Movie : Kumki
Genre : Drama / Love / Romance
Cast : Vikram Prabhu, Lakshmi Menon, Thambi Ramaiah, Asvin Raja
Director : Prabu Solomon
Music Director : D.Imman
Language : Tamil
Overall Stars: 4 out of 5
Kumki (means trained elephant) movie has set high expectations with its audio launch. It has an immensely beautiful audio showcase by Imman, the music director of this movie. How much ever, I love the compilation of the album because it sounds refereshing, new and all of that, I still feel this is not one of the best of Imman. I am saying so definitely in comparison to his previous projects like Mynaa, Kutcheri Aarambam and the likes.
So, this movie is yet another love story, a bit wild is what they say because it involves a mahout maybe.
Hence, ‘Yella Oorum’ by Benny Dayal sounds like a description song explaning this setting. The best of this song are the subtleties of guitar and the support vocals.
I have been a big fan of Imman’s vocal rendition. ‘Onnum puriyale’ is definitely an attempt for something new. Again, I love the way the guitar slides through in this song and also not to forget the chorus portions. I am somehow reminded of Ilaiyaraja’s 80’s – 90’s songs here.
The next song ‘Haiyayayo Aanandame’ by Haricharan = Epicness. I am betting few awards for this song in the coming year. And, the same song has another version ‘A lady & the violin’ presented by Karthick Iyer and Aditi Paul. I am sure both these songs are already added to one’s playlists in loop.
‘Sollitale’ is yet another compelling folk melody sung by Ranjith and Shreya Ghosal but sounds very similar to ‘Machan Machan Un mela Asai Vechan‘ from Silambattam. Maybe I just feel that way.
‘Soi Soi’ is an earthy folk number performed by Magizhini Manimaaran and perfectly syncs with the feel of the storyline. Lastly, the song ‘Nee yeppo pulla’ sung by Alphons Joseph meets all expectations like other songs from this movie.
Bottomline : Good attempt and sets high expectations for the movie.