Tuesday February 8, 2011
Mambattiyan (Music review), Tamil – Thaman
Karuppannasamy is a rollicking listen thanks to the techno-Urumi and Nadaswaram backgrounds, while Chinna ponnu sela is a sadly predictable attempt at creating a folk melody, despite a mildly likeable lilt. Kaatu vazhi remix is a terrible effort and even Thiagarajan’s sober version faithfully repackages Raja’s 1983 original and barely scrapes through. The Charukesi-laced Yedho aaghudae is appealing solely because of that raaga. Malayuru naattama ends of the album the way it started – pulsating kuthu, smartly cooked up with a familiar sound we’ve heard from a sporting event! Thaman’s Mambattiyan is standard commercial fare and is occasionally, appropriately engaging.
Keywords: Prasanth, Meera Jasmine, Thaman, Mambattiyan, Malayur Mambattiyan