Kabali Music Review

‘Maya Nadhi’ and ‘Neruppuda’ haunts you relentlessly while others will brew up with time.

Music Reviews 13-Jun-2016 10:36 AM IST RM Comments

What else does a Rajinikanth fan actually need more than this? When something involving his project has got its way up to the towns, it is no more just a film, but a remarkable event for Thalaivar fans. Apart from this fanfare, what kept us so much hooked up with ‘Kabali’ is that Rajnikanth comes out of his usual zone of working same technicians and has tried this time with a new and young team. How would be the musical score of Santhosh Narayanan, a man with few projects, but far-famed for his unconventional stroke? Brimming with such questions, we have the answer through this album ‘Kabali’ that comprises of 5 tracks.

Ulagam Oruvanukka
Singers: Ananthu, Santhosh Narayanan, Gaana Bala, Roshan Jamrock
Lyrics: Kabilan, Vivek

An introduction song for ‘Thalaivar’ and irrespective of what it is going to be, it would surely gain the irresistible energy of audiences in theatres. Moreover, it should have added more pressure to Santhosh Narayanan, especially on this track. You’ll have to keep listening to it over and again in accordance to time, you’ll start loving it. Gaana Bala’s voice is the only annoyance here or else rest is awesome. The best part is the rap and it looks like Superstar will have some steps to enthral during this portion.

Maya Nadhi
Singers: Ananthu, Pradeep Kumar, Swetha Mohan
Lyrics: Uma Devi

We would claim this to be one of the best picks in this album. Never expected a different dimensional track for a Rajnikanth film and this is like returning back to the Golden days of Ilayaraja, where in few places the song reminiscences of ‘Kodai Kaala Kaattre’. All praises to Pradeep Kumar for getting his mellifluous flow in perfect style and Swetha Mohan as usual offers a honeyed touch.

Veera Thurandhara
Singers: Gana Bala, Lawrence, Pradeep Kumar,Roshan Jamrock
Lyrics: Uma Devi

Just before listening to the track, when you’re glimpsing on the bunch of singers involved, you would be drawn to a much claimed assumptions that the voices and instrumentals would be louder, but to our surprise, Santhosh Narayanan maintains a mild and soft works on instruments, whereas the voices offer the most impactful punch and it sounds like a montage song, where it involves some massive visuals of Superstar Rajnikanth.

Vaanam Parthen
Singers: Pradeep Kumar
Lyrics: Kabilan

When it comes to composing melodies, Santhosh Narayanan seems to be slightly inspired by the orchestral work of Maestro Ilayaraja. During the preludes, we tend to feel the nostalgic feel of ‘Sundari’ from Thalapathy, but the song gets into a different phase as Pradeep Kumar starts rendering. Santhosh has made a careful plan of maintaining a single voice for the emotional coherence of Rajnikanth – Pradeep Kumar just as in Maya Nadhi.

Neruppa Da
Singer :Arunraja Kamaraj
Lyrics : Arunraja Kamaraj

No Doubt! By now, you should have probably listened to this track more than 50 times and Santhosh Narayanan bags the honours for giving such a massy number for Thalaivar that was missing in the recent times. It is almost like reviving the ‘Baasha’ Mode, where the dialogues of Superstar in the middle of track will send unlimited Goosebumps. Arunraja Kamaraj just spells the magic throughout and the works on distorted guitars are yet another emblazoning element.

When it comes to marking the final verdict, the album’s lyrical phrases for each song are centred on five elements of nature, which needs special mention. As with Santhosh Narayanan, it’s an usual panache as his composing remains to be off same pattern, but when you see Rajnikanth brand involved, it is something different for Superstar fans as when compared to the previous albums.

Verdict : ‘Maya Nadhi’ and ‘Neruppuda’ haunts you relentlessly while others will brew up with time.

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