Music Review – Aalwar

Aalwar – Foot-tapping and entertaining

Music: Srikanth Deva
Direction: Chella

Released: Dec. 2006 (Audio)

This album has 5 tracks

Srikanth Deva is known for coming with foot-tapping music. A mix of rhythm and melody, the young composer entertains his fans with racy songs in all his albums.

Son of veteran music director Deva, he concentrates on giving peppy and entertaining music that would keep the front-benchers happy. In Aalwar, he has come out with catchy songs with a right mix of beats and melody.

The likes of Sadhana Sargam, Unnikrishnan and Madhusree, besides a host of newcomers have sung in the album. Hats off to the young composer for giving an entertaining stuff in Aalwar.

Solli Tharava (Sadhana Sargam, Muhamad Salamad)

A good beginning. A soft romantic number with excellent instrumentation. It is sure to be lapped up by melody-lovers. Srikanth Deva seems to have chosen his instruments very carefully for the song. The catchy lyrics coupled with good use of violin are other major hallmark of the song. What more Sadhana Sargam’s voice is an icing in the cake.

Pidikkum (Madhushree)

A brisk number. The song begins on a slow note only to gather momentum as it progresses. Changing track in between, the catchy pallavi in the song strikes the listeners. Madhusree has sung it with lots of energy and her high-pitched voice that sets the momentum.

Anbulla Kadhali (Kunal, Kushbu)

It has become a must to have at least one song in an album these days inspired by the hip-hop music. Shrewd use of western instruments and ‘open-throated’ voice of Kushbu with a good chorus are the major highlights of the song. It is a ‘run of the mill’ kind of duet number. Additional rhythm and peppy beats by Srikanth Deva are impressive.

Pallandu (Unnikrishnan, Senthildas)

A song quite appropriate to listen this December music season. Srikanth Deva has struck to his basics here. He has come out with a song which is inspired by Carnatic music. With flawless Unnikrishnan’s voice and a soothing accompaniment by the flute, the song sticks to our hearts immediately.

Mayile Mayile (Srikanth Deva, Senthildas, Roshini, Suruthipriya, Arjun Thamas, Sujavitha)

A rocking song in the album. Energetic Srikanth Deva in the company of fresh and talented singers sets the right mood for the song in its very beginning. It has heavy chorus, good beats and lots of instrumentation.