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Review by : Malathy Sundaram
Music Director : S.Thaman
Vocals : Aalap Raju, Bruce Lee, Vel Murugan, Ranjith, Priyadarshini, Rahul Nambiar, Naveen.
Lyrics : Na.Muthukumar, Thamarai, Viveka.
Written and directed by S.S.Rajamitran and produced by P.L.Thenappan, this film is about a village lad’s love for his mother where we have Aadhi (of ‘Mirugam’ fame) and Meera Nandan (of ‘Valmiki’ fame) doing the lead roles. Santhanam provides the laughs. Music is by the young talented S.Thaman.

Kuthu Kuthu..
Vocals: Aalap Raju, Bruce Lee, Vel Murugan

Lyrics: Na.Muthukumar

An interesting number that takes a dispassionate look at the ‘great leveler’ that is Death. The robust native vocals are gently balanced by the lightly western instrumental bits. Looks like Sindubairavi raga. A neat attempt, especially the trumpets.

Paniyae Paniyae...
Vocals: Ranjith, Priyadarshini

Lyrics: Thamarai

This dreamy duet needs to be relished just as much for its melodic instrumental bits (violins and guitar) as for its lyrics. The lilting opening notes ‘ma paa dha pa dha pa dha---saa ni’( Natabairavi scale with an attractive occasional Kiravani ‘ni’ swara ) roll right through the song. On the flip side, the vocals sound quite muffled.

Pachai Kili
Vocals: Rahul Nambiar

Lyrics: Viveka

When your home serves as ‘paasatthin pallikkoodam’, where is the need to sound so startled about it? We mean the odd sounding ‘bambaram poley’ chord shift! And the nagaswaram piece is a bit of a joke. A confusing number from Thaman. Only Rahul Nambiar stands firm amidst all this.

Aathadi Aathadi...
Vocals: Naveen

Lyrics: Na.Muthukumar

A song of loneliness in love. The high-pitched rendering is suggestive of an aching heart. The rhythm composition is interesting.

Ayyanar-Theme Music...

A tentative start leads to a robust roll of drums and the rigidity is then relieved with soft notes from strings and keyboards before picking up the strong rhythms again. A short piece.


The title suggests a rural theme and so do the lyrics. But Thaman is quietly working towards building up a signature style for himself as seen from the slightly western orientation of the music accompanying the vocals. How well these songs blend with the story when it unfolds on screen remains to be seen.
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Tags : Ayyanar, Aadhi, Meera Nandan, S.Thaman, Na.Muthukumar
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