Music Review- Enthiran

With ‘Endhiran’, the Madras Mozart has reached far beyond his usual limits of swapping to western techno

Features 31-Jul-2010 4:46 PM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

Three years of expectations was worthy enough to keep all the buffs awaited for the music from academy award winner A.R. Rahman. Finally, the wait is over and it’s worth the wait. Much prior to listening the song, make sure you don’t expect Rahman from striking the same chords. With ‘Enthiran’, the Madras Mozart has reached far beyond his usual limits of swapping to western techno. Most of the songs are based on such genres with peppy beats.

1. Puthiya Manitha

Vocals:S. P. Balasubramaniam, A. R. Rahman, Khatija Rahman

Lyrics: Vairamuthu

A warm welcome to new man – The Robot: Vairamuthu’s lyrical lines are focalized towards singing praises of ‘Endhiran’. The title songs from trio combo SPB-Rahman-Rajnikanth in previous albums have been more off ethnic music. This time, it’s completely surpassing on different levels. The complete song by crooned in robotic style and it’s sure to offer an awesome experience when heard on surround systems. Rahman’s daughter Khatija renders a verse and she is endowed with the best voice.

2. Kadhal Anukkal

Vocals: Vijay Prakash and Shreya Ghosal

Lyrics: Vairamuthu

A spanking romantic duet with best elements of music. Lots of fill-ins, crème de la crème rhythmic chords stroke on guitars, mild beats and of course the best singers on tracks. Maybe, the lyrics do slightly lack clarity and may soon get into your memories after constant hearings. The interludes have been well played and kudos for Rahman for sustaining the same rhythmic pattern. It’s a hat-trick for Vijay Prakash following the grand success of chartbusters ‘Hosanna’ and ‘Veera’.

3. Irumbile Oru Idhayam

Vocals: A.R. Rahman & Kash ‘n’ Krissy

Lyrics: Madhan Karky

English lyrics: Kash’n’Krissy

A classy techno streaks with continuous liners rendered by A.R. Rahman and Kash ‘n’ Krissy. Just imagine the combos of Supersonic beats with Rahman and the happening Kash ‘n’ Krissy on tracks – It’s marvelous. With the visuals, the song is sure to go ahead exceeding your expectations.

Shankar’s trait of visual grandiloquences is sure to make it yet more stunning. Kash ‘n’ Krissy stuns us with her chirpy and sensuous voice. Madhan Karky sets all his focus on drawing youth cohorts with his lyrics.

4. Chitti Dance Showcase

Vocal: Pradeep Vijay, Praveen Mani and Yogi B

Additional Arrangements and Programming: Praveen Mani

The best rappers are back in town. This time with a mind-blasting rap that would electrify your senses instantly. It’s been a very long time we heard the sensational fusion on live drums, carnatic vocals with change over feel with stringed instruments followed by whistling effects adding more intensity. Just as in previous numbers, most of the lines are orchestrated with robotic effects. Of course, you can feel the touch of Praveen Mani. Last time, the duo worked together for a stunning number was ‘Petta Rap’ in ‘Kadhalan’.

5. Arima Arima

Vocal: Hariharan & Sadhna Sargam

Lyrics: Vairamuthu

Additional Vocals: Benny Dayal, Naresh Iyer

Best of all the best ones in this album. The song has the aesthetic touch of A.R. Rahman as his uniqueness of great chorus, orchestration over trumpets and live instruments with fewer modifications over the vocalisms. Synch-leads played as fill-ins and War-Marching beats are the highlighting traits. Veteran Hariharan intonates with a majestic approach while Benny Dayal and Naresh on chorus part have done a marvelous job. The visual will emblazon the eyes with the best treats of grandioseness.

6. Kilimanjaro

Vocals: Javed Ali and Chinmayee

Lyrics: Vairamuthu

Additional Vocal Arrangements: Clinton Cerejo

The lyrics seem to be quite odd and really wondering to hear such a versatile lyricist Vairamuthu penning such amateurish lines. A.R. Rahman has gone adhered to the African music in recent times. When most of the songs in his previous album ‘Raavanan’ had the African vocals and beats, the maestro establishes the same style in this song. Javed Ali carries the song with his best efforts while Chinmayee is hyperactive as her voice sounds abnormal.

6. Boom Boom Robo Da

Vocals: Yogi B, Keerthi Sagathia, Swetha Mohan, Tanvi Shah

Lyrics: Madhan Karky

Rahman brings the most energetic young singers to croon this fun-filled song on Robot. The instrumentals are extraordinary and the voices are the song’s USP. Sounds like a signature music and may appear during sequences of ‘Enthiran’ becoming hero of masses.

A.R. Rahman recreated his magic with Rajnikanth and Shankar with ‘Enthiran’. The songs tuned on extremely contrastive aspects from his previous albums may lightly sound to be different. But it’s his New Line of Music, savoring for the tastes of youth and kids. Naturally, as it happens with A.R. Rahman’s albums, it may take some more time for all the songs to become chartbusters.

Verdict: Pick your copies

Banner: Sun Pictures

Production: Kalanidhi Maaran

Direction: Shankar

Star-casts: Rajnikanth (Dual roles), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa, Santhanam and others

Music: A.R. Rahman

Lyrics: Vairamuthu

Camera: Rathinavel

Editing: Anthony

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