Karuppan (Music review), Tamil – D.Imman

Karuva karuva payale is Imman regurgitating his stock, but between Shankar Mahadevan and Shashaa Tirupati, the energetic melody really comes alive, amidst brilliant work by Chennai Strings Section. It’s hard not to like Usure given the soaring Charukesi base and Ananya Bhat’s beautiful rendition, but the raaga use, with limited novelty, also makes it too familiar. Olaga vaayaadi and Azhagazhaga push their luck way too far on the familiarity scale, despite splendid singing by Benny and Pradeep Kumar, respectively. Murukku meesa ends the soundtrack on a clumsily inspired variant of M.S.Viswanathan’s Aadaludan paadalai kettu. Imman needs another bout of reinvention.
Keywords: Karuppan, D.Imman
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