The word ‘Kabali’ and everything goes on emblazoning mode and that’s been the scenario for the past few days. The first look teaser and the punch of dialogues by Thalaivar followed by couple of words ‘Neruppuda’ and what else? Finally, here is the complete album of Kabali and let us get straight into the analysis.
Singers: Ananthu, Santhosh Narayanan, Gaana Bala, Roshan Jamrock
Lyrics: Kabilan, Vivek
Who cares about the tune when it comes to Superstar Rajnikanth’s introduction scene? We need to see him appear for the first time and rest will be a celebration. If this is your perception, then the song would surely be the best on your toast to kick-start the irresistible invigoration. Santhosh Narayanan could have avoided the voice of Gaana Bala as it sounds too hackneyed. The rap portions are one of the greatest highlights and it sounds like Thalaivar has some steps as well.
Singers: Ananthu, Pradeep Kumar, Swetha Mohan
Lyrics: Uma Devi
There’s a quote that wine and love gets beautiful with ages. Such is the essence you get here in this album ‘Maya Nadhi’ for the lyrical lines of Uma Devi are emotionally binding. This is a number that would get into the hearts of every age group. Pradeep Kumar and Swetha Mohan make it more honeyed with beautiful renditions. In few places, the instrumentals sound similar to yesteryear hit song of Ilayaraja ‘Kodai Kaala Kaattre’, maybe an influential inspiration from Ilayaraja.
Singers: Gana Bala, Lawrence, Pradeep Kumar,Roshan Jamrock
Lyrics: Uma Devi
It’s an invigorating number for Superstar fans as they would find their matinee idol hitting on the lanes to retaliate the baddies. The vocalisms by Gana Bala, Lawrence, Pradeep Kumar and Roshan get to be a fantabulous combination. Moreover, the rap like portions would be really engaging to be seen with the visuals.
Singers: Pradeep Kumar
The lyrical lines by Kabilan are so appealing and Santhosh Narayanan has clearly made it very well orchestrated with minimal sound giving more prominence to Pradeep Kumar. What is special in this album is that Santhosh has retained Pradeep for most of the tracks, which would be almost like a character voice. The song yet again slightly reminds us off some fabulous composing by Ilayaraja in the past.
Lyrics : Arunraja Kamaraj
What to say about this track? No words are in need! The single word ‘Neruppu Da’ has been igniting the fire of excitements from the time of first look teaser and now the full version is so overpowering that you cannot stop it, but get on repeat-mode. Especially the dialogues of Rajinikanth by the middle of lines are the top-stunner moment. All kudos goes to Arunraja Kamaraj, who just turns you’re enthusiastically addicted with this daring rendition.
Final Verdict :
As on marking the final verdicts for the album, one thing is so clear that all songs are bounded to screenplay as it brings different feeling in respective of tracks. Maybe, it’s an usual style by Santhosh Narayanan, but when you think it from Rajinikanth fan perspective, it is definitely a different dimension of Thalaivar. Especially, the numbers like ‘Maya Nadhi’ and ‘Vaanam Parthen’, are really heart-binding that keeps you so much addicted, while ‘Neruppu Da’ is a massive blaster of this album.