Thursday, January 15, 2009

Nandhalala - Music Review (Detailed)

Yes. IR has created the magic once again.

With, Mella Oorndhu, Ilayaraja proves that he is still a versatile singer. Age no bar. His melting voice perfectly suits the mood of the song. Starting with a beautiful prelude, the song dwells in our ear so soothingly. Lyrics by Na. Muthukumar deserve a special mention.

Magical voice of KJ Yesudoss sir is addictive in "Onnukkonnu Thunai Irukku". A song with mindblowing orchestration and mind-expanding lyrics by Mu. Mehta. Raaja's decision of choosing KJY for this song works out really well.

A typical sad song of Raaja packed with nice interludes is "Thaalattu ketka", sung by raaja himself. Hmmmm... This song is not as good as the previous two. This song reminds me of some of his works of 80s. Even though there are no complaints against Ilayaraja's singing, I feel that he could have chosen a different singer for this song. Anyways that's just my personal opinion.

"Kai Veesi" starts with an interesting prelude and flows very pleasantly with dazzling vocals of Vijay Yesodoss and Swetha.

Ilayaraja together with his grandson Yatheeswaran rock in "Oru Vaandu Kootame". Ilayaraja's way of singing in 2nd Charanam doesn't sound so good :( . Overall the song is superb with interesting interludes.

The last track "Elilea... Elilea..." by Saroja Ammaal (NariKuruvar/Gypsy). The only thing I can mention here is, this is the first time we get to hear such a different track in Tamil Music. A good try indeed. Nothing else to write about this track.

As the name implies, "Nandhala" is a sweet lullaby to our ears. It's sad to hear that two tracks "Kai Veesi" and "Oru Vaandu Kootame" have been excluded in the movie. Both are good numbers, especially the former. Mysskin disappoints Ilayaraja fans.



Cynthia said...

Very well written vinith.Ur review had now forced me to listen to the nandhalala song!

Cynthia said...

can u pls send me a link to download the song of nandhalala..i tried in tamilmp3 but,songs seems to be incomplete!