Thursday September 22, 2011
7aum Arivu (Music review), Tamil – Harris Jayaraj
Mun andhi‘s sedate, romantic melody seems perfunctory with usual Harris bells and whistles, while Innum enna thozha is a mighty impactful motivational track with excellent vocals. The much-hyped Chinese song, The Rise of Damo sounds authentic and sweeping, with interesting mix of Dramyen, Ruan (Prakash Hariharan) and Veena (Rajesh Vaidya), besides flute. The rest of the soundtrack is massively underwhelming – Oh ringa is a hopeless rehash of older Harris songs; Yellae lama, despite its rhythmic outlook, is blasé and Yamma yamma‘s pathos is predictable and dated, barring Karthik’s involving ghatam base. Shockingly trite soundtrack for such a huge film.
Keywords: Surya, Suriya, Shruti Hassan, Harris Jayaraj, Harris Jeyaraj, 7am Arivu, Ezham arivu, 7aum Arivu
PS: I really appreciate Subitha’s comment below. The fact that she has taken time to offer constructive dissent is something worth adding as a note to my review so that people read both sides of the story and make their own decisions. I urge you to read Subitha’s review too, along with mine.