is the title track of the movie. ARR sings
this song, along with child-chorus. ARRs enchanting
voice makes me play this song in Winamp in
repeat mode! And the lyrics - It is as if
ARR is saying, "I am a thamizhan and
I am back in thamizh". Look at the lyrics
- Vanna thamizh paattu aayiram solven and
Ungal Magizhchiyai Paattil vaippen. The lyrics
fit ARR! Still wondering how this is picturised
in the movie!
One negative aspect is the heavy percussion,
which shadows ARR's voice in some places.
this is a great song!
Shreya Ghoshal and SPB rock! Is it really
Shreya? Flawless thamizh pronunciation, and
that too, considering the fact that the lyrics
are nothing less than a tongue-twister!!!
The constantly changing rhythm patterns keeps
you interested in the finer aspects even after
The way the voice is blended with instruments
(is there a technical term for this?) is brilliant!
This effect is quite pronounced in Maramkothiye
song too. ARR had earlier used this technique
in "oh humdum suniyo rey".
song starts with Thavil. Then an instument
that sounds like nathaswaram joins in! There
has been a debate going on, in ARR Fans Yahoo
Groups regarding what this instrument is -
people came up with different ideas - Tenor
Sax, Oboe, Shenai Voice in KORG etc. etc...
We still do not have an answer. Whatever...
That piece is so catchy and keeps playing
in your ear even after you switch off the
The vocalists are Madhu Shree and Naresh Iyer.
Madhu Shree's voice is as sweet as ever! She
sounds like Sadhna Sargam in many places.
And for those who don't know about Naresh
Iyer - he is the one who failed to win the
Super Singer (ARR was the judge), but got
a chance to make a great debut under ARR!
Beautiful melody - the next "Snegithane"!
Slow ghazal-type beats and Sadhna Sargam's
melliflous voice provide a very different
start. And that too, the first 45 seconds
of the song sounds, as though we are hearing
it on an old radio set, with lots of disturbance.
Will have to watch the movie to know why it
ARR has this knack of inserting a catchy bit
in some songs, to which you will be addicted.
In this song, it is the "thala thala
thala... anai anai anai" bit. This rhythmic
bit has been inserted into the soulful melody
without losing the effect of both.
Strangely enough, neither the cassette/CD
covers nor the websites mention the name of
the male singer in this song!
Maramkothiye is a fast, disco number with
lots of techno beats and sounds. The beginning
rap "wanna wanna be a woodpecker"
is good. Think it is by Blaaze. Shalini and
Vasundhara Das are best suited for such songs
and they do deliver. Shankar Mahadevan too
does a good job.
The most interesting aspect of this song is
that this song has the same basic tune as
that of "Mayilirage". I figured
this out only after 4-5 hearings. So well
disguised. It is really amazing that the same
tune fits a pleasing melody and a fast dance
A pathos song from ARR after a long time.
And it breaks all the conventions and rules
of pathos songs. Hariharan and Chitra are
the singers. What more can one expect from
the legends. Hariharan shines in the high
pitched parts in the second stanza.
to the line "Ungal Magizhchiyai Paattil
vaippen" in the title song, ARR has made
everyone happy with this album.
Overall, ah aah-some musical treat.