Audio review of Velaikkaran

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 04, 2017 16:36 hrs

Cast: Sivakarthikeyan, Nayanthara, Fahad Fasil, Prakashraj
Music: Anirudh Ravichander
Director: Mohan Raja

Album Analysis:
Karuthavanlaam Galeejam
Singer: Anirudh Ravichander
Lyrics: Viveka

Already popular amidst the youngsters, ‘Karuthavanlaam Galeejam’ has a distinctly local flavour which might alienate the usual Anirudh fans. The arrangements are loud & jarring at times which hinders the sing-along-ability of the listeners. The silver lining of the track has to be Viveka’s lyrics which make the track entertaining to listen to. The masses will love this but not sure about Anirudh’s staple urban fans!

Vaa Velaikkara

Singers: Shakthisree Gopalan, Bjorn Surrao
Lyrics: Vivek

‘Vaa Velaikkara’ is a short track that promises to play out more like a ‘theme’ track. However, the tune doesn’t quite live up to its promise & as a result of that, we get only a passable track. The arrangements do sound new but the tune isn’t strong enough to hold interests.

Singers: Anirudh Ravichander, Neeti Mohan
Lyrics: Madhan Karky

Pleasant is the word! ‘Idhayane’ is Neeti Mohan’s show all the way. A simplistic tune with no fancy arrangements is sustained by some terrific chord progressions here. The key interlude sounds more improvised than planned. The mood of the song is kept intact through the constant piano backing.

Singers: Anirudh Ravichander, Jonita Gandhi
Lyrics: Viveka

Probably the best song on the album! ‘Iraiva’ starts off in a typical Anirudh fashion with a melody in its forefront. However, as a pleasant surprise, the track turns into a hard-rock material with the arrangements upping the ante of the song. Anirudh’s singing in the high-pitched rock portions deserves a special mention as well. Killer track!

Ezhu Velaikkara
Singers: Siddharth Mahadevan, Chorus
Lyrics: Viveka

‘Ezhu Velaikkara’ is all about its inspirational theme. The track plays out more like a background score where you can expect a montage. The spirited singing by Siddharth Mahadevan upholds the motivating mood of the track. Not at all surprising that this is coming from the ‘Ethir Neechal’ combo of Anirudh-Sivakarthikeyan!

Through Velaikkaran, we see Anirudh stepping a bit out of his comfort zone. The composer is in blazing form when he delivers experimental tracks like 'Iraivaa’ & regular melody fares like ‘Idhayane’. The movie seems to be loaded with messages in a taut screenplay which makes the album to dish out tracks that would work well with the visuals.

Picks from the album: Iraiva, Idhayane
Album Verdict: Good
Album Rating: 3/5

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