Aadhi Bhagavan - Music Review

Aadhi Bhagavan - Music Review
Starring: Jayam Ravi, Neetu Chandra, Sudha Chandran
Direction: Ameer
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Production: J. Anbazhagan
Vocals: Mohit Chauhan, Manasi Scott, Rahul Nambiar, Sharib Sabri, Shreya Ghoshal, Madhushree, The Prophecy, Sathyan, Udit Narayan, Shweta Pandit
Lyrics: Arivumathi, Snehan, Manoj

Aadhi Bhagawan marks the fifth association of the Ameer – Yuvan combo and this flick has been branded as a Mafioso Love story. Jayam Ravi sports stylish beards and a rugged look in general while Neetu Chandra is his pair. The audio of this movie was launched recently in Toronto, Canada in a grand Yuvan concert.

Agadam Bagadam...
Singer(s): Mohit Chauhan
Lyrics: Manoj

This is a complete Hindi number, rendered by the talented Mohit Chauhan. It has been treated like a club song with the typical sounds that one associates with such numbers. Yuvan is known for such rugged songs with Arabic shades. The trumpets and the guitar touches stand out though the tune is not-so-new. The song might grow on you and we can expect some action packed visuals.

Eisalaamey Eisalaam...
Singer(s): Manasi Scott, Rahul Nambiar (Harmony)
Lyrics: Snehan

This sounds like a seducing item number and it is catchy thanks to the cheery sensual vocals of Manasi. The native violin and the flute gel with the naughty and peppy mood of the song. This number also has Arabic shades particularly in the second interlude.

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Singer(s): Sharib Sabri, Shreya Ghoshal
Lyrics: Snehan

The cello notes at the start, up the expectations from this number. The song has healthy Hindustani and Classical shades thanks to the tabla’s presence, the ‘thanams’ and the ‘swara’ portions. But it is tough to slot this song in one genre as it crisscrosses genres beautifully. The small instrumental portion in the second interlude warrants special mention. On the whole, a sophisticated experimental attempt by Yuvan which has been very well sung by both the singers!

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Singer(s): Madhushree
Lyrics: Snehan

Superb piano notes and tabla beats (reminiscent of Billa 2’s Idhayam) set the tempo for this song. A mellifluous melody it is. Nice job on this with Madhushree being typically child-like in her pronunciation. The second interlude soars with superb instrumentation and when she sings accompanied by an orchestra of strings, it is blissful.

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Singer(s): The Prophecy, Sathyan

It starts off akin to a popular Kanye West song and the rap is catchy to say the least. This is another new attempt with the rap talking about the gangster Bhagawan’s life. The way kids have been included among the vocals makes this one sound cute as well.

Kaatriley Nadanthene
Singer(s): Udit Narayan, Shweta Pandit
Lyrics: Arivumathi

Begins in classical mode and proceeds to be an intense romance pathos song with an interesting choice in the form of Udit Narayanan. His pronunciations are yet to get that polish while Shweta Pandit doesn’t inspire too. There are elaborate strings to give that dramatic touch to the song. It ends very well though thanks to a haunting sitar portion.

Verdict: The album sounds rich and has wide-ranging songs. This turns out to be another winner for the Ameer – Yuvan duo. The racy songs gel with the gangster genre of the movie while there are ample melodies as well to back the romance portions.


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