Virumandi‘s Music – Quick Look :
Viru Viru Mandi…Virumandi
Viru Viru Mandi…Virumandi, calls the group consisting of top singers of kollywood. The group consists of (g)oldies like M.N Surendar (Mike Mohan’s voice) and Illayaraja to the versatile Kamalhassan and the naive youngsters like Tippu and Karthik. This song called Karbagraham Vitu Samy Veliyerathu is one of the to-be chartbuster. Kamal’s voice is very modulated and is indistinct from the other voices. The tempo very fast and the chorus very energetic. The high pitch of Surendar and Tippu reminds me of the Karuthamma song Kaadu Potta Kaadu sung by Bharathiraaja himself.
The other song Kombulae Poov Suthi rendered by Kamalhassan reminds of Rakku Muthu from Ejamaan. From the lyrics it looks like the Jallikattu song and has an jiving tune. Very infectious number that you will start humming the tune immediately. I can imagine the passion with which Kamal would have picturised song with Illayaraja feeding Kamal’s creativity heavily in this song.
Shreya Ghoshal proves her worth again. The slow numbers Sandiyare Sandiyare and Unna Veda are gripping and she has a fabulous voice. In a very experimental song called Mada Vilakey, Kamal unleashes the villager in him with his very different voice modulation. It is one of the notable songs in the album.
Virumandi, certainly a typical Illayaraja album, has his midas touch and these numbers are very movie oriented. Though many of them may not even make it to the charts, they would be best to see it on-screen.