Saarattu Vandiyilai 3rd single by Kaatru Veliyidai
The much awaited 3rd single from Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai has been released. “Saarattu Vandiyilai” from AR Rahman’s music factory for actors Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari is a wedding song.
The song has been sung by AR Raihanah, Tipu and Nikhita Gandhi. It is filled with slow beats and a rhythm with minimal variations. The vocals are the biggest plus to this slow folk based number which has been composed for the situation of a marriage. Since it’s a straight forward song, there aren’t many complex interludes and it goes very easy on the ears.
Vairamuthu’s lyrics are pure and the tune is quite simple yet catchy. However, it is not the song that makes you hear it on loop. The instrumentation is very fine and the flute portions provide relief from the otherwise percussion dominated folk number. Saarattu Vandiyilai is a good listen for slow folk number lovers and ARR fans but surely not Rahman’s best wedding song till date.
Nevertheless, the concept of AR Rahman’s songs growing into you after listening to them a few times and Ravi Varman’s visuals could make this song a pleasurable watching experience.