The food song from Un Samayal Arayil, Indha Porappu Dhaan, lacks the instant appeal that the Malayalam equivalent had with its beautiful folk base and an authentic-sounding vocalist. By contrast, this one takes a more Hindustani-oriented route, with Kailash Kher on vocals. The constant switch in genres makes for an interesting background, and it is that which holds your interest in this song. Well that and the multiple culinary references. Waiting to see the video, the Malayalam one was.. yummy! With Eeramai Eeramai Ilayaraja enters familiar turf, but of the kind that haunts despite the familiarity, particularly for its strings section. And fab singing by Ranjith (who incidentally also sang a song in the Malayalam version) and Vibhavari. Therindho Theriyaamalo too belongs to the same category, except it is the guitars and sax that give this one its allure. Kaatru Veliyil would have made a lovely listen had the composer himself not been singing it.
Un Samayal Arayil. Short soundtrack from Ilayaraja that could have been sweeter.
Music Aloud Rating: 7/10
Top Recos: Eeramai Eeramai, Therindho Theriyaamalo, Indha Porappu Dhaan