SO, basically, music lovers are certainly having a good time out there. And, I am talking about India, especially and essentially. Music has come a long way. We have went from the pieces of music that was all “masala” and “desi”, to the ones belted out by the really talented music directors in our country, which are upbeat and contemporary, fused with modern day Western intricacies, like EDM, Hip Hop etc. with such great pizzazz.
Of them, the one who has managed to capture the hearts of millions across the country, though he is more affluent in the Tamil film industry, is certainly, Anirudh Ravichander. This guy who came into the scene with the heart warming film ‘3’ and also started out on a great note with ‘Ethirneechal’ is certainly a force to reckon with in the industry, though he is known for his friendly collaborations with other music composers as well.
But, his recent outing with the classy film ‘Naanum Rowdy Dhaan”, has turned out to be both successful for him and also pleasant and lovable for his fans (me, too!). This one album is a very mature work compared to his previous works, which were devoid of those little technical touches, which seem to be plethoric in this particular album.
Since the film is about a love that drives one to do all sorts of crazy things, this album was only fitting for the film, for it evokes the innermost of the feelings of the listener, and also might drive you to fall in love – mad, crazy, whacky, beautiful Love! Here are three of the songs from the album that you must listen to, if you love music and also love someone closer to your heart than any person ever could be:
1.) “Kannane Kanne” – Sung by Sean Roldan:
One of the beautiful Tamil love songs in the recent past, this song has the components to make you reconnect with your basic roots of folk, especially if you are from the South. Complete with catchy violins and also modern day alternative rock influences, Anirudh pushes his limits in experimenting and it is, well, a marvel!
The lyrics are all extremely touching, with all the right notes in all the right places. Beautifully sung by the mellifluous Sean Roldan, with his sweet and strong voice, this song is something that will be cherished in the years to come as one of the best love songs of all time.
2.) “Yennai Maatrum Kadhale” – Sung by Sid Sriram:
Sid Sriram has given us quite a few hits in Tamil, with his collaborations with the legendary A.R. Rahman, on the tracks “Adiye” from the movie ‘Kadal’, and also “Ennodu Nee Irundhal”, from the movie ‘I’. With this, he strikes another success note, with a beautiful imagery of love, that has the power to change the basic tendencies of humans.
If anything, that’s what the title means – “The Love That Changes Me”. One would love this song for the blaring rock elements and also the majestic drums, thanks to Anirudh’s brilliant composition and creative instinct, all of which conglomerate to give us a high-on-emotions love track, which would make for a wonderful dedication to that one love of yours!
3.) “Thangamey” – Sung By Anirudh
This song is truly a fun song. Completely upbeat with the initial guitar riffs and the proceeding tunes, accompanied by the wonderfully written, comically alluring lyrics about the difficulties of the lover in expressing his love to his lady, this song has the energy to bring out the ‘fun-person’ inside of you. And, the heavy and zany, energetic voice of Anirudh is a bonus, with him belting out the best of his vocal sensibilities, and hence, in the process, establishing himself as one of the best playback singers out there.