Director P Vaasu and acclaimed music composer Ilayaraja combine had delivered several musical hits in Tamil cinema. Now Vaasu teams up with maestro Ilayaraja's son Yuvan Shankar Raja to repeat the magic. Thottal Poo Malarum, which marks the debut of Vaasu's son Sakthi, has musical score by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Quite appropriate to the title, the album has half-a-dozen youthful melodies, penned by Vaalee and Snehan.
Yuvan, who is on a high after several hits in the recent past, has carried on his good work. The album has catchy musical score and engrossing numbers. Vaasu knows the knack of extracting the best from his music composers. He has done the job yet again bringing out the best from Yuvan. Yuvan's right choice of singers and good use of stringed instruments works wonders. An album worth listening to is Thottal Poo Malarum.
Arabu Naade (Haricharan, Yuvan Shankar Raja)
A smart beginning by Yuvan Shankar. A romantic melody that begins with Hindi verses describing a youth's love. Yuvan Shankar has rendered his voice for the song which flows smooth on the ears. While Haricharan sings on a steady note, Yuvan chips in with rap in the interlude. The chorus is also too good. Soft sounds, smooth tune make up the number.
Vittal Suriyanai (Ranjith, Yuvan Shankar Raja)
It's like a taking a journey in Michael Schumacher's Ferrari for a lap. It is a racy number with heavy instruments and an open throated voice of Ranjith. Sure to feature in the dance floors, the peppy beats by Yuvan Shankar does the trick in the number. Yuvan has proved his mastery in coming up with westernized racy numbers in the recent past. This song goes on to re-establish his credentials.
Valaiyal Karangalai (Vijay Yesudas)
With Vijay Yesudas around, one can certainly vouch for a soft romantic melody. No different is this song. A fusion of classical and western acoustic, it is indeed the pick of the album. The consistent use of mridangam all through the song creates a fresh feel. Vijay Yesudass' voice coupled with the orchestration is a delight to listen to.
Ennai Pidicha (Haricharan, Binny Krishna Kumar)
Yuvan seems to be inspired by the Punjabi folk numbers. The romantic duet seems to be a rehash of few Punjabi Bhangra songs. What makes the song click is Yuvan's shrewd use of rap in the interludes. Haricharan is at his usual best. Binny Krishna Kumar, who swayed all hearts rendering Ra Ra in Chandramukhi, has sung a racy number here. Sure to delight front-benchers.
Vaadi Vambu Pennae (Sujatha)
A feel-good song in the album. Begins with a soft chorus, the song gathers momentum as it progresses. The Anglican way of rendering by Sujatha coupled with earthy musical instruments is a rare combination providing delight to the listeners. The lyrics are not overshadowed by the music. Vaalee's lyrics deserve a special mention.
Kadatharen Unnai (Rahul, Saindhavi)
It has become a must to have at least one 'kuthu' song in every album these days. Yuvan is no different. The young music composer has come up with a typical mass song which has peppy beats, racy tune and lyrics which are pedestrian. Call it commercial compulsions. Yuvan has however managed to stamp his class using different music to come up with new sounds in the interludes.