Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pokkisham Audio

Four of the songs in the album have the same basic tune but there are enough variations to make all of them quite enjoyable. The pick of the four is Azhagu Mugam... with its rhythmic, train-like beats and philosophical lyrics. Prasanna's subtle voice inflections in this would make even SPB proud. Prasanna also has solo turns in Kanavu Silasimaiyam..., which has some nice humming in the interludes and Siru Punnagai...., which has some romantic overtones. Mahati joins him for Ulagam Ninaivil Illai... and adds some spice with her heavy voice. Mozhi Illaamale..., a pathos number, is soulfully rendered by Madhu Balakrishnan, who manages to really convey heartache during the high pitch sections of the song. Ranjani sings the similarly-tuned Varum Vazhiyengume... with more melody and less intensity. Nila Nee Vaanam... is a beautiful, melodious number sung beautifully by Vijay Yesudas and Chinmayi. Anjal Petti..., sung energetically by Karthik, manages to convey a rather joyous mood with its upbeat tune and lyrics. The same also holds true for Oh Oh Oh Theerndhadhe..., though it is rather short. Aaj Monee Bole... alternates a typical Bengali-styled number and a much slower, pathos Tamil number but neither stands out.

Sabesh-Murali, who get a bad rap because of their association with Deva, completely surprise us with a melody lover's dream album for Pokkisham. The songs sound a little simple and old-fashioned but amidst the loud music and unintelligible lyrics that characterize most albums today, this soundtrack is a welcome breath of fresh air.

8 Comments:

At 5:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

words such as "badava" could have been avoided in an otherwise nice song, nila nee vanam

B.

 
At 9:14 PM, Blogger Raju said...

I agree with B.. :) That's my fav from the movie.. though i wish there was one more stanza..

 
At 5:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

y this hatred towards deva? he made some top melodies himself...

 
At 9:46 PM, Blogger skanda said...

Sabesh murali gave some nice music in "samudram", "imsai arasan" and "thavamai thamirundu", they are quite underated musicians. They need a good director like cheran to exploit them. Speaking od deva, lost all respect fro him when i discovered that his music was a rip off from foreign songs. Lots of his tunes are similiar to chinese and korean songs,"Citizen" songs are an example, wondered why no one charged him for plagarism.

 
At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where do you listen to all these songs? On the web or do you buy the cd? If you buy the cd, where from in the Bay Area? Raaga does not carry any tamil cd..

 
At 12:39 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

anon, I agree :)

raju, I think that's true of most songs here. many made wish for another para :)

anon, not a hatred. but i'm sure his kuthu songs far outnumber his melodies :)

skanda, after 'pokkisham', i'd definitely say they r underrated :)

anon, i listen to them on the web :)

 
At 1:10 AM, Blogger S.Ganesh Kumar said...

Is the film being direced by Cheran?

 
At 9:34 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

ganesh, yes it is :)

 

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