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Tamil Song picks: Best of 2011 (Jul to Dec)
Our picks

Interestingly, 2011 music charts are topped by debut composers and yet to establish composers.

There were more than a dozen new composers debuted this year. Few of them were - Anirudh (3), Sathya C (Engeyum Eppodhum), M Ghibran (Vaagai Sooda Vaa), Saajan Madhav (Muran), Karthik (Aaravan), PB Balaji (Sooran), Kingsley Vincent (Theni Mavattam), Arul Dev (Paakanum Pola Irukku), Vijay Verma (Kaatu Puli), Abhishek Lawrence (Doo), Prakash Nikhil (Rowthiram). One could feel the effort put by these composers in their debut songs. Most of the songs are of high quality. It is difficult to believe that there were so many talented musicians waiting in the wings. Not sure how many will survive the test of time however our best wishes to every one of them.

Composers like SS Thaman and Kannan really consolidated their position this year. Thaman's 'Osthi' is one of the best album for this year. You must check out "Mouna Guru' too. Kannan on other hand turned out beautiful melodies in 'Chaplin Saamanthi' and 'Mye'. Joshua Sridhar (Vithagan), D.Imman (Uchithanai Muharnthal), Srikanth Deva (Pulivesam) added some good numbers for this year. .

Other established composers like Harris Jeyaraj, Vijay Anthony, Yuvan Shankar Raja, G V Prakash, Devi Sri Prasad has maintained their positions without any mis-steps. However, they will be closely watching the stream of music composers taking roots in the industry.

Here is our list of 10 video picks (from 20+ videos we reviewed) and 25+ audio picks (from the 100+ songs we reviewed) ! Our list is not influenced by the marketing and is purely based on our evaluation. Hope you will like our picks.

By the way, you can watch the "Best of 2011:Jan to Jun" video here and listen to jukebox here

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Song: Why this Kolaveri Kolaveri di...


This song got 27 million hits on You tube and became a viral hit overnight. This song is getting translated in various Indian languages and the debut composer Anirudh (winner of reality show Ooh-la-la from AR Rahman) has become an overnight sensation.

After this song, Dhanush is becoming more marketable as a singer. Rumor mill has it that he is on the AR Rahman's singers list to sing a song for his next album.


Album: 7aum Arivu
Song: Yelle lama ...

Interesting locations and good picturization. Could have been better :-)

Album: Engeyum Eppodhum


The surprise hit movie of this year. Simple and neat picturization. You should also watch the song video 'Masama'. This is a successful debut entry for music director Satya C.

Album: Osthi
Song: Neduvali ...

One of the best album for this year. Thaman has proved that move Earam's hit is not a fluke. Neduvali, Unnale are pacy and novel traditional tamil song tunes. Listen to other songs composed by Thaman this year in the Jukebox.


Album:Vagai Sooda Vaa
Song:Sara Sara Saara Kathu

Another debut music composer - M. Gibran. The song takes a higher dimension with the picturization. Unbelievable photography - Don't miss to watch!

Song:Kaathalika …

Music composer Devi Sri Prasad (DSP) fulfilled his wish by dancing to the tunes of Prabhu Deva (India's Micheal Jackson). Fast and racy DSP tune!

Album: Muran
Song: Ithu Varai...

An interesting travel based thriller. The debut composer Saajan Madhav, twin brother of movie's director Rajan Madhav, has put forward his best. Did I mention that another brother, Naveen Madhav, has sung couple of songs!

Album: Vithagan
Song:Thananana Thantha….


Different tunes from 'Kathal' fame music composer Joshua Sridhar. This is a song from the movie, listen to others.


Album: Velayudham
Song:Mayam Seithayao…

Racy tune from Vijay Anothony. Nice choreography and good picturization.

Album: Poraali
Song: Yaar Ivan...

Sundar C Babu is partnering well with Samuthrakani in providing hit songs. This song is masterfully rendered by Shankar Mahadevan. Wonder whether any one else can do this at all!

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