Friday March 14, 2014
Vaayai Moodi Pesavum (Music review), Tamil – Sean Roldan
Shut up! Vaaya moodu! Pesadhe is a thoroughly entertaining melange of famously hilarious film dialogs and an equally corny tune to go with it. Navin’s bass dominates Kadhal ara onnu vizhundhuchu, but Josh Markraj’s electric guitar and Sean’s and Shakthishree Gopalan’s vocals make a superb impact too in the funky tune. Alaap Raju seems unusually broken in Udaigiren udaigiren even as the Madras String Quartet rules over the song, while they do an even better job in Maatraparavai, with the strings arranged by Kalyani Nair to impressive effect, and Pradeep and Kalyani doing an especially good job with their vocals. Maarten Visser’s sax is scintillating in Beedhiya kelappa jazz theme, aptly aided by Praveen Sparsh’s percussion, while there is heavy – in a good way – Santhosh Narayan influence in The Sound of Silence – Dubstep Symphony. The soundtrack’s best is Podhum nee and its companion instrumental piece, Mr Fixit Theme, both with Chennai Strings performing brilliantly, and Haricharan in magical form in the spritely tune in the former that seems to be an intelligently modern play on an MGR-style retro tune. Sean Roldan aka R Raghavendra’s musical debut is as eclectic and interesting as the man’s diverse musical sensibilities!
Keywords: Sean Roldan, R Raghavendra, Vaayai Moodi Pesavum, 200, #200