You can listen to the songs at the end of the review.
Even while working within the confines of a techno dance track format, composer Balamurali Balu spices up the arrangement of Mama Obama quite well with multiple world elements, preventing it from being a clichéd affair. The singing by Sharmila is neat too. But with those lyrics (the title ought to be a hint) it is pretty hard not to cringe every time to listen to it. Oru CD Muppadhu Rooba is short but effective, with a groovy bluesy bassline and a well-employed brass section (trumpet by Katie Tool). The kuthu version called Vandhanam Vandhanam is pretty routine stuff though, despite the interesting quirks that the composer tries to include. Sprightly singing by Ranjith and Deepesh. Balamurali’s best song of the soundtrack he gives to two of the best current singers, Haricharan and Chinmayi. Haunting melody, beautiful arrangement with some lovely flute (Vijay Venkatesh Kannan, who also assisted in arrangement), violin (Kurt Baumer) and bass (Brett McConnell), and top class singing – Naan Naanaaga Illai is a total winner!
Having heard some interesting stuff on his soundcloud channel in the past, good to see Balamurali Balu take that next step with a promising movie debut in Thagadu Thagadu. Hope he gets more projects that utilize his potential well.
Music Aloud Rating: 7/10
Top Recos: Naan Naanaaga Illai, Oru CD Muppadhu Rooba