Music Review: Kaaval (Tamil)

Composer(s): G. V. Prakash Kumar
Listen to the songs online here: Saavn

Aadu Annatha is predictable gaana salvaged by the interesting use of sarangi, nothing else. The gaana flavour is carried intact in the passable Un Kannukullara as well, but G. V. Prakash bounces back strongly with the pensive Natta Nadu Iravula, the violins and Sanjana Divaker Kalmanje's emotive rendition working big time. Aavaaram Poovukkum (beautiful singing by Megha) is too close for comfort to Ilaiyaraaja's Asaiya Kathula (Johnny), as Tippu and Santosh Hariharan croon the interestingly arranged Sakka Podu (is that sitar?), even if the tune is as such unexciting for the most part. The theme song does nothing to convey the 'theme' and gets over before you realise it. Kaaval is an altogether forgettable fare from G. V. Prakash Kumar.