Disclaimer:I Wont Say This is a Review(Dont Have That Much Of Talent To Review an album).Just My Views which came On My Mind after listening to ATM.
Even being an ardent Rahmaniac I dint expect Much this Time,Since He Keep On disappointing me in Tamil Cinema for the Past 5 Years i.e Exactly After Kannathil Muthamittal .(Some Exceptions.Munbae Vaa,Innnisai,Athiradikaaran,Kangalal Kaithu Sei).To be more frank even i thought Harris Would be better Option than Rahman in Azhagiya Tamil Magan.But After Listening to it (more than 100 Times)I felt Very Sorry For my Words.An awesome Album From Rahman In the Recent Times(Esp.Far better than Sivaji,Varalaaru).
On Getting into the Soundtrack…Just I have Put My Favts in Desc.Order.
1.Kelamal Kaiyilae:(Sainthavi,Sriram Parthasarathy):
Wow What To Say.Chanceless Magical Melody Track From Rahman.(Its Really Surprising..a Classy Melody song For Vijay!!!Hahaha Hats Off to Rahman.) Appealing @ first time itself.The Best Part Is its Starting “Kaettu Rasitha Paadal Ondrai” and the Classical touch chorus in the second interlude
” Paarthu Paaramala Pogum Nerangalaae…..Etho Nadikirathae “.
takes us to Heaven itself.Typical Rahman Class.
2.Maduraikku Pogathadi(Benny Dayal,Archith,Dharsana):
Vijay Movie Without a Kuthu(Folk Style) Song is a Maniratnam movie without Rahman.Kuthu Songs has that kind of Significance in Vijay Movies.But here comes the footapping Folk Song with a difference.With just using Percussion Instruments Rahman created wonders.Mridhangam Beats in both Interludes Pumps the Adrenaline,Plus Benny Dayal’s Fresh lease of Voice makes more special.Gone into Imagination how would be the Vijay’s Choreography in this song.?
3.Ponmagal Vanthal:(Md.Aslam,Ember Rap)
Thought Even Rahman bitten by the REmix Bug..(Thanks To Yuvan who Started this Rekilling Sorry Remixing).But REad in Rahman Yahoo Groups Remix is Done By Krishna.Anyway I wish it should be done By Rahman.Yeah Its simply Superb.(Esp.The Beat right thru the song and the Rap @ the end of the song is amazing.)
Another Folk Song?Get Bored On Listening ? Not at all Completely Different From “Maduraikku Pogathey”..This Time Rahman Comes Up With an amazing Classical Folk Number With the help of Na.Muthukumar’s Fresh Lyrics And Energetic Chorus Voice in the Second Interlude.
Some Lines Really enjoyable:
” Nee Paakumpothae Pathikuthae Sontha Oooru Sivakasiya,Pesum Pothae Chinunguthae Sontha Orru Cherrapunjiya “.
” Nee Nerungumpothae Current Eruthae Unga Ooru Kalpaakama,Narambellam MurukkEruthae unga Ooru Manaparaiya “.
5.Nee Marlyn Manroe:(Benny Dayal, Ujjayinee):
a MTV kinda song with english WOrds.Nothing Special to describe.Can Attract College Gals.
Most Disappointing Song in ATM.Its Really Sad this is Gonna be the Intro Song For Thalapathy.Starts With a Bang By Chorus and Elec.Guitar,but looses its ground thereafter,Thanks To Poor Lyrics From Vaalee.(sounds Like an advice From HeadMaster)Only Saving Grace is the High-Pitch Voice Of Rahman in the End.
The Main Thing I noticed in the Album is No Overriding Of BGM,As a result Lyrics are Crystal Clear.(Which is Very Unusual In Rahman’s Album Now a Days.)
What I Felt On Listening ATM?
The Best Soundtrack For Vijay in his career.
(Exceptions:Nerukku Ner & Kannukul Nilavu).
The Best Soundtrack For Rahman in the Last Few Years.
(Far Better Than Boyz,Sivaji,Varalaaru,Ah AAh,New).
Thank God,Rahman Saved Our Eardrums from these Class and Meaningful Songs…
“Appan Panna Thappula AAtha Petha Vethala.”
“Engamma Ongamma Namma Serthu Vappala.”
“Appadi Podu,Appadi Podu.”