Endhiran music review - 4.5/5Tue, 2010-08-03 14:15 — OMG
--Endhiran Songs Review – Emotive Melodious ‘Scientific’tional’ Technocrat--
Probably, as the genre demands, the songs are alien to the core with the Shankar technocracy reaching peak heights and even a similarity in all songs could be established, at least in the way each song begins. As you listen to the songs the very first time, what stands etched in your memory is the ‘electro deadpan’ except for the SPB song ‘Puthiya Manitha’. This combination had already reached its twilight years and that the songs are an ‘alien westernized trash’.
If you think that, which you might not, you will have no time to think again as the songs will sweep you off your feet in no time. Don’t think again but listen again to find the emotive factors that the songs are enriched with.
Equally divided, as some of the songs feel situational, and some as duets to go by. The songs, probably involving the lead, Rajnikanth, lead to intense situations, though we may hypothetically presume. The success of AR Rahman is in richly strewing melodies in any kind of song, be it rap, techno or any other. AR Rahman does that again in ‘Enthiran’ amidst songs that are ‘techno’cratic. Highly ‘Drum’matic, Bass and Trebled, but one wonders how he can bring in emotions through melodies in between. He has done that!
Singers: S. P. Bala, A. R. Rahman and Khatija Rahman
Quite speculative, as this song does not sound like the regular introduction song but is an intense song which might find place at a crucial spot in the movie. Starting with eerie robot buzzing, the song drags with a strange voice but SPB comes forward to rescue the song.
The first two lines and the interlude of a ‘chorus’ lead us to assume that those lines will be sung by enough number of Robots in the film which justifies the presence of the fey voices. The song is later established as an altercating argie-bargie between a human being (possibly, the creator of the robot) and a robot. ‘Puthiya Manitha’ will be hummed by the entire population of Tamil Nadu quite unconsciously as it is easy to sing and is catchy.
It is surprising how Vairamuthu writes about Hard disk, Silicon and the infinite number of differences between a human being and a robot along with the right emotional quotient. Truly, a masterstroke from the literary genius. Interweaving ‘human emotions and nature’ with the ‘arrogant assertions’ of an intelligent robot is marvelous.
Singers: Vijay Prakash and Shreya Ghoshal
This song is a breezy romantic melody though not giving up on the nature of the film or its genre. Starting with guitar and enough number of strings, Vairamuthu stands out due to the audibility and the quality of the lyrics. It is love expressed through science broaching intellect, emotions, the art of words and music. Electrons, neutrons and what not – It is Vairamuthu.
This song is a beautiful ‘melodious scientific novel’ told with music. Shreya Ghoshal’s euphoniously shrilly dulcet of a voice brings the love aspect into the song. Vijay Prakash’s youthful voice makes it a song for the young. Some parts of the song are regular though, ‘Kadhal Anukkal’ will turn out to be a modern romantic melodious hit.
*Irumbile Oru Idhayam*
Singers: A. R. Rahman and Kash’n’Krissy
Choir Aahs and Oohs and here comes ‘Kash’n’Krissy with ‘you want to feel my kiss’ though sounding a little like Madonna. Nevertheless, she is unique and different. AR Rahman breaches the highest pitch in the middle of the song. Kash’n’Krissy is sensational rendering the song with AR Rahman.
The song is very youthful and is a great dance number. Will be played across by DJs in all pubs at least till one year.
*Chitti Chitti Dance Showcase*
Singers: Pradeep Vijay, Pravin Mani and Yogi B
A theme song or background music, the shortest of all the songs of ‘Endhiran’, the intriguingly destructive black mass which might glorify the villainous robot, is mind-altering. When seen with Shankar’s prowess in creating visual magic, this will sure blow you away.
Singers : Hariharan and Sadhana Sargam
Waiting for the Superstar ‘Thalaivar’ song? This is it. Immediately recognize ‘Vairamuthu’ as you hear the first two lines. ‘Arima Arima’ alternates the earnest, heartfelt yearning of a woman and the majestic epicene qualities of the magnificent ‘Thalaivar’ Rajnikanth. The competition between AR Rahman and Vairamuthu is betrayed by this song :)
Singers: Javed Ali and Chinmayi
Quite easy to assume that this song is where the African costumed Rajnikanth and Aishwarya Rai shake legs together. Let us relate the song with some yesteryear hits of Shankar and AR Rahman, the ‘Ballae Lakka’ style of raw ethnical backdrop from Sivaji, or ‘Kozhi Kunju Thaedi Vantha’ from Kadhalan and so forth. The African percussions create generous bass sounds which will make it a hit among children. The vocals and the instruments also correspond to such intentions. ‘Kilimanjaro’ makes us reminiscent of ‘En Jodi Manja Kuruvi’ from ‘Vikram’.
*Boom Boom Robo Da*
Singers: Yogi B, Keerthi Sagathia, Swetha Mohan and Tanvi Shah
‘Boom Boom Robo Da’ will be the hot favorite of Kids being in the lines of ‘It’s your birthday’ ‘Inda Club’ where ‘Enthiran’s’ ‘Boom Boom’ eclipses the refreshing cheer of the latter. ‘Boom Boom Robo Da’ is not devoid of melody amidst all the electric metallic strings and other sounds. The melody part strangely resembles a song from ‘Ah aah’. Again, lyrics by ‘Kaarki’ for a song for the next-gen.
‘Enthiran’ is better kept on your ‘audio collection shelves’ than on your computers as this is an effort worth respecting. Both Shankar and AR Rahman promised the audience with a ‘smash hit’ and the duo smashed their own standards and records. ‘Enthiran’ is a surefire sensation. Slowly, as days pass by and we listen to more of ‘Enthiran’, we will start to recognize the melodies and tunes than the genre-catering ‘techno-craziness’ of the Robot ‘Enthiran’.
Listen to the new age songs set to tunes by AR Rahman, rendered by legendary singers SPB, Hariharan and others, written by two stalwarts Vairamuthu and Pa. Vijay, and a promising youngster ‘Madhan Karky’. Shankar, AR Rahman and their team reaffirmed their name as ‘The best’. ‘Enthiran’ songs are songs for the future!
Overall Rating: 4½/5
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