Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Aasal Songs - My Review

Aasal - Thala Pola Varuma
Singer: Sunitha Menon

Seems to be like an intro song. Probably, this is the first intro song ever rendered by female voice for a top hero. I have always wanted this 'Thala Pola Varuma' bit to be reused by ARRahman whenever Ajith-ARR combo happens. Looks like Bharadwaj heard my prayers first. The bit reused and it's sure to be cherished by Ajithfans.
Sunitha's voice is catchy but shadowed by the music. I can hardly catch the lyrics most of the times. I would be happy if this song comes in background with 'Thala' Ajith performs daredevil stunts or encounters his enemies as in Karka Karka from Vettayadu Vilayadu.

Em Thandhai
Singer: Bharadwaj

One could instantly fell in love with this situational pathos number. It seems this song is a dedication to our late Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan. Yes, indeed it brings the Thespian in front of eyes while listening with closed eyes. The lyrics are just too powerful. There are quite a number of songs specifically dedicated for Mothers. There are two songs from our 'Taala' Ajith himself - Uyirum Neeye from Uyirodu Uyiraga and Theeyil Vizhuntha from Varalaru. With Vairamuthu sir at his best in penning the lyrics, this song just a perfect dedication to all Fathers. Music is quite soft/pleasing and very soothing.

Kuthiraiku Theriyum
Singer: Surumukhi, Sricharan

This track is pretty ordinary eventhough both the singers are at their best. The rap bit is quite good but it fails to impress as a whole. Perhaps, I need more hearings. Guess, it fits for Sameera pretty well.

Singer: Mukesh, Janani

Travels in a fast beat all the way. The word 'Tottodaing' will surely becomes popular after this. One needs a couple of hearings to actually like this song.

Singer: Surumukhi, Kumaran

The beat pretty much resembles 'Yesh Ishq' from Jab We Met which is again a lift from a French song. Without much complain on that, this is an instantly likeable track. Very catchy. My all time favourite, a song from MSV-Sivaji combo that rocks even today, 'Partha Nyabagam Illayo' - reused by just lending about four lines of lyrics.
The songs starts with the tune 'Partha Nyabagam Illayo' but sooner lifts and stays as the French song beat till the end. Bharadwaj pretty careful in not spoiling the classic and he succeeded too.
The insertion of the lyrics from the classic song is just too good. Most importantly, the classic lyrics sync perfectly which just shows one thing - MSV's tunes are evergreen.
Both singers need special mention, especially the female singer. Fresh voice. The part where she sings the old song's lyrics is just too perfect and mesmerizing. I'm quite confident that this song will go well with public especially kids.

Yengey Yengey
Singer: SPB

This track brings back the old Bharadwaj we knew. Heavy guitar usage thoughout the song with fast beats. Reminds me of the last heavy beat from 'Sontha Kuralil Paada' from Amarkalam. I need not tell about SPB who is like the soul for this track. As an Ajithfan, I just need SPB in every album of 'Thala' Ajith's, singing atleast one song. From audio release speech, I got to know that this is indeed 'Thala' Ajith's favourite song since it's about hurdles/back-stabbing/insults a man had to face. Once again, cheers to Vairamuthu sir for penning such a touchy, yet truthful lyrics that resembles my hero's both personal and cinema life. Ajith could relate to it very well which is the obvious reason to why it becomes his favourite from the album. From now on, it's my favourite too.

Yengey Yengey
Singer: Karthikeyan, Chorus

Totally, overshadowed by the SPB version. But, the beat in this is just the opposite. Quite slow and perhaps, it might indicate tragedy or sorrow in the movie. Definately, listenable. Both the version will be remembered by Ajithfans for a long time.

As a whole, Bharadwaj dissapoints fans who expected a 'Kadhal Mannan' or 'Amarkalam' kind of albums. The first hearing fails to impress but a couple of hearings might make one to find this album is actually quite decent and entertaining.
The music director has came out from his typical 'melodious' image and explored a lot. Orchestration and music arrangement are remarkable and striking.

My Rating: 2.5/5


  1. good review da... :)
    i like kuthiraiku, thushyantha, tottatoing...

  2. Somehow Kuthiraikku and Tottodaing are least impressive to me...
    En Thandhai and Dushyantha impressed me in first hearing...
    Thanks for dropping by bro :)