The much expected audio launch of Vijay's Puli took place in a star studded event. With so many highlights from last night and the main attraction of course being all 6 songs from the track list, I am confused to a great extent as to where I must begin.
Alright, let me start with the man who took the entire episode by storm, with his poetic speech and rhythm. No, I am not talking about 'Kaviperarasu' Vairamuthu but the man with many faces, T Rajendar.
"Though he (Vijay) knows that Simbu is fan of another actor, Vijay helped him courteously. In fact, there is a tribute to that particular actor in one of the songs from Vaalu, but still Vijay did not think twice before helping Simbu", he said making all Vijay fans present in the event go wild.
He also started a rhythmic speech in his own style which saw him ending every sentence with the word 'puli'. His speech was enthralling, so much so that Vijay couldn't hold back himself. He ran up to the stage to give T.R a big hug and even honoured him by presenting him with a shawl.
Check out the slides below for the music review of Puli (all 6 songs) with interesting stills from the audio launch event:
'Yendi Yendi' (length of the song: 4 min 12 sec)
Sung by Vijay and Shruti Haasan, 'Yendi Yendi' as we all know is a romantic duet. Loaded with the music created by an acoustic guitar, 'Yendi Yendi' is quite breezy. Musical arrangements and the instrumentation used might actually remind you of an Ilaiyaraaja musical. Highlight of this song is Vijay's efforts to sing in a pitch higher than his usual comfort zone and the actor has pulled it off indeed.
'Jingiliya' (length of the song: 4 min 23 sec)
As the name suggests, 'Jingiliya' is an attempt to dish out a tribal song. The song begins on an interesting note with unusual sounds as you would expect from a tribal song. But 2 minutes into the track, it changes color from tribal to folk which is slightly disappointing. Watch out for the usage of traditional tribal drums throughout the song, more so after 3 minutes into it.
'Sottavaala' (length of the song: 4 min 08 sec)
Sung by Shankar Mahadevan and MM Manasi, 'Sottavaala' is a real let down, for it is clichéd at many places. Once again the song is based on folk music and aims at making the audience dance to its tunes. But that's where the song fails miserably as it is neither energetic nor classy. A real waste of Shankar Mahadevan's majestic voice.
'Mannavanae Mannavanae' (length of the song: 5 min 25 sec)
This song takes you back to the pre-historic era and sounds like it truly belongs to a historical film. Usage of vintage instruments coupled with an interesting chorus are some of the major highlights of this track. It has also drawn inspiration from Arabic music which has been executed neatly by Devi Sri Prasad.
'Puli' (length of the song: 4 min 35 sec)
The title track and possibly Vijay's introduction song has been sung by Mano and Priyadarshini. The song aims at inspiring one another, especially Vijay fans. Once again the usage of traditional and tribal drums gives the song a folk feel which is once again slightly disappointing. Having said that the song has everything in it to entertain everybody. Visualization of this particular number on the big screen should be interesting to watch.
'Manidha Manidha' (length of the song: 3 min 45 sec)
Sung by Tipu, once again the song aims to inspire with some solid lyrics by Vairamuthu (all the songs are written by the 'Kaviperarusu'). Overall, except 'Yendi Yendi' all other songs have a similar pattern which might disappoint general music lovers to some extent.