Anirudh Ravichander scoring for an Ajith film was a prospect that set the pulses of the Thala fans racing and Vedhalam‘s audio was expected to scorch the audio sales before the release of the movie. Being a self-confessed Ajith fan, there was much talk about the young music director churning out an album that would suit the tastes all his fans. A day after the song teaser was released, the album was scheduled for a release on Anirudh’s birthday. A week ago, another album, Naanum Rowdythan hit the market and the songs have received rave reviews.Also Read - Video Shows Thala Ajith Snatching A Fan's Phone At Chennai Polling Booth
In Vedhalam though, the magic is somewhat lost. The album is average but apart from Aaluma Doluma and Shruti Hassan’s Don’t mess with me. The theme music aside, the album comprises of only four tracks, which bodes well for the movie’s narration. Also Read: Vedhalam teaser: Ajith haunts you with his dialogue delivery Also Read - Thalapathy Vijay Beats Rajinikanth at Tamil Nadu Box Office With Master's Fantastic Performance
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Anirudh and Vishal Dadlani have lent their voices for this fast paced, festive track. It has elements of Ganpathy and one gets a faint feeling that the makers are trying to recreate the ‘Sefie le le’ effect from Bhajrangi Bhaijaan. Incidentally, Vishal sung that song too. The groove is good but this is nowhere close to being a chartbuster.
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This song is a melody that will showcase the brother-sister bond between Ajith and Lakshmi Menon. Ajith is said to be playing the role of a taxi driver in Kolkata. The song is a decent melody and yet again, comparisons are inevitable and this number lacks the impact to tug your emotional chords in the way a Yaar Petra Magano did from Kaththi. In some of the recent photos that were released, it looks like the siblings are travelling by a train.
You don’t mess with me
Shruti Hassan croons for her own voice again, after the immense success of her duet with Vjiay in Puli. The song is very catchy and has a 90s pop feel to it. There is rap midway through the song well. The lyrics talk about h0w Ajith’s character is resisting the advances of Shruti Hassan’s character. Peppy and quirky, Shruti pulls this song off in style and is arguably, the second best song in the album.
Easily the pick of the album! Ever since the song’s teaser came out, there was plenty of buzz surrounding this track. It is fast-paced and energetic and has all the makings of going down as a cult song. A generous doze of Madras Tamil is used in the lyrics and who better than Rowkesh to write them. The lyricist behind the success of Danga Mari from Anegan and Thara Local from Maari is back again. With Ajith playing a don, Aaluma Doluma is completely in sync with the theme of the film.
With background music and themes, Anirudh has proved that he has a penchant for it, as was the case in VIP and Kaththi. This one though, is a major disappointment and falls flat. It will be a waiting game to see how it appears on screen with Ajith’s stylish walk.
Overall, the album is a bit of a let down, considering Anirudh’s potential and the way he has been belting out one hit album after the other. After 3, might have just given his career best in with Naanum Rowdy Thaan. With the hype that was surrounding Vedhalam, the four songs and the theme fail to meet expectations.