Magalir Mattum (Music review), Tamil – Ghibran

In the thematic instrumental, Ghibran’s beautifully woven strings and flute combo is reminiscent of Ilayaraja’s. Banupriya’s (Karu karunnu), Oorvashi’s (Carratu Pottazhagaa) and Saranya’s (Time Passukkosaram) songs are short, but highly rhythmic and appealing. Chennai Qawwali Kids’ vocal harmony in Bullet Song is impressive, on a middling Mast Qalandar recreation. Karthi does quite well in the bluegrass’y Gubu gubu, but Padmalatha sounds out-of-sorts in Ghandhari yaaro, already weighed down by the familiar rhythm. The soundtrack’s best is Adi vaadi thimiraa, a rousing rock anthem superbly handled by Gold Devaraj and particularly the chorus. Ghibran’s music is markedly different in Magalir Mattum.
Keywords: Magalir Mattum, Ghibran
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