Music Review: Dhoni

What a delectable soundtrack from the maestro! Chinna Kanniley is a gorgeous carol-like melody that is instantly appealing, and Shreya Ghoshal and Naresh Iyer (his voice seems to be rather different) lend superb vocal support to it. Sung by Ilaiyaraaja himself, Thaavi Thaavi Pogum, is heartfelt and deeply affecting, while S. P. Balasubrahmanyam's rendition of the lilting Vaangum Panathukkum is brilliant. Vilayaattaa Padagotty (in two versions) is simply captivating, with both Hariharan and Shreya Ghoshal surrendering themselves to the minimalist free-flowing tune that employs a stunning use of violin and flute. Surprisingly synth-free, Dhoni is a truly remarkable and outstanding offering from the musical genius.