2.18.2008

Kangalum Kavipaduthey Soundtrack

As much as we have got used to great music of Illayaraja, so much we also have got used to his recent half-hearted efforts in Tamil Film music, to an extent that we are no longer surprised or disappointed to know that his newly released soundtrack is just another run-of-mill kind. But I was little surprised when I heard the soundtrack of ‘Kangalum Kavipaduthey’, because, inspite of the tiresome and inconvenient mix of Raaja’s melodies with synth beats and loops, inspite of boring Karthik, Tippu and Manjari’s vocals, genius of Raaja is intact. Though on the outset the songs sound very familiar and repetitive, Raaja brings in enough familiar-yet-pleasant moments in his music.

The beauty of simplicity in the melodies not just in vocal parts but also in instrumental pieces that fills the interludes (as in the song Maalai Nila), the ease with which the melody just flows in a way which makes you feel that it is always destined to take this route (as in the song Naalai Inneram), innovation in rhythm patterns (as in ‘Ketti Melam’), the variations in the vocal melody (as in ‘Sollum varai’) and the bass lines (in all the songs) are as good as that of any of Raaja’s classics. But the problem is that when all are put together, it doesn’t sound as exciting or pleasant as before because of so many other deviations which Raaja seems to be deliberately taking and that which makes us ask the million dollar question “why Raaja why?”. Yet this soundtrack is a must listen if you are a fan of Raaja’s music. After quite a while, this is one soundtrack of Raaja which is on loop in my play list.

6 comments:

chandrasekar said...

ya...kamal and bala seem to b the only ppl who bring the best out of him nowadays....

Suresh Kumar said...

chandrasekar - yes. Eagerly waiting for 'Naan Kadavul' soundtrack...

jaazay said...

please do a short review (or detailed if possible) of the Tamil dubbed Jodha Akbar release as well as GV Prakash's Vellithirai.

The translations and made-to-fit lyrics were horrible and spoilt the emotions of the song, IMO, for JA Tamil.

Suresh Kumar said...

Jaazay - Haven't heard tamil version. will check it out... and Vellithirai, i have already written

Prakash Srinivasan said...

naan kadavul has only 1 track as per reports :( cant expect much

Suresh Kumar said...

Prakash - let us hope that is just a rumour..