Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (soundtrack)
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|Soundtrack album by A. R. Rahman|
|Released||12 January 2010|
Panchathan Record Inn and AM Studios
|Producer||A. R. Rahman|
|A. R. Rahman chronology|
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa is the soundtrack of the 2010 Tamil romance film of the same name, directed by Gautham Menon. The original score and songs were composed by A. R. Rahman, first time collaborating with Gautham Menon. Lyrics are penned by Menon's usual associate, Thamarai along with Kalyani Menon and Kaithapram, the latter penning the Malayalam lyrics in the album.
The album was released on 19 December 2009 in London with several film personalities participating at the grand function. It was the first time that a Tamil film audio release was held in London. An audio launch function was also held in Chennai. Sony Music released the album worldwide. The album was met with positive responses and was appreciated. The audio also received overwhelming pre-release response and was marked as No. 1 in Asia, in terms of advance bookings. The album was ranked among the best musicals of 2010.
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Before the official audio release on 19 December 2009 in London and 12 January 2010 in Chennai, "Hosanna" track was leaked onto the internet. Later the track was officially released with the same singer but another strophe had been added to the song.
The official audio of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa was released in London on 19 December 2009. On 12 January 2010, another audio release function was held in Chennai with several film personalities participating in the grand function, after which the original audio cassettes and CDs were available in stores. The audio was released by Kamal Hassan, who has previously acted in Gautham's direction in the film Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu. The CD's & cassettes cover had an image of three Silambarasan's and on the right side a Trisha Krishnan. All the lyrics are penned by Menon's usual associate, Thamarai and the Malayalam lyrics by Kaithapram and Kalyani Menon. The first song in the album, is "Omana Penne", which features Silambarasan dancing with Trisha. It is set to picturise him dancing and singing while they meet together. The song was sung by, Benny Dayal and Kalyani Menon.
The second song in the album, is entitled, "Anbil Avan" which is sung by Chinmayi and Devan Ekambaram. The song was picturised in New York City. The third song is "Mannipaaya", which was picturised around ECR in Chennai, with sets at a cost of three Indian Crores. The song has National Award winning singer Shreya Ghoshal along with A. R. Rahman himself singing.
The fourth song in the album is "Hosanna" and is sung by Vijay Prakash, Suzanne D'Mello and Blaaze, which already made huge waves before the official audio release. The fifth song is titled "Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa", which name is the album's title. The voice was rendered by Karthik. The sixth song is named, "Kannukkul Kannai" – one being a peppy number sung by Naresh Iyer. The final song in the album, is entitled, "Aaromale" sung by the Music Director Alphons Joseph, with Kaithapram's Malayalam lyrics.
A collectors's edition special pack, titled A. R. Rahman Collectors' Edition Pack of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa, was released by Sony Music on 13 November 2010. This edition included two additional songs, BAFTA audio premiere, A. R. Rahman T-shirt and liner notes of the songs. The additional songs, a female version of "Aaromale" and "Jessie's Land" were performed by Shreya Ghoshal and Megha respectively.
The same soundtrack was also used in the Telugu version of the film, Ye Maaya Chesave, which was simultaneously made and released with the Tamil version. The Telugu version of the soundtrack was released on 3 February 2010. It also had the same set of vocalists except for Rahman, who was replaced by Karthik for the Telugu version of "Mannipaaya" which was titled Vintunaava. The lyrics were penned by Anantha Sreeram.
The same soundtrack was also used for the Hindi remake, titled Ek Deewana Tha which is also directed by Gautham Menon. The soundtrack was released on 21 December 2011.
|1||"Omana Penne"||Benny Dayal, Kalyani Menon||Malta||5:32||Thamarai||Also featuring Malayalam lyrics by Kalyani Menon|
|2||"Anbil Avan"||Devan Ekambaram, Chinmayi||USA||4:11|
|3||"Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa"||Karthik||Chennai||3:12||Additional vocals by Vivek Agarwal|
|4||"Hosanna"||Vijay Prakash, Suzanne, Blaaze||Malta||5:30||Also featuring lyrics by Blaaze
Additional vocals by Vivek Agarwal, Dr. Narayan, V. V. Prasanna, Haricharan Sesh
|5||"Kannukkul Kannai"||Naresh Iyer||Chennai||3:52|
|6||"Mannipaaya"||A. R. Rahman, Shreya Ghoshal||Chennai, Kerala||6:56||Three Thirukkurals are used as part of the lyrics. A translation and commentary of this song can be found here|
|7||"Aaromale"||Alphons Joseph||Kerala||5:46||Kaithapram||Featuring Malayalam lyrics|
|8||"Aaromale"||Shreya Ghoshal||–||4:33||–||Featured in the collector's edition pack only|
|9||"Jessie's Land"||Megha||–||1:58||–||Featured in the collector's edition pack only|
|BIG Tamil Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Male Singer||Vijay Prakash for "Hosanna"||Won|
|Edison Awards||Best Male Singer||Vijay Prakash for "Hosanna"||Won|
|Filmfare Awards South||Best Music Director||A. R. Rahman||Won|
|Best Lyricist||Thamarai for "Mannipaaya"||Won|
|Best Male Playback||Vijay Prakash for "Hosanna"||Nominated|
|Vijay Awards||Best Music Director||A. R. Rahman||Won|
|Best Female Playback Singer||Shreya Ghoshal for "Mannipaaya"||Won|
|Best Male Playback Singer||Vijay Prakash for "Hosanna"||Won|
|Vijay Music Awards||Popular Album of the Year||Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa||Won|
|Best Music Director||A. R. Rahman||Won|
|Best Female Singer||Shreya Ghoshal for "Mannipaaya"||Won|
|Best Male Singer||Vijay Prakash for "Hosanna"||Won|
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