96 Movie Music Review

96 Movie Music Review
96 Movie Music Review

96 Movie Music Review

From the time, we heard the bits and pieces of the song ‘Kadhalae’ from the teaser, it had some essence to get us imbibed. Eventually, the single track too nurtured our expectations vividly keeping us hooked up for the complete album. Thaikudam Bridge fame Govind Vasantha makes his musical strike with ‘96’ starring Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha in lead roles, which is directed by Prem Kumar.

1. Anthaathi
Singers: Chinmayi Sripaada, Govind Vasantha, Bhadra Rajin (Carnatic portion) Chorus and M. Nassar
Lyrics: Karthik Netha

The song starts off with a slow and melodious note, which might give an impression that we are going to hear a slow paced one. But to the surprise, the song takes it upshot with the rhythmic swing on rock guitars with the vocalisms offer a huge impact. The greatest highlight of the song is the reprised verses of ‘Kadhalae Kadhalae’ followed by the final voiceover by Nassar. The song just sweeps us off the feet with an incredibly amusing package and it keeps us go for loop mode hearing session.

2. The Life of Ram
Singer: Pradeep Kumar
Lyrics: Karthik Netha

Pradeep Kumar is a word that makes our judgments right it’s a song of beautiful experience. One of the best things about the song apart from the instrumentals realms is the spellbinding lyrics written by Karthik Netha. Govind Vasantha makes sure that the vocalism and lyrical clarity isn’t disturbed by the instruments and balances it accordingly.

3. Yean
Singer: Gowri TP
Lyrics: Karthik Netha

There are few songs, which doesn’t ask you to focus on lyrics or instrumental analysis, but just get imbibed to it for no reason. The reason is the style of rendition by the singers and over here Gowri TP engages us with this theme based on soulful pathos. It would gain its prominence with the visual presentation, but even now it’s a commendable one.

4. Vasantha Kaalangal
Singer: Chinmayi
Lyrics: Uma Devi

Ask Uma Devi to compose a lyrical poingnance of love and she will offer a slow poison that will travel with you for more moments. Every line has its own way to induce an emotional spell and that gets more dosed with the vocalizing magic of Chinmayi. The mild guitars that come as fill-in rhythms and the slow strings in chord works are resplendent.

5. Thaabangale
Singer: Chinmayi, Pradeep Kumar
Lyrics: Uma Devi

There’s something specific about the album ‘96’. Except for the first couple of songs, every track seems to be holding a similarity. In this one, the swing-waltz with guitars sprinkled through the interludes with voice bend effect gets a beautiful touch. Of course, the singers here – Chinmayi and Pradeep Kumar give a soothing spell through their rendition.

6.Kaathalae Kaathalae
Singers: Chinmayi Sripaada, Govind Vasantha
Lyrics: Karthik Netha

The song is the absolute showstopper out here, where it takes us in a parallel galaxy and that’s one a way journey. There’s no looking back for the exit for you’ll be going for repeating hearing. The mellifluous violins and the naturalistic sound effects, especially when heard on the earphones give an impeccably divine experience. The song has a reprised version with Kalyani Menon, which gets more clarity to the voice than this one. This is because Chinmayi owns a windy kind of whispering magic, which when blended with slow strings almost overlaps it.

A blissful experience and after a long time, here comes an album, where you cannot skip a single track. A beautiful and the best for all music lovers, especially the diehard buffs of ‘Melodies’

Our Rating
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It’s been ages we came across a complete ‘Melodious’ album and ’96’ commutes us to the same season, where we were soaked in Ilayaraja and AR Rahman’s magic.