Vinnaithandi Varuvaya – Music

11 Jan

Vinnaithandi Varuvaya is definitely one of the much-awaited albums of the year. It’s the first Tamil album after Rahman’s Twin Oscars. It created a stir when Gautam Menon had clash with his aasthana Muisc Director Harris Jayaraj and joined hands with A.R.Rahman. The expectation became higher when the movie stills were released which resembled the popular stills from the movies like Alaipayuthe, Uyire, Minsara Kanavu, etc. It happened to be the first Tamil film for which the Audio release function held at London instead of our own Chennai. Since that day I was googling to download the songs. Atlast I got the chance to listen to it in my friend Bala’s system. I was greatly disappointed after listening to 2-3 songs.  It neither has the A.R.R stamp nor the Gautam Menon style, not even the Simbhuish peppiness.

I had great expectation for Mannippaya just for Shreya. She has fulfilled my expectation. She has done an excellent job. Her Tamil pronunciation is just awesome. Much better than munbe vaa.But A.R.R’s part is a let down as the lyrics are not clear when he sings. Karthik is at his best as always. The title song can be sung only by Karthik with his magic voice. Other than these songs I dont like any other. Hosanna created waves during VTV’s audio release. It starts like a pathos number and goes on like a foot-tapping number. But the preludes and interludes remind me Azhagiya Cinderella from Kangalal Kaidhu Sei and Tu Muskura from Yuvvraj. Anbil avan is just okay and it would be better if Devan is replaced by some other singer. One thing is clear  that the heroine is a Mallu in the movie because of Omana Penne and a full Malayalam song Aaromale. Both are not my cuppa. Surprisingly the lyrics  of Aaromale was penned by Kalyani Menon, Gautam’s mentor Rajeev Menon’s mother. Still I cant catch the song Kannukul kannai’s lyrics by Naresh Iyer which is more like Naresh’s Karu karu vizhigalaal from Pachaikkili Muthucharam with again with the Cello preludes like Yuvvraj. The audio sales may create records  but the music is not upto the standards set by our own Rahman and Gautam too. Even the mediocre flick Blue has some amazing songs like Fiqraana and Rehanuma.

Overall, it is the perfect example of “Too much of anything is good for nothing.” Hope the Mozartof Madras will not disapppoint in his next, Mani Ratnam’s Asokavanam/Raavan

P.S : Generally A.R.R’s songs are like Dhanush. Kettadhume pidikkadhu, kekka kekkathaan pidikkum. So hope I may like it after a couple of weeks.


Posted by on January 11, 2010 in A.R.Rahman, Music


2 responses to “Vinnaithandi Varuvaya – Music

  1. Arun

    February 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Same, I didnt lyk the songs/music much when I heard first. But after the watching the movie..The songs are just mesmerising. Rahman showed his geniusness. Gautam Menon didnt a fantastic job

  2. appu

    March 8, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Just two songs were fantabulous at my first listen-aaromale and hosanna. After repeated hearing, i liked Mannipaayaa and Omana Penne too. Rahman is just classic in mannipaayaa. Shreya, however failed in rendering her best. Hosanna has become the song of the year, but its popularity overshadowed the revolutionary song Aaromale.


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