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azhagarsamiyin-kudhirai-music-review AZHAGARSAMIYIN KUDHIRAI MUSIC REVIEW
Review by : Sureshkumar

Starring: Appukutty, Saranya Mohan
Direction: Suseenthiran
Music: Ilaiyaraja
Production: P. Madhan
Vocals: Ilayaraja, Thanjai Selvi, Snehan, Leninbharathi, Hemambika, Murugan, Ayyappan, Master Reegan, Senthildas, Anita, Karthik, Shreya Ghoshal
Lyrics: Francis Kiruba J, Yugabharathi

There were huge expectations, when we heard the news about Ilayaraja composing music for a film titled “Azhagarsamiyin Kudhirai” and directed by Suseendran (the one who made “Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu”). Ilayaraja has met with the expectations and how! 
song: Kudhikkira  
Francis Kiruba J 

Ilayaraja’s in-character singing apart, Kudhikkira song’s melody and rhythm have an innate innocence, chirpiness and charm from the beginning. The flow with which the song reaches the part “Rotti Vaikatta, Jodi Katti Vaikatta” and proceeds from thereon to interlude, brought a smile to my face. Ilayaraja provides dense layers of rhythms, bass and orchestration and yet they come together to sprinkle a feather like breezy mood. Interludes are packed with delightful parade of melodies. The song on the whole is orchestrated with an ear pleasing combination of Synth and acoustic layers - that used to be always at odds with each other in Ilayaraja’s songs sometime ago. That layer of strings, which bows in support of the lead melody, somewhat hesitantly in the beginning, and more freely latter, is the reason why we still eagerly wait for an Ilayaraja soundtrack. 
song: Adiye Ivale
Singer: Thanjai Selvi, Snehan, Leninbharathi, Hemambika, Murugan, Ayyappan, Master Reegan, Senthildas, Anita
Lyricist: Snehan

While our so-called sensible film makers move towards authentic Tamil folk songs in the films, in Adiyae Ivalae Ilayaraja walks the line between “Karumathur Kattukkullae” (Virumandi) and “Kodi Yetthi Vaippom” (Pithamagan). Ilayaraja swings between his signature filmy folk style - that has additional ornamental instruments, and authentic folk that has only those instruments that are used for such performance in real. I hope at least this time, the song features in the film. 
song: Poovakaelu  
Karthik, Shreya Ghoshal
Lyricist: Yugabharathi 
In “Poovakaelu” song, the first stanza ends with Karthik stretching the words “Poovakkaelu” and “Kaathukkaelu” and going by the rule book, the song should proceed to the interlude, but it does not without repeating the first line in its original form, thereby bringing the charanam to a satisfactory closure.  The song is full of such little surprises. The percussions – the solo Ghatam in the beginning, the snare that gently hits and misses our ear drums in the latter portions of the song, the Celtic violin fillers that every line of the song is entailed with, Raaja’s typical electric guitar strains and piano puddings, create a magical mood space that a listener would love to lose themselves into.

Verdict: The songs of “Azhagharsamiyin Kudhirai” were composed after Suseendran shot the entire film. He showed the entire film to Ilayaraja and asked him compose songs wherever he feels necessary. That is how a film soundtrack has to be made and when it is made that way, with a composer like Ilayaraja, you get what could be called the real Movie soundtrack. Azhagharsamiyin Kudhirai is a real movie Soundtrack.

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