Billa 2 (Music review), Tamil – Yuvan Shankar Raja

Gangster, beyond the glitzy sound, is annoyingly repetitive and familiar; not to forget the downright silly lyrics. Yedho mayakkam is no different – the template is shockingly stale, with Thirumoorthy’s nadaswaram offering the sole respite. Unakkulle mirugam adds to the steadily escalating woes, but the soundtrack finds its mooring wonderfully in two tracks – Madurai ponnu, the Ottagatha Kattiko 2.0 version that morphs beautifully into a very-Yuvan’ish world music mix and Shweta Pandit’s stunningly serene Idhayam, a Rajaesque melody in a Yuvan package, with magical tabla usage! Yuvan salvages Billa 2’s heavily stylized music only because of these two songs!

Keywords: Billa 2, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Ajith Kumar