The most anticipated album of the year is here. Yes, Superstar Rajinikanth starrer Lingaa's music album is finally out ending unendurable wait for both Rajinikanth and AR Rahman fans all over world. Expectations were sky high for this particular album for obvious reasons and here is what the songs of Lingaa has to offer:
Oh Nanba: Oh Nanba is the first song which is sung by legendary singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam. The song is penned by Kaviperarasu Vairamuthu and has the usual 'Rajinikanth's intro song' lyrics which tries to pep you up when feeling low. The song is a peppy number with a touch of rap, courtesy famed Sri Lankan singer Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam however, his fans back home would be disappointed as the rap portion is not substantial. Overall, it needs to be mentioned that Rajinikanth's intro songs in his previous films have been way better when it comes to the music and lyrics and also this song gives you a 'hey I've heard this tune before' kind of feeling.
En Mannavva: This song is a classical duet sung by Srinivas, Aditi Paul. By the music and lyrics of it, looks like the song will take place in the pre independence time period. Written by Vairamuthu, this song will surely enter your phone's playlist and will stay there for some time. The song's highlight is its classical touch by AR Rahman and some mesmerizing lyrics which was made public a few days ago.
Indianne Vaa: Indianne Vaa is sung my AR Rahman and straight away reminds you of Karma Veeran song from Kochadaiiyaan which also was sung by the Mozart of Madras. This too is authored by Vairamuthu and yet again has inspirational lines which will suit someone like Rajinikanth when delivered on the big screen. The song is designed for Rajinikanth in which he might be seen leading a group of his followers to finish a job at hand.
Mona Gasolina: Mona Gasolina opens with a mixture of groan by the singer which gives a rock song kind of effect. The song carries on with the same effect throughout with the right mixture of local flavour to it. The song which is penned by Madhan Karky, is aggrandized by its singers Mano, Neeti Mohan and Tanvi Shah. Especially the dynamics and voice modulation of both Mano and Neeti Mohan deserves a special appreciation. This song will be enjoyed by the masses as it is resoundingly fresh.
Unmai Orunaal Vellum: Sung by Haricharan and written by Vairamuthu, Unmai Orunaal Vellum is a song in which Superstar Rajinikanth will be seen dejected. Although the situation of the song reminds us of Thalaimagane Kalangathe and Vidukathaiya Intha Vazhkai from Arunachalam and Muthu respectively, the song has come out well and has a feel good factor to it. But this too like other songs except Mona Gasolina, somehow makes you feel like the song is familiar to you which comes as a surprise. The use of sarangi gets a special mention which will melt your heart.
Overall it looks like a deliberate measure has been taken to familiarize the songs and another important fact to be considered here is, AR Rahman himself has said that people might not like his songs immediately but will do only gradually. The album is most likely to be a chartbuster but might not be critically acclaimed. Look out for Rajinikanth's style and his unique facial expressions in Mona Gasolina for the song demands it.