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I Songs Review

I alias Ai is one of the most expected movies of the year directed by Shankar, starring Vikram and Amy Jackson in the lead roles. The music for the film is by our 'Mozart of Madras' A.R.Rahman

Mersalaayitten(Anirudh Ravichander, Neeti Mohan ,Lyrics: Kabilan)

Anirudh’s kickass rendition, Neeti Mohan’s poignant vocals and Kabilan’s youthful lyrics make this one a good listen, if not a winner. There is a remix version, relatively shorter in duration, which sounds so unlike Rahman. Not the song, but this remix thing!

Ennodu Nee Irundhaal(Sid Sriram, Sunitha Sarathy,Lyrics: Kabilan)

‘Adiyey’ fame Sid Sriram pulls of another thriller here with his jazzy voice. Starting of the song is a killer! Piano, flute and the symbols establish the type of song you're going to listen. The sudden break down is then set into a pace by the bass drum. A top class rock song, backed by chorus, sensational rendition and raising octaves. The timpani, electric guitars and sudden change in texture of singing are all sheer genius.

Ladio( Nikita Gandhi,Lyrics: Madhan Karky)

Ladio looks like a botched concoction of Irumbile and Khalifa from Rahman’s repertoire. With Nikita Gandhi’s pounding vocals, the song spews magnificence in Rahman’s gorgeous arrangement of instruments. A middling track, at best! Expect a sumptuous visual treat from Shankar for this one.

Pookkalae Sattru Oyivedungal(Haricharan, Shreya Ghoshal,Lyrics: Madhan Karky)

Haricharan's crystal clear voice, Shriya's Hindustani driven singing lead to a chart-buster, here. A song purposefully made to match the locales Shankar might shoot the love song. Harp, Haiku, programmed beats and blues type guitar riff delivers a self-justifying sonata.

Aila Aila( Aditya Rao, Natalie Di Luccio,Lyrics: Madhan Karky)

Aila Aila is quite reminscent of the classis Strawberry Penne in parts. This is the kind of Rahman song which will gradually grow on you after repeated listens!

Ennodu Nee Irundhaal (Reprise)(Sid Sriram, Sunitha Sarathy,Lyrics: Kabilan)

Keeping ‘Ennodu nee irundhal’ harmony, Chinmayee's husky voice and the soul stirring chord progressions from the acoustic guitar combine to give a very soothing composition. The simple first BGM and the basic rhythms make it an easily understandable melody, unlike other Rahman songs that has to grow into you after multiple listens. Late incoming of the male voice creates further impact!

Mersalaayitten (Remix)(Anirudh Ravichander, Neeti Mohan,Lyrics: Kabilan)

Rahman makes this different from the original by making it shorter, adding little more reverb on the voice and overlapping the beats.

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