Thaandavam marks the coming together of most of the Deivathirumagal team. G.V.Prakash reaches 25 films with this flick. The music launch was held in a grand event on the 15th of August and now onto the music review
This is a short piece nonchalantly sung by GV. Just when we expect more, the song draws to a close. The voice takes prominence in this song with the percussions being kept subtle. A heavy Ilaiyaraja touch pervades.
Lilting piano notes and a small flute bit are part of this theme which is based on the tune of Adhigaalai Pookkal. It is too short to make a great impact but is neatly done.
G.V.Prakash, Chinnaponnu &Velmurugan
This is a folksy celebratory number with a tune which is not new. The percussions have been kept typically rustic. This would depend on the visuals to give that extra push while the tune as such is a cheerful one. The strings and flute that come during the first interlude have a nice ring while the nadaswaram also has a prominent presence.
Oru Paadhi Kadhavu…
Haricharan starts this song elegantly while Vandhana matches up to make this a good duet. The humming bits try to infuse more feeling to the song. The string interludes before the second stanza stand out while the tune falls somewhere between Akkam Pakkam from Kireedom and Enadhuyire from Bheema. Would hit the charts soon!
This was the vociferous song sung by SPB that played along with the trailer. The lyrics talk about all the ‘thaandavams’ and we can expect this one to play along with some crucial scenes in the movie. The percussions in this song are very well done (mridangam, kanjeera etc.) while only the legendary SPB can infuse so much power and expression through his vocals.
Saindhavi, Sathya Prakash
Another pleasant melody that has a Hindustani touch as well; GV has proven his prowess at Hindustani touches before. The flute makes a delightful presence in this song too like some of GV’s previous chartbusters while the tabla also goes in sync with the song’s mood. Saindhavi is delightful in this number! Though traces of ‘Pookul Pookkum Tharunam’ might come to your mind, this song has its own merits too.
Will you be there…
Alyss, Nithya Maria
This one is peppy! The guitar is really refreshing and the vocals are anglicized probably to match Amy Jackson. Turns out to be a breezy number and it will pick up with good visuals.
The song is arranged like a club party number while the vocals are youthful. Another peppy number to round off the album. The rap bits don’t make much of a mark.
Verdict: This being G.V.Prakash’s 25th album, expectation was high. Though definitely a good job, it doesn’t match up to some of the young composer’s previous works like Mayakkam Enna and Aadukalam.