Tuesday April 17, 2007
Urchagam (Tamil – Ranjit Barot)
Zubeen and Kunal Ganjawala add to the syllable abuse in Tamil, but the songs, Kangal and Nanbha, have the trademark Ranjit Barot sound wizardry with a some neat vocal harmonies and simple, hum-along tunes. Naram pookkal is a complete surprise, with exotic singing by Nandini Sarkar, multi-layered orchestration, great fusion interludes and pure Tamil lyrics! Nethu vacha has an obviously-catchy rhythm but is a worn-out tune while Veyilum illai has a nifty latin-tinged tune with a guitar-soaked background that doesn’t distract us from Kunal’s involving vocals. A thoroughly enjoyable soundtrack from the composer’s (only) second Tamil film. Welcome back, Ranjit!
Keywords: Urchaagam, Ranjit Barot, V.I.P, VIP, Nandhaa, Nanda, Nandha, Sherin