Monday August 3, 2009
Music review: Mazhaithuli (Tamil Pop – Prana The Band)
With a Dharan-Yogi.B style rap, Natpin kadhai is merely passable. Mazhai and Thozha have captivating enough melodies, but Vijay’s vocals ditch him at times. Nenjil’s tune is hummable, but the ‘Peter’ singing is annoying, while Chennai Geetham is lovely – nice lyrics and a catchy tune with semi-classical overtones. Indhiyam carries forward that semi-classical influence further, while Chinna chinna is heavily influenced by Rahman’s Chinna chinna mazhaithuli (En Swaasa Kaatre). Poochendugal, with its Vairamuthu-style lyrics and intermittently rousing tune is impressive too. The orchestration and vocals are rough around the edges, but the tunes are notable. Commendable debut by Prana.
Keywords: Naushad, Vijay, Navin and Sindhu, Prana The Band