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Machakkaran: Yuvan's commendable effort

Saraswathy Srinivas | November 07, 2007 13:03 IST

Yuvan Shankar Raja is on a roll. Three of his films are releasing this Diwali.One of them is Machakkaran, directed by Tamilvannan, and starring Jeevan and Kamna Jethmalani [Images].

Yuvan's five compositions in Machakkaran are in the contemporary style. All the numbers except one have impressive lyrics by Pa Vijay. The odd one out which is equally captivating is by a new entrant, Deventhran.

Nellayila mannedutha, the opening number is the intro cum title track. Rendered by Roshini, it starts off initially in a folk mode and then turns into a racy track. Powerfully pitched, the number has effective percussive support including high energy drumming and trumpet expositions.

Vanatheyum meghatheyum is an enjoyable melodious number. Hariharan [Images] renders this piece differing from his usual manner. The intensity of the stringed instruments, Pa Vijay's sentimental lyrics, supportive chorus, flute sallies and mild hip-hop together with Hariharan's emotional rendition make this a stirring piece.

Mahalakshmi Iyer's Vayasuponnukku is a strikingly rhythmic piece about the pet preferences of a young girl. The instrumental prelude, catchy chorus in interlude, solo flute notes and swara elucidations combined with the niceties and nuances of Mahalakshmi's voice make this a joyful and exciting number.

Next up is Jiguruthanda, a techno melodic spin by Shankar Mahadevan [Images] and Sneha Banth. The duo breeze through with unbridled energy. Stunning rhythm, dynamic drumbeats and short rap passage make this racy duet a danceable number with potential to become a disco favourite.

Nee nee nee by Hariharan and Madhushree has interesting lyrics by debutant lyricist Deventhran. This is a mood-lifting duet with Hariharan singing in almost a whispery style and Madhushree in her honey-timbred voice giving excellent support. Catchy interlude with impressive foray on stringed instruments prop up this track.

Yuvan rounds off with an encore of the opening number Nellayile mannedutha.

A commendable effort from Yuvan Shankar Raja.

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