The audio of Shankar’s magnum opus Anniyan is hitting the market by today evening without any official launch or fanfare. First thing first- Shankar’s first film with Harris Jayaraj is stunning and is sure to rock!
Who says Shankar can’t give his best outside A.R.Rahman’s music fold? Along with Harris Jayaraj, he has made a whole lot of young gifted singers like Nakul, Melvin, G.V.Prakash, Harini, Leslie Louis, Andrea, Jassie Gift and veterans like Hariharan, Shankar Mahadevan, KK and Vasundhara Das to put their chords together to create this hot and happening album.
“Kannum Kannum Nokia…Nee Kolai Kollum Mafia…Cappacino Coffee..a O’ Sofia…” sung by Leslie Lewis, Andrea and Vasundhara Das is a belter and is sure to sizzle. The Jassie Gift, KK, Shreya Ghosal number “Andan Kakka Kondaikari…” is a typical folk ‘gana’ number.
However the big surprise element in the album is the classical number denoting a leisurely ambience of romance and poetry of Vairamuthu. The pick of the album is “Iyengar Veetu Azhage…” sung by Hariharan and Harini that makes our heart swoon with pleasure. Shankar Mahedevan and Harini’s soft classical number “Kumari….” is another melodious number.
Harris Jayaraj stretched himself beyond his habitual beats to create a sound that is elevated and uplifting.