Kaththi (aka) Kathi is perhaps one the most awaited Tamil movies of the year and with its music launched on iTunes on Wednesday (September 17), young composer Anirudh seems to have delivered an ideal launch pad for the Ilayathalapathy Vijay starrer.
1. Pakkam Vanthu – Anirudh, Hip Hop Tamizha
The album’s first song is a loopy and trippy number by Hip Hop Thamizha Adi and Anirudh. It rap and melody interlaced with some trendy beats will surely get you addicted after a few listens. A sure shot Kollywood night pub anthem and a trademark Anirudh song.
2. Paalam – Shankar Mahadevan, Shweta Mohan
Shankar Mahadevan’s powerful and Shweta Mohan’s soothing voices gives this carnatic-folk mix song a good feel. The track concludes on a typical ‘gaana’ note and clearly shows Anirudh is willing to experiment with genres.
3. Kaththi Theme – The sword of Destiny
The theme starts off with a clash of swords and sound of bullets being fired. The use of the urumi melam and some heavy electronic sounds make this theme a perfect fit for Vijay. It is already the most downloaded ringtone and caller tune by the Chennai folk.
4. Selfie Pulla – Vijay, Sunidhi Chauhan
A song by Vijay seems to be a must in all his recent movies, Google-Google in ‘Thuppakki’, Vangana Vanakamgana in ‘Thalaivaa’ and Yeppa Mama Treatu and Kanthangi in ‘Jilla’. The song is by far the most expected one by fans and Vijay doesn’t disappoint. Trendy lyrics from Madhan Karky, addictive guitars by Keba really carry the song. ‘Selfie Pulla’ is certainly a number that even kids will be humming.
5. Bad eyes – Villain Theme
Primarily using the sitar and flute Anirudh has made this villain theme truly bad ass. The silent interludes give a sort of spooky feel to the track and will definitely accentuate and complement the bad guy.
6. Nee Yaaro – K.J.Yesudas
They lyrics are just praises of the hero but the singer makes this song what it is. Veteran K J Yesudas gives it a truly magical touch to this otherwise average song. It seems be a touching emotional number and one will have to see its effect only with visuals in the movie.
7. Aathi – Vishal Dadlani, Anirudh
Vishal Dadlani and Anirudh bring rock, melody and a bit of R n B together with Keba’s catchy guitars in this number. Another trademark Anirudh track, this one will perhaps be a long term chart topper after the Selfie-Pulla fever dies out.
Verdict – The OST is arguably the best for a Vijay movie in recent times and Anirudh’s variety and experimentation is helping him establishing himself as one of Kollywood’s top music makers.
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