Music Review – Thirupathi

Thirupathi – On full throttle

Music: Bharadwaj
Direction: Perarasu
Released: March 2006 (Audio)

This album has 6 tracks
Director Perarasu has made known his liking for racy numbers in his earlier films Thirupachi and Sivakasi. The songs of Tirupathi are no different from his earlier ventures and Perarasu has successfully managed to bring out from Bharadwaj all racy stuff.

Bharadwaj, who was hitherto known for his melodious compositions, has also proved with Tirupathi that if given opportunity, he can also match the Devas, Srikanth Devas and Dheenas.

Bharadwaj has succeeded in giving songs which would be heard in every corner of the streets for sometime from now.

Aathadi Aathadi (Kay Kay, Mathangi)

The team goes for the jugular straightaway. And it is a rocking number. Vibrant Kay Kay and an energetic Mathangi combine like frisky dolphins having fun. Bharadwaj has composed the tune keeping in mind the aspirations of the frontbenchers. It is foot-tapping and slam-bang, all the way.

Thirupathi Vantha (Shankar Mahadevan)

The pick of the album. A typical mass song which is sure to top the audio charts. Shankar Mahadevan is in his familiar territory rendering this energetic one with his natural vibrancy. Watch out for the lyrics by Perarasu, which glorifies the hero. The song with heavy instruments accompanied is sure to bring the roof down.

Keerai Vedhaippom (Pushpavanam Kuppusamy, Reshmi)

After a brief interval Pushpavanam Kuppusamy is back. Noted for his rustic rural numbers, he has not disappointed his fans rendering this one in his own imitable style. Inspired by a country folk number, the song has less instrumentation but a heavy percussion making it stick to the hearts. A melodious chorus in between is another highlight of the song.

Yenaiye Yenaku (Vijay Yesudas)

A pathos number dwelling on brother-sister affection, which has become mandatory in Perarasu’s films. The lyrics dwell on the philosophy of life and Vijay Yesudas fits the bill well.

Sollavum Mudiyala (Harish Raghavendra, Swarnalatha)

Can you imagine a singer like Harish Raghavendra rendering a racy and fast number? He does it here with aplomb. A typical ‘koothu’ number and it has thavil and nadaswaram at its full pace with heavy beats in between. Bharadwaj has gone out all guns blazing. Swarnalatha does her job well. Yet another catchy number in the album.

Pudhu Veedu (Tippu, Anuradha Sriram)

Tippu and Anuradha Sriram come together. And you know the territory. A straightforward racy number with Bharadwaj trying out different sounds with percussions. It reminds us one of a song from Perarasu’s earlier venture Sivakasi. Anuradha Sreeram sings at the top of her voice while Tippu plays the balancing factor. A song again for the frontbenchers.