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.
Damn! I have to play a cricket match at 6.30 AM. Now its 3.15 AM and am still listening to #OKKanmani songs.— Vijay chander (@vjayDC) April 3, 2015
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
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
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!
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…
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 ??