Vetrivel Songs - Music Review
Ramesh S Kannan
Vetrivel is an upcoming rural based movie directed by debutant Vasantha Mani and has Sasikumar as a lead. Imman who churned out brilliant melodies for the rural themed subjects scored music for this film also. Let's checkout whether Imman delivered memorable tracks for this movie or not.
Adiye Unna Paathida
Adiye Unna Paathida has an easy charm, lilting tune and Imman's trademark violin phrases in the interludes; mesmerising flute to bolster the ear pleasing duet.Sathya prakashis incredibly good with the vocals while another competent singer Vandana enters the charanam portions and aces the simple tune with ease. Yugabharathi continues to weave immaculate easily accessible folksy lyrics for Imman.
Onnapola Oruthana starts off with typical marriage function prelude and Ilayaraja'ish chorus but the tune is middling at its best while Imman's background percussion laden rhythm suffers from the deja-vu sound. Shreya Goshal's euphonious vocals and the nuances in the singing make this works till it lasts. Balesh's Shenaiis the highlight in this passable track.
Attam Pottu's energy level and Saicharan's verve complement well with the optimistic lyrics by Mohan Raj. Though Imman's tune tread on the familiar soundscape created by the composer itself, Imman scores in the arrangements from Kazoo in the prelude to the brilliant mix of Nadhaswaram, Thavil and veena in the second interlude.
Adhuva Idhuva is a short feel good breezy melody by Imman and sung fabulously by Aalaap Raju while Imman restricts himself with simple progressive orchestration dominated by hardcore guitar riffs and rhythm beats.
Naattu Saalayile is a typical rural folklore dominated by percussions and the medley comes off lively due to the earthy vocals of the battalion of solid singers Jeyamoorthi, VM Mahalingam, AnithaVenkat and KovilpattiAmali.Yugabharathi's amusing lyrical dialogues aid the listening experience adequately; however, this song may come off well with visuals rather than as standalone track.
Verdict: Imman's recent Vetrivel has its highs with his simple accessible melodies and also reuse strain in the overall soundscape of the album being the only minor concern.
Pick of the Album: Adiye Unna Paathida, OnnapolaOruthan