The most awaited film of the year, Endhiran's music is out!! The music of Endhiran just is too awesome!! It's very different from the typical Indian music! It's very Techno,and robotic. :D By the way Enthiran means Robot in tamil.
Puthiya Manidha- Its the first song in the album,sung by S.P Balasubramanium,A.R Rahman,Khatijia Rahman. Since it is sung by SPB it has to be the hero,Rajnikanth's title song. It is definitely not the normal folk- title song similar to the years before,its distinctive from the others. It has lyrics that talk about the robot to come to the earth,praising Rajnikanth and this time a robot too. :D The song is hip-hop and techno,A.R uses dance floor type of beats, but in style. He seems to have used effects on the singers voices too,especially when they say "Pudhiya Manidha bhoomiki vaa...". S.P Balasubramanium was great as always,he has been singing Rajini's title songs for the past couple of years with the exception of Kuslean and Baba. A.R Rahman's voice added to the robotic feeling of the song,because it was peppery. :) A.R Rahman's daughter Khatijia Rahman's voice is exceptional! :D She could be the next Shreya Ghoshal, her voice is so sweet!
Kadhal Anukkal-This is the next song in the album,which is sung by Vijay Prakash and Shreya Ghoshal. The song uses the guitar through out the song,yet softly not overdoing it. It gives you a romantic feel,very breezy. The beginning lyrics of the song sound sort of like Enake Ennaka from Jeans. In this song to Rahman doesn't lose his techno,he keeps it in the middle of the song. The lyrics done by Vairamuthu are really romantic and cute,and like mentioned earilier the guitar adds to the mood. Its funny, that in the lyrics they use science words like neutrons,electrons,oxygen, and Newton. Vijay Praskash is really nice in this song, best one after his song in Vinnathaandi Varuvayaa, "Hosaanna".Shreya seems to have used a different tone in the beginning and then got back to her normal high voice,through out. But, she is awesome,gives a nice feel to the song.
Irumbile Oru Idhiyam-Third one in the album sung by A.R. Rahman and Kash n' Krissy. Another Techno and Hip-Hop song in the album. Has a international feel to it. The English lyrics of this song actually make sense so thats good. The other or Tamil part of the lyrics are really sympathetic,they sound pretty convincing to love a robot. LOL :DThey were written by Madan Karki. The english lyrics are funny at times like when the girl sings "You be my mans backup...."! . A.R. Rahman's voice sounds cool in this song,he definitely added effects to this song too. :D Kash'Krissy were awesome their voices are sensational! Their voices sound american, yet they sing the Tamil part perfectly! By the song we can tell, the song is on the Robot and Aishwarya Rai.
Chitti Dance Showcase- This next one in the album is sung by Pradeep Vijay,Pravin Mani,Yogi B. Let me tell you,the song is very,very robotic! :D The song has a part which is similar to A.R Rahman's Liquid Dance from Slumdog Millionare. This song is almost a mix of alot of type of music,:rap,hip-hop,classical,Indian classical dance type,and rock. Its a short song only 2 minutes and 45 seconds. The singers are more like the background singers,Yogi B sounds like the only one who sings actual lyrics in the beginning.
Arima Arima-Fifth one in the album sung four popular singers: Hariharan,Sadhana Sargam,Benny Dayal,and Naresh Iyer. The song sounds majestic throughout. So,this is definitely a song to watch out for in the movie. Mostly drums are used,some electronic guitar and the trumpet and some other instruments. Benny Dayal and Naresh Iyer only sing the chorus part of the song when they praise Rajnikanth? its difficult to tell they might be praising the robot. Hariharan's voice is dominant through out the song,which certainly required for that majestic,royal feel. After Varalaru, Sadhana sings for A.R Rahman in his Tamil composition,which she has done well in. This song sort of gives you a feel of another one of A.R.Rahman's songs Mudhalvane from the movie Mudhalavan. Yet,it has its own identity in a way.
Kilimanjaro-The second to last on the album is sung by Javed Ali and Chinmayee. The whole song sounds tribal,with the weird vocals. :D Here mostly drums are used too,and vocals are used like instruments too. :) The lyrics make the song sound like a romantic,sensual number,lol :D. There is nothing mentioned about Robot or Endhiran,like others, in this song. Javed Ali sings awesomely,his voice has something , I mean he is best in romantic tracks. :) Chinmayee is just ROCKING! :D Her voice is like poison but in a good way,her voice just gets stuck in your head. :D Overall,this is a tribal song,with no Techno or Hip-Hop like the other six songs.
Boom Boom Robo Da- This is the last one in the album of Enthiran,it's sung by Yogi B, Keerthi Sagathia, Swetha Mohan, Tanvi Shah. The song starts out in jazz style,then goes to techno and robot beats. Mostly the song is Techno like most of the album. :) But there are a mix of beats in this song,you will totally notice it when you listen to it. This song sounds like its picturized on Ash and the Robot,Chitti. :) Again,there are Robot sounding effects to the voice of Yogi B to sound robotic,which sounds cool when he says "Boom Boom Robo Da!". :D All the singers are incredible! Swetha Mohan's voice sounds adorable when she says "Chitti Chitti Robo hey Chutti Chutti Robo.....!". Tanvi does a jazzy background vocal,which sounds foreign but nice. Keerthi has a nice,contrary voice.Its the first time I have heard her voice,apart from her song in the Telugu version of Raavanan-Villian. This song is definitely cool to listen to.
Rating and My Picks- I would give this album a 5/5 because the tunes rocked! All the songs were superb! But,my picks are Arima Arima,Kilimanjaro,Irumbile Oru Idhiyam,Kadhal Anukkal,and Boom Boom Robo Da.
To Sum this review up, all the tracks in the movie are foot tapping,danceable numbers. The music added to the expectations of the movie,since it was so excellent! From the music it is evident that the movie is going to be ROCKING!!! :D Just can't wait until this MEGA Project releases its going to be awesome!! Except for one track,every song is Techno,and Robotic which makes sense with the movie,since it is called Endhiran. You might not like the songs in the beginning,but as you listen to them you will get hooked to them. :) Absolutely listen to the music of Enthiran,if you still haven't because it is breathtaking! If you aren't Tamil,no problem! Because there is the Telugu version of Enthiran, which is Yanthram and also a Hindi version named Robot. Do not miss the music or the movie when it releases in September! Please do post you comments about the music of Enthiran and tell me your picks!! :D
(Click the play button to listen to the music! :D)