Kayal music review

Staring : Anandhi, Chandran

Director : Prabu Solomon

Music : D. Imman

Production : Escape Artists Madan

Prabu Solomon and D. Imman. After two outstanding albums in Mynaa and Kumki, the duo are back for their next, which is a love story set in the backdrop of the 2004 Tsunami. How are the songs this time?

All lyrics have been penned by Yugabharathi.

Paravaya Parakurom : Singer – Haricharan ( PICK )

One more gem to add to Haricharan’s long list of impressive songs this year. The orchestrations fit the vocals to perfection, making this a flawless track on all terms.

Yengirundhu Vandhaayo : Singer – Shreya Ghoshal

A lilting melody sung in a gloomy aura. The music slowly climbs up on the tempo ladder, along with some beautiful violin leading to the tabla. Shreya’s voice is an asset to this one.

Koodave Varamaadhri : Singer – Alphonse Joseph

A track on the slower note, which is rendered well by Alphonse Joseph. Passable one, this.

Yen Aala Paaka Poren : Singer – Shreya Ghoshal, KG Ranjith

Shreya Ghoshal is back with a stupendous rendition in Yen Aala Paaka Poren, which is tossed across a healthy mix of simple and organic instrumentations.

Unna Ippo Paakanum : Singer – Haricharan, Vandana Srinivasan ( PICK )

This is where Imman brings all his talent together. The tune, orchestrations and the vocals gel so well along with the lyrics, making this a heavenly listen.

Deeyalo Deeyalo : Singer – Oruthanodu Gopi

A folk track which is a regular in Prabu Solomon’s films. And it stays regular at that.

Yenga Pulla Iruka : Singerr – Balram ( PICK )

Lovable end to the album, with a cry of a man who is in search of his love. Balram’s vocals add flavour to the track, which boasts of some brilliant chorus bits.

Though Imman doesn’t venture out of his usual base and style of music, Kayal is a soothing journey for lovers of the melodious genres. The album is replete with live instrumentations and the composer’s choice of talented renderers. Belted with Solomon’s visuals, these songs will surely create magic on the screen.

- Siddarth Srinivas

Verdict : A concoction of emotions, in trademark Imman style.