Sunday January 8, 2017
Kaalakkoothu (Music review), Tamil – Justin Prabhakaran
Justin constructs the somber Engeyo pogum almost like a bridge to Ilayaraja’s anupallavi from Aval Appadithaan’s Uravugal thodarkadhai. Kanna katti is delightful – spiffy tune and jaunty rhythm, and wonderful vocals by Haricharan! Latha Krishna joins him eventually and the nostalgic Raja flavor in anupallavi adds to the song’s charm. Kannukulla, a simple, 80s style pleasant melody harks back to Justin’s Pannaiyarum Padminiyum number Enakkaga poranthaye. The short Jeevan indha sounds like Kannukulla’s soul sister. Netri kungumam and Alli kodiye, despite fantastic vocals, and imaginatively moody orchestration seem more contrived and less interesting. Justin’s music remains highly listenable, and enjoyable.
Keywords: Justin Prabhakaran, Kaalakkoothu
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