Kadavul Paathi Mirugam Paathi – Music Review (Tamil Movie Soundtrack)

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You can listen to the songs here.

Composer Rahul Raj employs the ever-delightful reethigowla raga in Enadhu Ulagil, and the highlight of the song is indeed Josy playing the raga on flute, even as Rahul builds a groovy song around the raga (awesome bass from Sumesh Parameswar). Gayathri Suresh delivers the vocals quite well too. The kuthu elements in Meenamma Meenamma entertain as they generally do, the arrangement adequately spruced up with some innovative touches. The lyrics and the processing in Suchitra Karthik Kumar‘s voice irk though. The sinister title track Beast Rock has an almost Linkin Park feel to it, lent mainly by the rap rock combination. Conveys the mood of the film well this one, helped on its way by Arjun Sasi’s exuberant singing. The short Dark Theme too is, well, dark, and effective with its keys + strings-led arrangement and Anna Katharina Valayil’s powerful vocals, interspersed with the choral bits. For the best song of the soundtrack, Naan Indru, Rahul gets Sooraj Santhosh on vocals, the man who has sung for Stephen Devassy’s KQ but is more famous for that beautiful rendition of Munbe Vaa on Music Mojo, as frontman of Masala Coffee. Here too he is fabulous, giving a Kerala folk touch to his singing of the addictive tune, while the composer produces an absolutely trippy guitar-led arrangement to back the singer up.

Kadavul Paathi Mirugam Paathi. Commendable Tamil film debut from Malayali composer Rahul Raj. Naan Indru in particular is total chartbuster material!

Music Aloud Rating: 7.5/10

Top Recos: Naan Indru, Enadhu Ulagil, Beast Rock

Additional credits:

Naan Indru – Lyrics: Viveka

Enadhu Ulagil – Lyrics: Yugabharathi

Meenamma Meenamma – Lyrics: Karuna Karan

Beast Rock – Lyrics: Arjun Sasi

Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Bass: Sumesh Parameswar

Flute, Ethnic Winds: Josy

Strings Section: Cochin Strings

Ethnic Strings: Seenu

Percussion: Vikram

Studios – IndiaSoundz, Soundfactory, 20dB Sound Studios

Session Engineers – Rahul Raj, Tony Joseph, Dixon Poulose

Songs Mixed & Mastered by – Balu Thankachan @ 20dB Soundstudios

Production Management – Michael Kottayam

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