Manoj Beedha's Vanjagar Ulagam, starring Guru Somasundaram, Anisha Ambrose and John Vijay is nearing its release. Sam C.S has scored the music for this film.
The first single track from this film released on YouTube today.
The track, titled Kannanin Leelai is a carnatic dubstep song. The song starts off with Swagatha S.Krishnan singing a carnatic piece. Around 30 seconds into the song, you get to see Sam CS operating on full-blown mode, ruthlessly playing with our nerves and sending us into a trip with the dubstep music.
He then seamlessly switches between the carnatic and dubstep portions with occasional pauses. Whenever the beat drops, Swagatha's soulful voice fills the air and creates a beautiful atmosphere. Sam C.S has managed to walk the tight rope by sensibly mixing both genres, without overdoing things and that is where the success of the song lies.
It is easy to miss Sruthi's work with the percussion instruments. It just makes the experience better. Sam's guts to experiment with 2 genres that are on opposite poles, by itself needs to be appreciated. But, that is an excuse that people give when the song doesn't come out well. This song will go down as one of the best songs of the year. As of now, plug in your headphones and enjoy this never ending trip called Kannanin Leelai!