Music Review: Engeyum Naan Iruppen (Tamil)

Composer(s): Afzal Yusuff, E. S. Raam
Listen to the songs online here: Saavn

Afzal Yusuff, channeling his inner Ilaiyaraaja and Vidyasagar, stuns with three captivating semi-classical compositions Kuyile, Vinnulaka Devathai and Kanavukal Aayiram. And giving him perfect company are Haricharan, Najeem Arshad, Shwetha Mohan and Latha Krishna on the vocals. Where he slips is in the generic kuthu song Vaada Thozha. E. S. Raam's three tunes, in contrast, are soaked in pathos, with Vithiyo Sathiyo and Kaatrodu Deepam featuring Vijay Yesudas' top-notch rendition, while Maanicka Vinayagam makes a comeback of sorts in Enna Petha. Malayalam composer Afzal Yusuff and E. S. Raam's Engeyum Naan Iruppen is an enjoyable listen.