Manmadan Ambu – Music Review

Dhagudu Dhattham is an ideal example of what a Devi Sri Prasad-Kamal Hassan combo would sound like. While the arrangement of the song is typically Devi barring the second interlude, the vocal part is customized for Kamal. And a fab job he does too, creating an engaging track. Equally engaging is the rock and roll track Who’s The Hero, once again majorly thanks to its scintillating vocals, this time by Andrea Jeremiah. Neela Vaanam starts off quite well, with pleasing violin bits, but loses its way as it progresses. Nevertheless it merits a listen for Kamal’s singing, supported by Priya Hemesh.

The opening beats of Oyyala reminded me of Gopala Gopala from Kaadhalan. There ends the only interesting part of the song as it then dwindles down to a middling trademark Devi Sri Prasad affair, not even saved by the exuberant singing by Mukesh, Suchitra and Karthik Kumar. Hopefully it will make a good watch with Kamal and Trisha. Kamal and Trisha come together behind the microphone for the interestingly arranged Kamal Kavidhai. While Kamal has proved his way with recitals in the past, Trisha matches up with the man quite well, and Dev sets the whole exchange to a perfect orchestral background. The theme is short and catchy, tinged with a Spanish flavor.  The title song sung by the composer himself is another song that comes with all his regular fittings, and in a pretty wearisome manner. Nevertheless the song is bound to make waves for its kuthu elements.

Manmadan Ambu may not be counted among the best Kamal soundtracks, but it definitely is the best Devi Sri Prasad has produced in recent times.

Music Aloud Rating — 7/10

Recommended Tracks — Who’s The Hero, Kamal Kavidhai, Dhagudu Dhattham

ramasamy says:

kamal sir music is verry verry super and the DSP wonder fuul rocking

RZ says:

Neela vanam,kamal kavithai r good.

usman says:

i feel the songs are not entertaining to listen as other movie. But now a days kamal hasan songs rocks once watched along with the video…Am not bothered about the songs. But how the movie is going to be

chitu says:

sogs are not so nice 😉 🙂

chitu says:

okkkkkkkkkkkkkkk song 😉

Ranjith Thiru says:

Good, but DSP should try something new !

Shibin Raj says:

Superb lyrics By Kamal.
DSP music also super.

Ramesh says:

Kamal lyrics in all the 4 songs are good and DSP music is rocking. Well done DSP

Kadhir says:

The songs sucks. Typical DSP, with same shit!! I hate it!