Banner: Sri Rajalakshmi Films
Cast: Aadhi, Meera Nandan
Production: P L Thenappan
Written and directed by SS Rajamitran and produced by PL Thenappan ‘Ayyanaar’ is a love story with family sentiments. Aadhi of ‘Mirugam and Eeram’ and Meera Nandan of ‘Vaalmiki’ are the lead characters in this film. Santhanam is the comedian.
Meera is a college student who is into volleyball and Aadhi plays the coach. Meera meets the coach by accident and initially develops a bad impression of him and suspects his intentions. At the end it’s all rosy.
Music is by the young talented S.Thaman who is having a good run these days. The audio of ‘Ayyanaar’ was released on June 14 by Bharathiraja and others at Sathyam Cinemas.
1. Kuthu Kuthu
Singers: Velmurugan, Bruce Lee, Aalaap Raju
Lyricist: Na. Muthukumar
A brave ‘dapang kuthu’ with a social look at death and how the world is after that. Rhythm is fast and peppy but not pulsating enough. Na. Muthukumar’s take on the world after death is thought provoking. Vocals are indigenous.
2. Paniye Paniye
Singers: Ranjith, Priyadharshini
This trance feel duet racier than thought. “Paniye Paniye” must be appreciated for its impeccable arrangement more than anything else. If the singers are melodious the instrumentation is more melodious with the words of Thamarai. Good pace variation in the running is a revelation from Thaman. Violins and guitar gives a damn dreamy feel. Real good. Pick of the pack.
3. Pachai Kili
Singer: Rahul Nambiar
Can’t figure out the genre. A plain family love song at times strays out often to be mundane with chorus. Clichéd lyric has tied the hands of music director. Rahul Nambiar only shows some enthusiasm in this song.
4. Aathadi Aathadi
Lyricist: Na. Muthukumar
This is a love melody with good pattern rhythms. Naveen has done a commendable job infusing life into the temperamental number. More than a useful number for the film we think. A painful heart speaks well in the words of Na. Muthukumar.
5. Ayyanar Theme
Instrumental As the title of the film suggests this theme music is a vigorous mix of village drums and soft strings. Accompanying chorus rendition is scary matching the title of the film. OK.
All the songs of ‘Ayyanar’ keep the spirit of the film. The songs are not entirely folksy as the title of the film would suggest. Thaman has experimented with some western tint added to folk which is nice to feel for the first time.
Ayyanaar – Saving at the end