Chekka Chivantha Vaanam music review: Bhoomi Bhoomi is electric and soulful at same time
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam music review: Bhoomi Bhoomi is one of the two songs that were launched on social media.
Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is a hugely anticipated festival release this September. The multistarrer is said to be inspired by popular Tamil novel, Ponniyin Selvan and the director has given it a neo-noir twist. The music for the film is composed by Oscar-winner AR Rahman, who has composed music for all of Ratnam films in the past 25 years. The audio was launched on Wednesday and the Mozart of Madras performed the songs live at a special event titled CCV Unplugged.
Two of the songs from the album titled Bhoomi Bhoomi and Mazhai Kuruvi were released hours before the event. Bhoomi Bhoomi is an instant earworm, especially if one loves explore beauty of lyrics. Shaktishree Gopalan’s voice is a perfect fit for what the song tries to convey. The song is verbally wanton, and when combined Rahman’s music, it is an instant hit.
Mazhai Kuruvi, on the other hand, takes time getting used to. The lyrics are like a poems that take different meanings depending on the person and the situation they are in. The live performance by the team, especially the chorus of Mazhai Kuruvi takes one back to Mani Ratnam and AR Rahman’s Kannathil Muthamittal. There is a certain emotional tangibility to the songs, which hooks you in completely. Once Mazhai Kuruvi draws you in, you realise that this song, sung by Rahman himself, is ethereal. The depth of the lyrics needs multiple listening for it to seep in.
Sivanthu Pochu Nenje, sung by Sunitha Sarathy, is an energetic number and could be about heart break or rage. Just when the song hit the high notes at the live performance, there was a technical glitch, leading to an abrupt end to Sunitha’s performance, which essentially killed the entire vibe of the song.
Chekka Chivantha Vaanam is jointly produced by Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies. The film stars Vijay Sethupathi, Jyothika, Arvind Swami, Aditi Rao Hydari, Arun Vijay, Aishwarya Rajesh, Silambarasan and Dayana Erappa in lead roles. Prakash Raj, Jaya Sudha, Thyagarajan play pivotal roles in the film.
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First Published: Sep 06, 2018 21:39:26