Kaavalan music review
Music Director: Vidhyasagar
“Yaar Ithu” 1/5
Singers: Karthik, Suchitra
Unusual use of effects that seem so forced. Suchitra chips in for a short stint that is almost ignorable. It is an outright number made for Karthik. Sadly, he has failed to deliver.
The melody keeps begging for a change, a twist, at least a scream, and then you are welcomed by the telephone ringing at its irritating best. Well if this song was meant as a romance track then it will be no surprise that your girl will never respond to you after she listens to this as your caller tune. Vidyasagar did you forget to switch off your phone while recording this one?
“Sadasadavena Mazhai” 1.5/5
The beats and melody are at parallels. The composer has indulged in too many elements here again without hesitation. Sambar curry! Sambar curry! hot and ready.
“Vinnai Kaapan Oruvan”- 1.75/5
This was an attempt to give all those Illayapathy fans a chance to jump out of their seats to dance; the expected compositional trick of speeding up the tempo of the song at the end of the song was not impressive. Although the song has at least dragged itself close to a mix between kutthu songs and the tried and tested folk influences, the choice of wind instruments was so upsetting nevertheless.
“Step Step” – 1/5
Singers: Benny Dayal, Megha
Ok it’s an English Tamilish number or shall we say Tanglish, now the last thing you wanted to hear was the singer singing 1 2 3 4 and then voices accompanying along in chorus Yeah! Yeah! , Benny Dayal should take some rest and start thinking about what better way could be possible in the approach to a song. It merely seems a forced assimilation of rapid English clichés to the least.
“Pattam Puchi”- 2/5
Singers: Kay Kay, Rita
Finally you get one song where there is actually some interaction between the vocalist duo. Well, the songs melody seemed promising but why in this world was it so twisted in the end, with the cheesy UH UH UH UH ! by the singer which totally ruined the melodious path the song had chosen. The track may have worked 10 years before; we already had so much of this over the years.
At least there was one song that you could give a second listen.
Sorry friends it was a total disappointment, we don’t blame Vijay in anyways but sadly Vidyasagar is also a part of his next venture. We have to wait to see how well these songs will do. Maybe Vijay and Asin’s shootings at Lavasa could overshadow the efforts. It’s hard to believe works like these are applauded with so much pomp in the industry, is the industry blind to real talents or is it all a game of the big names getting involved with the big stars. A sad example on the part of our Tamil industry which has so many trained musicians waiting for a chance. Although we re glad there are not many of them supporting music like this on the album.
This album totally bags the award for the “Worst musical effort of 2010” and a bad example for the upcoming generation to look up to.