Music Review: Richie (Tamil)

Composer(s): B. Ajaneesh Loknath
Listen to the songs online here: Saavn

Final Showdown continues to remain an inventive, arresting mix of flutes and Arabic influences, while the Theme song gets a tighter rework that gets rid of the original's dialogue-driven soundbed for a full-fledged techno instrumental. Thaayai Thedi's pensive tune finds its perfect accompaniment in singers Vijay Yesudas, Shankar Mahadevan and C. R. Bobby, but in Sollathan Nenaikirane, the retrofitting of uninspired Tamil lyrics mars what's otherwise a spectacular Ilaiyaraaja'esque melody. Ajaneesh Loknath's unconventional score that propelled him to Sandalwood stardom back in 2014 charms its way to Kollywood, but with mixed results.