Podaa Podi - Music Review

‘Podaa Podi’ songs impress one and all
Banner: Gemini Film Circuit
Cast: Silambarasan, Varalaxmi
Direction: Vignesh Shivaa
Production: Mano Akkineni
Music: Dharan

Podaa Podi is STR’s dance treat for his fans along with debutante Varalakshmi Sarathkumar. The movie also promises a nice romance between the lead pair. Dharan has composed the music for this movie which is planned as a Diwali release. The music of the movie was directly launched in stores and the net.

Appan Mavanae Vaadaa...
Lyrics: Vaalee

This is a different cheeky song that talks about the love that a dad has for his expected baby. The informal lyrics by the legendary Vaalee are sure to standout for being colloquial. The tempo of the song is relentless at places thanks to the beats and all the native instruments. The baseline loop is very catchy and there is a lilting flute portion in the first interlude. STR’s voice has been auto-tuned well in the high pitches and the song ends very well too. Will be a favorite with the youth, all the way!

Hare Rama Hare Krishna...
Dharan Kumar
Lyrics: Vignesh Shiva

This is a feel-good candy floss romance song. Very peppy and goes well with the genre of the film. Has a nice rhythm and ensures a pleasant refreshing experience. The violin portions in the first interlude add more depth to the song. This might become a favorite with the romantics and the ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ refrain might become a ringtone too.

I am a Kuthu Dancer...
Shankar Mahadevan, STR
Lyrics: STR

This is a riotous dance number intended to position STR’s enviable dancing skills. It would send the feet tapping for sure thanks to the ‘dapankuthu' beats. The distortion guitars have a prominent presence to increase the song’s rock feel. The song shifts gears higher halfway through and we get to hear all of STR’s hit songs’ lyrics. This might probably be one of the movie’s highlight sequences particularly for STR fans. The song ends in a blaze of thumping percussions.

Podaa Podi...
Benny Dayal, Andrea Jeremiah
Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

This is the song that talks about the lead pair’s bonding and chemistry. It begins on a cute note with harmonica and has nice breezy guitars and cool trendy vocals by Benny Dayal and Andrea. This one has already caught on thanks to the trailer particularly the ‘Podaa Podi’ refrains.

http://s7.postimage.org/q7nduujkr/2_Jz_DX.jpg Love Panlaama Vaenaama...
Lyrics: STR

This number has already become a rage among the youth for the typically debate-worthy lyrics penned by STR. The song begins with ‘videogame’ish music and then the super groovy beats pickup. It is in the hip-hop genre with STR doing a fabulous job akin to Eminem. The mixing for this track lifts the track several notches higher while there are some elaborate dramatic instrumental portions. On the whole, it is a cute number and a winner all the way for STR, the singer and lyricist.

Un Paarvaiyilae...
Sindhu, Monisha, Pradeep
Lyrics: Vignesh Shiva

This is a rock and roll song which is cheerful. The vocals style is pretty unconventional at parts. There are funky guitars, drums, piano and brass instruments which go with the rock and roll mood of the song. The chorus parts have a choir effect.

Naresh Iyer, Suchitra, Benny Dayal
Lyrics: Vignesh Shiva

This song has trance effects and the vocals have been heavily auto tuned. There are lots of quirky electronic sounds as well as a peppy accordion track that visits the song at places. The Maattikittenae refrain is catchy. The song gets a bit of a party mood towards the end.

Theme of Podaa Podi...

The theme starts with a very likable and subtle guitar and piano portion. It then becomes an eclectic mix with flamenco touches replete with tapping beats and a prominent Chinese style strings and flute portion. We also have a wonderful symphony portion reminiscent of 7G Rainbow Colony and 3. Superb effort on this one!
Verdict: The music perfectly complements the fact that it is a dance based romance flick. STR’s moves will make the dance numbers shine even more on screen while his Appan Mavanae song is one of a kind for sure. The album‘s breezy songs are also impressive. Dharan is bound to get a good break with Podaa Podi.

- Review by Behindwoods


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