Music Review – Aasal

Asal – Original and outstanding

The trios of Ajith, Saran and Bharadwaj have proved lucky in the past. After musical entertainers like ‘Kadhal Mannan’, ‘Amarkkalam’ and ‘Attagasam’, they have now teamed up together for ‘Asal’. The album has seven numbers which are different from each other.

Bharadwaj’s penchant for melodies is evident in the album. With Vairamuthu penning the lyrics, it is a real treat for music-lovers.

The pick of the album indeed is a number ‘En Thanthai…’ rendered by Bharadwaj himself. The one crooned by S P Balasubramaniam too is good to listen to. With lyrics not over powered by the instruments, which has been the hallmark of Bharadwaj’s music style, all songs in ‘Asal’ are attractive.

Produced by Sivaji Films, the movie starring Ajith, Bhavana and Sameera Reddy, is all complete and ready for release.

Let’s check out how the songs are

1. Thala Pola Varuma

Singer: Sunitha Menon

Appropriate and right one for Ajith fans. Bharadwaj who tuned some splendid mass numbers for Ajith in the past has come out with one such song this time too. A racy track sure to become anthem among Ajith fans. It has peppy and groovy beats combined with lyrics that every ‘Thala’ fan would relish.

2. Em Thandha

Singer: Bharadwaj

The ‘Gnayabagam varudhae…’ number of ‘Asal’. A song that glorifies a dad by his son, the number is heart-warming and speaks a lot of a son’s admiration for his father. Director Saran was right in dedicating the song to Sivaji Ganesan as the film is produced by the thespian’s sons Prabhu and Ramkumar. Vairamuthu is at his best penning the song with touchy lyrics. Bharadwaj’s soft-rendering elevates the mood of the number.

3. Kuthiraikku Theriyum

Singer: Surumukhi, Sricharan

A catchy track with extra-ordinary arrangements by Bharadwaj. The song is brisk right from its beginning. Vairamuthu’s simple lyrics add pep to the song. Bharadwaj seems to have re-invented himself with the song. Surumukhi and Sricharan chip in with their best.

4. Tottodaing

Singer: Mukesh, Janani

A mass number with splendid beats. One for Ajith fans to shake their legs, the song is good to listen to. A touch of Classical raga cannot be denied. Janani’s youthful voice combines with Mukesh’s brisk tone to make it a good listening.

5. Hey Dushyantha

Singer: Surumukhi, Kumaran

Though it distantly reminds one of ‘Yesh Ishq…’ from ‘Jab We Met’, Bharadwaj’s orchestration gives the difference. It is a pleasant number that would go down well with music-lovers. Bharadwaj’s ease at handling singers is evident with the number.

6. Yengay Yengay

Singer: SPB

Two versions of the song appear in the album. S P Balasubramaniam’s brisk rendering leaves an impression. It speaks of a man’s journey in his life, and the insults and back-stabbings he had faced. A mild version of ‘Saththam Illadha Thanimai…’ in ‘Amarkkalam’ is this sing.

‘Asal’ on the whole, is an album that is worth listening to. Entertainment guaranteed!