Music Review: Paayum Puli (Tamil)

Composer(s): D. Imman
Listen to the songs online here: Saavn

The chenda, guitars and udukai make for an arresting concoction in Malgudi Subha's fiesty rendition of the folksy Puli Puli Paayum Puli. Marudakkari's folk-guitar-violin fusion is ear-pleasing as well, bolstered superbly by its semi-classical base, as Imman taps into his inner Ilaiyaraaja in the ultra-catchy folk number Naa Soodana Mogini (Jyoti Nooran is just wow!) and the jazzy melody Yaar Inda Muyalkutty (Armaan Malik). Silukku Marame is however the undoubted stunner, with Divya Kumar and Shashaa Tirupati rocking the beautifully arranged (that second interlude!) highly rhythmic semi-classical folk piece. Imman bounces back, delivering a sumptuous rustic musical treat with Paayum Puli. A thoroughly enjoyable soundtrack this.