Enakkul Oruvan (Music review), Tamil – Santhosh Narayanan

Keba’s electric guitar and bass are instantly alluring in Kutti poochi, adding an almost surreal layer to what is essentially a simple, resonant folk tune. Manicka Vinayagam carries Muthamil’s lyrics beautifully, while Balu’s nadaswaram plays superb jugalbandhi with the rest of the trippy sound. Poo avizhum pozhudhil builds itself into an incredibly likeable melody and there’s so much going into making this song magical – Pradeep Kumar’s mesmerizing vocals, Santhosh’s stunningly intricate tune, Keba’s bass and guitar, not to forget Santhosh’s whistle! Siddharth is surprisingly good with his singing in Prabalamagavey, breathing life into Muthamil’s absorbing lyrics about popularity, set to pulsating retro-induced electro funk sound, headlined by Naveen’s bass, that is catchy and addictive. Leon’s piano is as significant part of Yaar‘s sonorous tune, as is Dhibu Ninan Thomas’ vocals. Endi ippadi is the soundtrack’s wonderfully punchy highlight. The build-up, starting with the video-gamish sound and the stupendously captivating bass, the Indian percussions by 4 Idiots group and above all, fantastic singing of the funky gaana by Santhosh himself that towers above everything else! Santhosh is having a stellar 2014 already. Enakkul Oruvan just established him further as one of the most exciting composers currently, in any Indian language!

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