The music of Karthi's much-awaited movie, "Komban", has been released. The songs, composed by GV Prakash, have managed to impress the critics.
According to the critics, the songs have a traditional feel to them and are expected to look much better when paired with Karthi's performance on screen.
The album of four songs was released by the music line of Studio Green, which produced flick.
Directed by M Muthaiah, the movie is scheduled to release on 27 March.
Here are the reviews of "Komban' by various critics:
"Kambikara Vetti"; Singers: VM Mahalingam and Ananthu
"It sounds like a title track and GV Prakash turns completely rural using live instruments, especially the percussions for this one. It has a proper balancing of vocalisms and instrumental quotients. Usually, such songs would have an overdose of percussions and other instruments like trumpets, but GV Prakash in a matured mode offers substantiality for both. V.M. Mahalingam sounds attractive and so is Ananthu who joins in the middle of song." - Top 10 Cinema
"Album starts with traditional folk song and instruments one can associate with any conventional rural celebrations like 'Thavil', 'Nathaswaram', brass section in second interlude are used extensively throughout the song. Despite V M Mahalingam and Ananthu's ebullience vocals, tune is on the flip side. Hopefully colorful picturisation adds value to the song." - Ramesh Kannan Blog
"Appappa"; Singers: GV Prakash and Shreya Ghoshal
"The song takes off with mild and mellisonant humming by Shreya Ghoshal with some vibes and flute taking over the prelude that offers a honeyed impact. It's a song of native Tamil and Shreya shifts her paradigms to the best. The instrumentals have its more realms here. GV Prakash makes the sound in the slang of 'Aathe Aathe', but the treatment is completely different." - Top10 Cinema
"G V Prakash nails at providing single outstanding melody track in each of his album and in Komban too Shreya Goshal along with Composer itself crooned the native typical village romantic song. GV interspersed the song with lovely ghatams, mellifluous flute adorned by Thavil intermittently. Icing on the cake is ever reliable soothing rendition by Shreya Goshal and G V Prakash." - Ramesh Kannan Blog
"Karuppu Nerathazhagi"; Singers: Velmurugan and Maalavika Sundar
"It's a joyful romantic solo about a village beau who has just fallen in love and cannot stop singing about her. The lyrical lines imbibing to beauty and decent words is worthy of appreciations. Vel Murugan gets a different dimension who makes the song complete and Maalavika in the mid with her humming sounds perfect." - Top 10 Cinema
"Velmurugan in the credit list of singers, one can surely expect the energetic Gaana song which he hardly fails to deliver. In this track also Velmurugan's energetic singing is complemented by punchy orchestration by GVP. However morsing at the start and towards the end seems to be discordant with the flow of the song. Malavika's humming in the first interlude is nifty GVP touch to the song." - Ramesh Kannan Blog
4. "Mella Velanjadhu"; Singer: Madhu Balakrishnan
"Madhu Balakrishnan had never sounded at such a high pitch, that too in the very beginning of the song. It's a touching song that speaks about family and relationships. GV Prakash leaves us so much spellbound with the instrumentals again, especially the flute binds your hearts unconditionally." - Top10 Cinema
"Mella Valanjadhu is mandatory pathos templatized in all aspects be run of the mill tune or wailing arrangements of instruments. Only solace being the soulful rendition by Madhu Balakrishnan." – Ramesh Kanna Blog
5. A Celebration (Komban Theme)
"The album comes to an end with the 'Dance Mode' and you cannot stop your senses getting invigorated with this theme music. Well, it reminiscences of the same old folk song that we have been hearing from a very long time, but the orchestration has been done with marveling spell." – Top10Cinema
"GVP's theme track will be special one in every album but in Komban it turns out to be mediocre, he took tried and tested orchestration using raw native elements for the rural themed movie which results in pretty much ordinary track even though its three minutes long." – Ramesh Kannan Blog