5 Songs, 22 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A. R. Rahman stays true to his Tamil roots while exploring a range of sounds and instruments on his blistering soundtrack to A.R. Murgadoss’s action-packed political thriller. The result is a vastly original work—the catchy dub beats of opener “Simtaangaran" and "Oru Viral Puratchi", a traditional love song on which Rahman reframes hip-hop elements over violin strings. Sliding between genres with trademark aplomb, the master of Indian film music scores another triumph.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A. R. Rahman stays true to his Tamil roots while exploring a range of sounds and instruments on his blistering soundtrack to A.R. Murgadoss’s action-packed political thriller. The result is a vastly original work—the catchy dub beats of opener “Simtaangaran" and "Oru Viral Puratchi", a traditional love song on which Rahman reframes hip-hop elements over violin strings. Sliding between genres with trademark aplomb, the master of Indian film music scores another triumph.

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