A duet, strongly techno in nature that gets you curious on first listen is bound to go into the stash of seasonal favorites because of its treatment. The change in rhythm during the stanzas is the real charm, which is enhanced by Vaali’s funny lyrics. Most often, while humming this song, I somehow land in singing lines from Ottagatha Kattiko of Gentleman. Though Krish’s singing here sounds more like someone yawning with a tune, it fits well for the track’s raunchy mood. And Suchitra is at her husky best as always!
That which reflects the predicaments of a common man on a self-deprecating note will undoubtedly be the most loved thing. We have all been there, haven’t we? The song effectively brings out the frustration and lack of competence of the protagonist in the world of mad rush in simple yet hilariously philosophical lines, rendered in an instantly catchy tune, which only gets catchier punctuated by the clicking sound of a camera.
Maasamaa Aaru Maasamaa
Movie: Engeyum Eppodhum MD: Sathya
This cute 4-minute track of Gaana flavor reminds us of the fact that songs with the minimal influence of instruments can sometimes be the most entertaining ones. All you need is a table or a bound notebook to drum on and a lively voice to reproduce this. What better song for exuberant chorusing during picnic trips! There is not anything profoundly musical about this yet its rustic beats and amateur-style singing will never fail in shaking your body.
A nice debut venture for Sathya!
Evan di Unna Pethan
MD: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Singers: Silambarasan, Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyricist: Silambarasan, Yuvan Shankar Raja
Released as a promo song for the movie Vaanam, this track became an instant blockbuster and continued to top the charts until its horrendous video came out. As the song begins with Yuvan’s signature high-pitched rendition of “O baby, I feel like flying”, you know you are in his hunting ground. Needless to say, he has had a ball here with frisky club beats and high-school lyrics of STR, thanks to the heavy influence of Facebook, Twitter, ITunes and sorts in the current generation artists. With its enormous energy and mass appeal to urban youth, this track by Yuvan is one of his best dance numbers.
Groovy, Yuvan style!
MD: Vijay Antony
Singers: Andrea Jeremiah, Emcee Jezz, Naresh Iyer
An interesting and a punchy dance number that travels on the 80’s disco beats fused with rap-style singing and a few classical touches. Beginning almost tuneless, this song goes on to really surprise the listener in the first stanza by adopting Ilayaraja’s style in disco numbers that is quite evident from the way the singer picks up the note after the second classical interlude. Vijay Antony has the potential to produce some truly great songs (Azhagai Pookuthe for example) if and only if he decides to brush aside doing blatant copycat work from world music.