Raga 2 Rock: En Kadhale

This song begins with English lyrics delivered in Western style by a voice that sounds like Gary Lawyer and moves into Vairamuthu’s Tamil lines sung by SPB. Throughout, Kadari Gopalnath’s saxophone punctuates and elevates the song into the stratosphere. The scene too has all kinds of emotions compressed into its 5-6 minute length. Those were the days, my friend!

I heard this song for the first time when it was 10 and it has been a regular visitor to my playlist since then, probably always will be. This is my take:

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