Music Review: Nanban

Music Review: Nanban

Features 24-Dec-2011 5:22 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

A year after the grandiloquent success of ‘Endhiran’, director Shankar comes up with a completely different film from his earlier magnum opus. As the director says, ‘it’s contrast to Endhiran. This will be a sang-froid entertainer offering breezy moments for everyone.’

The music was launched in style last evening at Coimbatore Harris Jayaraj concert and the songs have already become the favorite of Ilayathalapathy fans. Of course, for the first time the actor comes up with a rare combination of Shankar and Harris, which is sure to work at it best.

1. En Frienda Pola Yaaru Machan

Vocals: Krish, Suchith Suresan

Lyrics: Vivega

Few lines from the song were aired along with the first look teaser of the film. Of course, the very first set of lines leaves us enthralled. Obviously, it’s a time to celebrate as you’ll start dedicating this track to your friends, especially the ones you’re missing. Krish and Suchit Suresan form a right combination and rock to their best. But it’s the lyrics that bind us so much to it.

2. Askku Laska

Vocals: Vijay Prakash, Chinmayi, Suvi (Rap)

Lyrics: Madhan Karky

Madhan Karky has been experimenting with newfangled lyrics adding more languages. This song has a dozen of languages and is a captivating romantic number. Vijay Prakash intonates in a different style while Chinmayi brings forth a mellisonant feel with her vocalisms. Rap lines by Suvi are an additional attraction.

3. Endhan Kan Munney

Vocals: Aalaap Raju

Lyrics: Madhan Karky

The singer has already streaked chartbusters in combination with Harris Jayaraj that includes 2011’s best song ‘Ennamo Yedho’ from Ko. This song is completely the Harris way that goes blatant with the guitar works, the fill-ins and the style of instrumentals. It sounds like a background score when the hero falls in love at first sight with his sweetheart.

4. Heartiley Battery

Vocals: Hemachandran, Mukesh

Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

‘All is well’ became the first stage of promotion of original version ’3 Idiots’. Now the makers of ‘Nanban’ want to retain the same factor here as well. The style of song reminiscences of the original one with Hemachandran and Mukesh giving their best. The interludes are played on trumpets with fast-paced percussions on accompaniments. The usage of terms of – Zero, Hero adds more intensity to the song.

5. Irukaana

Vocals: Vijay Prakash, Javed Ali, Sunidhi Chauhan

Lyrics: Pa. Vijay

Harris doesn’t give up his usual style of using some funny terms in the preludes and chorus as well. It’s a romantic duet that brings the rare combination of Vijay Prakash, Javed Ali and Sunidhi Chauhan. The song is sure to takes it leap by the time of release with the best dancers – Vijay and Ileana that goes with magniloquent picturing by Shankar.

6. Nalla Nanban

Vocals: Ramakrishnan Moorthy

Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

Mark our words; the song will moisten your eyes and maybe few tears down the cheeks. It’s a wonderful song. It’s not just for your friends, but for your loved ones as well. Every line makes u feel from the bottom of heart. Ramakrishnan Moorthy had rendered the song with an excellent panache.

On the whole, ‘Nanban’ has three songs that strike spectacularly with its rich music and commendable lyrics. ‘En Frienda Pola’,’Nalla Nanban’ and ‘Askku Laska’ are the cherry-picks.

Verdict: Good work by Harris.

Production: Gemini Film Circuit

Direction: Shankar

Star-casts: Vijay, Jeeva, Ileana, Srikanth, Sathyaraj, Sathyan and others

Music: Harris Jayaraj

Lyrics: Madhan Karky, Kabilan, Pa. Vijay and Vivega

Review by Richard Mahesh

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