Music Review: Aandavan Kattalai (Tamil)

Composer(s): K
Listen to the songs online here: Saavn

It's to interesting to see how the Santhosh Narayanan brand of music has become de rigueur for anything quirky these days. K channels this very aspect in the offbeat 108 Thenga (folk), Gandhi Thatha (hip-hop/rap), Elandha PazhamPolambing SongVaadagai Veedu (retro-jazz/waltz) and Yaaro Petha Pillai (alt-folk thathuva paadal!) but the results are moderately engaging at best. Led by Jananie, Kaarmegakuzhali is euphonious, as is K's penchant for strings in the lovely and vivacious Imsai Rani (Karthik) and Vaazhkai Oru Ottagam (Benny Dayal). K's melodies stand out in Aandavan Kattalai.