After a big gap, director Susi Ganesan makes a comeback with Thiruttu Payalae. The movie has musical score by Bharadwaj, who is well-known for romantic numbers.
Susi Ganesan's previous movies (like Five Star) were known for splendid music. So it is with lot of expectations one reaches for Thiruttu Payalae.
Bharadwaj, who is known for some rare melodies, has not exactly disappointed.
Susi seems to have got Bharadwaj to provide him his kind of music.
Avala Partha (Karthik, Donald, Bharadwaj)
It is a song inspired by Punjabi folk (almost every mass song in Tamil is) and is fast and entertaining. Karthik adds pep to the number with Bharadwaj giving him enough vocal support. Donald with his catchy rap in between impresses. Bharadwaj provides a good fusion of bhangra and western music. Very catchy and rhythmic.
Uyir Vazhkira (Sadhana Sargam, Reshmi, Amal )
A typical Bharadwaj number, where he blends the sound of tabla and thavil, which always find a place in his song. Begins on a slow note but the mystic effect provided by the use of percussion instruments in the middle gives the song an added charm. Sadhana Sargam and co has done a good job. Equally appealing is the 'alapana' bit in the middle.
Poi Sollaporen (Kay Kay, Kanmani)
A song seemingly inspired by the 'samba' style of music. Bharadwaj doesn't try too many things and leaves the lyrics to take the center stage with some soft music following it. What strike the most in the song is the lyrics which are sure to stick to the hearts of the youngsters. As far as the singers Kay Kay and Kanmani go, they are pretty efficient.
Thiruttu Payalae (Mukesh)
Bharadwaj has digitally remixed the popular song Chinna Payalae from the MGR starrer Mannadhi Mannan, about a few decades ago. But the lyrics have been changed here and penned to suit the crux of the movie. Peppy beats are the added attraction of this song. Bharadwaj has come out with an old wine in a new bottle. And it tastes fine.
Thippamma Thippamma (Bharadwaj, Sudesh, Raja Gopal)
A rambunctious mass song is inevitable these days. And so Bharadwaj goes out with all guns blazing. He has not just composed the tunes but also provided his voice with necessary energy for the song. The orchestration is heavy but quite agreeable. Certainly the catchy number of the album.