Thursday, 1 January 2015

Idam Porul Yaeval Music Review

Movie: Idam Porul Yaeval

Cast: Vijay Sethupathi,Vishnu Vishal,Ishwarya,Nandita

Director: Seenu Ramasamy

Music director: Yuvan Shankar Raja


1.Atthuvaana Kaatukku-Yuvan Shankar Raja

A haunting melody opens this rustic album on a pleasant note. The eeriness is brought out by Yuvan's mellowed rendition. The rhythm is upbeat while the piano in the second interlude provides the necessary fragrance to this song. The orchestration has been constructed by Yuvan in an innovative manner. Show stealer!


Up next is a breezy rural duet in Yuvan's signature style. It has an exquisite mix of sounds consisting of whistles,violins,strings,rustic beats and occasional tribal humming. The overall flavor of the song is effervescent. A raw composition that can be listened on a serene travel to a village. Senthildass and Anitha sound like experienced folk singers as they emote well. Pick of the album!

3.Endha Vazhi-Vaikom Vijayalakshmi

The eerie Atthuvaana Kaatukku comes back as a female version. Vaikom Vijayalakshmi weaves magic with her voice and our eyes can well up with tears by just listening to her croon this pathos. The orchestration is modified to give it an overall spectral feel. Spine chilling!

4.Kondaatamae-Sriram Parthasarathy

The tune of this number falls two notches below than the previous tracks. It sounds more S.A.Rajkumar-ish than Yuvan-ish. But it has a carefree underlying mood that makes it for a happy listen. Sriram Parthasarathy provides the classical touches to the song. Though the track requires patience to listen, the laidback way in which it is composed makes up for it.


And here comes that Yuvan track which can be titled the best in the whole lot. An enchanting composition which emanates a retro feel at times. It also sounds like a Malayalam melody especially due to the way in which the lyrics are pronounced. This track has a simple hummable tune and it will instantly hook you on. V.V.Prasanna and Sonia are at their perfect forms in crooning this awesome duet. Beautiful!

6.Vaiyambatti-Anthony Dasan,Priyadarshini

A hillside folk number that is necessary for this movie. With enticing beats, this rural number takes you on a perfect journey to the mountains. The chorus and rhythm section are brilliant. Anthony Dasan is the suitable choice for songs in this genre. Priyadarshini complements him like a pro singer.


Well, Yuvan Shankar Raja was the beginner of a trend in which modern music was fused into rustic tunes. He continues to enthrall with this album even though his recent urban compositions are awry. This soundtrack serves as a much needed break for him!

Rating: ***3/4


Atthuvaana Kaatukku,Eerakkaathae,Endha Vazhi,Kurunthogai



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