'Anjaan' audio review

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014 12:09 hrs

Anjaan starring Surya, Samantha, Soori, Vidyut Jamwal & Manoj Bajpai is one of the most anticipated movies which is being produced by UTV motion pictures & Thirrupathi Brothers. Yuvan Shankar Raja helms the music reigns once more after his previous success with Lingusamy in movies like Sandakozhi,Paiyaa & Vettai. Let's see what the album has in stores for us:

Bang Bang
Singers: Ranjith
Lyrics: Madhan Karky
Already popular thanks to the teaser, Bang Bang sets the tone for the entire album with its power packed tune.  This number which sounds like the hero introduction song is laced with lyrics depicting the characterization of Raju Bhai.  There is heavy usage of electric guitar & synthesizers throughout the song and is sure to be youngster's favorite track of the album.  

Oru Kan Jaadai
Singers: Benny Dayal, Shweta Pandit
Lyrics: Viveka
Oru Kan Jaadai is a romantic rock number with heavy percussion arrangements.  The chord progressions and the minute scale shifts elevate the song to a different level.  Benny Dayal totally dominates the rendition and the grandeur in the instrumentation is pretty visible.  The song gets progressively better with every listen and is sure to set the playlists on fire.  

Ek Do Theen
Singers: Suriya, Andrea Jeremiah
Lyrics: Na.  Muthukumar
Ek Do Theen is the cynosure of the entire album as it marks the debut of Suriya as a singer who does a neat job behind the microphone.  The song starts off with an Arabic touch only to be taken over by 'Dhol' beats synched to Suriya & Andrea's singing.  This is a typical dance number catered to the masses and is sure to sizzle along with the visuals.  

Kaadhal Aasai
Singers: Sooraj Santhosh, Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyrics: Kabilan
Kaadhal Aasai is a quintessential Yuvan Shankar Raja melody where the composer takes us on a ride back to his Pogadhe Pogadhe & Povodhe Prema days.   The song has a strong Hindustani touch as well and it is indeed a pleasant number.   The high pitched portions are sung incredibly well by Yuvan and dholak finds an interesting usage in this romantic, slow number.  The Oor Kuzhandhai segment is the catchiest part of the whole song.  

Sirippu En
Singers: M.  M Manasi
Lyrics: Viveka
Sirippu En is the much talked about Chitrangada Singh's item number.   This track will be effectively played multiple times in clubs and parties.  Manasi does a terrific job with the humming in particular.  The lyrics by Viveka are aimed at the masses and the prelude deserves special mention as it is mighty catchy.  The charanam portions have a second layer of synthesizers accompanying them and the bagpipe section near the end is impressive too.  

On the whole, Anjaan is a complete package catering to the fans of all genres consisting of a melody, rock, item number & a folkish number.  Yuvan Shankar Raja makes sure he blends his experimentation along with the mass expectations.  The 'Lingusamy-Yuvan Shankar Raja' track record is intact!

Picks of the album: Bang Bang, Oru Kan Jaadai, Ek Do Theen

Rating: 3.25/5

Verdict: Yuvan rocks!

By Siddharth K

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