Cast: Surya, Keerthy Suresh, Senthil, Ramya Krishnan, Thambi Ramaiah
Music: Anirudh Ravichander
Lyrics: Vignesh Shivn & Mani Amuthavan
Direction: Vignesh Shivn
Singers: Anthony Dasan
Remember the ‘Pistah’ song from Neram? ‘Sodakku’ starts off like its twin brother but goes on to become its own addictive self. The tune is simplistic, the arrangements rooted as a typical ‘kuthu’ song which works big time. The lyrics sound wacky at first but on careful listening, it does talk about the corruption prevailing around. Anthony Dasan delivers an energetic rendition and the best thing about the song is the fact that Anirudh has come up with something that doesn’t bear his usual signature. A huge chartbuster on the cards!
Singers: Anirudh Ravichander
‘Naana Thaana’ is an easy winner from the scratch. The song is interestingly arranged in an indie-folk setting and the young composer handles the microphone in his very own style. The tabla filled instrumentation fused with plenty of pauses as the rendition goes by is very catchy. Easy radio hit!
Singers: Nakash Aziz, Mali
‘Peela Peela’ brings back the spirits of ‘Chellakutti’ from Theri but the song knows what it is aiming to be. Vignesh Shivn’s funky lyrics might disappoint the purists but the innovative use of vintage 90’s specifics felt very interesting. The track tends to be too simple at times but nevertheless peppy. The composer has aimed at the youngsters with this track and this track is bound to work with its target audience.
Thaana Serndha Kootam
Singers: Anirudh Ravichander, Vignesh Shivn
‘Thaana Serndha Kootam’ is yet another light-hearted track from the composer’s kitbag. This song, in all probabilities, would be filmed as a montage. The tune is more thematic and the best portion of the song is helmed by the chorus. The aforementioned chorus portions fill up the interludes as well. A real feel good number!
Engae Endru Povathu
Singers: Anirudh Ravichander, Shakthisree Gopalan
‘Engae Endru Povathu’ has the anthemic touch to it – thanks majorly due to a simplistic tune and minimalistic arrangement. The composer handles a matured tune and renders it soothingly. Shakthisree Gopalan chips in and does her part well too. The bagpipe laced interludes adorn the song and gels so well with the mood the song is trying to exhibit. Has to be one of the strongest songs of the album and it would be interesting to see how this gets translated onto the screen.
On the whole, Thaana Serndha Kootam has some interesting elements in its music as it takes a fresh approach from Anirudh’s recent albums. The songs are refreshingly light-hearted barring the extremely moving and well scored ‘Engae Endru’ number. The songs are zingy and is likely to stay up the charts in the coming days.
Picks from the album: Sodakku, Engae Endru, Naana Thaana
Album Verdict: A fun offering from the Anirudh – Vignesh Shivn combo!
Album Rating: 3/5