Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Music Review (Tamil) : Power Paandi

Music Review (Tamil) : Power Paandi
Music composer: Sean Roldan

The life of Power Paandi sounds almost like Ilayaraja song especially Ananthu's voice accentuated by the lilting tune and chorus portions. Sean Roldan kept the orchestration highly buoyant one, filled with soft rock drums and mesmerizing flute sections in the interlude. Selvaraghavan's lyrics are simple and fits the tune perfectly. In Mass of Power Paandi, Sean Roldan shows his mettle once again with an enticing arrangement highlighted by cheerful Nadhaswaram solos and the consistent foot tapping folksy percussions throughout the song brings out the mood of the tune in a splendid manner. The tune is an instantly likable one and Dhanush does a better job as a singer than as a lyricist.

The youth of Power Paandi rides mainly on the stupendous rendition of the delightful tune by Sean Roldan and Swetha Mohan. The prelude evokes the memories of Thangamagan, however composer followed it with a much engaging mix of Kanjira and strings-laden arrangements.After a string of melodies, Sean Roldan returns to the fast-paced Nomad song backed by lovely rock flavored orchestration and the contrasting vocals of Sean Roldan and Anthony Daasan works like magic for the busily orchestrated tune. Composer brilliantly did the atmospheric setting with the bird sound cues in the second half and the charanam portions turned out to be more awesome part in the song.
Sean Roldan ends the soundtrack with the two versions of Venpani Malare, breezy melody rendered by composer himself and Swetha Mohan respectively. Though the prevalent voice of Sean Roldan throughout the album sounds wearisome, the simple tune and continuously engaging orchestration make up for the minor grouses. Swetha Mohan sounds impressive as always and the two versions are almost same except in the vocal front.

Verdict: Sean Roldan produces another winner soundtrack with Power Paandi and Dhanush’s penchant for Ilyaraja’esque music is apparent throughout the soundtrack.

My Rating: 8/10

Pick of the Album: The Youth of Power Paandi, Power Paandi – The Nomad, Mass of Power Paandi