Sunday January 24, 2016
Oyee (Music review), Tamil – Ilayaraja
It’s difficult to decide what is more cringe-worthy in Eden Garden – Raja’s music or the bizarre lyrics that perhaps wanted to refer to Garden of Eden, but ends up talking about Kolkata’s cricket stadium. Mannin magane is far worse – massively outdated synth cringe fest. Mudinja oru kai paru is equally weird, invoking lyrical and musical style of films of a different era. Entha ooru, thankfully, has Raja in his home turf, with Ekadhasi’s lyrics and earthy music coming together well. Thendral varum is vintage Raja – dulcet melody, albeit with a Karthikraja’ish, now-too-familiar sound. Awkward soundtrack from Raja.
Keywords: Oyee, Ilayaraja
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