Promoted with the label as ‘Harris 50’, the film Vanamagan features Jayam Ravi, Prakash Raj and Sayyeshaa in lead roles. The film is directed by Vijay and let’s have a look on how the songs have been composed by Harris Jayaraj.
Vocals: M.M.Manasi, Sherin Shahani
A well tailored song that can bring up a power packed choreographed impact from Prabhu Deva. The lyrical lines by Karky are trendy that he keeps the youth in mind to capture their interests, especially female groups. Harris Jayaraj gives more importance to the sound here and with the visuals and to see the beautiful Sayyeshaa shakes legs, it would be a special treat for audiences.
Yemma Yea Alagamma
Vocals: Bombay Jayashri, Haricharan
A typical Harris Jayaraj melody number that gets more seasoned with the rendition of Bombay Jayashree, who has crooned for him lots of Chartbuster numbers that started off with ‘Vaseegara’ in Minnale. This number has mellifluous appeal, which in few places slightly reminiscences of ‘Yaaro’ in ‘Dhaam Dhoom’, which has very well synchronized musical beats and rhythmic accompaniments. The violins and guitars played during the second interlude are exquisitely processed.
Singers: Vijay Yesudas
Years back, we got to hear something on the similar notes from AR Rahman and KJ Yesudas titled ‘Pacchaikiligal’ from Indian. Just listen to this track that comes from the combination of Harris Jayaraj and Vijay Yesudas, which predominantly brings up the same scenario of musical works. Especially, the second interlude, which exactly reminds us strongly of that classical number and maybe with visuals, we can enjoy the song.
Pachchai Uduthiya Kaadu
Vocals: Abhay Jodhpurkar, Harini
This is one cherry-pick number from the album, which instantly gets our attention. It sounds like Harris has breathed his complete involvement into the song. A beautifully engrossing composing that stands out to be the best among other numbers, which are predominantly mediocre… The choice of singers – Abhay and Harini has done a great work from their end. The musical accompaniment, especially Strings and Harini’s vocalizing are the biggest strengths.
Vocals: Benny Dayal, Krish
Sometimes, almost all the songs of Harris Jayaraj over the years sound like having a similar pattern. Maybe, it can be called as a music director’s touch, but the typical impact offers a Déjà vu experience. This song doesn’t hold a unique trait, but maybe the situational placement of the song could be something like hilarious situation, where the person from forest is puzzled about the city life.
Vocals: Maria Roe Vincent & Flute Kamalakhar
The album ends with Vanam theme, which is highly best when heard on the perfect surround system. The tribal chorus is something hilarious as Harris Jayaraj commonly uses such lines like Hasili Fisili, Yamayao, Paavakkaai in most of his numbers. Well, apart from these elements, it’s pretty well worked sound track.
Overall, the songs of ‘Vanamagan’ have the traces of Harris’ erstwhile numbers and it has become a predominant element in all his movies. Well, it looks like we need to spare this quotient for the next time while analysing his albums. For now, Vanamagan is a passable album that has strong elements of sound, but when it comes to composing, it’s yet another routine one from Harris.
Verdict : A Regular and Routine one from Harris Jayaraj
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