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Nee...Naan...Nila's music is okay
Saraswathy Srinivas | March 22, 2007 14:23 IST
Tamil film Nee...Naan...Nila is the first production venture of erstwhile film distributor R Viswanathan. His son Bharathan along with 'London Ravi' are making their debut in the film which also stars Miss Gujarat Meghna as their love interest.
The love triangle is set against the backdrop of a campus. Dheena has scored the music for the film.
Kicking off the eight track album is Oyyalae in the kuthu pattu genre. The effervescent rendition by Silambarasan is a far cry from his languid style of Loosu pennae in Vallavan. Malathi gives the right support. Fast beats and lively percussion add verve and vigour to Snegan's erotic lyrics.
Unnae sandhithaen, a melodious love duet follows next. The moderately fast track talks about lovers who are obsessed with each other. Though the tune is simple and routine, the guitar delineations and the chorus add lustre to it. Lyrics by Na Muthukumar is rendered with studied ease by Harish Raghavendra and Harini.
In the next track, Dheena has made a 'mocktail' by mixing genres in Oorai maranthom, a solo by Hariharan. The track starts with a Sanskrit sloka which sounds irrelevant when followed by a number in ballad form highlighting the pleasures of campus life.
It is also a tribute to those carefree days made memorable by friendship, kadhal (love), innocent subterfuges to gain pocket money, and even naughty graffiti on the campus walls! It could have been a very good track if Dheena had not made such a mish-mash of it with superfluous frills like swara passages and rap interludes. Lyrics are by MG Kanniappan.
Next up is Kadhal kadhal, another solo, which is also the theme song about a friend is helping his pal to get an insight into the latter's sweetheart's likes and dislikes. Fascinating rhythm, guitar and trumpet improvisations add sheen to the simple tune. The number is rendered effortlessly by Harish Raghavendra.
Mathu mathu is a rock and roll number by Timmy and Suchithra at their aggressive best. However, the lyrics by Snegan are not very significant here. Changing rhythms, sounds of trumpets, violins and guitar strains and the accelerated pace of percussion towards the end all help make it a youthful track.
Madam pidichu by Sunitha Sarathy is a song with rap interludes and echoes of Thee pidikka, thee pidikka number in the opening line.
Following this, we have En kadhal deivam made memorable by Vijay Jesudas emotional rendition. Guitar strains, subdued percussion and the soulful chorus are the other highlights. However, lyrics by Na muthukumar are pedestrian.
Brevity is the keynote of the concluding track Darling O darling. 'Without kadhal, the earth will come to a standstill,' says Na Muthukumar's lyrics. A foot-tapping number but Gayathri occasionally goes off-key.
All in all, an okay album.
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