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OK Kanmani audio: How AR Rahman, Mani Ratnam make magical music

Gauging by the rising popularity of the rest of the numbers (Kaara Aattakkaara and Aye Sinamika in particular) this breezy romance by Mani Ratnam is well on its way to becoming a blockbuster.

regional movies Updated: Apr 04, 2015 15:58 IST
Nivedita Mishra
Nivedita Mishra
Hindustan Times
OK Kanmani

The OK Kanmani juggernaut, it seems is all set to rewrite record books in Kollywood. The film's much-hyped audio composed by AR Rahman was released in Chennai on April 3, and as expected, the enthusiasm among fans has increased manifold. This, with the buzz around the track Mental Menadhil refusing to die down even a fortnight after its release, could well make it one of this year's biggest releases. The album has a total of nine songs.

Gauging by the rising popularity of the rest of the numbers (Kaara Aattakkaara and Aye Sinamika in particular) this breezy romance by Mani Ratnam is well on its way to becoming a blockbuster.

Here's what Vijay Chander says on Twitter:
Damn! I have to play a cricket match at 6.30 AM. Now its 3.15 AM and am still listening to #OKKanmani songs.


And look what director Bejoy Nambiar tweeted to say:


What a rocking album! Pure Magic.



Of course, the man of the hour, two-times Oscar winner AR Rahman, is the reason for it. Let's check out some of popular tracks from the album.

Mental Manadhil

This track has been creating waves ever since it was released more than a fortnight back. The fun and breezy number has many hooked onto it. Its Youtube hits say as much. Sung by Rahman and Jonita Gandhi, the track was an instant hit - listen to the language of the youth.



Singers: AR Rahman & Jonita Gandhi

Music: AR Rahman

Lyrics: Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman




Aye Sinamika

Versatile playback singer Karthik is back with a soulful number but one whose rendition is completely contemporary. It's young, there's longing and its ends with a sense of fulfillment.

Abhishek on Twitter says: #Ayesinamika is that mellifluous track of pianos and acoustic guitars all set to linger ! @arrahman and his touch in full form #OKKmusic



Singer: Karthik

Music: AR Rahman

Lyrics: Vairamuthu




Maula Wa Sallim

Like dad, like son! Rahman's little boy AR Ameen makes his singing debut with a prayer. Listen to this pure magic in Arabic and think divine!

Singer: AR Ameen

Music: AR Rahman



Malargal Kaettaen
This is vintage stuff! Listen to the flawless Chitra sing a prayer to love. Sung in the finest of Carnatic traditions, Chitra and AR Rahman takes us back to the Sangam period of Tamil cultural renaissance.

Shasank Nagavarapu says on Twitter:


If music (rather, art) is your religion, this is your prayer/meditation song…



Singers: Chitra & AR Rahman

Music: AR Rahman

Lyrics: Vairamuthu




Kaara Aattakkaara

Welcome back to modern times! Listen to voices of Chicago-based Darshana KT and Candadian citizen Shashaa Tipupati as they add verve, attitude and zing to this number. Giving company is Aaryan Dinesh with a healthy dose of techno beats.

Mufa_ says on Twitter:
Awwww man. You never fail to treat us ?? That freshness. God I'm addicted and on repeat mode ??

Singers: Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam, Darshana & Shashaa Tirupati

Music: AR Rahman

Lyrics: Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam, Mani Ratnam, AR Rahman