When Kamal Haasan arrives with a film, the entire world gets ready for the celebrations... His every film has something unique, special and radically distinctive. Moreover, he doesn’t follow the stereotypical style of placing songs merely for commercial purposes, but instead makes sure that they’re merged into the film. It becomes clearly visible with Vishwaroopam that has 5 songs with almost all of them based on theme of revolutionaries on urge of hunting for PEACE.
The album starts with a stunning track that is aired along with trailers in satellite channels and online portals. The song opens with a sound of steam engine on its departure and the marching orchestral played in the same style. Suraj Jagan needs special appreciation for completely inhaling the feel of song, thereby giving the best on tracks. Remember Kamal Haasan gifting a million dollar worth pen made out of Volcanic Lava that is used by G8 countries to sign on resolution papers. Well, this is for the same song and of course he deserves it. The song is special treat for Kamal Haasan fans as well for his ardent buffs didn’t have chance to witness such a mass-oriented number for him.
The second song in the album is Thuppaki Engal Tholile that runs on stylish western rhythm pattern, but gets overshadowed by orchestral instruments. The song is identifying words of the people, who aren’t concerned about fate of death, but have guns on their shoulders fighting for justice. The voice lacks clarity due to heavy sounds. The English lines by Asif Ali Beg are compelling. Kamal Haasan and Benny Dayal contribute their best to bring the exact feel of this song.
Get ready for the unexpected turn as Unnai Kaanadu Naan lands on different grounds. Its a classical treat from Kamal Haasan, who has penned the song and crooned few lines that are composed on fast running notes. Shankar Mahadevan makes us blissful with his voice and it’s a Kathak dance that might be the introduction song of Kamal Haasan.
What follows next is Anu Vidhaitha Boomiyile that penetrates through our senses. You will be in deep silence after listening to this number. It’s a touching song written by Kamal Haasan and the music directors create the right spirit and feel that is essential for the track.
Finally, it’s time to wrap up with Vishwaroopam remix that doesn’t create the impact that was evident in the original version.
On the whole, the album of Vishwaroopam is completely into the next level of musical scope. Now we understand why Kamal Haasan has chosen Shankar Mahadevan-Ehsaan-Loy. It’s obviously because they create the sense of music that is usually done by Ilayaraja with the western touch in many places.