Saivam (Music review), Tamil – G V Prakash Kumar

Azhagu, understandably, holds a strong whiff of Indira’s Nila kaigiradhu – the instantly likeable, ethereal tune and Unnkrishnan’s daughter Uthara evoking an adorable innocence akin to Harini in the earlier song. Kokkara kozhi is faux-folk done reasonably well – very familiar Rahman style that is occasionally enjoyable. The composer uses the echoing ghatam sound brilliantly in Oray our ooril, a haunting melody accentuated by Haricharan’s soulful vocals and the escalating orchestration. Moments of life and the instrumental version of Azhagu are imaginative and listenable. A short, sweet and sincere sounding album from GV Prakash Kumar, headlined by Uthara’s singing debut!

Keywords: Saivam, GV Prakash Kumar