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David audio review

A pot full of variety

David is a 2013 Indian Tamil action-thriller film directed by Bejoy Nambiar, starring Vikram and Jiiva in the titular roles, alongside Tabu, Lara Dutta, Isha Sharvani and Nassar. An altered version with the same title David featuring a slightly different cast was simultaneously shot in Hindi.The plot revolves around the lives of two different men named David, who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.The film is composed by Modern Mafia, Bramfatura, Prashant Pillai, Remo Fernandes, Anirudh Ravichander, Maatibaani

Vaazhkaye (The Theme of David)

Electronic duo Bramfatura from Mumbai brings their distinct sound to the mainstream film audiences. The duo keeps it fairly straight-up and direct with a fair share of intricacies thrown into the mix, and they have managed to give due importance to the vocal melodies, and they have succeeded a great deal in their execution.

Maria Pitache(Vikram, Remo Fernandes)

In perhaps the most unique song of the album, Maria Pitache is a fun filled track that brings the best of Mexican music and some southern folk to listeners. V.Elango's Tamil lines are casually exciting and appear almost as natural as if it had been come up with on the spot. The foreign use of instruments needs to be credit to Remo Fernandes, who does well with the non-Tamil lines of the track.

Kanave Kanave(Anirudh)

TFinally, the third song in the album brings a familiar face to the Tamil audience and the youngster makes an impact right away. With flute pieces strikingly similar to the theme from 3, Kanave Kanave is highly melodious and impresses. Anirudh's dual vocals are present again, and the use of the violin and veena in the interludes are typical Anirudh from his previous projects.

Mannamey(Karthik)

Manamey is filled with dramatic lyrics and nicely bridges the gap between a Bollywood and Kollywood number. It is likely to be used up in both versions of the film and will be talked about on both occasions. The instrumentals are minimalistic, yet are appealing enough to make for several listens. The percussion, on the other hand, takes the drivers seat and decorate Karthik's vocals that flow in-between lines.

Iruvanil Ullavavaa(Naresh Iyer, Shwetha Pandit)

A hidden duet among the pack of songs, Iravinil Ullava has great vocals thanks to Naresh Iyer and Shweta Pandit. The instrumentals are in contrast with Prashant's last song and this one takes a harmonious and soft take on things. The guitar is the highlight and the occasional use of other instruments is well thought of. It offers a good change of pace from the rest of music that's on showcase with the rest of the album.

Theerathu Poga Poga Vaanam(Nirali Karthik and Joyshanti)

AThe album goes back into mysterious mode with Theeraathu Poga Poga. Things just become more ambiguous and you are left searching for the kind of music throughout. It has very western percussion and still clearly classical vocals. The interludes, however, look different, almost like a hip-hop number.

Machi(Sanjeev Thomas)

We guess it's been long in the coming, but Machi finally puts a rock number on the table for David. Although there are heavy guitars and drumming every now and then, the song never becomes too electronic for our preference and retains some of its brass elements throughout. Sanjeev's vocals are almost low throughout the song and except for the vocals, it's almost as if the setting is getting ready for a bomb ready to go off.

Light House Symphony

The legendary Remo Fernandes demonstrates his genius in this composition. First the surf music like ukulele jam accompanied by flute and whistle and then exploding into a scat where he employs non-lexical vocals for a segment thatís a mix of samba and salsa.

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