Sigaram thodu music review

Staring : Vikram Prabhu, Monal Gajjar, Sathyaraj

Director : Gaurav

Music : D. Imman

Production : UTV

Joining hands with Gaurav Narayanan of Thoonga Nagaram fame, Vikram Prabhu returns with his next film Sigaram Thodu. Starring veteran actor Sathyaraj and Monal Gajjar alongside him, the film has music by D.Imman. How has this album fared out?

Takku Takku : Singers - Varun Parandhaman, Anthony Daasan, Lyrics - Madhan Karky ( PICK )

Imman begins the album with a fast-paced electronic number. Blended with humorous lyrics by Madhan Karky, this song is about what a youngster wants to do and will do in life. The music is mostly computerized and the vocals are functional, but it is the smart lyrics which make this work.

Pidikuthe : Singers - Jithin Raj, Shreya Ghoshal, Lyrics - Yugabharathi ( PICK )

Whenever Imman and Shreya Ghoshal have come together in the past, the end result has always been nothing short of amazing. That continues here in the name of Pidikuthe, a mesmerizing lilt which engrosses the listener in a jiffy. The vocals are flawless and the music is absorbing, altogether this is brilliance from the composer.  

Scenu Scenu : Singers - Aranarai Natraj, Tha Prophecy, Lyrics - Gaana Bala

Here comes another track which is belted with playful lyrics. Talking about the way in which girls do 'show off' these days, this amusing number passes muster despite the beat being an ordinary one.

Anbulla Appa : Singer -Dr. KJ Yesudas, Lyrics - Yugabharathi ( PICK )

Beautiful is the word for this song which is based on the relationship between a father and his son. Keeping the music minimal, Imman offers complete attention to Dr. KJ Yesudas' awe-inspiring vocals. Imman does save his best for the interludes, which are infused with violin orchestrations. Truly a wondrous composition, where the all the three departments complement each other well.

Sigaram Thodu : Singers - Benny Dayal, Santosh Hariharan, Snighdha Chandra, Lyrics - Karky

After an array of competent songs, Imman closes the album with a song which fails to excite you. Neither the music or lyrics do stand up in any way, and this is the only outsider in the album.

After a couple of disappointing albums, Imman returns to what he is known for. Though the album doesn't touch the skies as it is supposed to, he has played to his strengths here and the end result is satisfying. Pidikuthe and Anbulla Appa are instantly fascinating, while the rest of the album has been held together without dropping too low. With good visuals, this album is sure to go places.

- Siddarth Srinivas

Verdict : The dulcet melodies do the trick. Enchanting stuff!