Rahman crafts a series of tunes that range from devotional to romantic and in Ooh La La La, a song that is completely fun. There is not a single song that shows a dip in quality. The entire album is proof of the maestro working at the peak of his powers.
Roja was a phenomenal debut for the then 25 year old composer. He produced a landmark soundtrack for a landmark film. We got glimpses of the man’s mastery of melody; his ability to create magic with the simplest tunes was and is a joy to listen to.
As for Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, there is a lot to talk about. It ranges from the technical details to the scenes that made it and some that should have made it. But one thing was clear to me seeing the film, this is Mani Ratnam reinventing himself.