Mersal Music Review
The significance of AR Rahman in any project is felt completely to the core. Irrespective of what the genre is, he offers an unparalleled spell of music befitting the feel and premise. Having completed indulged in the score of western and classical paradigms; the academy award winner comes up with a full-fledged massive score for ‘Mersal’. The album has four tracks, which are based on different genres. Let us have a look on each song and its analysis
Singers: Naresh Iyer, Vishwa Prasadh, G.V. Prakash Kumar, Sharanya Srinivas
Possibly, this would have been the least expectations of any AR Rahman fan. This academy award winner never gets down the line to offer the treat for fast beat Kuthu numbers. He has always been sticking to the international genre of music. Now he is back to enthrall the massive fans with ‘Mersal Arasan’, which is expected to be the title song of this film. The fast rendition of GV Prakash along with his singers by the first few minutes will definitely make the audiences get crazier, especially in theatres. The beats by the interludes get emblazoned with the heavy level percussions of Sivamani.
Singers: Sid Sriram and Shweta Mohan
A completely unexpected and unheralded style in the recent times… A pure western style that comes encompassed with well synthesized sound effects. One of the best highlighting traits about the song is AR Rahman preferring Sid Sriram. Shweta Mohan as usual is good, but some other singer like the ones who crooned ‘Irumbile Oru Idhayam’ would have made this song more appealing. The interludes with chorus and orchestra scores along with the sound effects will just leave you astonished when heard on the perfect sound surround system. The song in few places reminds us off ‘Mangta Hai Kya’ from Rangeela in few places with the treatment of music.
Singers: Kailash Kher, Sathya Prakash, A.V. Pooja
This song needs no introduction for it has been carrying the charms of high spirits with its single track release. Aalaporaan Thamizhan can be regarded as the comeback of AR Rahman into complete ‘Folk’ mode after a long phase of time. The song has already become the anthem of Tamilians for the stunning package of music. The cherry pick of this number is the beautifully composed instrumentals, which are emblazoned with the high level percussions. This combination of Sivamani and AR Rahman in the folk genre was missing for a very long time and finally it happens with this number. The sudden transitions into different pace of songs has makes it more adorned to our senses.
Singers: AR Rahman, Shreya Ghoshal
This indeed was a second single track, which swept us off the feet for its melodious realms. This isn’t something new for the AR Rahman fans. He has been delivering melodies in each and every album with AR Rahman and Shreya Ghoshal. On the precise note, it’s Shreya Ghoshal scoring the best points out here and she has fervently served the best for melodies. With AR Rahman offering mildest vocalism, it furthermore gets into our senses as slow poison. The interludes followed by ‘Yaache Yaache’ from AR Rahman and ‘Yaale Yaale’ from Shreya Ghoshal are icing of cakes here.
Totting up the analysis of ‘Mersal’, this cannot be regarded as an unusual treat from AR Rahman, for he was offering the same by 90s. He is back into the same mode and at the same time doesn’t miss to impress the younger generation with future music components that happens mostly in the track ‘Macho Macho’.
Verdict: Completely engrossing album with perfect treat from AR Rahman.