Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Va Quarter Cutting - Music Review

Thediye thediye (though reported to be a lifted one here) is the pick of the album. It has a tune that sits comfortably in your ears and takes you with it so beautifully. More than the tune and orchestration, it is the lyrics that blew me away. Special mention to Kumararaja (Director of yet-to-be released ‘Aaranya Kaandam’). Andrea Jermiah has sung it well except for 'ல' ,'ள' massacre. The beauty of the song lies in its structure and the theme of it. The song has no regular Pallavi-Charanam structure. It has two parts, first half followed by an interlude which is followed by the second half. First half expresses the disappointments faced by the girl in searching her destination (a boy friend??) while the second half expresses the happiness as the search ends positively. I’m quoting a sample of the lyrics in this song.

First half disappointment:

வந்தும் வராமல் போகும்,

இரண்டாம் தும்மல், - போல் ஏய்த்திடும்,

என் Luck-உம் ஏமாற்றியே போகும்

Second half happiness:

கண்ணால் கண்டாலே போதும், கொட்டாவி போலே,

ஒட்டிக் கொள்ளும், என் ஆனந்தம் தொற்றிக்கொள்ளும்

Isn’t that so beautiful?? I loved it.

Unnai Kan theduthe that starts like a remix soon gets its own form. The orchestration is superb and the lyrics are very funny.

Saarpu saarpu ji is a song that stands out mainly for the ROTFL type lyrics and the rendition. If this song rings a bell when you listen to it, then it should be the Hindi song ‘emosanal atyachar’ from Dev D. Yes, the song does resemble this hindi number in some places.

‘Saudi Baasha’ is the only song that scores low marks in this album. There is nothing great that could impress me. May be I should give it some time.

G V Prakash Kumar scores a distinction for Va Quarter Cutting album. An entertaining album that is close to perfect.



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