After a lot of unwanted hurdles, it was a very quick initiation of the trigger this week. We are talking about the audio launch of Thuppakki, all set to fire for this Diwali. The film produced by Kalaipuli Thanu under V creations banner stars Ilayathalapathy Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal, has music composed by Harris Jayaraj and directed by A.R.Murugadoss. While the fireworks are just a month away, the celebrations have begun today with the audio. We bring to you a brief review of the songs here.
Starting with a Sufi style prelude, “Kutti Puli Kootam” breaks into a bhangra style with a lot of mass appeal in its lyrics penned by Viveka. The whole song speaks about enjoying life to the fullest and brings in a lot of energy and youthfulness. Though a mass song, it has lot of melody in it and sung by an interesting combo of Hariharan and Tippu. A totally different opening song for a Vijay film, nevertheless electrifying.
“Antarctica” is a typical Madhankarky romantic song, with a lot of intelligence thrown in. Rendered sharply by Vijay Prakash with good support from Krissh, this is a song that will become your more favorite, the more you listen to it. Simply done, it is totally about the love of a soldier, so naturally lot of parallels are drawn between love and war. Lyrics gain upper hand and you cannot afford to miss the brilliance in them.
Pa.Vijay brings out the painful feelings and dutiful sacrifices of army men in “Poi Varavaa” through meaningful writing and Karthik gives it life with his vocals. Very apt use of instruments and melancholic Chinmayee’s supporting harmony, makes your heart go out to those jawans guarding our lives everyday unmindful of their own. A song with lot of substance given in a sweet capsule of melody.
“Vennilave” starts with Hindi vocals and is an excellent melody that fuses South Indian percussion with Hindustani strings. Singing for the first time in a Vijay film, Harris’s favorite Bombay Jayashree soothingly takes us through a soulful rendition with ample support from Hariharan. Na.Muthukumar’s lyrics speak in a good depth about blissful love and the bliss is in our hearts when we finish listening. Such a feather touch melody after so long in a Vijay film is a bonus.
Verdict: Air Rifle
“Alaika Laika” is a peppy duet sung by Javed Ali( why this fixation on him Harris?) and an excellent Sayanora Philip (who last sang Ice Katti from Madurey for a Vijay film). A simple middel east meets western composition that will become hummable after a few listenings because of its catchy lyrics and excellent foot tapping rhythm. If Olli Belly is for Nanban, Alaika Laika is for Thuppakki. Interestingly, both are penned by Pa.Vijay. Special mention to funny sounds like Dwain Dwain, Waing Waing and lyrics like “Nee inippana uraipaana Aggarwal alwaa”
Jagdish on Mission is an awesome short theme instrumental, some of which appears in teaser too. Very energetic and western, it perfectly sets the theme for an action thriller. Good orchestration by Harris and a fitting finale for the rocking album.
Verdict: Stun Gun
If there is one song that has too too too much of repeat value in the album, it can be none other than Google Google. Vijay’s return to singing after 7 years, his outstanding singing, Madhan Karky’s absolutely attractive lyrics, perfect party beats, excellent composition, Andrea’s voice that almost gives a feel of Kajal singing it – six bullets make it a perfect six shooter. The lyrics are prefectly in line with modern day lovers and what they do. Above all, it is Vijay who makes this song a delight. You wish to listen to more and more of him, and can’t resist looping the song in your music system. The unimaginably wonderful singing like never before by Vijay and the subtle touches that he gives to the song are only to the experienced by listening. You can’t help wondering why such a professional singer like Vijay sings once in 7 years while bathroom singers release 7 songs in a year. Anyways, its time to rejoice with VJ on the floor.
Verdict: Saturday Night Special
The album is the perfect treat for not just Vijay fans but all music lovers. But the special icing on the cake for Vijay fans is Vijay’s singing and the album is worth a lot just for that. Thanks a lot to Harris Jayaraj for bringing the best of Vijay and giving us a delightful album.
Thuppaki – Fully loaded