9 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A. R. Rahman collaborates with director and lyricist Mani Ratnam on the OK Kanmani soundtrack, unveiling an eclectic sound that includes urban beats and classical overtones—at times in the same song. “Kaara Attakkaara” marries a choral arrangement to a rap break, while Rahman and Darshana belt the classical-meets-club arrangement “Theera Ulaa”. Electric guitar riffs and propulsive techno beats continuously accelerate, but Karthik also croons, like on the easygoing “Parandhu Sella Vaa”. Carnatic motifs meet Western sounds on the duet “Naane Varugiraen”—a smart fusion on an album of highlights.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A. R. Rahman collaborates with director and lyricist Mani Ratnam on the OK Kanmani soundtrack, unveiling an eclectic sound that includes urban beats and classical overtones—at times in the same song. “Kaara Attakkaara” marries a choral arrangement to a rap break, while Rahman and Darshana belt the classical-meets-club arrangement “Theera Ulaa”. Electric guitar riffs and propulsive techno beats continuously accelerate, but Karthik also croons, like on the easygoing “Parandhu Sella Vaa”. Carnatic motifs meet Western sounds on the duet “Naane Varugiraen”—a smart fusion on an album of highlights.

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