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GORIPALAYAM MUSIC REVIEW
Review by : Malathy Sundaram
Music Director : Sabesh-Murali
Vocals : Krishnaraj, Ramakrishnan, Bhagyaraj, Archana, Geetha, Karthik, Madhumita, Sathya, Sabesh, Janani, Surjith, Vijitha, Vijay Yesudas, Murali, Senthildas, Mimicry Senthil, Shyam.
Lyrics : Kalaikumar, Nandalala, Tamizhamudhan, Na. Muthukumar, Muthuvijayan
Produced by Michael Rayappan and directed by Rasu Madhuravan of Mayandi Kudumbathaar fame, this film, apparently based in and around Madurai, stars Vikrant, Harish, Ramakrishnan, Raghuvannan (son of actor Manivannan) and Poongodi, along with others. Sabesh-Murali takes care of the music department. Seven songs are listed in the album.

Sirukki Vaadi...
Vocals: Krishnaraj, Ramakrishnan, Bhagyaraj, Archana, Geetha
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Lyrics: Muthuvijayan

The composer duo did not look for originality here, with this song being based on the old hit ‘Kurathi vaadi’. The lyrics lovingly touch upon all the prominent areas of the Madurai belt. The trumpets alone relieve the tedium.

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Enna Indha Maatramo...
Vocals: Karthik, Madhumita
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Lyrics: Na. Muthukumar

The mandatory ‘Karthik melody’, from what we see in recent albums! A rather pleasant duet with silky smooth rhythms, soft vocals and neat flutes which hint at Chinese music some times. Funny, this Harikamboji raga based number makes you recall the old Hindi hit ‘O Jaane Jaa’.

Oonjalaadi
...
Vocals: Sathya
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Lyrics: Nandalala


Stark use of flutes, strings and calm rhythms add poignancy to this song whose lyrics are pathos-laden. Appears to be on the Harikamboji scale. Sathya has sung with subtle sorrow. A bit longish, isn’t it?


Otta Odasal...
Vocals: Sabesh, Janani
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Lyrics: Nandalala


A ‘front benchers’ number, this. Brisk native percussions and the refrain ‘thakita thakita’ add an airy touch to this song, which otherwise can be shrugged off.


Azhagu Katteri...
Vocals: Surjith, Vijitha
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Lyrics: Tamizhamudhan


Soft ghatam like beats and dainty touches of Behag raga from the shehnai add variety to this flowing number which itself seems based on the Karaharapriya raga scale. Could hop on to the charts briefly.


Aariraro Kettadhillai...
Vocals:
Vijay Yesudas
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Lyrics: Nandalala


This song is a sort of ‘twin’ for song number 3. But Vijay Yesudoss’s singing simply melts your hearts. The song appears to be sung from both a mother and son’s point of view. Certainly deserves a spot on the charts, but will it? Let us wait and see.


Aappakkari Aappakkari...
Vocals:
Murali, Senthildas, Mimicry Senthil, Shyam
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Lyrics: Kalaikumar


A run-of-the-mill number with titillating lyrics. The sankarabaranam raga bits on the nagaswaram and strings add just a touch of gaiety.


Verdict:

Sabesh-Murali duo deserves a pat for sticking to sensible and gentle percussive usage for this ‘rural-themed’ story. A couple of songs do catch your fancy. If slotted well into the story, they may appeal better.
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