Music review: Aayirathil Oruvan (Tamil – GV Prakash Kumar)

Karthik croons assertively and, along with the composer’s fantastic backgrounds and a spellbinding tune, rocks Oh eesa! This is an awe-inspiring, albeit, masala’ish track that is instantly captivating. Indha paadhai’s breezy guitar and dreamy vocals by the composer aptly expose the full spread of the inventive orchestration and Selvaraghavan’s lyrics. With its hip-hop infused backgrounds, Un mela aashadhaan is Yuvan – Dhanush is surprisingly adept with the vocals! In Pemmaane, the composer’s magnificent orchestration literally soars, while Bombay Jayashree’s haunting vocals are absolutely on top! Maalai neram is the soundtrack’s weak spot – very Harris Jeyaraj’ish, poor Tamil diction by Andrea and really doesn’t fit in. Thaai thindra mannae is the soundtrack’s stupendous highlight – incredibly imaginative – be it the lyrics, the fusion element in the backgrounds or the free flowing tune… this is the young composer’s pièce de résistance! The classical version is equally brilliant, adorned with Vairamuthu’s Tamil verses and Vijay Yesudas going solo! Beyond their fairly predictable start, The King Arrives and Naveen’s Celebration of Life get into a mind bogglingly astounding mode! Kudos to Selvaraghavan’s creative vision – like Yuvan did, in his Pudupettai, G V Prakash Kumar makes outstanding use of his opportunity in Aayirathil Oruvan!

Keywords: Karthi Sivakumar, Reema Sen, Andrea, Selvaraghavan. GV Prakash Kumar, GVP, GV Prakash, 200, #200