Mayakkam Enna is a romantic musical, directed by Selvaraghavan starring Dhanush and Richa Gangopadhyay has music by G.V Prakash Kumar. The combo worked wonders last time in Aayirathil Oruvan with almost all songs turning chartbusters. Lets see how this one turns out.
This is a free-spirited song, with extremely youthful lyrics(by Dhanush and Selva, I guess). The camera sounds and the lines make it very quirky. The song appeals for its feel, though it has shades of ARR’s Kadhallikkum Pennin from Kadhalan. An interesting listen.
2.Naan Sonnadhum Mazhai Vandhucha
This number is a very unique attempt by GVP. Blending folk music definitely, is rare. The last big hit in this genre was ‘Happy New Year’ from Kuruvi. This excels the former in terms of quality and the feel. Selvaraghavan’s penned this one, with the same panache in his earlier ‘Malai Neram’ from AO.
3.Kaadhal En Kaadhal
Kudos brothers. This is a love failure song that is bound to be nothing less than a chartbuster. Starting from the lyrics, to the music that incorporates a lot of ghatam music(maybe, the Anjala effect?), everything is apt. Selvaraghavan sounds a little deadpan, but Dhanush compensates enough for it. The way he sings ‘Podhum da machan’…Feel of a professional singer! Lyrics are by Dhanush again.
This is an intense romance duet. The engaged duo ooze so much life into this number penned by Dhanush(again??). This belongs to the likes of Vizhigalil Vaanavil, Akkam Pakkam Yaarumilla, et al..A song you can listen to on the car driving through a rainy day. Very riveting.
5.Ennenna Seidhom Inga
This is an extremely amazing composition, incidentally spiritual with exuberant lyrics from Selvaraghavan(OMG!). Harish Raghavendra is back after a long hiatus and the singer’s delivered nothing short of what we expect. Sounds very Sufi too, thats a plus but later drifts to something like ‘Janani Janani‘, But the singing tops it all. Definitely, the pick of the album.
6.Mayakkam Enna Theme
This is a well-composed piece of music that has strings blended with the electric guitar (??)..Depicts the anguish and pain of falling in love and out of it totally. Ringtone-worthy.
* GVP has once again reaffirmed he’s in this elite bankable league of the Tamil Music World.
* The GVP-Selva combo never fails.
* Dhanush is a good singer and a great writer and Selva too!
* Mayakkam Enna is worthy of being touted a musical..
Though not the best album for a Selva movie, Mayakkam Enna is an album worth every penny it costs. USP: Top notch music quality, down-to-earth lyrics, Genre variety, Appealing on first-listen.
Rating: ***1/2 (3.5/5)
P.S: At this point of time, one small thanks to Radio Mirchi Chennai for airing them as they released.