Jigarthanda music review

Jigarthanda music review

Reviews 4-Mar-2014 2:35 PM IST RM Comments

Santhosh Narayanan’s musical spell differs with genre in every film. His work was precisely evident with Karthik Subburaj’s ‘Pizza’. Striking together again for a musical gangster story, the music director brings out new colours of music with ‘Jigarthanda’.

1. Kannamma...
Singers: Rita, Andony Dasan
Lyrics: Muthamil

The album opens with ‘Kannama Kannama’ crooned by Rita and Anthony Dasan. If you had to read the lyrical lines of Muthamizh without listening to the song, you would surely envisage this as yet another folk number. But the inclusion of Jazz and Gospel effect with the empowering vocalism of singers, it gets a new diction and enchants us.

2. Ding Dong...
Rap (English): Mose, Rap (Tamil): Arun Raja

‘Ding Dong’ has a mixture of English and Tamil blend with Mose and Arun Raja binding up it more electrifying mood that sings about the baddie. The monologue in the prelude makes the song appealing and with the visuals should intensify the significance.

3. Pandi Naatu Kodi…
Singers: Andony Dasan
Lyrics: Andony Dasan

‘Paandi Naattu Kodi’ brings a new-dimensional mix of lamenting folk and western band together. The lyrical lines by Anthony Dasan add ‘Madurai’ flavour and the western band music becomes an absolute accompaniment.

4. Dhesayum Ezhandheney…
Singers: Meenakshi Iyer, Santhosh Narayanan
Lyrics: Pradeep Kumar

Dhesayum Ezhandheney is the cherry-pick of this album and you’ll keep falling in love with it over and again. The song turns more impeccable with the mellisonant vocalism Meenakshi Iyer. It gives an emotional intensity and when you hear this track on surround speakers, you can find the master work of Santhosh Narayanan on right mixing of sound. Pradeep Kumar has rendered an awe-inspiring job with his lyrical lines. The song doesn’t run for more minutes, but keeps ringing in your senses even after the song is over.

5. Baby…
Singers: Santhosh Narayanan
Lyrics: Muthamil

‘Baby’ crooned by Santhosh Narayanan is an abrupt transition from rest of the tracks. The lyrics by Muthamizh and the mild musical by Santhosh give a feel that it’s going to be a montage based song.

6. Jigar…
Singers: Pradeep Kumar
Lyrics: Pradeep Kumar

There is no relevance between the title song and the lyrics you hear in ‘Jiggar’. Maybe, there should be significance with the dialogue ‘Jiggar means Heart’.

7. Thanda…

Apparently, the next half, ‘Thanda’ is done with instrumentals on a different panache. It sounds like signature music of this album and it was heard in the film’s teaser as well.

8. Hoo Haa…
Singers: Sean Roldan, Santhosh Narayanan

Hooo...Haa…. is yet again an instrumental treat, which doesn’t get more enhanced on the first time of hearing. But much alike the other bit songs, this one too should gain intensity with the visuals.

9. Ottam…
Performed by Santy's Jazz Band

‘Ottam’ orchestrated by Saantiyin Jazz Band is an experimental effort. It is a new attempt and so we can bring it out of comparisons and analysis.

Overall, almost all the songs in ‘Jigarthanda’ are a collage of new endeavours and we can consider this to be a special one. With a couple of songs including ‘Kannamma Kannama’ capturing our senses right in the first time, rest of them would take some time to brew.

Verdict: Welcome to the new line of music

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