Engeyum Naan Iruppen (Music review), Tamil – Afzal Yusuf and ES Raam

Kuyile and Kanavugal aayiram are so very Vidyasagar! Not to take credit away from Afzal, both melodies are wonderfully involving, with Haricharan-Shwetha Mohan and Najeem Arshad-Latha Krishna handling it brilliantly, respectively. Afzal ups the ante in Vinnulaka devathai, showcasing fantastic orchestration with superb folk percussion in the interludes and letting Najeem Arshad ace the immersive lovely tune. Vaada thozha, Afzal’s last, is middling mass material. Of E S Raam’s 3 songs, Vithiyo and Enna petha drone on, but Kaatrodu deepam stands out given its Charukesi raaga base. 3 songs from Afzal Yusuf prove that this composer deserves a lot better.

Keywords: Engeyum Naan Iruppen, Afzal Yusuf, ES Raam

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