Monday February 15, 2016

Ennul Aayiram (Music review), Tamil – Gopi Sundar

Posted by Karthik

Uyiril‘s ethereal tune rides on Chinmayi’s indulgent vocals, set to a serene guitar-backed sound. She also rules over the breezy Kaathu kidandha, punctuated by Gopi’s trademark chorus. Kadhal kolluthadi‘s enchanting melody invokes Ilayaraja’s Sumam prati sumam*, and Gopi orchestrates it beautifully. Punjiriyo mixes the Malayalam sound to Tamil cleverly, while Adada, while being perfectly melodious, sounds like a medley of Gopi’s older songs. Thallu Thallu‘s middling techno sound paves way to a more tolerable kuthu, while Mutham venduma is a bad remix of Gopi’s own Choti jindagi**. While still a very listenable package, the reuse-led strain is beginning to show.

*Sumam Prathi Sumam – Maharshi
**From Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju

Keywords: Gopi Sundar, Ennul Aayiram

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  • Prakash Srinivasan

    Karthik, the raga for the Sumam song is called Rishivani (credit to Ilaiyaragam raga list). Kadhal Kolluthadi indeed seems to sound like that, though only a seasoned musician can vouch for it.

    • milliblog

      Yes, I came across that raga while searching for Sumam’s raga. Have never heard of it, so didn’t want to name it and connect it to Kaadhal kolluthadi.

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