Yes, yes, this ever-famous number – Hosanna from Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya, is my soul song. When this song was released, it became a revolution in a few days and it still remains to be. For the die-hard romantics, this song turned out to be an anthem.
I have a few other numbers in H which are equally soul-stirring, but I chose this one. Rahman always adds a new dimension to music with each decade. When 2010 dawned, he added yet another dimension with the fantabulous soundtrack of Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya.
Hosanna is an ethereal number from the album. It sprays the mystical power of love on all the listeners. The grandeur chorus which chant ‘Hosanna’, the scintillating flute in the prelude, the foot-tapping and loveable rap section by Blaaze, and the combination of violins and strings in the interludes make up a complete musical package in just one song. Added to this etherealness is Suzanne D’Mello’s humming section. She pulls you into a trance with her velvety voice.
I bet no one would have done justice to this song other than Vijay Prakash. Each and every line of his is perfect. He emotes well to the poetic lyrics of Thamarai. My favourite lines,
“Yen idhayam udaithaai norungave…
En maru idhayam tharuven nee udaikave…”
Listen to this song here: https://youtu.be/YFYiTS46x-8
Other evergreen H songs of Rahman:
- Hai Rama from Rangeela
- Haira Hairabba from Jeans
- Haiyo Pathikichu from Rhythm
- Heer Heer from Jab Tak Hai Jaan
- Heera from Highway
- Hello Mister from Iruvar
- Hey Goodbye Nanba from Ayudha Ezhuthu