Idam Porul Yaeval (Music review), Tamil – Yuvan Shankar Raja

Beyond the catchy rhythm of Vaiyambatti lies a lovely tune, with the right amount of punch, and most importantly, Vairamuthu’s absorbing lyrics espousing the blissful living of tribals in the hills. That it is also wonderfully sung by Anthony Dassan and Priyadarshini is the icing! Kondaatamae‘s reasonably monotonous background don’t pull the song down given the really engaging melody that adorns it, and Sriram Parthasarathy, with Vairamuthu striking it rich again (Thunbangalum nam vaazhvin munnetrame!). Eerakkaathae, in comparison, is standard-issue Yuvan melody, but is something he has mastered by now – endearing tune and some brilliant interludes hinting on world music and sweeping violins! Vaikom Vijayalakshmi breathes life into the haunting tune of Endha vazhi like only she can, but unfortunately Yuvan chooses to sing the song’s other version, Atthuvaana kaatukku, himself – this one’s better orchestrated and it is dismaying to hear Yuvan’s poor diction and singing pull this version down to some extent. Yuvan however ends the soundtrack on a high, with everything coming together beautifully in Kurunthogai – the lively music and tune, Vairamuthu’s clever word-play, and VV Prasanna and Sonia vocals! Idam Porul Yaeval is the kind of soundtrack Yuvan’s dad will be very proud of!

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