Saturday December 17, 2005
[A well deserved exception in word count…200 words for this soundtrack!]
Yuvan’s imagination soars way beyond the confines of a Tamil movie OST in the phenomenal Pudhupettai Main theme, Selling dope and Clash of titans. Incredible assortment of instruments and a dead catchy rhythm is what Going thru emotions is all about. The raaga.com-citibank-rupee-checking-account-piece that sneaks in, is a MAJOR gripe though! What starts as a petta song transforms into a pulsating synth track in Enga area. The rap pieces and the idea of juxtaposing MGR songs in between are done very imaginatively! Oru naalil is one heck of a track – fab lyrics and some really innovative orchestration. Yuvan’s Tamil and the occasional off-key passages are the sore points though! The prominent rhythm in the remix version sucks you completely into it! Kamal Hassan’s throaty voice adds a considerable aura to Idhu enna kadavule. Synth dominates again, but to a very interesting effect. Variya is an instantly catchy synth dappangoothu that borders that cult flute song by Remo. Tamil Gangsta rap wrapped in hiphop anyone? You got Pul pesum! The tune is middling but the interludes and overall orchestration is mindblowing. This is Yuvan at his very best. Pudhupettai is clearly one of the most innovative albums in recent times!