Irumbu Kuthirai has been in the news as it marks Atharvaa Murali’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed ‘Paradesi’. This movie which is being produced by AGS Entertainments is directed by newcomer Yuvraj Bose and has music by GV. Prakash Kumar. Let us see what the composer has in store for us:
Singers: G. V Prakash Kumar, Bhavatharini, Yaazhini
The music composer has been quite vocal that ‘Penne Penne’ is his favorite number from the album and we can clearly see why that is. ’Penne Penne’, although having the ‘heard-before’ hangover works a large extent due to the lovely rhythm based tune which is accompanied by the harmonicas and accordions. Clearly, the best track of the album!
Ange Ippo Enna
Singers: Vijay Prakash, Mugdha Hasabnis, MM Manasi
‘Ange Ippo Enna’ is a classic case of tune not gelling with the lyrics hence leaving very little for the audience to get hooked to. The lyrics resemble a conversation between the two leads. Might improve with the visuals.
Singers: A. R Reihana, Priya Hemesh
‘Pondicherry’ is a typical item number track that starts off rather boringly with its prelude. But the song picks up pace after that and rides on the cleverly used nathaswaram portions that accompany the vocals. The bagpipe ridden interlude is clearly the best part of the song. Grows with time!
Singers: Vijay Prakash, Andrea Jeremiah
‘Alai Paayum’ is GV Prakash’s attempt at Dub-Step and though it doesn’t come off as expected, he manages to keep the song interesting enough with electric guitar riffs and other funky fillers. The lead singers Vijay Prakash and Andrea save the track from an otherwise forgettable tune and some serious auto-tuning.
Singers: Ranjith, Suchitra, Chinna Ponnu
Lyrics: Pa. Vijay
Hello Brother’ is another club number where the instrumentations take the proceedings forward and not the tune. The chorus portions are reminiscent of 80’s disco numbers and Ranjith’s portions stand out in an otherwise bland track.
On the whole, ’Irumbu Kuthirai’ is a musically underwhelming effort that depends much on the visuals to enhance the songs. The composer has indeed tried to experiment with the sounds but that hasn’t turned out as the team would have liked.
Picks from the album: Penne Penne, Alay Paayum