Neethane En Ponvasantham (NEP)was hailed as the biggest album of the year even before release and yes it has lived it up to the expectations. Now that the album has been launched fans can’t stop raving about the smoothie concoction delivered by, Isaignani Ilayaraja , something he is too good at.
Everything works for this album, the passionate theme track, Yuvan’s Saayndhu Saayndhu, the delightful Kaatrai Konjam, the rapt changes in Pudikale Maamu and many more tracks with the definitive Ilayaraja touch. NEP’s music was recorded in 7.1 dolby digital technology in London. The audio launch was conducted on September 1st at the Nehru Indoor Stadium,in Chennai with a 55-piece symphony orchestra from London- conducted by Ilaiyaraaja himself. The musical night had a surprise when NEP Director Gautham Menon took center stage to sing. The album has been lapped up one and all with record sales for audio label Sony. After a first listen, Vaagai Sood Vaa composer M Ghibran says, “Lived my Childhood period for 42 minutes through 8 songs. Thanks to NEPV and Raja sir. Soaking music!” Ardent Raja fan Karthik says, “Can’t even count how many instruments Raja has used in all the songs. And everything sounds so nice.” If you still haven’t,Go grab your copy of Neethane En Ponvasantham soon.A trip back to the wonder of 80’s and an exhilarating Ilayaraja experience , Guaranteed !