Music Review: RENIGUNTA

If you were all enthralled watching the magniloquent ‘City of God’, here’s a Desi version on it. ‘Renigunta’ boast about 5 young ruffians, who after escaping from the Madurai Central Jail get into a train heading Mumbai. At a point, the hooligans get down at ‘Renigunta’ Station and rest of the film is about their encounters and bizarre situations.

The film is directed by Panneer Selvam and is by produced by Mahendra Jain of Film Fabricators.

Debutant Ganesh Raghavendran has scored music to the lyrics of Na. Muthukumar, Yughabharathi and Piraisudan.

Actor Vijayakanth will launch the film’s audio at Satyam Cinemas this evening with Ameer, Jeyam Ravi and Silambarasan receiving the first copies.

We bring you the first exclusive music review of ‘Renigunta’ with few moments left for the audio launch.

The musical album of ‘Renigunta’ has 6 tracks tuned in different styles.

Mazhai Peyyum has Harish Raghavendra crooning the song to the spellbinding lyrics of Yughabharathi. Instrumental parts have been very well engineered and little more focus on voice would have made this song perfect on all panoramas.

Thallakulam- Actor Simbhu strikes with a spectacular show and Ganesh Raghavendran has tuned it with typical rap style. Na. Muthukumar has stepped out from his usual traits with unusual lyrics centring on young roughnecks across southern districts.

Kandaen Kanmaniyae- Here comes yet another melodious treat from Shreya Ghosal. The vocalism part has been carried through well through the song with instrumentations orchestrated with perfection. Na. Muthukumar has delivered poignant lyrics centred on pathos of a girl in love.

Vizhigalilae- You can spot more similarities with the previous song. Ganesh Raghavendran has presented the tunes on same ragas. The beats are more similar to ‘Anal Melae’ from ‘Vaaranam Aayiram’ crooned by the same singer Bombay Jayashri. Yughabharathi’s lyrics are praiseworthy.

Gandharvanin Kottai- Ranjitha does a good job on phonations and rhythmic beats are excellent. Though, the song doesn’t grasp into your senses, it may probably do well once the visuals are released.

VAAZHKAI YARIDAM- Ganesh has repeated the melodic tune of ‘Kanden Kanmaniyae’ with a completely different lyrics penned by Na. Muthukumar. Vijay Yesudas dominates with his splendid intonations. Looks like the visuals would be completely brimmed with montages revolving around the film’s protagonist in desolated situation.

On whole, the songs of ‘Renigunta’ are likely to make it big in audio markets. Newcomer Ganesh Raghavendran has done a great job of tuning melodies on various genres. The music director proves himself to be a perfectionist in orchestrating best instrumentations, roping in apt singers and churning out the melodies in unique style.

-R. Richard Mahesh/ Sampurn Media

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