Oru oorla rendu raja music review

Staring : Vemal, Priya Anand, Soori

Director : R.Kannan

Music : D. Imman

Production : Michael Rayappan

Oru Oorla Rendu Raja is the next album from D.Imman. A village based film starring Vemal, Soori and Priya Anand in the leads, it is directed by R.Kannan. Two of the songs will have cameos by Vishakha Singh and Iniya. Let's get on to the music review straight away.

Mazhakaatha : Singers - Haricharan, Vandana Srinivasan, Maria Roe Vincent, Lyrics - Yugabharathi

Routine start to the album. Imman brings the old wine in a new bottle with his old-fashioned tune which has been tried, tested and tired in his earlier albums. Haricharan's vocals are the only thing to take away from this song.

Odum Rayilai : Singer - Abhay Jodhpurkar, Lyrics - Yugabharathi ( PICK )

Abhay Jodhpurkar comes back to save another plodding tune from Imman. Yugabharathi's lyrics do manage to impress with careful listening, and it is one of those songs which will linger around for a while.

Kukkuru Kukkuru : Singers - Lakshmi Menon, Sathyan, Lyrics - Eknaath

Lakshmi Menon on the vocals, yes. While most of us expected this to be a kuthu number, we get something else.  Boyish vocals with an okayish tune, here is a song which has the potential to get either annoying or addictive. The choice is yours.

Sundari Penne : Singers - Shreya Ghoshal, D.Imman, Lyrics - Yugabharathi ( PICK )

Damn. How does Imman manage to do this time and again? Shreya Ghoshal grabs the mic, and we have another beaut of a melody. Undoubtedly the pick of the album, thanks to the sufi-based tune and neat vocals which work well in tandem.

Oru Oorla Rendu Raja : Singers - Jayamoorthy, MK Balaji, Lyrics - Yugabharathi

Oh no. Imman hasn't fared too well so far and the crater gets bigger now. A pedestrian kuthu track which stays the same for the whole duration. Sung in praise of two roadsters, this one fails to excite at any point, throughout.

Imman was flying high at the start of the year, but his tunes have gone bonkers since then. The melodies salvage this album from turning into a complete disaster, and it's high time the composer stops rehashing his older tunes with slight variations. The album is hung over to his earlier compositions, and the contentedness of listening to an Imman album is nowhere to be felt. We truly deserve much better tracks from a man of his caliber. 

- Siddarth Srinivas

Verdict : Deja-vu disc.