Ivan Veramathiri - Music Review

Production: N. Linguswamy, N. Subash Chandrabose, Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur
Cast: Ganesh Venkatraman, Vamsi Krishna, Vikram Prabhu
Direction: M. Saravanan
Music: C. Sathya
Cinematography: Shakthi
Lyrics : Na Muthukumar, Viveka
Banner: UTV Motion Pictures

Ivan Veramathiri is director Saravanan’s follow up to Engeyum Eppodhum. The film stars Vikram Prabhu and newcomer Surabhi in the lead. Music is by C.Sathya.

Malaya Porattala
Singers: Biz Mac, Hyde Karty, Tipu
Lyrics: Viveka

Predominantly a hard rock composition which works well with its orchestration as long as it sticks to the heavy riffage and drumming. But the vocal melody and the instrumental feel a bit detached from each other and results in the song falling short of what it aimed to be.

Enna Marandhaen
Singers: Madhushree
Lyrics: Na.Muthukumar

The best song of the album comes in the shape of a beautiful melody composed in Madhyamavati and sung with conviction by Madhushree. The track has almost everything going right about it. It begins well with a bit of a tease and then grows into something that’s mostly fulfilling, be it in terms of singing or orchestration.

Ranga Ranga
Singers: Rita
Lyrics: Mani Amudhavan

A rather playful tune which assumes different textures and the track does demand a few listens to get accustomed to the progression and changes. Rita’s singing and the rhythm section in particular stand out as the highlights and the song could have used a few more such highlights.

Singers: Anand Araviddakshan, Nivas
Lyrics: Viveka

This sad song based on Keeravani/Natabhairavi (Harmonic Minor in Western Classical) scale is soft in instrumentation but heavy on emotions. The minimalistic approach gives room for a fine vocal performance and the strings build up steadily but in strength and its intensity is backed by the vocalists.

Singers: C.Sathya
Lyrics: Viveka

A light hearted and peppy folk based tune which is driven by a strong rhythm section and the overall arrangement is quite impressive too. Composer Sathya takes the responsibility of delivering the vocals for this one and he hits the target.

Singers: Balram
Lyrics: Pudhiyadhoar Kavignan Seivom Team

The album closer is a short heart rendered composition that’s backed well lyrically and sung effectively by Balram.
Verdict: With music director Sathya emphasizing more on the vocals, the album has two tracks to watch out for.


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