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,
"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
'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
'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