Banner: Sathya Jyothi Films
Direction: Badri Venkatesh
Star-casts: Adharva, Samantha, Prasanna, Karunaas and others
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
After Couple of consecutive chartbusters – ‘Goa’, ‘Theeratha Vilayattu Pillai’ and ‘Paiyya’ Yuvan Shankar Raja strikes magnificently with ‘Baana Kathadi’ that marks the debut of Murali’s son Adharva. The album of ‘Bana Kathadi’ has 5 peppy tracks incisively catered for the tastes of young generations. Most of the songs have lots of traces from Yuvan Shankar Raja’s ‘Sarvam’ and ‘Manmadhan’.
Check out the first exclusive music review on Yuvan’s ‘Baana Kaathadi’….
Vocals: Haricharan, Rahul Nambiar and Sathyan
The title song ‘Kuppathu Rajakkal’ has timeworn lyrics that are usually crooned by young lads in various films. For instance, Yuvan’s yesteryear composition ‘MGR Illai Nambiyar Illai’ in ‘Siva Manasula Sakthi’ had carried same sort of lines. The musical score is mediocre and may pick everyone’s interest if visuals are perfectly done.
An enjoyable pick of this album: Karthik’s rendition is completely mesmerizing. Here’s an equivalent song that proves almost cherishing like ‘En Kadhal Solla’ from ‘Paiyaa’. Nonetheless, the song carries more traces of Yuvan Shankar Raja’s ‘Sila Kanavugal Kanavugal’ from ‘Sarvam’. The instrumental part has been excellently mastered. ‘Paithiyam Pidikidhu’ is an enjoyable romantic solo that will top the charts.
Vocal: Sadhna Sargam
Here’s another romantic solo, this time from a fill’s perspective as the lyrical lines conveys the inmost feelings of a girl. Again, it reminisces of Yuvan’s ‘Manmadhane Nee Kadhalandhan’ from ‘Manmadhan’. Of course, the similarities get along more as the same signer Sadhna Sargam has rendered this song. The beats are quite impressive and running notes on flutes and violins. The accompaniment played on slow strings throughout the songs adds more life to this track.
A mediocre item song that in no way tends to impress the listeners as either tune or vocalism is done properly. ‘Ullara Poondhu’ is like ‘Chalk and Cheese’ from other numbers in this album and the lyrical lines are poorly penned.
5.Thaakkuthe Kan Thaakkuthe
Vocal: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja seems to be overconfident on this track as he once tries to A.R. Rahman’s style of intonating with the ‘basso factors’. The visuals may perhaps enhance the prototyped standard of Yuvan’s usual trait.
‘Baana Kaathadi’ goes inclusive of some interesting melodies on pars with passable ones. But Yuvan Shankar Raja doesn’t accomplish with the best tunes as it happened with his previous album ‘Paiyya’. These songs may take a very long time to stand out to a greater magnitude as they lack the soul attributes of becoming successful songs.