Movie: All In All Azhagu Raja
Cast: Karthi,Kajal Aggarwal
Music Director: S.S.Thaman
"All In All Azhagu Raja" is director Rajesh's fourth outing after his succesful movies like "Siva Manasula Sakthi", "Boss Engira Baskaran" & "Oru Kal Oru Kannadi". Having teamed up with Yuvan Shankar Raja for the first two movies, he roped in Harris Jayaraj for OKOK. Now he has joined hands with S.S.Thaman. Lets see how the songs have come up.
1.All In All-Suchith Suresan,Senthil Das,Sam P.Keerthan,Belly Raj
The track opens with an energetic chorus and moves into the foot tapping mode. The entire song is sung by a group of singers as a chorus. The lyrics are funny and the advertisement sound in the interlude peps up the number. Though its just like any other hero introduction song, it gives a mass start to the album.
2.Yaarukum Sollama-Rahul Nambiar
It is a light hearted song with a simple melody flowing throughout. The slight folksy beats, the swaram aalaap and the female chorus are added advantages in this beautiful number. The repetitive "Chellam...chellam" is pleasant to the ears. Rahul Nambiar has done a great job in crooning this song. Overall, this one is not to be missed and it is the highlight of the album.
3.Unna Paartha Neram-Vijay Yesudhas,Srivardhini
As you begin listening to this track, you will get rewinded back to the 80s. You get an ethereal feeling of listening to a modernised Ilaiyaraja classic. This track comes as a whip of fresh air in Kollywood music after a long time. The honey dipped lyrics are worth mentioning. Vijay Yesudhas is the perfect choice for this number and Srivardhini gels well along with him. Hope Thaman could have eliminated the modern chorus in the prelude and interlude as it diminishes the evergreen beauty of the song.
4.Ore oru-Javed Ali
This number begins with an angelic Church choir and you would feel that it might be a spiritual song. But once the "Mangalyam" line starts you are in for a surprise. It turns out to be a youthy romantic number with a slight folk touch. Javed Ali renders this short number with elan. However this song gives you the already heard feeling.
5.Yamma Yamma-Sooraj Santhosh,Shreya Ghoshal
It is a typical fast paced number that has Thaman stamp on it. It is a highly adrenalin pumping song which is quite common nowadays. Sooraj Santhosh does his part well while Shreya Ghoshal's talent has been wasted. Though it ends the album with a happy note, it can be given a miss.
Barring a couple of songs which Thaman has composed out of his comfort zone, the other tracks are just passable and normally you would find such songs in Rajesh's movies.
Unna Paartha Neram,Yaarukum Sollama