Kuselan Audio Review
2 July 2008
sure was a challenging opportunity for 22-year-old G. V.
Prakash Kumar to compose music for a Rajinikanth film.
The expectations and hype were sky-high and he has lived
up to them and has not disappointed the millions of
Rajinikanth fans across the globe.
young wizard has lived up to all expectations and was
showered appreciation by Rajinikanth himself and his
die-hard fans as well.
visibly impressed Rajini called Prakash the right mix of
Rahman and Ilayaraja. The album has five tracks which
are predominantly hip-hop and groovy singing peans of
Rajinikanth. Reminding one of Rahman in all his
compositions, Prakash stuns everyone with his quality
orchestration. His choice of singers (Shankar Mahadevan,
Shreya Ghoshal and Daler Mehndi) shows that he hold
mastery over his music in spite of his young age.
melody in Chaaral and Sollamma, nice peppy tunes for
Cinema Cinema, Perinba Pechukara and Om Zarare sum up
the album. But the varied instrumentation and the catchy
interludes and rhythm makes all the difference. Prakash
proved his skills in 'Veyyil' and ‘Kireedom’ before. He
seems to have come more polished and skilled in ‘Kuselan’.
Not succumbing to any pressure, Prakash has generated
electrifying stuff in ‘Kuselan’ sure to delight all
Cinema Cinema ( Shankar
It is a
song glorifying 75 years of Tamil cinema. It is penned
by Valee, who had been part of the evolution of Tamil
cinema. A major portion of the number sings peans of
Rajinikanth, the actor himself. Prakash's pacy tune
coupled with good use of stringed instruments strikes
the right chord with listeners. No doubt the song will
make Rajini fans ecstatic. Shankar Mahadevan's energy is
amazing. His open-throated voice impresses one and all.
Chaaral (Shreya Ghosal)
melody with less instrumentation. The orchestration and
Shreya's voice are the major highlights of the album.
Shreya Ghosal's diction of difficult Tamil words is
good. The fact of music not dominating the lyrics
provides solace to the listeners. A lovable number for
those who have a heart for soft melodies.
Om Zarare (Daler Mehdni,
Sadhana Sargam, Chithra)
song relishes and regales Rajini fans. The song is for
the die-hard Rajnikanth fans sung by energetic Daler
Mehandi in the company of Sadhana Sargam and Chitra. A
groovy number with decent rhythmic beats, Daler's
magnetic voice catches admiration from music-lovers. But
what spoils the party is poor Tamil diction by Daler.
Sadhana Sargam and Chitra are as usual impressive.
has proved that he has the mastery over peppy numbers.
His shrewd interludes and catchy harmony deserve special
Perinba (Kailash Kher,
more song heaping praises on Rajinikanth. Kailash's
voice is tailor-made in the company of Prasanna. A
catchy tune with peppy beats, the song sticks to our
heart while listening the very first time itself.
one of Prakash's earlier compositions Veyyilodu Vilayadi
in ‘Veyyil’. But takes the turn as it progresses to
sound similar to the mass songs of Rajinikanth. The song
which heaps laurels on Rajinikanth would be cherished by
melodious song that sounds pleasant and sweet. The
simple lyrics and soft instrumentation does the trick.
The piano interlude by Prakash shows his maturity as a
music composer. Hariharan's voice cool as a cucumber
coupled with Sujatha's sweet rendition takes the song on
a higher plane. This is a song that will find its place
in audio charts for a long time.
said and done, Prakash has tried his best to satisfy
Rajini's fans and in the process has come out with
something very different.
awesome album sure to rock everyone.
Courtesy : Indiaglitz.com