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Yuvanshankar Raja - Masss
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M: C. S. Jayaraman
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Y: 1954
M: MS. Viswanathan
C: Sujatha
Y: 1976
M: Deva
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Y: 2008
M: Bramma
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Y: 2006


Masss

Movie: Masss New
Cast: Surya, Nayanthara, Pranitha
Music: Yuvanshankar Raja
Year: 2015
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Music Review

Yuvan promised a surprise package in 'Masss' Up for zesty numbers? Look nowhere but this album.

1. Therikkudhu Masss
Voices: Shankar Mahadevan, Ranjith, Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyrics: Madhan Karky

This number is thematic, on a highly energetic fusion of sounds and instruments. The first minute lapses in a verve of beats, keys and electric guitar. Shankar Mahadevan's voice needs no introduction on the levels of zing, and thus this track is peppy get-up-and-go number on all grounds. Towards the end, the song transforms into a brief prayer choir, and revives into the zesty tunes, with a variation in tempo, but no loss in electricity.

2. Naan Aval Illai
Voices: Karthik, Chinmayee
Lyrics: Madhan Karky

This song is a unique, and probably first-of-its-kind duet. Out and beyond the cliché of regular love duets, this one is on the undying promise of second love, but with the hesitancy of a rebound. Karthik and Chinmayee have captured and rendered the emotions beautifully in their glissading voices. The song follows a steady tempo, but has a fluid style of rendition. This one is a graceful melody.

3. Poochandi
Voices: Yuvan Shankar Raja, Pooja
Lyrics: Gangai Amaran

The promised tribute to MJ is here along the lines of 'Thriller'. Descriptive of the coup of a devil, the song opens spooky. The background carries a steady reverberating beat throughout the song, except for a brief relief in Pooja's voice. Lyrics are taut to the tune, and the calculated usage of keys, beats and strings, tuned to the right pitch, makes the song racy. In a brief break, Pooja takes over, at a different tempo and mellowed down and straightforward score. The song reverts to high energy, before trailing.

4. Piravi
Voice: Vaikom Vijayalakshmi
Lyrics: Madhan Karky

When Vaikom Vijayalakshmi is in the picture, we know that it is serious stuff. This song, beginning and ending in a choral-like chorus, is deeply insightful of life. Choice of words has been penned with care, and it is a refreshing and soulful experience when listened to, in Vijayalakshmi's deep voice. Background score uses minimal variety of instruments, but the track is impressive nonetheless.

To quote YSR, the album is "completely wacky." Promise of surprise element - check, tribute to Michael Jackson - check, high energy - check... This album is a reviving, soulful and definitely a chart-topper material!