Friday, August 1, 2008

Raman Thediya Seethai (Vidyasagar) - Music Review

After a series of disappointing attempts in his recent albums Kuruvi, Alibaba, Muniyandi, Vidyasagar is back with some interesting songs in Raman Thediya Seethai. Thanks to the composer for doing away with irritating kuthu songs. Musically, RTS is no Mozhi, but is definitely an album that gives listeners a good feel.

Nanba – Karthik
A pleasant bit song with Karthik’s excellen vocals. A short song with amazing interlude and good orchestration. This song has some cheerful lyrics to pep up the friend.

Ippavae Ippavae – Madhu Balakrishnan, Harini
Starts with an interesting prelude. A breezy song with minimal orchestration yet noticeable. Madhu and Harini’s rendition definitely suits the mood of the song well. Had the tune been honed well, this would have been another best song in this album.

Mazhai Nindra – Kalyani
Pick of the album. Song would definitely go well with the masses especially with lovers. The song is so soothing with beautiful lyrics, mind-blowing orchestration and mesmerizing vocals by the singer Kalyani. Given a chance, Kalyani would surely be another Shreya Ghosal in TFM.

Vanathai – Tippu
Another best track in the album. A complete song with magnificent orchestration, excellent interludes, noteworthy lyrics and amazing vocals from Tippu. Guitar usage in the first interlude is awesome.

Enne Pulla – Vidyasagar
Sounds like a folk song. Composer himself has rendered his voice for this song. Vidyasagar shines well as a composer but fails to create an impression as a singer. Composer’s nasal voice irritates at times. Overall orchestration is good.

Dj Dj Disca Poodu – Suchitra, Benny
The only below average song of this album. A song that doesn’t catch your attention. Composer falters in this song.

Verdict of Vinith:
With three good numbers, the album is definitely worth listening. Vidyasagar is one of the few musicians who strikes the right note in choosing the singer for this songs. He doesn’t spoil the song by roping Tamil-killers in. This is one good example.

Star Rating: 3.5 stars


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