ARR rulz the world!
My previous post maybe quite outrageous to some - but sadly that was the fact. I do appreciate good music from all music directors, but when some music directors give mediocre music and act as if they have ruled the world - this is what they get - An Egg on their face!!
So what is good music - you may ask? This shows you havent heard A Ah by A.R.Rahman yet!! Initially I didnt have any expectations as this movie was directed by S.J.Surya who concentrates more on exploring the anatomy of his heroines rather than the story. His last and probably the only good film was Valli, which had some great songs by Deva. Kushi had some good songs too, but the film was total bullshit!! ARR's output in SJS's next film did not satisfy my appetite. As a hardcore ARR fanatic, I was just happy that the album made good sales ( which usually happens to any ARR albums ). When SJS announced his next movie B.F christened to A Ah, I was bit apprehensive. The audio of the film was all set to release in the midst of all sort of stories saying that ARR has lost his foothold in Tamil Filmdom, ARR is only capable of composing for period films etc..
The audio was released on the 20 th June and what came next is HISTORY!! The King bounced back with the power of million tsunamis - immersing every fan of 'good' music in waves of emotional ecstasy!!
I am not a good reviewer as the others in the Internet and this is the first time in my life - I am ever reviewing an album properly (HJ's Thotti Jaya was not an review - because it didnt have anything to be reviewed except 2 songs - so I cant call that an album) ! So let me start my novice work by reviewing the album A Ah.
The first song "Ararai Kodi" sung by Thalaivar itself is a pot boiler!! This is what modern era music is all about!! For me the lyrics clearly depict what ARR feels for his own tamil people..It just gives me goosebumps when I listen to this song..It would be good if this song was an intro song for Rajni (with SPB singing), Vikram, Vijay or Ajith!! This song is already rocking the charts and is currently the National Anthem to many!!
The second song "Mayil iragai" is the melody of the year!! Stunning is the word!! I am just amazed by how ARR could just come out with divine music that stirs the soul. The musical part during 1:27 and 1:50 gives me a feeling that can only be described as the harmone arousing facial expressions when you run a peacock feather on a pretty face! The singer Naresh Iyer is quite a good find but sounds like Haricharan of Kathal fame.
The third song "Marankothiye" is the remix version of "Mayil Iragai". This is another amazing song of the album. This song has amazing interludes, great beats and is on the way to become a chart buster!
The fourth song "Thaluvuthu" is definitely an interesting song. Sung by my favourites SPB and Shreya Ghosal, this song is a typical trademark SJS song!! The best part of the song is at 5:16 when SPB starts sings "Ho hoiiiiii" and the song takes a faster pace and goes back to its original pace!! Beautiful is the word!!!
The fifth song "Varugirai" shows why ARR is GOD!! Is there any music director in this world who can compose such a complex song? This song is somewhat similar to style and substance of "Hey goodbye nanmba" from Ayutha Eluthu, where a single song is split into different tunes with the singers singing in different ranges. Hariharan and Chithra have done a great job!! Check out the interludes at 1:55 - mind blowing!!
The sixth song which is "Thigu Thigu" is not my cup of cappuccino ;) Sung by Sadhana Sargam this is an OK song..Its just not my type of song :(
On the whole, this album is a BIG slap for all the pretenders of ARR, who has proved to them that He is the Evergreen King of Indian Film Music!