Wednesday April 6, 2011
Ponnar Shankar (Music review), Tamil – Ilayaraja
Kodi kotti is a wonderful intro song; simple, catchy tune and appropriately grand backgrounds. Annanmar kathai starts off in typical folk fashion, but throws a scintillating googly as it progresses – vintage Raja bending genres like only he can! Bavani varugiraa goes one step ahead in genre bending, as if the earlier song was just a trailer – vibrant imagination! Malar villile and Kannai padithen offer great melodies but marred by overpowering orchestration, particularly the former. Thedi vantha devadhai, quite contrarily, offers sparkling orchestration, but an embarrassing tune. Barring those minor quibbles, this is a majestic soundtrack from the veteran!
Keywords: Ilayaraja, Prashant, Ponnar Shankar, Ponnar Sankar