Porkalathil Oru Poo (Music review), Tamil – Ilayaraja

Ennai thedi‘s tune is nice enough, but the archaic arrangements (barring the interludes) and Anitha’s fangled singing kills it. Ditto with Unnai vittu – likeable tune, awkward arrangements and superb interludes! And Chella kili is midding all through, as if Raja’s bad synth form traveled back from time. Ethanai‘s music is deeply affecting; Palani Bharathi’s stinging verses and Raja’s age-worn voice bringing forth the pain beautifully. Mu.Metha’s lyrics in Ithu vidivaa too is moving, along with the group’s vocals. Pachai ilanguruthe is too short to make a mark. Barring two songs, Raja’s music is unremarkable for such a topical subject!

Keywords: Ilayaraja, Porkalathil Oru Poo