Solla Thudikudhu Manasu
Summary : Iraivi is a wholesomely innovative outing from Santosh Narayanan, much in line with his exciting other combinations with Karthik Subbaraj. There is an aura of freshness surrounding the whole album, even in the moments where it brings back stuff what we have already heard to death. Santosh Narayanan is growing in the right direction as a composer, for Iraivi is a definite testimony of class in his enticing discography.
Cast: Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha, SJ Suryah, Anjali, Kamalini Mukherjee, Pooja Devariya
Music: Santhosh Narayana
Direction: Karthik Subbaraj
Label: Sony Music India
Onnu Rendu: Singer – SJ Suryah
Something in OnnuRendu makes it immensely likeable with the feels on lazy drunk mode. SJ Suryah’s say-it rendition and the quirky tune slap this onto the good side.
Kadhal Kappal: Singer – Santosh Narayanan
Santosh Narayanan draws up a new flavour from the age old boy-meets-girl template, resulting in a peppy track. Typical in its music, but extremely foot-tapping with hit value as well.
Solla Thudikudhu Manasu: Singer – RK Sundar
Santosh Narayanan brushes away all the EDM tech and brings about a 90’s track, rooted in its instrumentations and vocals. The sudden changeover from melody to light kuthu in the middle works in its favour, ending on a sublime note. Our PICK!
Dhushta: Singers – Meenakshi & Dhee
The haunting mood which Santhosh pulls here is amazing. Most of the song is adamant to push you into new territories, with special calls to Meenakshi and Dhee who render it in great sync. Without doubt, another PICK!
Othayile: Singer – Anthony Daasan
The only dead rubber in the album. This is more of a situational song, so we have to hold our horses until we get to the visuals.
Manidhi: Singers – Brinda, Ananthu and Santosh Narayanan
Fantastic is the word for the final number in the album, making us drool in its lyrical quality. This is a stunner of a tribute to womenfolk, en route to glory. Our PICK, sans doubts.