Fast rising to stardom is young G V Prakash. Ever since a roaring debut in Veyyil, the young Prakash has carved a niche for himself coming up with hit numbers in his next ventures.
Adding jewel in the crown of G V Prakash is Polladhavan. The movie starring Dhanush and Divya in the lead roles has a sophisticated and catchy musical score by Prakash.
A mix of peppy and melodious stuff, the music director has ensured that the album cater to music-lovers of all genre. The choice of playback singers and the lilting lyric are the major highlights.
Watch out for the Malaysian rap singer Yogi B. The young music wizard has remixed yesteryear hit song Engeyum Eppodhum. It is the major highlight of the album. It is foot-tapping and sure to climb the audio charts.
The album has S P Balasubramanaiam, Sunitha Sarathy, Suchitra, Shankar Mahadevan, and Bombay Jayashree rendering their voices.
Engeyum Eppothum (S P Balasubramaniam, Yogi B, Sunitha Sarathy) Lyricists: Kaviyarasu Kannadhasan, Yugabarathy
Who can ever forget this song! It was the anthem among the youth about three decades ago. Composed by M S Viswanathan, the song was a big hit then. Now the famous Malaysian pop singer Yogi B has given it a new feel with his remix. The rap interludes and the racy background score with peppy beats gives it a fresh feel. S P Balasubramaniam is same as ever before. Yogi takes it to new height with his racy rendering of the rap. Sure to catch the heart of young generation is this number.
Minnalgal Koothaadum (Karthik, Bombay Jayshree) Lyricist: Na. Muthu Kumar
Prakash has a penchant for soft and melodious music. Unlike the peppy numbers, the shelf life for these songs is long. A soft romantic number, the song begins on a soft note and it is spread all through the number. Karthik and Bombay Jayashree have teamed up to create the right feel. The pleasant thing about the song is that Prakash has not allowed the music to dominate the lyrics. The electric guitar and the other string instruments are used at right places here.
Alibaba Thangam (Suchitra) Lyricist: Yugabarathy
What else but a racy number can one expect with Suchitra around. She has lived up to the reputation in the song. Singing in an open-throated voice, she takes the listeners to a different world, which is bubbling with enthusiasm and energy. A catchy chorus accompanied by peppy dholaks, the song has all ingredients in it to become a big hit.
Neeye Sol (Benni, Sunitha Sarathy) Lyricist: Vairamuthu
The strong point of the song is catchy lyric by Vairamuthu. He has let his imagination run wild and has come up with mystic words. Benni and Sunitha Sarathy lend grace to it rendering it with a style. Begins with a husky note by Sunitha Sarathy reminding one of veteran singer Asha Bhonsle's numbers. But as it progresses it gets more westernised. The minimal use of instruments but for peppy beats is a special feature in the song.
Padichi Pathen (Shankar Mahadevan) Lyricist: Kabilan
It is a mass song in the album. Shankar Mahadevan is a bundle of energy. All his songs have been peppy, energetic and racy. No different is this song composed by Dhina. Sure to appease front-benchers, the song has a catchy tune which sticks to our hearts in the first listening itself. Glorifying the hero, the song has peppy instruments including thavil being used. The rocking song in the album.
On the whole, Polladhavan is an album that is sure to rock the music-lovers.