Friday August 23, 2013

Raja Rani (Music review), Tamil – GV Prakash Kumar

Posted by Karthik

Hey baby‘s a capella and thavil sound is endearing – GVP sings it well along with Aishwarya, but it is Gaana Bala who comes in towards the end with a Chandrababu-style piece in gana form and completely rocks the song singing about ‘Gaja’s’ advice! Shaktisree is magnificient in Angnyaade, but GVP’s captivating backgrounds and Pa.Vijay’s word play do jostle for attention! Clinton Cerejo’s Tamil distracts in Chillena, and even the tune is standard-issue GVP-style techno-pop. Unnale‘s short pathos has neat vocals by Vandana Srinivasan, who, for some odd reason, sounds a lot like Chinmayi! Oday oday is high on catchy rhythm, interestingly contrasting interludes that touch upon the ghazal sound first, with Shalmali, and then a pulsating rock n’ roll sound with Sasha! Vijay Prakash and Shalmali Kholgade seem to be having great fun crooning this. Imaye, the Minnale-style (May Maadham) track sees GVP use haunting violins to a near-similar effect and also sing it rather well, alongside Shaktisree. The instrumental, A love for life is short and neat, if only a bit too sappy. GV Prakash Kumar does very well in Raja Rani’s soundtrack – there’s good variety here, the sound is trendy and the tunes are very likeable!

Keywords: GV Prakash Kumar, Raja Rani, 200, #200

  • sansha

    ok… a 300 and 200 might be a coincidence.. now another 200.. are you softening up!!

    • sansha

      btw, am yet to listen to the recent albums.. it does sound like a great week for music..

    • milliblog

      Oh no – don’t look at me again. Just blame the release dates being so close and 3 great albums back to back :)

  • karthick

    try listening to an tamil album called ‘VU’. nice compositions.

  • Karthik Chidambaram

    Lovely album.. Interestingly no Saindhavi. Hope she doesn’t become a Jo or a Shalini!

  • shafeeque

    they done it..!! first harris, then U1 , now its G V.. THEY BROUGHT THE JOY OF TAMIL MUSIC BACK… these three made this august wonderfull… great album all the way..

  • Noushad

    Got class written all over it .GVP has been on a bit of low musically.had a pretty poor 2012 ,Superb come back from him.Beautiful orchestration and good choice of singers are a great plus to the good music .Loved Shakthishree Gopalan in Angnyaade.

  • sansha

    Definitely a very fresh album. Surprised to see this kind of variety from GVP. Gaana balu is on a roll..

  • mohamed zarook mohamed rizmy

    Delusional it may sound, but feels like “Angyaade” has a vague(partly) resemblance to “Thaavani Potta”.. !

  • Arun S

    Love the Dostana/Cocktail-ish sound.. we don’t hear it much in Tamil. The tunes aren’t too bad either. A good break for GVP from the regular melodies that he’s been churning out for a while.

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