Thillalangadi (2010) - Music Review - Yuvan Shankar Raja

Thillalangadi - CD / Album Cover - Yuvan
Jayam Ravi’s forthcoming tamil action comedy film is Thilalangadi. As usual, its the fifth remake film for the trio Editor Mohan – M. Raja and Jayam Ravi. Directed by M. Raja, Thillalangadi’s crew includes Tamannaah, Vadivelu, Santhanam and Prabhu. Produced by Editor Mohan, the film’s music is scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja, and lyrics are penned by Na. Muthukumar and Viveka. There are seven songs out of which 2 of them are taken from the original film “Kick” scored by Thaaman.

01 - Ding Ding

Singers:  Vijay Prakash, Naveen
Lyricist:  Viveka

This song narrates the hero’s fun filled charcter. Hero (Jayaravi) proposes his lady love in his usual style in a negative way that he dont want to love her which is a new approach. Filled with foot tapping beats and chorus by children and female voices, Ding Ding is another “Kadhulukku Kangal Illai ” genre (in Santhosh Subramaniyam) for Jayam Ravi. Yuvan gives a refreshing start by using the voices of Naveen and Vijay Prakash for the youthful tune.

02 - Memory Loss

Singers:  Kailash Kher, Ranjith
Lyricist:  Viveka

Kailash Kher’s ( who sang Rangu Rangamma in Bheema) voice is capitalised by Yuvan in bringing a hindustan styled tabla and harmonium combination for a philosophical song, but the extensive use of english words to bring a rhymic effect could have been avoided. The lyrics insists on “living now” and advantages of a memory loss in our life.  A new attempt.

03 - Pattu Pattu

Singers:  Silambarasan Rajendar, Manasi Scott
Lyricist:  Na. Muthukumar

A discotheque tune sung by Simbu and Manasi Scott. With techno sounds and fast beats, still, the song fails to impress unlike the same combo (Simbu-Yuvan) which gave a hit in Manmadhan. Manasi’s voice is new and suits this song. Not really foot tapping number.

04 - Sol Pechu

Singers:  Yuvan Shankar Raja, K. S. Chitra, Shreya Ghoshal
Lyricist:  Na. Muthukumar

A pleasant surprise to hear “Chinna kuyil” Chitra singing this melody song, and Shreya Goshal joins Chitra along with Yuvan’s voice taking care of the humming. Guess, its between heroine and her mother regarding the former’s lover affair. Kudos to Yuvan for giving a melody and this song is best pick of the lot.

05 - Thothu Ponen

Singers:  Shankar Mahadevan
Lyricist:  Viveka

Another philosophical song? Shankar Mahadevan sings with enthusiasm and the song encourages to celebrate even “failures”, as they are the stepping stones for success. Words like ” Madaya” and “Gaali Dappa” strikes your head and awakens you from the doomed mind worrying all the time. Is this the introduction song of this film, we leave to your guesswork!

The other two songs composed by Thaman is not reviewed here.


The songs are clearly meant for the youth brigade, and may need strong support from the movie itself to take off (like ‘Paiyaa’ numbers). Otherwise they may just create a momentary splash. But this is certainly a lively album.


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