Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Ko 2 Music Review

Movie: Ko 2

Cast: Bobby Simhaa,Nikki Galrani,Prakash Raj

Director: Sarath

Music director: Leon James

1.Kohila-Leon James,Neeti Mohan

A trendy as well as a soothing duet opens this album in a jubilant manner. Lively piano section in the prelude and the innovative Sitar fusion in the first interlude are some of Leon James' unique touches. The combination of his silky voice and Neeti Mohan's effervescent vocals is a delight to listen. The repetitive 'Kohila' chant is addictive while the rhythm pattern hooks you on. Overall a warm melody to please your senses!

2.Vidaadha-Leon James,Vishal Dadlani

Leon James forays into the Jazz genre with this ultimately stylish number. If someone can do justice to the entire song, it is only Vishal Dadlani. His guttural singing is endearing while Leon James complements him well. The rhythm arrangement is a fusion of Jazz, desi beats and dubstep. Once again the composer experiments with the orchestration.

3.Kannamma-Inno Genga,Chinmayi

The prelude of this song sounds global with the amazing piano notes and English lyrics. While Inno Genga's modulated accent is excellent to listen, it might not go down well with a few listeners. The track turns into a racy one from the first interlude and then Chinmayi takes over with her evergreen voice. Though it might be difficult to get a connect with the number, the engaging beats and the trance-like atmosphere will make you to return to the track.

4.Unnai Maatrinaal-Harish Sivaramakrishnan,Sragam Choir

This song was released as a single and a tribute to late Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam. After a few breezy listens, this number provides a refreshing change to the entire soundtrack. Harish Sivaramakrishnan sounds energetic with his powerful vocals while the Sragam Choir deliver the much needed classical touches to this inspirational number. The nadaswaram section in the prelude and interlude is an innovative thought by Leon James. Perfect track for this political thriller!

5.Kannamma (Reprise)-Salim Merchant

When it is a reprise number, the first thing that strikes your mind will be the piano notes. And this number is no exception. Beginning with scintillating piano notes, Salim Merchant takes you through a beautiful melodious journey. His Tamil pronunciation is flawless and it doesn't seem like his debut. This reprise version is peaceful, serene and better than the original version. Watch out for the brilliant violin solo in the interlude. Soul-stirring!

6.Ko 2 Theme-Instrumental

This short theme is an exuberant cacophony of instruments like Sitar, guitar strums and Hip-hop beats. It is addictive on the very first listen and will blend with the movie perfectly. 


Leon James is another promising composer to look out for in this industry. He experiments with different sounds and orchestration.

Rating: ***1/2


Kohila,Unnai Maatrinaal,Kannamma (Reprise)

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