Acham Yenbadhu Madamaiyada (AYM)- Music Review by Ram Anand

Bask. Enjoy. AR Rahman is a promise that keeps on delivering.

This is probably the longest wait that fans of Tamil or AR Rahman’s music has had to experience between a chartbuster single and a full album- six months to be exact. After a combination like Vinathaandi Varuvaaya, which soared up the chartbusters, box office, and also people’s hearts, Guatham Vasudev Menon and AR Rahman coming together again set expectations at a very high bar. Coupled with the fact Silambarasan has returned as the main protagonist, just like VTV, Acham Yenbathu Madamaiyada had big shoes to fill.

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24- Music Review by Ram Anand

Sid Sriram, in an AR Rahman composition. Has that combination ever gone wrong? No AR Rahman Tamil album is complete with even the least of Sid Sriram’s voice nowadays, and Mei Niagara comes across as the best song of this album.

For once, I was not particularly aware regarding the audio release of a new AR Rahman album until I chanced upon a review in one of the flimsy film sites calling the album of “24” a surprise- in a negative way. First of all, I would never understand how anyone who calls themselves a thorough reviewer can attempt to write a judgement on an ARR album within a couple of hours, and after listening to the tracks merely once. In fact, I’ll go even further and say this actually applies to the work of all musicians worth their salt.

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