Jeeva Shankar is back with a love story. For a debutante, he made a brilliant thriller in his first outing, ‘Naan’. Sathya, who is waiting for a major breakthrough gets enough support already from his brother, Arya and a glittering audio launch to boost the image. Like the title, the album will be remembered as an ‘epic’ in the years to come.
1. Saridhaana Saridhaana
Singer(s): Yazin Nizar, Thomson Andrews
A cracker of a melody to start with. Ghibran takes no time to settle down. Right from the first second with his guitar notes he warns a time warp. Through Yazin’s vocals one could visualize the joy of a youngster who succeeds in his love. Ghibran skillfully downplays the excitement by bringing down the tune to a standstill only to multiply the pace of theme to another level altogether. The first interludes get a rocky affair and the second one he makes an intriguing mix with Nadaswarams. Madhan Karky’s ultra imaginative lyric alone deserves multiple listen. Thomas Andrews chips in wonderfully to render the connecting theme between stanzas. A song which got all the abilities to become a unanimous anthem to lovers.
2. Edhedho Ennamvandhu
Singer(s): Haricharan, Padmalatha
A poisonous duet keeps melting you as it progress. Ghibran weaves a mesmerizing tune around the lyrics to let the listeners to go wherever they wish to. Haricharan’s stature keeps growing over the last two years. He sings every genre with utmost ease and got the habit of making his song as the showpiece one in every project he associates with. Padmalatha adds more value with her breezy vocals. When they both come together to render the same lyrics after the first stanza, its nothing less than sheer magic. What follow thereafter is Ghibran’s signature mixtures of instruments which gives a divine flavor.
3. Mounam Pesum
Singer(s): Chitra, Sowmya Mahadevan
After a poisonous duet, Ghibran dishes a gorgeous solo melody with the help of evergreen, Chitra. This time, Ghibran chooses Piano for the prelude. A seductive tune which gently asks, Chitra to show her prowess. What follows next is some spirited vocals from, Sowmya Mahadevan to utter, ‘Aasai aasai kondu oasai oasai indri naalum naalum varuven.. Kodi Kodi yugam naadi naadi vandhu sevai sevai puriven….’ She delivers it with distinct clarity and shows beautiful variation between the interludes and at the end of the song too. Look out for the guitar arrangements in the first interlude. P. Vetriselvan, the journalist who turned as lyricist makes a stunning debut.
4. Dheva Devadhai
Singer(s): Ranjith, Madhu Iyer
Another handcuff from, Ghibran. He’s in some mood to arrest his listeners. A tried and tested method for duet gets a new makeover here. Vetriselvan is on a hat-trick here. His lyrics are fresh and goes very well with the tune. Ranjith sets the mood and Madhu carried the same after a pleasant piano notes. Ghibran shifts his gear towards, Violin for this time. It keeps playing throughout the song not only to make the lead actors alone to fall in love.
5. Dhaagam Theera
Singer(s): Padmalatha, Yazin Nizar
Classy stuff from, Padmalatha. Can a song on the lines of patho/which evokes the feeling of missing a person sound beautiful? The answer is well and truly, big yes from, Ghibran. He displays, Tabla, this time to muscially create the beat of a fluctuating heart. Yazin Nizar pitch in to render the ghazalish, ‘Vaasagi vaa sagi’ word so poetically. Asmin who made his debut in, ‘Naan’ with ‘Thapellam thappe illai’ has come back with beautiful verses like.. Dhaagam theera kaanal neerai kaadhal endru kaatudhe..adai mazhaiyilum nanaindhen nanaindhen suriyanai thedi.
6. Edhodho Ennamvandhu
Singer(s): Sundar Narayana Rao
Ghibran let his favorite singer to render the solo version of the OST’s best. He already made a huge mark with his fabulous vocals in Ghibran’s earlier works. Chillendra Chillendra, Ae le le, and Kuru Kuru from ‘Thirumanam ennum nikkah’, ‘Naiyaandi’, and ‘Vathikuchi’ respectively. He goes bit further in this tune to add a new dimension in his solo work.
Verdict – Ghibran is on a roll. What’s so good to see is, the tunes let the lyrics to dominate and the freedom he gives to the singers to be imaginative. ‘Thirumanan Ennum Nikkah’ is yet to go out of charts. His recent Telugu debut with; ‘Run Raja Run’ is already a blockbuster album in our neighboring state. With this album he has gone a step further from being a bankable music director to a star composer. When was the last time we got to see a composer who signed three films together with, Kamalhassan. Well, that sums up his talent.