Vidya Anand Tue, 22 Aug 2006
A R Rahman is back with Sillunu Oru Kaadhal. A fine form of techno-orchestration and stylized melodies is seen in this album. The album has Rahman's touch in every song. Rahman has used few fresh voices besides himself rendering a number.
Kummi Adi (Dr Siva Chidambaran, Swarnalatha, Naresh Iyer, Theni Kunjarammal, Vignesh)
Peppy number with fast beats and racy rhythm combined with open throated voice of Sirkazhi Siva Chidambaram with Swarnalatha providing a soft touch. It is a mass number. It gives a westernized feel.
Munbe Vaa (Shreya Ghoshal, Naresh Iyer)
The song involves minimal instrumentation. It touches the heart straightaway.
Maaza Maaza (SPB Charan, Shreya Ghoshal)
This one is a melody number that deals with pangs of love. It has heavy instruments. Both music and lyrics go hand in hand.
Machakari (Shankar Mahadevan, Vasundhra Das)
This is a racy number with a western touch. The beats are peppy and there is a good use of percussion instruments.
New York Nagaram (A R Rahman)
A song with weighted rhythms. The song has a catchy ditty and an agreeable melody with western touch and soft lyrics. This song is splendid and has a catchy rhythm.
Maaricham (Carolisa, Mohammad Aslam, Krishna)
The guitar and the drums give the song a perfect lift. The beats and the rhythms accompany the lyrics well in this number.
Jillunu Oru Kaadal (Tanvil)
The title song of the album. Vaali's touching lyrics combined with a groovy music are noteworthy. The song seemingly influenced by Jazz has Tanvil rendering it with rare felicity and feel.
The album is overall cool and loveable...