This album has 6 tracks
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Great news for all IR fans! I am sure that you all will remember IR's golden period in TFM & are longing to have songs of that standard from him. Here comes an album for you - Thalaimurai. This album contains no complex instruments or orchestration. Pure IR brand music - excellent tunes, proper use of chorus, wonderful works in violin & flute & the result is a great album by IR. Don't even think of missing this album.
This album has 6 songs - 4 of them dealing about Vaarisu. I think the film is based on this theme. The first song, Enna Petha Raasa has 2 versions: One sung by IR & other one by Sunantha. Lyrics by Arivumathi. IR version is a Thaalaattu paattu. The tune is very nice & brings tears to my eyes as I was longing for these type of songs from IR & finally I got it! This one features excellent flute work & simply becomes No.1 in this album. Sunantha version of this song is a 'soga paattu.' This is also a nice song. Personally, I am very happy to hear Sunantha's voice after a long gap. The song by Arunmozhi & Swarnalatha starts with a dialogue Enna paattu paadare nee? Ithu enna yugam theriyumaa? beat yugam & the song is a typical example of beat oriented songs. Arunmozhi sings very little while Swarna does a good job. The tune mixes with beat nicely & IR uses some miruthangam & nadhaswaram with western instruments. However the tune has some similarities with the music of Rangeela re from A. R. Rahman's Rangeela.
Thathi Thathi is a great melody song. A typical IR one sung nicely by Sujatha, but reminds one of Chitra some times. Vasan's lyrics are very good (thottil onru aadum veedu poonthoottame) & the music score before the first saranam features a virtual competition between violin & flute which is pleasant to hear.
Velli Mani Thottil written by Nandhalala starts with Arunmozhi's enthusiastic 'Thogaiyara.' Then it mixes with IR's favorite tabla. Arunmozhi does a good work in this song. IR & Sujatha are the other 2 singers. Chorus appadiye thaalaattukirathu. But, I have 2 questions on this song. One, why does this song have so many 'ammans' in the lyrics? Two, a female voice which comes before second saranam is very nice & I am sure it is not sujatha's. Can some of you help me in finding the owner of that voice? The voice is very nice & I am very eager to know the singer who is? Enga maharani is another good number sung by IR & Srinivas. God, this man, Srinivas sings very nice. I think this song is for the 2 brothers who try to convince their mother who is very angry with them for some reason. Song is again tabla based & is a best song to end this album.
Thalaimurai is worth the buy. Buy it & be ready for a different experience!
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