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
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
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.