Prakash Raj and Ilayaraja are coming together for the second time in a director-music director combination. Their last attempt together is the largely forgotten Dhoni, which had fantastic songs, reminiscent of Ilayarajaâ€™s music of the yore. With such an album behind them, expectations are surely a little bit but we do understand that itâ€™s a completely different project and has a different sensibility. So lets see what do they have on offer.
â€˜Ee Janmame Ruchiâ€™ begins the album on a delicious note lyrically. More than the music and singing by Kailash Kher itâ€™s the lyrics which keeps us hooked. Kailash Kher tries really hard to bring a playful vibe to the song and it shows. â€˜Theeyaga Theeyagaâ€™ is a typical Ilayaraja melody. â€˜Thelisee Theliyandilaâ€™ is a similar melody but the wonderful orchestral interludes make this a better listen. â€˜Rayaleni Lekhaneâ€™ is once again dominated by the lyrics with music just subtly complimenting it. Once again the melody is not exceptional or memorable to create an impact.
Overall the album is a good, musically and lyrically, but it lacks the magic and depth of Dhoni, which is where our expectations generated from as we said at the very beginning.