Kanna Soundtrack

I got a chance to watch the live telecast of the audio release function of ‘Kanna’ in Sun Music channel in which they also screened the visuals of all the song from the movie. The songs are picturised well and I liked all the songs instantly. Ranjit Barot made a strong comeback to Tamil films earlier in this year with Urchagam. Now continuing with the same Urchagam, Ranjit Barot has come up with a predictable and yet pleasant soundtrack for ‘Kanna’.

‘Kuiyl Paadum’ is a simple song with Shreya Ghosal adding life to the tune and the lyrics with her cute expressions in singing. The runner up of Airtel Super Singer Junior Vignesh makes his debut in this song. Vignesh’s part of the song is fun and he has sung with right feel. ‘Thullum Thullalil’ has a nice tune and orchestration that reflects what the lyrics intends to say about life. ‘Ragasiya Kanna’ is a sweet romantic melody with all necessary ingredients mixed in right proportion and with Sujatha at her usual best. ‘Sembaruthi’ is an instantly catchy folk number that tells a short story of a newly married couple and thus breaks away from a usual song structure.

‘Aayiram Kelvigal’ is a pathos song that doesn’t evoke enough pathos with its tune, though the orchestration is right. But I liked the technique of layering a main lead and chorus singing the line ‘Ithu Kaadhal ennum’ in very low range with a string section playing the tune in the same range. It helps in the bringing the mood of the song quite effectively. ‘Azhaghiya Pennae Unnal’ is extremely catchy with its techno orchestration, rhythms, a vivacious vocal tune and lively rendition of Karthik. Overall, Kanna soundtrack is not to be missed.


Kalloori Soundtrack

No one can imitate early 90’s Rahman style of music like Joshua Sridhar but I have no complaints. Because his compositions, though apes the style of orchestration and the feel of that of Rahman, are genuine and Joshua seems to be doing it with utmost honesty without directly lifting any tunes or phrases of Rahman. He brings in a sort of refreshing feel in his music inspite of treading a familiar path. May be that freshness is because not many others who ape Rahman take this path of his. Kadhal brought him to instant fame and though his other soundtracks didn’t become as popular as his first, I immensely liked ‘Uyir’ and the melodies in ‘Aran’ and ‘Ninaithu Ninaithu Parthaen’.

Coming to ‘Kalloori’ soundtrack, I think the music brings in all the necessary elements and emotions associated with a college campus drama, quite well. It has got a refreshing energy in rhythms, and pleasant melodies. The music creates an ambience of its own, which also makes us to yearn for the visuals. Though the story is college based, Joshua doesn’t misuse it by going totally electronic. Instead he restricts to simple pleasant melodies, supported well by a soothing orchestration and just enough e-sounds and beats looping around for the pep. The usage of heavy string sections, chorus and flute pieces in all the songs plays a major role is bringing the right feel in the songs. Especially, the initial flute piece and guitar strains in Kalloori theme (though reminds us of his Kadhal theme music) make us nostalgic about our own college days. I think ‘Kalloori’ music brings the mood and feel of the movie perfectly like yet another Telugu soundtrack ‘Happy Days’ did in the recent past.