A man who never ages. And a man who composes coming-of-age tunes. Ilayathalapathy Vijay and Anirudh’s first time combo for Kaththi, the music is out now. Here is my review of the album, does this knife shine?
Pakkam Vandhu : Singers – Anirudh, Hip Hop Tamizha, Lyrics – Madhan Karky and Hip Hop Tamizha ( PICK )
The exciting combo of Anirudh and Hip Hop Tamizha come together for their hat trick number – Pakkam Vandhu Konjam Muthangal Thaa. Anirudh starts off the album with a bang, bringing in an innovative fusion of a club tempo with Indian flavors of the pipe and mridangam. Hip Hop Tamizha’s lyrics are lovable in the first half, heart-hitting in the second. The mixing is top notch for this number which will be a regular at the discotheques hereon.
Paalam : Singers – Shankar Mahadevan, Shwetha Mohan, Lyrics – Yugabharathi
Beginning on the beat of a Punjabi parade, this track moves onto a Carnatic tune and finally ends with a kuthu rush. Anirudh tries to infuse too many Indian genres into the same song which ostensibly take away the essence on the whole. Shankar Mahadevan and Shwetha Mohan cash in with their lively vocals, yet Paalam is a step below the other songs in the album.
Kaththi Theme ( The Sword of Destiny )
An energizing theme which is short and superb. However, the ‘Kaththi Draw’ bit at the end could have been done away with.
Selfie Pulla : Singers – Vijay, Sunidhi Chauhan, Lyrics – Madhan Karky ( PICK )
Though Selfie Pulla drives itself on a tune which is quite familiar for a ‘Vijay’ soundtrack, the star is in dashing form in front of the mic. His voice modulation is on another level, which makes this track such an enjoyable listen. Madhan Karky’s lyrics propel the song even higher for this is one track which will go on to be one of the biggest hits in 2014. Facebook and Twitter, likes and shares aplenty!
Bad Eyes ( Villain Theme )
Anirudh once again grinds a snazzy beat with an Indian instrument, this time the veena. The result is an astounding theme. Kickass!
Nee Yaaro : Singer – KJ Yesudas, Lyrics – Yugabharathi ( PICK )
In hindsight, Anirudh’s peppy tunes usually appeal to a bigger audience, but the lynchpin of his albums are the melodies which turn out to be a delight in the long run. Nee Yaaro finds its place on those lines, a soulful rendition with a simple tune which will create the necessary aura in the film.
Aathi : Singer – Vishal Dadlani, Anirudh, Lyrics – Pa. Vijay ( PICK )
After the success of their first song together, Vishal Dadlani and Anirudh join hands for another track which is competent to the first. Anirudh smartly uses the ‘Sword of Destiny’ theme here as the rap portion, and it does grab the attention pretty quickly. An instantly likable number, sure to climb up the charts soon.
A Vijay film needs chartbusters and Anirudh provides that and more. Kaththi is an album with fresh and enjoyable music which is sure to strike gold with the masses. Putting his talents to best use, Anirudh has churned out an arresting album which will be lapped up by Vijay fans. The celebrations begin, never to cease.
VnA – Voltaic and addictive.
3.75 / 5