MUSIC: YUVAN SHANKAR RAJA
LYRICS: GANGAI AMAREN,VAALI,YUVAN SHANKAR RAJA
Yuvan Shankar Raja is back wid SAROJA, one of the most awaited albums of the year. Yuvan has put up great effort in getting all the tracks of the movie just perfect. The music is fresh and is set to attract the younger generation. Although Yuvan has not experimented a great deal this album has the typical Yuvan feel to it. 6 tracks and a totally english one in that, it all seems interestin.
Aaja Meri Soniye (Vijay Yesudas,Premji Gangai Amaren,S.P.B.Charan)
The engagement song that will feature all the TV stars and some celebs in it. Really good song with good and soothing orchestration that brings out the festive mood perfectly. The prelude of the song is so good that it makes you dance. Vijay Yesudas and S.P.B.Charan are at their very best while Premji’s voice gives that funny edge to the song. The hindi lyrics and the orchestration gives u the feel of a hindi song.
Cheeky Cheeky (Yuvan Shankar Raja,Matilda,Nridhaya)
A superb number with partial english lyrics and partial tamil lyrics. The beats in the song are really appealing and does tell u a lot of Yuvan’s abilities. Sung by Matilda(winner of ‘Singapore Idol’) she showcases her talents in this song with great precision. Sometimes the music seems to overshadow the singers voice but nevertheless a trendy number as reflected by its music. Yuvan makes a cameo in this songs video. i say thats Cheeky.
Dosth Bada Dosth (Haricharan,Rahul Nambiar,Naveen)
Friendship songs are the order of the day and Yuvan is a master in this catergory. In line to his swashbucklin and feel good frienship songs like “Jalsa”&”Natpukullae”(Chennai-28),”Natpinilae”(Kadhal Kondein),”Dey Namma”(Pattiyal) he adds this number. A Soulful track wid wonderful lyrics by Valee and wonderful rendition from all three singers is sure to take this song into the hearts of college students.
Kodana Kodi (Mohammed Aslam,Ranina,Kavi)
A perfect kuthu number from Yuvan’s factory of music. The humming by the female singer in the prelude,interlude & postlude makes it even more catchy. Md.Aslam carries from where he left out in “Pon magal Vanthal” and the female singers do their job perfectly. This song is in line to become the next “Thee Pidika” if filmed perfectly.
My Life (Tanvi)
The highlight of the album. The orchestrations are in par with english numbers. Tanvi has used all her energy to get the song right. The Drum and Guitar give the song the perfect Rock Metal feel which seems to work out. Yuvan deserves praise for this very brave attempt. This song is used in the promotional video of the song telecasted in TV channels. But this song has the Did i hear this song anywhere before??? feel to it.
Nimirnthu Nil (Shankar Mahadevan)
The beginning of the song gave me a feel of “Seval Kodi”. Shankar takes on from then on making this song unique. The energy and renditions are just perfect but its a bit letdown by the bland music.
Rajster’s Top 3 of the album:
- Dosth Bada Dosth
- Kodana Kodi
- Aaja Meri Soniye
The duo of Yuvan-Venkat Prabhu are all set to rock ur TV screens yet again with Saroja. A brave,Trendy,Friendly album yet again from Yuvan who does not disappoint his masses. A typical Yuvan album that is different from all his other creations. A thouroughly enjoyable ride. Has come in the right time too and has all the perfect mixes to compete with Sakkarakatti???. A 4 for Yuvan.