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Production: Neelam Productions Cast: Anandhi, Kathir, Yogi Babu Direction: Maari Selvaraj Screenplay: Maari Selvaraj Story: Maari Selvaraj Music: Santhosh Narayanan Background score: Santhosh Narayanan Cinematography: Sridhar Editing: RK Selva

Singers: Santhosh Narayanan
Lyrics: Vivek, Mari Selvaraj

Karuppi was the first single track that released. It seems like this song was written first and only then the music was composed, due to the extremely high lyrical value. Karuppi is not just a song about a dog, it is the cry of an oppressed soul. The lyrical value of Karuppi is high and the song is an abstract. You can interpret it in a lot of ways. Santhosh Narayanan must be appreciated for making sure the song's music doesn't compete with the lyrics. Rather, it just complements the verses and let's Vivek and Mari Selvaraj take the centre-stage.

Vanakkam Vanakkamunga
Singers: Puliyankulam Velmayil, Puliyankulam Kannan
Lyrics: Perumal Vaathiyar

Vanakkam Vanakkamunga looks like a musical storytelling by Puliyankulam Velmayil and Puliyankulam Kannan. Props to Santhosh Narayanan for choosing to experiment with new singers, and they do a convincing job too. The song gives us interesting details about the movie. For example, the first paragraph tells us that the film is set in a place called Puliyankulam. This is another song where the lyrics overshadow the music, but Ganapathy on the Thavil holds his own forte. The funky sounds in the background make this an interesting song to listen.

Potta Kaatil Poovasam
Singers: Yogi Sekar, Fareedha
Lyrics: Vivek

This is a duet track that is sung by Yogi Sekar and Fareedha. The song starts off on a mysterious note, partially due to the nature of the first two songs of the album. You have no idea where the song is going to lead to, until Yogi Sekar's voice glides in to tell you that it going to be a melody. This song keeps getting better as it progresses. While Sekar's singing is great, Fareedha's voice tops that. When you think things can't better, an interlude kicks in, taking you to heaven. If you think heaven is the limit, Ananthu's divine voice in the background tells you there is something more. This one pulls the rug under your feet.

Engum Pugazh Thuvanga 
Singers: Folk Marley Anthony Daasan, Kallur Mariappan
Lyrics:  Chinnasamydasan (Vallanadu), Mari Selvaraj

Engum Pugazh Thuvanga is a celebration of the folk genre. Anthony Daasan and Kallur Mariappan both capture the essence of Nellai slang and show us why they are the best in business when it comes to folk songs. While this song has the true flavour of Tirunelveli, and the lyrics tell us the story of a girl who has been lost. The percussion and thavilkeeps the energy of the song high, even though the beats sound repetitive.

Vaa Rayil Vidapolama
Singer: Prithika
Lyrics: Vivek


Vaa Rayil Vidapolama is a song sung by Prithika of Super Singer Junior fame. Santhosh Narayanan has done a tremendous job in utilising the innocence in the voice of the young singer. He's done it before with his daughter Dhee. Prithika's singing is flawless and cute. She manages to pull the strings of your heart, effortlessly. One of the good melody numbers in recent times.

Naan Yaar
Singers: Vijaynarain, Ananthu, Santhosh Narayanan
Lyrics: Mari Selvaraj

Throughout the album, Santhosh Narayanan has worked with relatively unknown singers, barring Anthony Daasan. SaNa's close associates Vijay Narain and Ananthu were only used for backing vocals. This track, Naan Yaar is a fitting finale to this fantastic album. Santhosh, Ananthu, and Vijay Narain come out all guns blazing, and manage to give you goosebumps. It looks as if all three of them have been suppressed from showcasing their full singing potential throughout this album, and this is their last chance to show the world who they are. The lyrics also reflect the same feeling, taking a dig against the people of the upper caste. When everything seems to be lost, and you have nothing more to lose, you become a dangerous beast that goes on a rampage. Naan Yaar? I'm a beast on rampage is the answer.

Verdict: A perfect blend of folk, melody, rap and rock music, empowered by powerful moving lyrics.


3 ( 3.0 / 5.0 )



Pariyerum Perumal (aka) Pariyerum Perumaal

Pariyerum Perumal (aka) Pariyerum Perumaal is a Tamil movie with production by Neelam Productions, direction by Maari Selvaraj, cinematography by Sridhar, editing by RK Selva. The cast of Pariyerum Perumal (aka) Pariyerum Perumaal includes Anandhi, Kathir, Yogi Babu.