Sivi, reportedly a horror film in Tamil has Yogi, in the lead. Yogi, who made his debut in Azhagiya Asura, is the grandson of yesteryears comedian, the late Thengai Srinivasan. Directed by K R Senthil Nathan, the film also stars Jayashree Rao.
Dharan, who made a mark with his debut venture, Parijatham has composed the music for the film. And it seems that after G V Prakash, it's the turn of this young composer to rock.
In Sivi, Dharan has packed in everything possible to woo today's youth. The film's soundtrack has vibrantly crafted tracks employing an impressive array of youthful vocals and modern genres of music.
His penchant for western music too is evident. The tracks also reveal a strong Rahman influence.
The opening number Oh Nenje has Dr Burn rapping full throttle in the beginning and interludes. Along with Benny, and Swetha, the composer too has lent his voice for this number. Rajkumar's lyrics, however, could hardly be heard.
Next up is Maayavi neeyae by Haricharan, Krish and Shruthi, which has subtle humming, followed by beguiling guitar strains and impressive chorus. Peppy beats and good rhythm add to its appeal. But the composer uses excessive instrumentation, which drowns the lyrics penned by Na Muthukumar, and the vocals too at times.
Following this, we have the theme music, which at certain points are soul-stirring. Heavy instrumentation and Subiksha's open throated rendition add verve to the track.
A remixed version of Oh nenjae is next. Here at least the lyrics about the electrifying effect of intense love are decipherable. The concluding part of the number features rap, which is going to please fans of this genre of music.
Neruppum by Ranjith, Sunitha Sarathy and Benny is ideal for the discos. The track begins with Arabian words. It goes on in Arabian folk style and then proceeds with wild beats. Ranjit sings in his distinct forceful style.
Dharan winds up the album with a frenzied rendition of the theme track now in rap style by Dr Burn, who gets into an aggressive groove and goes ballistic.
Dharan has oodles of talent, and he definitely knows the pulse of today's generation.