Kaavalan Music Review – If Funeral Music be Your Cup of Tea, This One Fits the Bill

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Thank God, one major problem of our life our death is solved.

You see, for the last few months we’d been feverishly agonizing over what music ought to play at our funeral.

At first, we considered our favorite Ennio Morricone’s peerless compositions like Il Trio Infernale and A Lydia (‘scusi, Facciamo L’amore‘). But we had misgivings about these classics because they were not depressing pieces. Who knows, we might even open our eyes in the casket at the sound of these timeless compositions.

We were desperately hoping to encounter music so depressing that there’d be no chance of us ever opening our eyes once we were deposited in the wooden box.

We searched high and low but with no luck.

Desperate hope slowly turned into deep despair.

And then we purchased the music album of Vijay’s forthcoming film Kaavalan on Apple iTunes.

Eureka, the issue of what dirge will play at our funeral vanished. The problem has been put to rest and we can continue with other activities in the short time left us.

Folks, for love or money you can’t get a better dirge than Kaavalan.

Thank you, Ilaya-Thalai-Illatha-Pathi. Thank you, Vidyasagar (Kaavalan’s music (mis)director).

As we listened to the five tracks in Kaavalan, we were transported into a mood of deep gloom:

* Vinnai Kaapan Oruvan – A duet sung by Tipu and Swetha, this one is a familiar piece. After all, you’ve heard this kinda stuff  only in 50 other Vijay movies. Also, a bit reminiscent of the opening Oruvan Oruvan song in Rajinikanth’s Muthu.

* Yaar Athu – A slow number punctuated with phone rings, this one almost put us into a deep sleep coma. Karthik and Suchitra share the singing honors.

* Sada Sada – A solo track from Karthik with silly lyrics and a sillier tune. Of course, the schmucks would call this a peppy number and the legions of Vijay’s fans would wet their pants upon hearing this kinda nonsense.

* Pattam Puchchi – A boring, lifeless number that’s apt for the end rituals of a funeral. Seriously.

* Step it up – A Tamil-English nightmare. Seriously, is this garbage music? As we were listening to this abomination, we couldn’t but help but think of Vadivelu’s nonpareil remonstration – Enna vecchi comedy kimedy onnum pannalaiye.

Bottom Line – Depressing
Sadly, the five tracks in Kaavalan are unimaginative, mediocre pieces, break no new ground and can hardly be classed in the entertaining category.

If you live in the U.S., you can purchase the Kaavalan album on Apple iTunes for $4.95.

Of course, we wouldn’t advise y’all to do that it in the interest of maintaining what little is left of your sanity.

The sole saving grace of this off-putting noise is that there are only five songs. Maybe, there’s a God, after all.

SearchIndia.com strongly recommends that you congenital thieves do not even consider stealing Kaavalan songs.

Bottom line – Utter drivel.

Now if you schmucks will excuse us, we need a stiff drink after listening to this nonsense from the pallbearers of Tamil music.

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One Response to "Kaavalan Music Review – If Funeral Music be Your Cup of Tea, This One Fits the Bill"

  1. coolguy   June 23, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Thalaaiva Music Review- Nothing Special

    The audio of Thalaaiva was released yesterday. The film stars “Illaiya Thalapathy” Vijay, Amala Paul, Sathyaraj and is directed by A.L. Vijay.

    Music: G.V. Prakash Kumar
    Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

    1. Tamil Pasanga – Benny Dayal, Sheezay, Psycho Unit

    The album starts off with Tamil Pasanga song. The song is one of the worst song of this album. G.V. Prakash Kumar. Is it just me or do you folks too find a similarity with Michael Jackson’s They Don’t Care About Us. The singing is terrible. Listening to this song is a sure shot to become a psycho.If anything is to be appreciated, it is the lyrics which depict the culture of Tamil Nadu.The only person who can be proud of this song is the lyricist Na. Muthukumar.

    Rating – Average.

    2. Yaar Indha Saalai Oram – G.V. Prakash, Saindhavi

    This song starts off very badly and then picks up well.It seems that G.V. Prakash saved his best for this song! A delightful song gets life by the female voice Saindhavi. The only minus point seems to be the voice of G.V. which seems screechy at times.

    Rating – Very Good.

    3. Vanganna Vanakaganna – Illayathalapathy , Santhanam

    It seems this song was composed in a roadside wine shop.Illayathalapathy and G.V. Prakash combine to produce a disaster. It is unlikely that this song will be called as “music”. Perhaps if you wish to have a violent death, you can listen to this crap.Perhaps this will work with picturisation and that is reason why it gets an “above average” rating.

    Rating – Above Average.

    4. The Ecstacy of Dance – Kiran, Chennai Symphony

    An instrumental portion having the tune of the Yaar Indha Saalai Oram. Again it is nothing special. Though this song does not give any special feeling, the variety on offer is delightful.

    Rating- Above Average

    5. Sol Sol – Vijay Prakash, Megha

    Vijay Prakash delivers his goods in a song that has nothing special to offer. The only person who can be applauded is the lyricist Na. Muthukumar. Can probably work with visuals.

    Rating – Above Average.

    6. Thalaivaa Thalaivaa – Haricharan, Pooja

    The last song of this album Thalaivaa Thalaivaa still off in a war cry. Though the song has political overtones, it is reasonably decent. The singing and lyrics are not bad either.

    Rating – Above Average.

    Out of the six, we have a chart buster in Yaar Indha song.If this is how the album has panned out, I can hardly fathom how the movie would be. Nevertheless, this album is a treat for the Vijay fan boys.

    For music lovers and G.V. Prakash fans, this album is a mild disappointment as it has nothing special to offer.

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