KV Anand is back with Anegan, which has Dhanush in the lead role. Touted to be a film with Dhanush playing four roles in four different time periods, Anegan has music by Harris Jayaraj. Let’s look at how the tunes have cropped up for the film.
Danga Maari : Singers – Dhanush, Marana Gana Viji, Naveen Madhav, Lyrics – Rokesh ( PICK )
An exciting kuthu track to start things off. The trumpet sounds gel well along with the beat and are used effectively, especially in the interlude after the first stanza. Dhanush’s works on the mic are the best parts of the song, and the other two singers aid him well and make the listener wait for the high point. Rokesh’s lyrics are local at the lowest levels, something mandatory for this type of a song. Instant winner!
Roja Kadale : Singers – Shankar Mahadevan, Chinmayi, Sunidhi Chauhan, Lyrics – Vairamuthu
Once again, Harris isn’t original with his beat here. The concoction of the laudable lyrics and the vocals don’t go to well here, making this just a passable track.
Aathaadi Aathaadi : Singers – Bhavatharini, Tippu, Dhanush, Abhay Jodhpurkar, Lyrics – Vairamuthu
Though Harris directly rips off his tune from one of last year’s best songs, Aathaadi Aathaadi is a soothing melody to lend your ears to. The choice of singers are probably the USP here, along with Vairamuthu’s stellar lyrics which create a likable aura.
YOLO – You Only Live Once : Singers – Shail Hada, Ramya NSK, Richard, Lyrics – CS Amudhan
On the lines of Shaggy’s hippie beats, YOLO comes off as a shot at a calypso number. But the song gets disinteresting as it goes, and fails to excite as much it intends to. Though this is a new attempt, it falls flat and dies out without creating an impact.
Thodu Vaanam : Singers – Hariharan, Shaktisree Gopalan, Lyrics – Vairamuthu ( PICK )
Harris is always known for his melodies, and atleast one enjoyable song is sure to come your way. In that array comes Thodu Vaanam, which has Hariharan at his best. A completely likable track, which has assets like Shaktisree’s voice and Vairamuthu’s lyrics to its name.
Deivangal Ingae : Singer – Sriram Parthasarathy, Lyrics – Kabilan Vairamuthu
Harris keeps this light, with a simple tune which offers a lot of space for Sriram Parthasarathy to score. The sweet additions of the female chorus and chime sounds make this number a harmless one on the whole.
Though Anegan is not Harris’s best in recent times, the album offers a good blend of commercial music. Yes, the composer has taken a leaf out of many other songs, but the end result is satisfying and surely won’t be a tiresome watch on the big screen. Anegan ends up on the safe side, an album which will hold on until the film comes by.
Borrowed ingredients, likable curry.
2.75 / 5