With a cool, youthful, pop-based arrangement, Harris Jayaraj creates a perfect boy band-ish sound in Ennamo Yaedho, a feat he has achieved in a flawless fashion on multiple occasions in the past. Aalaap Raju, Prashanthini, Sricharan and Emcee Jesz ensure a perfect job from the vocals side as well, and the result is a totally addictive track. After such a wonderful opener, Gala Gala comes as a rude shock, at least the way it starts. The song gets into a marginally enjoyable groove later on with some innovative elements in the arrangement, but that’s still not going to give Gala.. a prolonged listenership. Disappointing outcome for the vocal lineup it has in Tippu, Krish, Haricharan and Sayanora Philip. Venpaniye sounds pretty much like the regular Harris Jayaraj-Bombay Jayasree products, may be slightly different in arrangement, and slower. And the slowness and the repeat elements prove to be quite a deadly combo, the song getting EXTREMELY dragging as it progresses. Bombay Jayasree and Sriram Parthasarathy do their part soulfully, but that hardly helps.
Latter half of the soundtrack starts with Aga Naga, a hodge podge of frivolous lyrics and techno-based music. You might find it more interesting to read the elaborate singer list and wonder why they could have agreed for such a song, than actually listen to the song. It is another splendid set of singers wasted — Vijay Prakash, Tippu, Ranina Reddy, Priya Subramaniam, Solar Sai, Srik, Emcee Jesz. A brief respite happens in the form of the short anthemic Netril Potril sung wonderfully by Naresh Iyer, but the composer bows out with a mediocre final track AmaliThumali. In fact the song starts off pretty decently, albeit in a very HJ-ish manner, but then the jadedness grows on you as it goes on, and the other arrangement elements that the composer introduces, like the Punjabi flavor, fail to work much in the song’s favor. Hariharan, Chinmayi and Swetha Mohan’s rendition does provide some entertainment but that’s pretty much about it.
Barring the one gem in the form of Ennamo Yaedho, a middling score from Harris Jayaraj for Ko. Which is a huge letdown when compared to the score w he produced less than 2 months back.
Music Aloud Rating — 7/10
Recommended Tracks — Ennamo Yaedho, Netril Potril, Gala Gala