So, I’ve been listening to the music of Sakarakatti- the new Tamil album from AR Rahman with all new faces. I don’t know much about the movie but the music sure is Rahmanesque!
There are 4 new songs and 2 old ones by Rahman rehashed. Taxi Taxi that is a fun number relating friends to Taxis offering a free ride or something like that(huh moment!). Nothing new there but quite catchy. Then there is Marudhani which has a very Sandakozhi(Azhutha Ezhuthu) feel to it. A very similar arrangement with the same singer, Madhushree with her sometimes squeaky but likable voice with Rahman chipping in with an alaap here too. This one is very nice.
Elay is a number that is probably the pick of the album. The song starts off with a Roobaroo feel to it and maintains the same till the end. It swings between amateurish to imaginative lyrics but the vast arrangement and Naresh Iyer, Krish vocals lift the song to a new level. Note the harmonica and violin in the background. Quite brilliant.
I Miss you da is probably the lowpoint of the album but Chinmayee makes sure it deserves a listen. There is nothing much to write about this song though. Some may really love it, some may hate it ourtright.
The other 2 songs are Chinnama and Naan Eppodhu. Chinnama is a rehash of Meenaxi’s Chinnama Chilakka, which surprisingly, has come out very well. The Hindi original is a brilliant song and though the same cannot be said of the Tamil version, it is not bad. With a female voice replacing the chorus in Hindi, it sounds authentic in Tamil too. Unlike other such songs, here it is possible that you’ll like both the versions. The other rehash is again from Meenaxi. Naan Eppodhu is a Tamil version of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata and has the same singer, Reena Bharadwaj. The song is as lovable in Tamil too!
With Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Ada and now Sakarakatti, Rahman is in top form! And three amazing albums in a span of 2 months is quite a treat!
As I was listening to Meenaxi after a long time, I just fell in love once again with this lesser known Rahman number. Listen to it here if you haven’t. It is definitely one of his best creations but very few are even aware of it: Do Kadam
Completely unrelated, I came across this super galeej song! I don’t know how I missed it. I heard it only weeks back. It came earlier this year I believe. It is from some movie named Kadhalil Vizhundhen, apparently! Max, how did you miss reviewing this flop movie?!