Review By : Album Release Date : Apr 15,2016

Production: CV Kumar Cast: Anjali, Bobby Simha, Karunakaran, SJ Suryah, Vijay Sethupathi Direction: Karthik Subburaj Screenplay: Karthik Subburaj Story: Karthik Subburaj Music: Santhosh Narayanan Background score: Santhosh Narayanan

Iraivi is an upcoming entertainer starring S.J.Suryah, Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha and Anjali in lead roles. The film is directed by Karthik Subburaj and music is composed by Santosh Narayanan. 

Onnu Rendu

Singer: S.J.Suryah
Lyrics: Vivek

The quirky album begins with a lazy party number having impressive shades of 60s Black and White music in terms of clarinet usage and harmonica. S.J.Suryah’s inquisitive vocals are another biggest asset for this song. The orchestration is minimal yet impactful in every respect. In short, the song has an instant likability factor associated with it!

Kadhal Kappal

Singer: Santosh Narayanan
Lyrics: Muthamil

The fun filled journey continues in the so called Santosh Narayanan way with another brisk solo supported well by strings, guitar and earthly rhythm section.  The composer himself renders this number with his mesmerizing style which has the blend of Tamil folk along with old school Jazz. Watch out for the riveting harmonica which follows the lead vocals in a jiffy!

Solla Thudikithu Manasu 

Singer: R.K.Sundar
Lyrics: Muthamil

The nostalgic trip begins with a brilliant solo which speaks of the good times in life with Maestro Ilaiyaraaja styled bass work and Jazz drums! Muthamil’s lyrics comprises of the blockbuster films in Tamil cinema till date which is another interesting factor. A true winner which carries the soul of the album!


Singers: Meenakshi, Dhee

The album turns to a musical eerie mode with a sultry number having a tinge of Alternative Rock flavor fused with voodoo folk music.  The composition slowly gathers fun moments and pace with the advent of Hip-Hop beats which keeps the listener vigilant. The interludes retain the mystical flavor which speaks mountains about the depth of the composition.


Singer: Anthony Dassan
Lyrics: Mani Amudhavan

A mesmerizing rustic folk number from the master singer Anthony Dassan arrives next with just the manually played rhythm which sounds so appealing despite its minimalistic effect. Mani Amudhavan’s amazing lyrics are quite sentimental as well as poetic.


Singers: Brinda, Ananthu and Santhosh Narayanan
Lyrics: Vivek

The optimistic finale speaks much about hope and humanity in lyrical as well as musical terms with great ease. The inherent folk element of Santhosh Narayan is present even in this number which makes it even more admirable. The no-nonsense strings, melodious chord progression pave the way for an undisputed jewel of the album!

Verdict: Iraivi stays true to the riveting combination of Santosh Narayanan and Karthik Subburaj with some quirkiest songs of the season!
( 2.75 / 5.0 )


Iraivi (aka) Iraivi

Iraivi (aka) Iraivi is a Tamil movie with production by CV Kumar, direction by Karthik Subburaj. The cast of Iraivi (aka) Iraivi includes Anjali, Bobby Simha, Karunakaran, SJ Suryah, Vijay Sethupathi.