The most awaited songs of the upcoming Jayam Ravi, Hansika Motwani movie "Romeo Juliet" was released on 12 March. The songs, composed by D Imman, received positive response from fans and critics.
Most of the critics have opined that this album is the best for Jayam Ravi after "Engeyum Kadhal". Though critics say that though the album is not the best work of Imman, it definitely has the feel and all elements of the composer's usual style.
"Romeo Juliet" has a total of five songs and a reprise version. The songs are sung by Anthony Dasan, Vishal Dadlani, Sunitha Sarathy, Anirudh Ravichander, Vaikom Vijayalakshmi and Hyde Karty. The lyrics are written by Madhan Karky, Tamarai and Rokesh.
Written and directed by Lakshman, "Romeo Juliet" is produced by S Nanthagopal under the banner of Madras Enterprises.
Here are the reviews of "Romeo Juliet' songs by various critics.
"Arakki", Singer: Anthony Dasan; Lyrics: Madhan Karky
"Madhan Karky is always known for adding some innovative words to the songs. Although, it's a folk Kuthu number that centers on a guy's pathos in boozed mode on yelling at his girlfriend and love failure. Anthony Dasan has always been a special favourite of D Imman and this combo works the best here." – Top 10 Cinema
"Arakki seems to be mandatory tasmac love failure song in the romantic comedy genre and Anthony Dasanquite perfectly fills the bill with his spirited inebriated rendition. But tracks pièce de résistance is Imman's orchestration with lovely arrangements especially second interlude. Madhan Karky lyrics is funny enough to catch attention of the listeners." – Ramesh Kannan Blog
"Thoovaanam"; Singers: Vishal Dadlani, Sunitha Sarathy; Lyrics: Thamarai
"Romantic duets always find poignancy with the lyrical lines of Thamarai and this one isn't an exception. The singers Vishal Dadlani and Sunitha Sarathy offer a beautiful rendition, but what makes this song more special is the instrumental accompaniments, especially the flute during interludes is beautifully done. But if any prominent Tamil singer had crooned instead of Vishal Dadlani, it would have been more decorous. The reprised version with complete song rendered by Sunitha Saarathy is worthy of appreciations."- Top 10 Cinema
"Imman's trademark styled melody sprinkled with tapping sounds, effortless strings along with smacking drum sounds. But real winner in this track is pleasant rendition by Vishal Dadlani, who is adept at pronunciation despite from north. Sunitha Sarathy's vocals are damn good despite employed only for humming." - Ramesh Kannan Blog
"Dandanakka"; Singer: Anirudh Ravichander; Lyrics: G. Rokesh
"From the same lyricist Rokesh, who made a stunning debut with Chartbuster 'Danga Maari', here comes the most sensational 'Dandanakka' that has been already making a huge buzz with single track release. The song has certain funny elements of TR's original speeches complied in synch mode to the song. It's already a hit and with the choreography, it would be a commendable track in the career of Jayam Ravi, as he didn't have any big Chartbuster hits for a very long time." - Top 10 Cinema
"Album opens up with the raucous kuthu song which already created enough waves in online media is energetic and foot tapping in the lines of Danga maari coincidentally both written by Rokesh. Tune wise song is pretty much ordinary but Anirudh's verve, Dandanakka hook, TR dialogues in the mid way and catchy synthesized classical bit in the second interlude makes this song enjoyable listen in the album." - Ramesh Kannan Blog
"Idharkuthaane Aasaipattai"; Singer: Vaikom Vijayalakshmi; Lyrics: Madhan Karky
"She's is a much blessed singer and has already turned the global spotlights for her fabulous numbers in Malayalam and in Tamil as well, especially in 'Celluloid'. Vaikom Rajalakshmi goes for a change crooning a sassy Jazz number and D Imman deserves all praises for trying something different. The strings and chords in the accompaniment are brilliantly composed. But the vocalizing style of this genius singer is wasted. Please music directors don't try to encompass this gifted singer with unwanted genres." - Top 10 Cinema
"Imman tried jazzy orchestration with trumpets, drums and the outcome is quite alluring. Vaikom Vijayalakshmi adds retro feel to the song with her rendition and the transgression towards racy mood in the latter half of the song along with gorgeous string sections is handled adeptly." - Ramesh Kannan Blog
"Romeo Romeo"; Singer: Vishal Dadlani, Hyde Karty; Lyrics: Madhan Karky
"A party song that gets a hype with the intonation of Vishal Dadlani and Hyde Karty. Sounds like an introduction song for Jayam Ravi and the rap lines in the interludes is good in places." - Top 10 Cinema
"Vishal Dadlani's second track in the album seems to be Saturday party song and Imman kept the orchestration within EDM framework barring occasional veena sounds in the first interlude. Romeo Romeo's mundane tune is hustled by Vishal's effectual singing. Madhan Karky marks his presence with his contemporary lyrics." - Ramesh Kannan Blog
"Reprise version of the Thoovanam is crooned by Sunitha Sarathy and orchestration is kept intact from the original one without much alteration. However compared to Vishal's version this one is tad behind because of slightly languorous rendition by the lead singer." - Ramesh Kannan Blog