When two different cultures meet, it is not only colourful but also chaotic a great deal. Introducing love in such a scenario, director Anees is gearing up for the release of Jai-Nazriya starrer 'Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah'. And here's Ghibran on action, sorting out the confusion between different backgrounds, in a set of interesting melodies.
1. Chillendra Chillendra
Voices: Sundar Narayana Rao, Kaushiki Chakrabarty, Munna Shaoukat Ali, Ghibran
Lyrics: Kadhal Mathi, Munna Shaoukat Ali
One more in the league of melodies, the opening track of 'Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah' is an intelligent composition, you are bound to grow instant liking to, given the lilting melody and enchanting and fitting lyrics. The first track of this cross-cultural film opens with a Hindustani-Sufi touch, and uses the instruments fitting such a genre and feel. Praising love in melody, the song is one you could sit back and relax on. It is not only the intertwining mix of two different languages, but also the gentle beats that support the lead voices, which make the song a pleasant experience. Sundar's unique voice stands out in high pitches, where it holds unbelievable control over notes.
2. Rayile Ra
Voices: Bonnie Chakraborty, Nivas, Isai Mazhalai Haresh, Ashwitha
Lyrics: Thenmozi Das
After a melodious duet, comes a shocking surprise in the second track, with phunk beats and an interesting deep hip-hop, dashed with hints of dubstep. Racy and thumping, the song gathers vigour at almost after half a minute, after an offbeat queer opening, to roll out into a song full of josh. Drum pad has been used extensively in an interesting sequence through this song. With colloquial yet contemporary feeling to it, 'Rayile Ra' is one of the rare tracks which practically deliver the feel of the song setting in music alone. Without spoiling the suspense and fun this song holds, we conclude that this one here is a beautiful journey of five and half minutes.
3. Yaaro Ival
Voices: Yazin Nizar
Ghibran is a surprise package, and this song stands testimony to it once again. If you thought this one is a melody that falls flat on the face, then it is nowhere near boredom. Four minutes full of interesting twists and musical tryst, 'Yaaro Ival' is quite an unpredictable solo that ranges quickly and swiftly between high and low pitches - quite analogous with the rapidity of heartbeat at the moment of rapture. Describing the caged feelings of a man caught in love for a gorgeous woman, the song is predominantly backed by guitar and lilting beats, with brief rolling of drums and rapid strumming of strings towards the end. Interestingly, the track is not restricted to repetitive description and carries a narrative in singular direction.
4. Khwaja Ji
Voices: Arifullah Shah Khalif E Rifayee
When you reach this track, do not be confused - such an initiative is not quite common, but after years, the trend seems to have returned. Breaking the suspense, let's reveal that this song is not in Tamil, but is certainly a Tamil movie song. At three minutes, the track is devotional on Islamic lines, praising the Lord, or Khwaja. Typically on Hindi-bordering-on-Urdu lyrics, and backed by Qawwali beats, this track is authentic Islamic. It is not quite often that we get to listen to other-language songs in Tamil movies; this time, sit back and enjoy the refreshing track.
5. Enthara Enthara
Voices: Shadab Faridi, Chinmayi
Lyrics: Karthik Netha
Everything about the song is upbeat from the first note - 'Enthara Enthara' is fusion of sorts, refreshing and invigorating every bit, at every beat. The song is just as energizing as it would feel to be freshly in love. The song opens with intelligent keys, which backs the song till the first stanza. Shadab is a striking find, who bridges between Hindustani and contemporary western styles, with his unique voice; Chinmayee on the other hand is a blessing to listen to, like she always is impressive. After a round of heavy beats, the song smoothly transitions into the lilting keys, like the ones in the beginning, to conclude in a serene and flawless end. Poesy all along is an interesting perspective to the feeling of being in love.
6. Kannukkul Pothivaippen
Voices: Vijay Prakash, Sadhana Sargam, Charulatha Mani, Dr.R.Ganesh
You think it is a romantic run-of-the-mill melody, but Ghibran is here to surprise us once again in a duet with traditional touch. Xylophone is used like probably never before, in combination with hollow beats, which back the duet with Carnatic inclination effectively. Quite a bit of expertise has gone into choosing the right voices for this unusual yet elegant and captivating track, with intriguing lyrics. The signature music between second and third stanzas in violins is a catchy piece of acoustic genius. With a romantic exchange of words in the background, wrapped intelligently in a song on Lord Krishna, the song is a sheer pleasure with captivating lyrics.
Trust Ghibran and you will never be let down. Proving his prowess once again, here we have the composer for yet another chart topper in 'Thirumanam Ennum Nikkah'. Apart from the melodies and offbeat compositions, there are also four karaoke versions in this album, like most of the composer's others. With that, we conclude that Ghibran has more than lived up to expectations - once again!