It is Simbu's 33rd birthday today (February 3rd) and the team of Idhu Namma Aalu couldn't have chosen a better day to release the film's songs.
Composed by the actor's younger brother TR Kuralarasan, the album of Idhu Namma Aalu comprises five songs and all five are surprisingly good, considering the fact that it is Kuralarasan's debut as a music director.
Of course, most of the songs do enkindle 'I've heard that before' feel even as you enjoy its simplicity, but that's understandable. After all, it's very easy to get influenced when it comes to music.
At least, the young musician has made a conscious effort to keep his debut album as breezy as possible with little electronic back up.
While 'Kaathaga' sung by Simbu is peppy and melodious with a substantial use of guitar and semi-classical instruments, 'Oru Thalai Ragam' yet again sung by Simbu, is simple and harmonious.
In a bid to add variety, Kuralarasan has come up with a party themed song in 'King Kong' and a folk based in 'Maaman Waiting'.
'King Kong' is sung by Shruti Haasan and the music director himself. Being a peppy number, the song starts off on a right note and then does not shy away from providing a soothing relief. The mixture of genres here is right on the money.
'Maaman Waiting' on the other hand is an out and out folk number. It's not a surprise that Kuralarasan has chosen his father and Suchitra to sing this particular track.
'Kanne Un Kadhal' is yet another semi-classical number. The song, sung by Yuvan Shankar Raja, is mellifluous.
Though the album of Idhu Namma Aalu is not something which is out of the ordinary, it however is very laudable.
While it is easy for a young music director to get carried away with today's technology and produce a artificial sounding album, Kuralarasan has made use of his musical knowledge and is off to a decent start.