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Vishwaroopam - Something for everyone

Kamal Haasan has been ritually adhered to this formula as his films (except commercial movies) do not boast of unwanted songs. Vishwaroopam brings back the combination of Kamal Haasan and Shankar Ehsaan Loy after his magnum opus Aalavandhaan. The album has 5 songs that are inclusive of a remix track with Vairamuthu penning lyrics for 3 songs and Kamal Haasan on two songs.Vishwaroopam, Kamal Haasan’s latest magnum opus is written and directed by the actor himself. The film stars Andrea, Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose, Jaideep Ahlawat and Sekhar Kapur in key roles. The film also sees Kamal teaming up with the musical trio of Shankar Ehsaan and Loy.

Anu Vithaitha Boomiyile(Kamal Haasan, Nikhil D'Souza)

All aspects of the lyrics, from the English vocals to Kamal's renditions are well thought of and express sadness through exceptional poetry. Kamal jumps between the lowest of notes to things totally different in between lines. The song provokes thought and will be another valuable addition to the storyline.

Vishwaroopam(Suraj Jagan)

Suraj Jagan hasn't sung too many Tamil songs in his life, but his rendition for the title track is packed with expression. Rugged once again with vocals, the singer forces his way through the music and chorus with ease and impresses. The lyrics will soon become the talking point of many when the visuals come out along with the film. Now, that's one great way to kick-start an album.

Unnai Kaanathu(Shankar Mahadevan, Kamal Haasan)

Classical, mellifluous and expressive, 'Unnai Kaanaadha Naan' dives into the grassroots of Indian music, something different from the rest of the soundtrack. All the while, the chords are ever so present through the lines even as tablas, veenas and a range of Indian instruments take the drivers seat. The composers subtle touches in the interludes, pausing the percussion make the vocals rich and beautiful.Shankar Mahadevan is excellent as usual with his vocals and Kamal's brings to the table his table with expressions once again through his phrases.

Thuppakki Engal(Kamal Hassan, Benny Dayal)

Upon first listen, the track transcends into a unconventional western composition that's almost too different to be out of place. At the end of the first stanza, the chorus is accompanied by the characteristic words from the title of the track. When Kamal Hassan's voice enters the mix, things become enjoyable and begins to showcase a very unique track. The modernistic, almost club like composition offers a great experience indeed.Despite the seriousness, expressed through the lyrics, the music brings out a style of storytelling through music. The words get attention with some classical use of percussion with the ironic lines.

Anu Vidhaitha Boomiyile(Kamal Haasan, Nikhil D'Souza)

A sort of a post-apocalyptic gloom reigns over the tune right from the get-go. The opening English verses communicate a desperate want for change. Kamal then chips in with his Tamil vocals, words that he has written himself. The orchestration by the string section is dramatic just for the right amount of time before eerie intro returns to fade the song to a close.

Vishwaroopam Remix(Loy Mendosa)

This one's a different version of the original track, which will possibly be used separately from the movie. The techno beats and drumming take you into a different world of music and might just be too heavy for few users. The special effects that come through with preludes are interesting, to be fair, but aren't entirely gaming changing. Sudden silences and guitar chords are welcome addition to the trancy number, but it's impression is short-lived when compared to the rest of the songs.

In simple words, the songs completely bring the visual elements of the film and it turns the listeners cognizant about what the film is all about.Viswaroopam's songs manage to convey a plethora of emotions, beautifully sometimes, a little faltering in other places. On the whole, Viswaroopam is a pleasant listening experience.

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