Audio review of 'Kaala' movie songs

By M Bharat Kumar Published on May 09, 2018 01:49 PM IST

Chennai: With just few hours left for the formal launch of the audio of Kaala, makers chose to release it online well in advance today.

As expected, songs from the Rajinikanth starrer are going viral in social media. A section of fans are going berserk with the songs, while a few claim that it has hangover of Kabali, a previous venture of Rajinikanth, Pa Ranjith and Santosh Narayanan trio.

Set in the slums of Mumbai, Kaala reportedly tells the story of a don from Tamilnadu, who is settled in Mumbai. He fights for the oppressed class in the flick, which has Nana Patekar, Samuthirakani, Huma Qureshi and others in the cast.

With Rajinikanth getting ready to become a full-time politician, the movie is expected to have a lot of political undertones.

Rajini's son-in-law Dhanush is funding the film, which is distributed by Lyca Productions.

Kaala, which was supposed to hit the screens on April 27, is slated for release on 7 June. Here is a quick review of the songs from Kaala

1. Poraaduvom

A peppy number, this one has some powerful lines. It has energy and gusto that would associate in a Rajinikanth song. A mix of bass and stringed instruments are used well by Santosh Narayanan. He has opted to go the robust way with a rap in between. The song speaks about the spirit of never-say-die attitude.

2. Katravai Petravai

A typical Kabali-da type of song, the racy number is rendered by Arunraja Kamarajah with rap by Yogi B. The song is loaded with enough punchlines. A mass number with acoustic, 'Katravai Petravai' is sure to go down well with Rajini fans.

3. Kannama

Sung by Pradeep Kumar, Dhee, Anandhu, this one is a soft melody. A romantic number where a husband describes his love for his beloved, the vocals are soft and go down well. With less instrumentation, the thrust is more on vocals. There is also an accapolo version to it.

4. Urimai Meetpom

Another racy number, the song is about people in slum who fight for their rights. Vijayaprakash and Ananthu sing in open-throated voice and the catchy chorus is the song's hallmark. A signature style Santosh Narayanan song.

5. Theruvilakku

Again a song that speaks about people in slums and the difficult lives, the number has catchy rap by Dopadelicz. Santosh has ensured the lyrics get enough prominence. An unlikely song for a Rajini film.

6. Nikkal Nikkal

Since the story unfolds in Mumbai Dharavi slums, the songs begins with some Hindi lyrics. Again a racy number, it has political messages in between.  Arunraja Kamarajah's energy is prevalent all through the song. And again there is a good use of rap in between.

7. Semma Weightu

It is s a hip hop song, with a rap portions in between. Dope Daddy, Stony Psyko, MC Mawali and Arunraja Kamaraj do justice to the rap portion. This song gives us a feel of 'Ulagam Oruvanukk from Kabali at various places. The use of trumpets has also been efficient.

8. Thanga Sela

A fusion of Gaana and some Western bests, the song has Shankar Mahadevan crooning for Rajinikanth after a long time. The saranam is engaging and the song has peppy tunes.