Dhanush and Meera Jasmine come together in Parattai Engira Azhagusundaram, a remake of the Kannada blockbuster Jogi.
Directed by Suresh Krishna, the film is about the mother-son bond. Dhanush essays the role of a rustic who migrates to the city for a job and gets sucked into the quagmire of city life. Archana of Balu Mahendra's Veedu fame is back after more than a decade in a meaty role as the hero's mother.
Yuvan Shankar Raja has composed the music for the six tracks of the film.
The album kicks off with Chikku pukku raillu, a love duet by Karthik and Priya. The track begins with sombre instrumentation, which slowly gathers momentum. A mixture of melody and hip-hop with fast beats and tuneful instrumentation is enhanced by guitar and flute interludes. Karthik's mellow rendition is interesting while Priya's has an endearing childlike quality to it. Lyrics are by Viveka.
Engeda Azhagunthan rendered by Tippu and Rita is a melodious piece, again laced with hip-hop beats to the jovial lyrics of Na Muthukumar. The track has good rhythm and instrumentation dominated by flute improvisations. Tippu is his usual flamboyant self while Rita's soaring voice is a novelty.
Adithadi adithadi by Chandran and Vijay Jesudas is in peppy-melody combo. Chandran is monstrously loud and the lyrics patronizing. Providing melodious relief is Vijay Jesudas who endorses love and affection. Percussion goes off-key in between.
Nee rasthali palamketta is obviously meant for the front-benchers as the racy track starts off in a hip-hop style with a mild folksy feel. The percussion is initially jarring and Pa Vijay's lyrics do not mean much. Chandran is joined by J K V Roshni who goes ballistic. Guitar and violin passages fail to redeem this noisy piece.
Ezhezhu janmam by Muhammad Aslam highlights the motherly sentiments with a touch of pathos. Na Muthukumar's lyrics are a bit mushy, which suits Aslam's impressive voice and emotive style. The tune is listener-friendly.
S P Balasubramaniam lends his voice to Aaru padai veedu, which begins with an invocation to Lord Muruga. The song has a folksy tune complete with orchestra. Muthukumar's lyrics include names of some of the famous Murugan temples. There are satirical references in a lighter vein to the protagonist's shady character too.
All in all a run-of-the mill album with an overdose of hip-hop.