Music Review - Mankatha

The song lives to the expectations and as the times goes on, we are sure it will surely attract the masses.

Features 20-May-2011 5:52 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

‘Vilayaadu Mankatha Vidamaatta Engatha’. The moment the song’s teaser was aired online and satellite channels, it turned to be the anthem of town. Exactly, we could hear many carrying the mini-track as their hello tune and now the song arrives in stores as a single track. We bring you the exclusive music of the single track album that is released by Sony BMG. The CD arrives with a pack of few additional hits of Yuvan Shankar Raja from 'Vaamanan' and other movies and a poster signed by Ajith Kumar.

Vilayaadu Mankatha

Singers: Anitha, Premgi Amaren,Ranjith, Suchitra, Yuvan Shankar Raja and others

Lyrics: Gangai Amaran, Yuvan ShankarRaja, Suchitra

The song swaps through various modes. To start off with, the beats faintly brings the most famous English pop Bebot Song from ‘Black Eyes Peas’ while the portions involving Anitha sound like an ancient black and while item song. But it’s the James Bond kind of music we hear through the instruments of Brass orchestrations that bump up our pulses. Major portions of the song are dominated by sound mixing and lots of gimmicks have been done over the voices.With so many singers included in the track, it’s obvious that your expectations would have been high at places. Yes, the song lives to the expectations and as the times goes on, we are sure it will surely attract the masses. But with the complete album pack reported of having a ‘Club Mix’ of this song, it can be predicted that the fast-paced version will intensify the feeling. It sounds like the song has been purposely composed with medium pace with accordance tothe dancing ability of Ajith Kumar. Gangai Amaran seems to have crafted the lyrics in an unstrained manner. Only few lines are catchy,but Yuvan embellishes with his earnest efforts to give a right feel of club song.

Verdict: Overall, a middling work

Banner:Cloud Nine Movies

Production:Dayanidhi Azhagiri, Vivek Karunakaran

Direction:Venkat Prabhu

Star-casts:Ajith Kumar, Trisha, Arjun, Andrea Jeremiah, Lakshmi Rai and others

Music:Yuvan Shankar Raja


Review by Richard Mahesh

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