Thottaal Poo Malarum (Tamil, Yuvan Shankar Raja)

Arabu naade, with a surprise Hindi opening, packs in a fantastic punch, with its perfectly in-sync rhythms and an arresting mid segment. Vittaal has thoughtfully played, alluring percussion, along with Ranjeeth’s peppy vocals. Vaadi vambu has a distinct Rahman flavor but this one, as also Ennai pidichcha, is largely lackluster. Vijay Yesudas’ Valayal karangal belies its semi-classical aspirations and barring those neat interludes, ends up as a bummer. Kadathuren naan attempts a snappy, techno-kuthu track but doesn’t really soar to any raucous heights this genre mandates. Yuvan scores with two top numbers, but the rest is ordinary.

Keywords: P. Vasu, Shakti, Gowri Munjal

Note: Thottaal Poo Malarum music review in Tamil…here!