Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa (soundtrack)

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Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
Soundtrack album by A. R. Rahman
Released 12 January 2010 (2010-01-12)[1]
Recorded May 2009-2010
Panchathan Record Inn and AM Studios
Length 35:02
Language Tamil
Malayalam
English
Label Sony Music
Producer A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
Couples Retreat
(2009)
Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa
(2010)
Raavanan
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
IndiaGlitz 4/5 stars[2]
Rediff.com 3/5 stars[3]
Behindoods 3.5/5 stars[4]
Music Aloud 8.5/10 stars[5]

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.[6] 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.[7] An audio launch function was also held in Chennai.[7] Sony Music released the album worldwide.[8] The album was met with positive responses and was appreciated.[9] The audio also received overwhelming pre-release response and was marked as No. 1 in Asia, in terms of advance bookings.[10] The album was ranked among the best musicals of 2010.[11]

Album information[edit]

Unofficial versions[edit]

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.

Official version[edit]

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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.[citation needed] 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.

Special edition[edit]

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.[12][13] The additional songs, a female version of "Aaromale" and "Jessie's Land" were performed by Shreya Ghoshal and Megha respectively.

Telugu version[edit]

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.

Hindi version[edit]

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.

Track listing[edit]

# Title Singers Picturization Length (m:ss) Lyrics Notes
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
Additional tracks
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

Accolades[edit]

Award Category Recipient(s) Result
BIG Tamil Entertainment Awards[14] Most Entertaining Male Singer Vijay Prakash for "Hosanna" Won
Edison Awards[15] 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

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Vinnaithandi Varuvaya Music Review songs lyrics". IndiaGlitz. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya: Vintage Rahman". Rediff.com. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa – Tamil Music Review". Behindwoods.com. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Posted by VIP (13 January 2011). "Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya". Music Aloud. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  6. ^ "2 crore for NEP audio rights!". The Times of India. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Another audio launch for 'VTV'". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  8. ^ "Sony Music grabs VTV & Goa". Sify. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  9. ^ "Top Tamil films of 2010". Rediff. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  10. ^ "Vinnai Thandi Varuvaaya audio creates history!". Sify. 
  11. ^ REWIND: The Music of 2010, IndiaGlitz, 7 January 2011, retrieved 18 August 2011 
  12. ^ "Gautham's VTV , collector's pack unveiled". Sify. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  13. ^ "Vinnai Thandi Varuvaya Special Collector’s edition unveiled". 60024.com. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  14. ^ A ‘BIG’ NIGHT FOR TAMIL ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, Behindwoods, retrieved 18 August 2011 
  15. ^ "Simbu and Trisha win Edison awards for excellence in cinema". 15 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-10.