The Suriya-Harris Jayaraj combo, which had given chartbusters with films like Kakka Kakka, Ghajini, Vaaranam Aayiram, Ayan, Aadhavan, and 7aum Arivu, have teamed up for Maatraan again. Having given blockbusters like Ayan and Ko, let’s check out if the KV Anand and Harris Jayaraj combination will hit the hat-trick with Maattrraan.
1. Rettai Kadire...
Singers: Krish, Balaji, Mili, Sharmila
Lyricist: Na Muthukumar
This tune has been used as the BGM for the trailer and hence has managed to capture the attention of the music buffs instantly. This could be the montage song showing the growth of the conjoined twins Suriya. Lyricist Na Muthukumar has penned the lyrics depicting the different characteristics of both the Suriyas. For example: ‘Ivan vaarthai mazhaithuliyaaga… avan vaarthai saravediyaaga. Harris has included a baby’s cry as music, which is a different attempt. He has also used the usual husky voice and illegible English words in this composition.
2. Nani Koni...
Singer: Vijay Prakash, Karthik, Shreya Ghoshal
Aditional Voice: Shekhinah Shawn Jazeel
Can make-out instantly that this is one of Harris’ compositions. Vijay Prakash and Karthik’s rendition clearly reminds us of Suriya’s voice which is a major advantage. The lyrics penned by Viveka and rendered by Shreya Ghosal, particularly the lines ‘Koiyum kangal meiyum pesuma’ enamours us, no doubt. Shekhinah’s humming has been used very well. This could well turn out to be a chartbuster!
3. Theeyae Theeyae...
Singers: Franco, Aalaap Raju, Sathyan, Charulatha Mani, Suchitra
Lyricist: Pa. Vijay
This is a club song rendered by Aalaap Raji and Charulatha in a high-pitch. The music in the song overtakes the voice of the singers in certain places. Harris has tried out something new by including DJ mixing voice and belly dancers humming. Audiences could like this song with the visuals.
4. Yaaro Yaaro...
Singer: Karthik, Priya Hemesh
It has become a routine for Harris Jayaraj to include a solo melody by Karthik in his albums and this turns out to be a hit. For example: Anjaley, Vizhi Moodi, Mun Andhi Saalaiyil. This melody Yaaro Yaaro will also join this list.
5. Kaal Mulaitha Poove...
Singers: Javed Ali, Mahalakshmi Iyer
Additional Voice: Nincy Vincent
Lyricist: Madhan Karky
Kaal Mulaitha Poove begins like ‘Husili fizili’ then slows down a bit to move on to a different genre to captivate the listeners. Though this song seems to be a remix of the songs from the 1960s, Harris has managed to make it sound very different. Madan Karky’s international words, usage of rare musical instruments, Javed Ali and Mahalakshmi Iyer’s fast paced rendition, Nancy Vincent’s humming make this song unique and different.
Verdict: With the winning combination joining hands, there is certain to be a lot of expectations on his album. On hearing the songs for the first time, we can decipher that Harris has worked hard to meet this expectations. Harris has brought out the lyricists’ imagination and the singers’ voice very well. Maatraan could well turn out to be the best musical album of the year!
Banner: AGS Entertainment
Production: Kalpathi S.Aghoram
Direction: KV Anand
Star-casts: Surya, Kajal Agarwal, Sachin Khedekar, Thara, Ravi Prakash
Music: Harris Jeyaraj
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