Aug 30 2009.
Yuvan Shankar Raja – The most wanted Music Composer of Kollywood turns 30 today. Youth goes crazzzzy for his Music. Pulikku pirandhddhu poonai aaguma?? Being Maestro Ilayaraja’s son is not an advantage for Yuvan, rather it creates more expectation on him. He didnt follow his legendary father’s footsteps but he followed A.R.Rahaman’s style of Music. He knows the pulse of Music lovers (esp the Youth) and has got the position next to ARR. He’s the one who composes for more no. of films at present.
He started his career when he was 17 in the 1997 action flick Aravindhan. I like the songs Poovaattam Kaayattam Kannithottam… and Eera Nila… from the movie. I still remember my 8th std excursion where Hema (my first crush) danced for the Poovaattam song in the bus. I like the song Vennila Veliye Varuvaya from Unakkaga Ella Unakkaga. His Music had an attraction. I became a fan of him from after Poovelam Ketuppaar, Thulluvadho Ilamai, Kadhal Konden and the not yet released Kadhal Samrajyam followed by April Madhathil and Mounam Pesiyadhe. “Poi solla….” from April Madhathil and “Iru kangal sollum…” from Kadhal Samrajyam make me crazy even now. I like his melodies and some western type songs. But Ameer took Yuvan totally to a village showed us different Yuvan in Paruthi Veeran. Though Bala tried in Nandha, Ameer gave him the full dimension.
Yuvan has given his best with Selvaraghavan and Silambarasan. Heart-touching music for the former and the foot-tapping peppy numbers for the latter. He proved his excellence in BGM and re-recording in the films Kadhal Konden and 7G Rainbow Colony. He popularised the remix culture in Kollywood with the remix of “Aasai nooru vagai..” in Vishnuvardhan’s Kurumbu. No wonder he became a youth icon
But the one thing I hate in Yuvan is his Tamil pronunciation. Being the Maestro’s son with Tamil as his mother-tongue, he sings awfully. Ilayaraja has made singers like Shreya Ghoshal, Sadhana Sargam sing with an awesome pronunciation which fetched Sadhana a National Award ifor the Tamil song “Paattu Soli..” in Azhagi. Even Bollywood singers Sonu and Shaan too got the language well. But Udit is still the worst. Why cant Yuvan?? Does he sing it deliberately or wat? But his voice suits for many pathos songs like “Poi solla…“, “Pogaadhe…” and the more recent “Povodhe Prema…” from Oy which is similar to “Pogaadhe…”. SPB.Charan has rendered his version of “Kadaloram oru ooru…” in Kunguma Poovum Konjum Puravum so beautifully like his father. No need to tell Yuvan’s version is so annoying.
Yuvan, pls try change your Tamil pronunciation or pls give the chance to some other singer.
Anyways, wishing you a very Happy B’day!!! Keep rocking and keep giving Rocking Music!!!