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Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Adhu Oru Kanaa Kaalam – Audio Review

Hot on the heels of the Mumbai Xpress debacle comes the Audio of Adhu Oru Kanaa Kaalam. Ilayaraja loyalist Balu Mahendra prefers to stick to his old friend irrespective of the nature of the movie. For a Dhanush starrer it would have been more apt if directors chose somebody from the young brigade (maybe Yuvan Shankar Raja).

In recent times, Ilayaraja has been very selective in the kind of films he signs up. He has been obliging the requests of friends like Kamal, Balu Mahendra, Bala etc.

Antha Naal Nyabagam by Vijay Yesudas and Shreya Ghosal
A very nice melody, where the accompaniments are kept to the bare minimum. In terms of the track itself the mood and the tempo can be compared to that of Ilankaatru Veesuthey (Pithamagan). Shreya Ghosal is simply outstanding.

Ennada Ninaicha by Vijay Yesudas and Ranjith
Dappankuthu song to go with Dhanush’s image. Deva might have done a better job. Pretty average number.

Kaattu Vazhi Nadaiyya by Ilayaraja
Typical Ilayaraja sad song like the ones we have heard in Nayagan. Nothing great about it (except for IR’s voice).

Killi Thattu Killi by Bhavatharini and Jyothi
The pallavi of this song resembles “Aanenna Pennenna” from Dharmadurai. Bhavatharini’s voice is good. Unlikely to make any impact.

Unnalae Thookkam by Ranjith, Malathi
Malathi is becoming a permanent fixture in all the recent movies. This item number is sure to delight the audience. After listening to this I was reminded of “Ithu Saathu” from Sethupathi IPS. Malathi has delivered what was expected of her.

Dhanush has 3 ducks in his bag and he badly needs a hit this time. The songs are not “out of the world”, to give Dhanush an early lead in this race. Ilayaraja impresses with his selection of singers. It is a pleasure to listen to Shreya Ghosal, Vijay Yesudas, Bhavatharini in the same album.


  • hey great review....hoping to follow on this one....i really like Vijay Yesudas's voice..he has a wonderful mix of his dad's and his own distinctive voice....hey! arigatho gozaimasu :)

    By Blogger IBH, at 8:43 PM  

  • Hey,thanks for the review. Will listen to it.

    I sometimes feel that Raja should stop doing movie scores (or do just one or two a year) and instead work more on projects like the Thiruvachagam .There is anyway little left for him to achieve in Kollywood.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 10:54 PM  

  • i dint even bother to listen to this album for a second time.. i wud rank this below avg!

    btw.. googling for "anniyan" lands in your post on anniyan audio..

    By Blogger Harish, at 5:59 AM  

  • thanks for the review Kaps. My players are little screwed up now, will listenm to them once I get them fixed :)

    By Blogger saranyan, at 7:49 AM  

  • Thank you for the review. I like the Yesudas/shreya Ghosal song and also the IR song.

    I have a feeling that the last 2 movies by IR M.Express and this one, again proves that IR is picking up.!

    By Blogger Narayanan Venkitu, at 8:30 AM  

  • @IBH,
    Thanx. Can you teach us Japanese in 30 days?

    I also feel that Ilayaraja has achieved almost everything. He should concentrate more on projects which are close to his heart (like Thiruvasagam).

    This album os definitely below avg. Why are you googling for Anniyan audio review when u can find it in SambharMafia / Teakada.com

    Take your own sweet time to rectify your players. You are not missing anything.

    @Narayanan Sir,
    I don't think IR is picking up. MX and AOKK are major disappointments for IR fans. Let's hope he comes up with a better score in Oru Naal Oru Kanavu.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 2:55 PM  

  • Hi Kaps,

    I like all of the songs in this movie. Maybe you're right on saying that some "dappaankoothu" music director should have done this work for a dhanush movie. But these songs reminds me of the old hits of Ilayaraja. I just had a feeling that he is going back to his own music and its fantastic!!!


    By Blogger Jo, at 2:48 AM  

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