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Rahman rocks and rules
(Raavanan - Music Review)
A R Rahman needs no introduction. His music has brought repute not just to Tamil filmdom but entire Indian film industry. Expectations are always high every time when the 'Mozart of Madras' combines with filmmaker Mani Ratnam, who introduced him to filmdom through 'Roja'.

From 'Roja' to 'Raavanan', Rahman has come a long way winning host of acclaims including Oscars, Grammy, Golden Globe and the coveted National awards.

'Raavanan' is one album that is sure to satisfy Rahman fans. It is an unconventional collection of songs that has lovely instrumentation with catchy fusion of sounds. Vairamuthu's lyrics bring out the right emotions and it compliments the music in a good manner. A young brigade of singers add strength to the album.

Let's check out what the music of 'Raavanan' is all about

Veera (Vijay Prakash)

A brisk opening number in the movie. The song has all ingredients to make it big on audio charts. The catchy interludes by Rahman and Keerthi combines well with the tune. Rahman's mastery in picking right sounds for right songs mesmerises the listeners here.

Usure Pogudhey (Karthik)

The young bubbly Karthik sings with gusto this typical Rahman number. With poignant lyrics and soft tunes, this lovely melody is pleasant to listen to. It brings out the sorrow from one's heart in a best possible manner. Karthik has understood the nuances of the song and the situation in the film to render it more emotionally.

Kodu Potta (Benny Dayal)

Benny Dayal has done it yet again. The song ‘Kodu Potta...’ is a rocking and racy number by him. The song has a heavy fusion of beats and the electric voice of Benny Dayal. A striking song, it gets more polished thanks to the Arabian medley. Rahman oozes with right energy all through the number.

Kaatu Sirukki (Anuradha Sreeram and Shankar Mahadevan)

Rahman is known to give surprises. When every other music composer offers Anuradha racy and peppy numbers, Rahman has made sure that she croons for a duet. It is one of the best in recent times with Shankar Mahadevan chipping in with his best. The racy rhythms and peppy orchestration make it a lovely affair. The highlight of the song is lyrics that dwell of love, lust and loneliness.

Kalvare (Shreay Goshal)

Shreya Goshal has always cast her spell on Tamil music-lovers with her good diction. So is she in this number singing with style, poise and elegance. She brings out the subtle emotions and intricacies of the character through the song. The tune is unconventional as it progress from one scale to another.

Keda Kari (instrumentation)

The medley of sounds combined with some catchy voices is the buzz in this number. More a collage of catchy sounds with Benny, Tanvi Shah and Rehanna at the helm of affairs, the song is nothing short of magic.

On the whole, it is a must-listen album not just for Rahman- fans but for those who love music.The music genius has continued to mesmerise the masses with his music. And that too in the company of Mani Ratnam, his mentor.

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