‘Paruthiveeran’ and ‘Paiyya’ were more enough to acknowledge them as the most successful combo of South India. The chartbusters of ‘Paiyya’ weren’t just a big hit in Tamil Nadu, but rippled with sensation across various parts including the farthest corners of Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. Now, they are back in show as Yuvan Shankar Raja completely disassociates himself with his previous album as he comes up a different classiness in ‘Naan Mahaan Alla’.
1. Va Va Nilava Pudichi
Vocals: Rahul Nambiar
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar
Remember this trio! They marked an astounding musical piece with ‘Adada Mazhada’ in ‘Paiyaa’ that still exceeds to a greater extent across airs. Just as mentioned before, they have emerged with an unparalleled style. The lyrics are so catchy that grasps to your mind at the first time you heed it. Rahul Nambiar is completely over the top and Yuvan’s simplistic-yet-captivating beats on rhythm makes it worth hearing over and again.
2. Iragai Pole
Vocals: Yuvan Shankar Raja and Tanvisha
A doubtless cherry-pick of this album as Yuvan pulls all his might in this spellbinding melody. Yugabharathy’s efficacious attempts to delineate the romantic appeal scores more for this film while Yuvan Shankar Raja’s vocalism embellishes it finely. Tanvisha’s intonation is yet another special attribute and this is sure to be an evergreen number on the charts.
3. Oru Maalai Neram
Vocals: Javed Ali and Shilpa Rao
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar
The song starts off a dulcet hum with Yuvan’s touch followed by Javed Ali’s mesmerizing voice. However, Shilpa Rao seems to be quite bold with her voice and such musical pieces of melody really need a mesmerizing one. Anyways, Muthukumar’s lyrical lines keep us engaged throughout the song and with Mathi’s cinematography; we can expect a good show.
4. Theaivam Illai
Vocals: Madhu Balakrishna
A heart-wrenching philosophical song, which are so uncommon these days: kudos to Na. Muthukumar for reviving with such genre. It sounds like a situational song as the protagonist spells out his pathos on God as he feels being forsaken. Precisely, it should be a montage based song of the character being drenched in desolate situation. The song carries a blatant trace of maestro Ilayaraja’s touch with Madhu Balakrishna’s voice nostalgically reminding of Yesudas.
On the whole, Yuvan Shankar Raja’s efficient work is more revealing with these songs. Doubtlessly, ‘Naan Mahaan Alla’ will go at places amongst all as it carries different notes on lyrical approaching savoring all set of listeners.
Verdict: Best and different stroke from Yuvan…
Banner: Studio Green Films
Production: K.E. Gnanavel Rajan
Actors: Karthi, Kajal Agarwal, Jaya Prakash and others
Dialogues: Bhaskar Sakthi
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Editing: Kasi Viswanathan
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar, Yuga Bharathy, Francis
Stunt: Anal Arasu
Choreography: Sabeena Khan, Baba Bhaskar
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