Jeeva, Thulasi Nair's Yaan is the maiden directorial film of cinematographer Ravi K Chandran. Yaan also marks the hat-trick combo of Harris Jayaraj with Jeeva after KV Anand directed Ko and Endrendrum Punnagai. Sony Music is marketing the Yaan music album with five songs produced by RS Infotainment.
Here we go with Yaan Songs Review...
Song 01: Hey Lamba Lamba
Singers: Devan Ekambaram, Divya Vijay, Krishna Iyer
Lyrics: Kavingar Vaali
Devan Ekambaram has done a great job with the very initial lines of Hey Lamba Lamba that are supported by heavy influence of reggae. This track is expected to be a college campus song that gives you a peculiar storytelling presentation. Guitar interludes along with groovy orchestration and chorus leaves you in a lively feel. But the song falls flat with Harris's usual rap compositions.
Song 02: Aathangara Orathil
Singers: Gana Bala, MC Vickey
Gana Bala added one more to his list of besties, but with a variation. Though the song appears to be a kuthu-rap mashup in Gana Bala's voice, music director's regular melodious touch gave it a different flavor. One of the appealing tracks by Harris Jayaraj in recent times. The rap portions in the middle will not be appreciated by many.
Song 03: Latcham Calorie
Singers: Arjun Menon, Chinmayi
Lyrics: Pa. Vijay
Latcham Calorie begins with heavy electronic beats, but slowly Harris brings back his typical scores into the track. Pa. Vijay's lyrics grabs your attention, which includes few technical words appearing to be a breezy duet in college time. Arjun Menon and Chinmayi have done justice to the song. They are the apt choices made by the composer.
Song 04: Nenje Nenje
Singers: Chinmayi, Pravin Saivi, Unnikrishnan
Nenje Nenje is a breezy melody in the sweet sounding vocal of Unnikrishnan. Flawless singing with lilting guitar and mellowed rhythm. Though a line or two, Chinmayi marks her presence felt in the track. On the whole, the song makes you flourish in the world of melody though Kabilan's lyrics are not up to the mark.
Song 05: Nee Vandhu Ponadhu
Singers: Bombay Jayashri, KK, Megha, Ramya NSK
Nee Vandhu Ponadhu is the last and largest song from the Jeeva's Yaan music album within the voices of four singers curtained by stylish compositions of Harris Jayaraj. The sound track takes off with the Arabic chants by Ramya NSK following the elctronic beats. KK has sung his lines confidently, while Bombay Jayashri has to be appreciated for her meaty voice that fits the western orchestration. All the four singers have done justice to their lines. Thamari has to be praised for writing such catchy words that grabs listeners attention even in the midst of fast instrumentation.
Final Verdict: Harris bumped around his typical style with fresh touches...