Mersal Album Artwork
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||20 August 2017|
Panchathan Record Inn and AM Studios, Chennai
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Producer||A. R. Rahman|
|A. R. Rahman chronology|
|Singles from Mersal|
Mersal (English: Zapped) is the soundtrack album for the 2017 Indian film of the same name and was composed by A. R. Rahman. The album received generally positive reviews from critics. The soundtrack crossed 100 million streams within ten days, setting a streaming record for a Tamil album.
Mersal is A. R. Rahman's third collaboration with actor Vijay, after Udhaya and Azhagiya Tamil Magan. At the same time, it's the movie resembling the 25th year of both Rahman and Vijay in the film industry. The soundtrack album consists of four tracks. The lyrics were all written by Vivek, who collaborated with Rahman for the first time. The music rights for Mersal were bought by Sony Music India. The official promotion, an audio launch for the soundtrack, was held on 20 August 2017. Rahman and his colleagues performed every track of the album. The audio launch event held a live telecast aired on Sun TV and also on several social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The first single Aalaporaan Thamizhan was released on 10 August 2017. The next single Neethanae was released on 17 August 2017.
The album received generally positive reviews from critics. Sify wrote: "ARR delivers a middling album that needs its leading star’s power to hit the chartsl" and rated it 3 out of 5. Top 10 cinema stated, that the album was a "Magnetizing package from ARR-Vijay combo". Behindwoods gave it 3.25 out of 5 stars and mentioned: AR Rahman weaves out a mass based classy album fitting in all the elements required for Vijay's screen presence!. Indiaglitz gave a 3.25 out of 5 star rating, but cited: "Mersal’s album is a mixture of mass and class, the experience of ARR brings color to Vijay’s powerful screen presence.The 4 tracks are innovative and is a must listen for any ARR fan". Shreya Ghoshal received Best Playback Singer at Ananda Vikatan Awards for her vocals in "Neethane Neethane".
|Mersal (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
|1.||"Maacho"||Vivek||Sid Sriram, Shweta Mohan||4:35|
|2.||"Mersal Arasan"||Vivek||G. V. Prakash Kumar, Naresh Iyer, Sharanya Srinivas, Vishwaprasadh||4:16|
|3.||"Neethanae"||Vivek||A. R. Rahman, Shreya Ghoshal||4:29|
|4.||"Aalaporaan Thamizhan"||Vivek||Kailash Kher, Sathya Prakash, Deepak, Pooja Vaidyanath||5:48|
|Adirindhi (Telugu Soundtrack)|
|1.||"Maayo"||Ananta Sriram||Sid Sriram, Shweta Mohan||4:39|
|2.||"Villu Villu"||Sri Mani||G. V. Prakash Kumar, Naresh Iyer, Sharanya Srinivas, Vishwaprasadh||4:16|
|3.||"Neeveyley Neeveyley"||Ananta Sriram||A. R. Rahman, Shreya Ghoshal||4:28|
|4.||"Paalinchara Pilloda"||Chandrabose||Kailash Kher, Sathya Prakash, Deepak, Pooja Vaidyanath||5:47|
Bonus track (part of Original Background score)
|Mersal (Bonus track)|
|1.||"Maayon"||Vivek, Dinesh Kanagaratnam||ADK, Sri Rascol||1:57|
This track was only featured in the film’s title credits.
Flute - Naveen Kumar
Guitars - Keba Jeremiah
Nadaswaram - Thirumurthy
Sitar - Kishore
Indian rhythm - T Raja, Kumar, Lakshmi Narayanan, Raju, Vedha, Neelakandan,
Thavil - M VenkateshSubramanian, Kaviraj, S Sundar, Purushothaman
Kombu - Alex, Kali, Shankar, Viji
Veena Murali, Maalavika, Deepthi Suresh, Soundarya, Anu Subbhaiya, Vishnupriya, Yaamini, Aishwarya Kumar
Deepak, Nivas, Santhosh Hariharan, Shenbagaraj, Diwakar, Veena Murali, Maalavika, Deepthi Suresh, Soundarya, Anu Subbhaiya, Vishnupriya, Yaamini, Aishwarya A Kumar, Shilpa Natarajan, Nadisha B.Thomas, Roshini Sharon, Sharanya Gopinath, Shilvi Sharon, Preethy Christopher.
Live Strings : Chennai Strings Orchestra / Sunshine Orchestra
Conducted by V J Srinivasamurthy Recorded at A M Studios
Vocal Arrangement - Arjun Chandy
Panchathan Record Inn: Suresh Permal, Karthik Sekaran, T R Krishna Chetan, Srinidhi Venkatesh, Jerry Vincent, Santhosh Dhayanidhi, Vinay Sridhar, Ishaan Chhabra
AM Studios : S Sivakumar, Kannan Ganpat, Krishnan Subramanian, Pradeep Menon, Manoj Kumar
Additional Programming : T R Krishna Chetan, Kumaran Sivamani, Santhosh Dayanidhi
Mixed by T R Krishna Chetan
Mastered By Suresh Permal
Mastered For iTunes S Sivakumar
Musicians Coordinators : Vijay Iyer, Noel James, TM Faizuddin
Musicians Fixer : Samidurai R
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- "Vivek Lyricist (@Lyricist_Vivek) | Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
- South, Sony Music (20 Aug 2017). "Listen to the full album of @actorvijay's #Mersal in @arrahman's music". @SonyMusicSouth. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
- South, Sony Music (8 Aug 2017). "The first single #AalaporaanThamizhan from #Mersal releases tomorrow. @actorvijay @arrahman @Atlee_dir @ThenandalFilms @Lyricist_Vivekpic.twitter.com/pwnR7xWBHN". @SonyMusicSouth. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
- South, Sony Music (16 Aug 2017). "Get ready to be hit by a wave of love like never before. #Neethanae from #Mersal releases tomorrow at 6pm. @actorvijay @arrahman @Atlee_dirpic.twitter.com/8QcABPgfXc". @SonyMusicSouth. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
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- A. R. Rahman (17 October 2017). "Adirindhi (Telugu Soundtrack)". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
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