Saturday, May 15, 2010

RAAVANAN: Music Review by Al-rufian

From the maker of stupendous masterpieces, here is a big treat awaited for his buffs. A Manirathnam Film – this brand alone remains as a central factor to sell the tickets. In all equivalencies, A.R. Rahman’s musical touch in ‘Raavanan’ has already become chartbusters. Much alike his previous films with Mani Rathnam, the same tunes have been spelled for all the three versions, tamil, hindi and telugu. 

Vairamuthu has penned lyrics that seem to be far away different from his previous ones.

I bring you an exclusive look on ‘Raavanan’ music review that has an inspiring tunes capturing out our senses…
Vocals: Vijay Prakash, Keerthi Sagathia Additional African vocals: Mustafa Kutoan.

The album begins on an impressive showpiece as the ‘Veera’ reveals of prodigious effort from A.R.Rahman.
Veera, as the title suggests is a bold and cult semi devotional song on the Ravanan of the movie. The powerfully pounding beats on percussions and wonderful rendition by Vijay Prakash and Keerthi Sagathia holds special mention. The voice infuses with the beats and breaks the routine of shrill voiced protagonist introductions most movies flaunt these days. The interlude by A.R.Rahman and Keerthi blends with the melody of the song that it is hard to say them apart! The sound engineering has been marvelously done as the special effects of Child’s cry and certain fill-ins make it sound perfect on surround systems. The African vocals by Mustafa Kutoan are yet another highlighting factor. Vairamuthu’s lyrical lines centers on thin line of difference between ‘Raman’ and ‘Raavanan’. Sure to be a chartbuster.


2.Usure Pogudhey
Vocal: Karthik

Yet another signature song by A.R.Rahman is the Karthik sung ‘Usure Pogudhey’. This romantic solo is about a man’s yearning for a girl in spite of knowing its consequences. It has A.R.Rahman written all over it and the poignancy yielded to it by Karthik lingers around longer than any other solitude song . The song has been pictured on Vikram and Aishwarya as the lyrics focalizes around the relationship between hunter and hunted. Karthik’s intonation is awesome and rhythmic accompaniment on percussions and metal guitars are highly electrifying. The haunting melody and the husky voice is a true melancholy of sorrow and its depth in one’s heart. The song has some traces of A.R. Rahman’s best composition ‘En Uyire’ in Manirathnam’s ‘Uyire’(Dil Se Re from ‘Dil Se’).

3.Kodu Poatta
Vocal: Benny Dayal
Benny Dayal has done it yet again. The song ‘Kodu Potta’ is a head banger!
This is one of the best picks in this album as it establishes the astonishing realms of ‘A.R.Rahman’ factor. ‘Kodu Poatta’ carries intensely captivating instrumentals of beats and non-brass instruments. The fusion of heavy beats and the electric voice of Benny make it a perfect cult rock song; And as the icing on the cake comes the Arabian medley which takes you into an illusionary world of war and conflicts. A.R.Rahman could’ve better opted Sukwindhar Singh (crooned this song in Hindi) as Benny Dayal deliberately trivializes the impact of this song. The lyrics are awesome exactly the contradiction of the early Raaman an Raavanan life.

4.Kaattu Sirukki
Vocals: Shankar Mahadevan, Anuradha Sriram

The only in the album and probably the best of the duets of recent times would be the eclectic “Kaattu Sirukki” with voices lent by the versatile Anuradha Sriram and Shankar Mahadevan whose mere mention would make it a top notch song.
Revealing the sense of erotic feel, the song is expected to be centered on Prithviraj and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Anuradha Sriram, who just rendered a chorus part in Hindi version, has taken up the entire song in Tamil.  Shankar Mahadevan is pretty invigorated on the tracks and roping Rashid Ali (singer in Hindi) would have blatantly made it more stunning.
The rhythm is mesmerizing and makes you sway with the beats. The interlude by Anuradha is intoxicating and this ballad with its haunting lyrics of love, lust and loneliness is sure to top the charts for weeks to come! Remixes are certainly going to get the dance floors ignited at the clubs!
Vocals: Shreya Goshal
Shreya Goshal’s “Kalvare” makes this album take a twist in the narration of its gist and life. Shreya Ghosal always obtains special compositions from A.R.Rahman. Be the ever-cherishing romantic duet ‘Munbe Vaa’ or the dulcetly pleasing ‘Manipaaya’ in ‘Vinnaithandi Varuvaaya’, she has excelled with an emotionally gripping touch. ‘Kalvare’ is nowhere different from such arena as she scores the brownie points. It may not be the best of the lot but is sure to blend with the movie and will make you google for this post the movie’s release. Probably the only song for “Raman” and that makes it worthwhile.
Vali mighum idangal, vali migha idangal thamizhukku therigindrathe is just an example for Vairamuthu’s excellence!!
 The instrumentals are mild enough that it lets her voice to take on the stands.
The composed subtle hymn of this song might predominantly reign over the background score.
6.Keda Kari
Vocals: Benny Dayal, Bhagyaraj, Rayhanah, Tanvi Shah 
The last but not the least is the medley of sounds, instruments, pitches and pulsating voices! A.R.Rahman has already created a magic with his Rukumani song from Roja. The taboo themed song “Keda Kari” is rather a controversially versed rhapsody. Sounds like a marriage song and guess what? Manirathnam has shot this song with 500 dancers. The song speaks about A.R.Rahman’s charismatic appeal on stunning rhythms and the playback singers have shifted their paradigms. We have an additional bonanza to this song as Grammy winner Tanvi Shah (‘Slumdog Millionaire’ fame) rendering her voice. This song will be a sure winner at charts with the brilliant cinematography of Santhosh Sivan. . The vivid language and the orchestral overture of Benny, Tanvi Shah and dear old Rehana is ecstatic and promises us a grand opera on screen!  
Raavanan - An antithesis in itself has made its way into the decks of the music stores! Mani Ratnam’s contemporary take on the classic epic has all the right ingredients to make it a feisty treat for the music lovers with his saga liaison with his musical whiz kid A.R.Rahman.
A.R.Rahman has given this album a clannish yet nontraditional red-hot fusion of sounds. Vairamuthu has penned down the lyrics and the flamboyancy of it reveals itself as an outburst in those semi-devotional genre songs.
Ravanan is a must buy for all those A.R.Rahman lovers and an impulsive buy for the music lovers. Mani Ratnam has set the expectations soaring high with the music all geared up to set the floor on fire!.



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