Nothing seemed to stop the irresistible excitements of ‘Ilayathalapathy’ fans as they’ve been eagerly awaiting his 50th film ‘Sura’. With Sun Pictures planning to release the film on April 14, the audio was launched last evening at Lady Andal School. Mani Sharma’s musical touch is sure to enthrall Vijay’s fans for its prototyped musical style. The album has 6 tracks amongst which couple of songs has been replicated from Manisharma’s Telugu album ‘Billa’.
Singers:Hemachandra & Saindhavi
If you had ever heard Manisharma’s ‘Bommali’ in Telugu version of ‘Billa’, this wouldn’t keep you engrossed as the tunes are exactly the same. Somehow, the music director has tried shifting the nature of music on certain levels to suit the Tamil lyrics. Hemachandra, the same singer who crooned the Telugu song has rendered his voice for this song as well. Nothing special to mention about Na. Muthukumar’s lyrical lines as they’re simple and okay to hum along with tracks.
Vettri Kodi Yeathu...
Singers:Ranjith & Mukesh
Lyrics:Vaali, S.P. Rajkumar
Filmmaker S.P. Rajkumar and ace Vaali have penned lyrics that have positive vibrations for heeders, in particular for Vijay fans. The song has been tuned in the similar style of ‘Kannai Kattai Kolladhe’ in ‘Iruvar’. The prelude in flute catches up our attention while it may take some more time for this song to take on high interests.
Singers:Karthik & Reeta
The sensuous duet starts off with a mellisonant saxophone that is later followed by tunes, which is again a slight copycat of yesteryear Telugu song. The chorus and interludes is presented with a touch of A.R. Rahman’s stringed works and beats on Telephone Manipol’ in ‘Indian’. They lyrics are completely wavering and fail to hold your attention. Maybe, the continuous airing on satellite networks will preferably work out better results.
Vanga Kadal Ellai...
Singers:Naveen & Malathi
It’s a self-aggrandizing song that has Naveen shifting his paradigms on different phonations. Of course, his style of rendition sounds completely different from the other song ‘Naan Nadanthal’. Mani Sharma could’ve have opted for some other singer to avoid overdosed screech. The song is sure to be a favorite number well-tailored for Vijay fans.
Thamizhan Veera Thamizhan....
The stringed instrumentals and rhythmic pattern on accompaniment beats blatantly reminiscences the theme music of Malayalam film ‘Chotta Mumbai’. Mani Sharma has smartly depicted the difference with Rahul Nambiar’s crooning style and lyrics by Kabilan make it dissimilar. But in all likelihood, the song has lots of similarities including the humming part at end.
Naam Nadanthal Athiradi...
Singers:Naveen, Shoba Chandrasekhar & Janani Madhan
Finally, it’s one more replication from Mani Sharma’s yesteryear composition of ‘My Name is Billa’. It looks like the music director hasn’t anything special for the Tamil version, thereby patently adjusting lyrics on rhyming patterns for adjusting his track. Naveen makes it sound at best and Vijay’s mother Shoba Chandrasekhar along with Janani Madhan has done their parts well. But for those, who have heard the Telugu version that had realms of heroism, this may not be quite appropriate.On the whole, the album of ‘Sura’ has no surprises most of the songs have been already heard ones. Naturally, with Sun Pictures publicizing the songs throughout its networks may popularize it vigorously. Couple of songs ‘Tamizhan Veera Tamizhan’ and ‘Vanga Kadal Ellai’ is best picks in this album.
Verdict: A new album with old Tunes,Banner: Murugan Cine Arts, Sun Pictures,Production: Sangli Murugan, Kalanidhi Maaran,Direction: S.P. Rajkumar,Star-casts: Vijay, Thamanah, Vadivelu, Sriman, Dev Gill, Yuvarani and others,Music: Mani Sharma