Poraali (Music review), Tamil – Sundar C Babu

Yaar ivan, partly because of Shankar Mahadevan’s high-pitched vocals, is strongly reminiscent of Nadodigal’s anthemic Sambo siva sambo, but without that impact; the other version by Chinmayi is even more weaker. Vithiye potri‘s initial utterances by Sasikumar evolve into a pulsating musical piece sung badly by Samithirakani, while Vegamaai channels only the former’s music appropriately. Chinmayi’s Engirundhu is short and adequately haunting, but the soundtrack’s highlight is Vedi podu, a standard Sundar C Babu-style raucous track with excited vocals and a repetitively catchy hook! Poraali fits perfectly within the Sundar C Babu school of music; that’s not a good sign.

Keywords: Poraali, Sundar C Babu, Sasikumar, Samuthirakani, Porali