Monday, April 24, 2017

Music Review (Tamil): Magalir Mattum

Music Review (Tamil): Magalir Mattum
Music Composer: Ghibran

Padmalatha sounds astoundingly different in Ghandhari yaaro and the high pitch portions didn't gel much with her vocals, however Ghibran's tune and Thamarai's lovely optimistic lyrics makes this one worthy listen. Anurag Kulkarni is relegated to the brief Sufi style Sargams while composer infuses the engaging Hindi portions intermittently. Adi Vaadi is an another high energy song brimmed with positivism and the rock layer for the contrasting Gold Devaraj's vocals comes off as a highly engrossing sound of the album. Uma Devi's lyrics is filled with empowering lyrics and the title hook is infectiously catchy one.Gubu Gubu's song has a staid tune and the lyricist Vivek penned the lyrics in tandem with the theme of the movie while Karthi did an adequate job behind the mic, however, the tune could have been much exciting one. Though the song fails to entice with the tune, Ghibran makes up with the splendid usage of Balaji's violin throughout the track.

Bullet song is an adaptation of the well renowned Dama Dam mast kalandar and titled as bullet song. The arrangements override the lyrics while Yazin Nizar and Chennai Qawwali kids did a splendid job behind the mic and the song sounds more situational than as a standalone track.Ghibran comes back with an infectious although short Karu Karunnu and the energy infused in the rhythm of the song yearns the listener for a long duration. The folk touches in the tune and splendid arrangements highlighted by Bhalesh's Shehnai is ably supported by Bhanupriya and Gold Devaraj's vocals.Carrot Pottazhagan follows the Karu Karunnuu's template and the result is once again highly engaging one mainly because of Ghibran's orchestration and Bramma's lyrics leaves you with the smile on the listener's face. Namitha, Oorvasi and Gold Devaraj's aces the highly likable tune.Saranya Ponvannan ends the highly engaging series of two-minute short tracks with the Time Passukkosaram and this track sounds highly enjoyable with the infusion of typewriting sounds and the haunting Charanam portions crooned stupendously by Padmalatha. Ghibran delivers the perfect engaging two minutes theme track for the film and the theme is a melange of brilliant flute solos by Kamalakkar and the engrossing theme track ends with the enjoyable Sofia chamber Orchestra and Balesh's Shehnai which reminds us the yesteryear tune.

Verdict: Ghibran continues to churn out radically different and impressive songs in each of his album. Magalir Mattum is filled with highly optimistic songs infused with energy throughout the soundtrack.

My Rating: 8/10

Pick of the Album: Adi Vaadi Thimira, Time Passukkosaram, Magalir Mattum theme