Okay.. Srividhya reminded me of Aasai a couple of days ago. The film was one of Deva’s biggest hits. I mean, every song in the film is a musical treat. And yet, because of Deva’s infamous legacy,
we I tend to research on from where the inspiration sprang up in every song. Sigh.
Vasanth is a director who has the knack of getting the best out of music directors. Be it, Ilayaraaja (Keladi Kanmani), Yuvan Shankar Raja (Poovellam Kettupar, Satham Podadhey), AR Rahman (Rhythm) or Deva (Aasai, Nerukku Ner). Heck.. He even managed an ensemble of MDs in Hey! Nee romba azhaga irukka and made each song in the film a classic.
Anyway, today we are talking about Aasai. Meenamma is a treat to listen to primarily because of Unni Krishnan and Anuradha Sriram’s vocals, IMHO. You may say you like the beats, I do too; but.. the beats are
copied inspired. Then, Pulveli pulveli because K.S. Chithra. And, here again a guitar portion has apparently been lifted (not inspired) from Maggie May. Also, Thilothama seems inspired. I don’t like Shockadikkudhu Sona, anyway. Sigh. Which leaves us with just one song.
Konja Naal Poru Thalaiva. Two people deserve credit for this song.. One, Hariharan. What a beautiful rendition. And two, a very adolescent Ajith Kumar. Although, the dancing skills **cough cough** left a lot to be desired for, he did do a manageable job. And, I like the darkness in the song. It had to be, ‘cos Mani saar is the producer of the film, no?! 😉 Anyway, here’s the song for you.
Enjoy. Peace Out.