Review By : Album Release Date : Nov 29,2016
Kootathil Oruthan (aka) Kootathil Oruthan Songs review
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Production: Dream Warrior Pictures
Cast: Ashok Selvan, Priya Anand
Direction: Gnanavel
Screenplay: Gnanavel
Story: Gnanavel
Music: Nivas K Prasanna
Background score: Nivas K Prasanna
Cinematography: PK Varma

Kootathil Oruthan is an upcoming entertainer starring Ashok Selvan and Priya Anand in lead roles. Music for the film is composed by Nivas K.Prasanna.

Enda Ippadi  

Singers: SP.Balasubrahmanyam, Emcee Gonzales
Lyrics: Kabilan, Emcee Gonzales

A peppy and trendy number from the superior vocals of SP.Balasubrahmanyam paves the beginnings for a fun album. SP.Balasubrahmanyam's  experience speaks for itself throughout the song with his dynamic modulation throughout. The song attempts to build a bridge between melody and trendiness and succeeds with flying colors. Emcee Gonzales’s gripping Rap is another highlight of the song. Watch out for the funky duel between electric guitar and local drums along with feisty nadaswaram!

Nee Indri

Singer: M.M.Manasi
Lyrics: Kabilan

On the contrary, a beautiful melody sung by the extremely talented  M.M.Manasi  balances the high energy levels of the album. The moody strings, and acoustic guitar sets the laid back mood perfectly and look out for the bass guitar which does mesmerizing magic. Kabilan’s lyrics deserve a special mention for its straightforward approach and sweetness. The rhythm takes a different route in the first interlude with the swift presence of grand piano and flute.

Innum Enna Solla

Singers: Haricharan, B.Mac
Lyrics: Kabilan, B.Mac

The funkiness takes a new avatar with masterful strings, recurring flute and brilliant chord progression. Haricharan does a wonderful job as usual with his optimistic vocals and the song strikes a great balance between folk and contemporary sounds. The steady and gripping rhythm is quite appealing and suits the song’s mood perfectly.  The celebrating trumpets which support the song with grace is another fun aspect!

Oru Naal Kaadhal

Singer: Sathya Prakash Dharmar
Lyrics: Kabilan

An introspective number with ominous piano, string section and marvel vocals of Sathya Prakash would sure remind the listener of ARR’s compositions from the 90s. The composition lives up to the genre and Kabilan’s lyrics deliver the magic once again for the conversational and casual approach. The usage of minimal instruments to create a greater impact is quite commendable. The interludes are well equipped and sustain the philosophical mood with good ease.

Maatrangal Ondre Dhaan 

Singer: Nivas K Prasanna
Lyrics: Kabilan

This interesting composition is where Cuban Chillout Music meets nostalgic Madras sounds in musical realms! The rhythm is quite gripping and transports to the sandy beaches of Cuba and so does the live drumming and bass guitar. Nivas does a great job with casual and laid back vocals which instill relaxation and surreal bliss. The interludes are quite rich but it is the flute which takes the front seat effortlessly.

The One Theme 

A beautiful instrumental track where the piano is rightfully supported with flute, progressive rhythm and strings in breathtaking magical ease. The strings speak volumes about the inevitability of life in positive terms. Though less in duration, the track manages to pull the heartstrings in the right moment.

The Happiness of Pursuit  

The finale arrives with another hopeful instrumental track high on mellowed energy levels with mild tossing of sitar and magical piano touches. The track is sheer magic with amazing string section and expressive sitar which is played in Gaayaki style from Hindustani giving goosebumps to the listener. The emotive flute joins this rare feast and gives it completeness. 


Verdict: Kootathil Oruthan is a fantastic album with its heart in the right place and ample balance between melodies and energetic numbers.
( 3.0 / 5.0 )


Kootathil Oruthan (aka) Kootathil Oruthan

Kootathil Oruthan (aka) Kootathil Oruthan is a Tamil movie with production by Dream Warrior Pictures, direction by Gnanavel, cinematography by PK Varma. The cast of Kootathil Oruthan (aka) Kootathil Oruthan includes Ashok Selvan, Priya Anand.