Music Review: Love Failure (SS Thaman)

by Srikanth Mantravadi

If nothing Love Failure shows that Thaman may not necessarily be categorised as a commercial mass masala music director. He shows a light, felicitous touch here whipping up the kind of numbers SEL would have been proud of. Parvathi’s croaky anguish is endearing and comical in equal measure. Inthajare’s exquisite tune is really aided by Karthik and Harini’s singing and the imaginative orchestration (I mean the violins actually). Melukora is as upbeat a wake up call you’ll ever hear. I especially like the way Thaman hurries it up towards the end (leading up to the Ooo refrain). The rest is just about passable fare.