Saridhaana Saridhaana-Yazin Nizar,Thomas Andrews,M.Ghibran

The soundtrack kickstarts with a groovy number which speaks about the confusions faced by a teenager. The fast paced track is endearing with it's touch of melody at places. The nadaswaram loops in the interlude are an added advantage. But the song takes time to grow on you. Yazin Nizar blows you away with his singing. He is the perfect choice for this song. A good beginning by Ghibran!

2.Edhedho Ennamvandhu-Haricharan,Padmalatha

Up next is a beautiful melody rendered flawlessly in the sweet voices of Haricharan and Padmalatha. The orchestration is a perfect blend of classical and modern instruments. The entire song oozes with melody and makes for a wonderful love ballad. The background change in the second interlude takes this song to a fantasy world. An abundant amount of Sufi touch works in the favor of the number. Sweet and cute on the whole!


3.Mounam Pesum-K.S.Chitra,Sowmya Mahadevan

Ghibran ropes in the legendary singer Chitra to croon this number. And what we get to listen is a perfect hi-five melody that is sure to be termed as a classic in this album. Beginning with mellowed piano notes, the song moves in a complete trance with Chitra's whispery modulations. Ghibran deserves a special applause for his interlude arrangements as they make the number even more ecstatic. Sowmya Mahadevan stands out with her lines eventhough she may have less rendition space.


4.Dheva Dhevadhai-K.G.Ranjith,Madhu Iyer

Ghibran does not run out of melodies I think so as he composes a masterpiece duet with this number which is instantly likeable. And of course, here also the orchestration and the interlude arrangement stand out. A mysterious haunting string of melody flows through the entire song. K.G.Ranjith makes a strong comeback with his lilting voice and Madhu Iyer complements him well with her effervescent singing. Highlight of the album!


5.Dhagam Theera-Padmalatha,Yazin Nizar

Here comes a dreamy number that is perfect for a girl who has fallen head over heels in love with her man. With it's exotic arrangements, the song has been composed in Amruthavarshini raga which is considered to bring showers of rain. Of course, this number can be heard on a beautiful rainy evening. Padmalatha showcases her unique skills with this number accompanied by Yazin Nizar who weaves magic with the 'Vasagi vasagi' line.

6.Edhedho Ennamvandhu (Solo)-Sundar Narayan Rao

Ghibran's favorite Sundar Narayan Rao croons the second version of the melodious number. Though his singing sounds to be forced, he turns out to be the perfect choice as he can carry off the Sufi influence with ease. Makes for a good listen!

Verdict:

M.Ghibran proves his mettle once again after his outstanding Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah. His melodies are timeless and remind us of the bygone era of good music. He is the perfect descendant for the legend A.R.Rahman as his compositions have that magical touch of ARR. 

Rating: ****

Picks:

Edhedho Ennamvandhu,Mounam Pesum,Dhagam Theera,Dheva Dhevathai


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Ek Villain music review

Movie: Ek Villain

Cast: Siddharth Malhotra,Shraddha Kapoor,Riteish Deshmukh

Director: Mohit Suri

Music director: Mithoon,Ankit Tiwari and Soch(Band)

 1.Galliyan-Ankit Tiwari

Ankit Tiwari comes up with a spellbinding melody-rock with this number. Right from the beginning, the song keeps you hooked on in a trance. The brilliantly constructed tune makes you forget that it is a sad song. Though Ankit has composed this track on the lines of Sun raha hai na, it has it's unique style. The flute and violin interludes adds much more melody to the already melodious number. Manoj Muntashir's love filled lyrics deserves a special mention. A chartbuster!

2.Banjaara-Mohammed Irfan

This track has Mithoon's stamp all over it. A lilting melody with a slight Sufi touch makes this number worth listening on repeat mode. The true soul of the song lies in Mohammed Irfan's flawless rendition. His magnificent voice leaves you wanting for more. One of the finest tracks of this year.

3.Zaroorat-Mustafa Zahid

Though this is an underrated track, it has turned out to be my personal favorite. It's a fast paced heartbreak song that has an overall pop-ish feeling to it. As for Mustafa Zahid's singing, he does complete justice to this number. He carries off the magic which he left behind with Bhula dena. This song is to be liked only by a few listeners. But I say, it's a Once in a blue moon track.

4.Awari-Adnan Dhool,Momina Mustehsan

Here comes an innovative composition that will grow on you after a few listens. This experimental track has an ethereal touch with it's background sounds. The electronica flushes in the interlude is something new to listen for. Momina's voice is dark and rustic, adding spice to this number. Adnan Dhool complements her well. What I liked about this number is that it sounds much like an ARR track. Magical!

5.Humdard-Arijit Singh

Arijit Singh! That one word is enough to say that this number is a melody. Though the tune is a plain average one, Arijit turns out to be the saving factor. This is probably the weakest track of the album. But overall it's listenable and it can even make it to the charts due to its simplicity.

6.Galliyan (Unplugged)-Ankit Tiwari,Shraddha Kapoor

Wow! I never knew that Shraddha Kapoor could sing with such an elegance. She has got an earthy and natural voice which adds beauty to the already popular number. Nowadays, most of the unplugged versions of popular numbers don't live up to the original ones. But Ankit Tiwari tactfully handles this melody balancing it with minimal guitar strums.

Verdict:

Ek Villain is a promising soundtrack and I am sure that it will capture many hearts like it did to me. It's going to be placed in Top ten albums of this year.

Rating: ****

Picks:

Awari,Galliyan,Banjaara,Zaroorat