Music Review - Avan Ivan

With ‘Avan Ivan’, Yuvan Shankar Raja has experimented with folk genres of music.

Features 20-Apr-2011 4:19 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

‘Avan Ivan’ has been marking a special attention for the team that it boasts. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s awe-inspiring music for Bala in ‘Nandha’ still persists as a laudable album. With ‘Avan Ivan’, Yuvan Shankar Raja has experimented with folk genres of music. The album of ‘Avan Ivan’ has 5 tracks with ‘percussions’ ruling with its significance in all of them.


Singers: Sathyan, T.L. Maharaja

Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

Every element in the song sounds perfect. It looks like the song was crafted as a whole team work. Bala’s thought, Na. Muthukumar’s execution through lyrics and a wonderful packaging of music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. ‘Avanapathi’ has a kind of proverbial lyrics that is very well rendered by Sathyan, T.L. Maharaja. And what’s yet to be judged are the visuals, which of course would be off a power-packed performance by Aarya and Vishal.

2.Dia Dia Dole

Singers: Suchitra

A complete space for percussions and a few lines of rendition by Suchitra… As for now, it sounds like a performance by artist of street play and maybe it could be a title song. It would have been better if this track was left out from the album. It’s more like an usual genre that has been very much heard in rural based films.

3.Oru Malayoram

Vocals: Vijay Yesudas, Baby Priyanka

Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

Usually it would be either Bhavatharani or Shreya Ghosal crooning such numbers. But Yuvan has opted for a different singer – Baby Priyanka. In fact, her voice suits a lot for this song. Vijay Yesudas joins her from the first verse and his intonating style is much alike his father Yesudas.


Vocals: Haricharan

Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

We’re pretty sure that Yuvan Shankar Raja must have strained him a lot for this song. It has such substantial factors like well orchestrated strings, beats and many more. But it is Haricharan winning our attention on whole. His voice is so stunning and no other singer could have done a better job than him. Of course it’s a new experience for the fans of Bala as such songs were never included in any of his previous films.

5.Mudhal Murai

Vocals: Vijay Prakash

Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

The song is more like pathos of young man. Though it’s said to be a comedy flick, this number gives a clear perception that Bala’s usual trait of seriousness is prevalent here as well. Vijay Prakash has adhered himself to the feel of song and has shifted his paradigms away from ‘Hosanna’ and ‘Kadhal Anukkal’.

On the whole, ‘Avan Ivan’ has Yuvan Shankar Raja appealing in a different panache. As it happens with Bala’s previous films, we will have to wait for the visuals as they play a major role in song’s success. Right now, the songs are pleasant and is appealing in all aspects.

Verdict: Above Average

Banner: AGS Entertainments

Production: Kalpathi S Agoram, Kalpathi S Suresh, Kalpathi S Ganesh

Direction: Bala

Star-casts: Aarya, Vishal, Madhu Shalini, Janani Iyer and others

Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Vocals: Haricharan, Suchitra, Vijay Yesudas, Baby Priyanka, Vijay Prakash, T.L. Maharajan and Sathyan

Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

Review by Richard Mahesh

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