Kollywood is currently brimming with innovative composers and the year 2014 was no exception. Let's take a look at some of finest albums of last year.
10.Velaiyilla Pattathari- Anirudh Ravichander
This album worked out well in terms of creativity (Amma Amma,Po Indru Neeyaga) as well as in terms of commercial appeal (Udhungada Sangu,What a Karavad). But compared to other albums of Anirudh, this one was two notches lower except for the couple of melodious songs.
Two songs in this album (Ovondrai Thirudugirai and Oruthi Mele) brought laurels to the entire soundtrack. Though the other songs were good, they went unnoticed due to the average performance of the film.
Though the songs took time to grow on the listeners, it contained rich classically influenced numbers. Idhayam,Manapennin Sathiyam,Medhuvagathaan and Enge Pogudho Vaanam were evergreen gems delivered by the Mozart of Madras.
Imman stated that the songs in this album will be listened during serene nights. True to his word, songs like Unna Ippo Paakanum,Yen Aala Paakaporen and Yengirundhu Vandhaayo served as beautiful melodies.
Though commercial, the reason why this album made its way into this list was that I really enjoyed all the songs. Especially Aathi Enna Nee,Paalam and Yaar Petra Magano were instantly addictive.
5.Thegidi-Nivas Prasanna Krishnamoorthy
Debutante composer Nivas Prasanna Krishnamoorthy weaved magic with this awesome soundtrack. The romantic duet Vinmeen Vithaiyil is still a rage among youngsters and other songs like Yaar Ezhudhiyadho,Kangalai and Neeyum Dhinam were critically acclaimed.
Our Isaipuyal got to work on a fabulous soundtrack that contained some musically rich numbers like Aye Mr.Minor,Yaarumilla,Sandi Kuthirai,Vanga Makka Vanga and Sollividu Sollividu. The songs were classical and artistic.
The album consisted of only 4 songs (Koodamela Koodavechi,Adiye Enna Raagam,Oru Nodi and Yethukaaga Enna Neeyum) and each one oozed with melody. This soundtrack is one such that will always remain in the playlist of the listeners.
If you haven't listened to this album yet, you must. I swear that you will love the songs instantly. The reason why this soundtrack went underrated was the movie didn't perform well nor did it have proper promotions. But songs like Yedhedho Ennam Vandhu,Deva Devadhai,Mounam Pesum,Dhagam Theera and Saridhaana were widely appreciated by pure music lovers and critics.
1.Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah-M.Ghibran
I must say that Ghibran is the most innovative and experimental composer of recent times. But he doesn't receive the needed recognition due to his choice of films. Just give a listen to this album and I am sure that you will want to hit the repeat button again & again. The semi-classical Kannukul Pothivaipen, the beautiful melodious & addictive duet Enthaara Enthaara, the foot-tapping Rayile Ra, the perfect romantic Sufi song Chillendra Chillendra and the heartwarming Yaaro Ival are must listens if you want to dwell in the peacefulness of good music. Trust me, Ghibran is the next Rahman!