The much awaited album of "Papanasam' has opened to highly positive reviews after its release.
The album, composed by Ghibran, has two songs that are penned by Na Muthukumar.
The rest of the album consists of six background scores, played by Sofia Session Orchestra, and has two karaoke-sing along versions.
Here are the reviews of "Papanasam" songs by various critics:
"Yeya En Kottikkaaraa"
Singers: Malavika Anilkumar, Sundar Narayana Rao
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar
"The perennial symphonic arrangement from Ghibran proves to be a winner. The treble voices, the Kanjira, the Ghatam, the harmonies and the string sessions create an ambience expressing love and bonding."- Behindwoods
"An instant catchy material. This song proclaims the mettle of Ghibran as a music composer. The song has proper treble voices and string sessions. They provide an overall ambiance to the song, and it successfully conveys the vitality of family bonding and love in one's life. The singers have done their roles pretty well, and the same is the case of lyrics writer too. With some beautiful visuals this is sure to be the pick of the album." – Ytalkies
Lyrics: Na Muthukumar
"To Ghibran's melodious music, here is the softest voice on earth, Hariharan, lending weightage. Accolades to Ghibran for retaining the musicianship in his interludes and sticking to the catchiness in the Pallavi alone. Creating a trans like world by using unconventional instruments is becoming Ghibran's forte. The sudden changeover into rock during the interlude is pure genius."- Behindwoods
"The hero of this song is Hariharan. His soft vocals have taken the song to next level. Ghibran has mostly used conventional instruments and that has been the highlight of the song. The sudden changeover into rock during the interlude proves Ghibran is a true genius." - YTalkies
"Like a continuation to Uttama Villain, the theme track is high on symphony. Especially the string sessions and the chord progression suggest a lot of emotion dwelling into the story."- Behindwoods
"A perfect theme for the Thriller. String sessions and chord progressions succeeds in conveying the emotional baggage in the story."- YTalkies
"Kill for Life"
"An eerie feeling is created when the bow stretches the string really hard. The brass section and the Timpani's bass take us into a dark hole." – Behindwoods
"A Dark theme music with some scintillating brass section and the Timpani's bass take us into a dark hole. This music gives us a unique feel when we listen to it." - YTalkies
The Bond of Family
"This is the softer version of the Yeya En Kottakaaraa. Ghibran's understanding of the Western classical is no easy feat. Special attention paid on the accents while playing the instrument differentiates his work from the rest."- Behindwoods
"A rhythmic and slow version of 'Yeya En Kottikkaaraa'. Ghibran with his musical excellence and understanding of western music has crafted this theme in a perfect manner. This also has his unique identity."- YTalkies
A Sinking Car
"A basic note overlapping another tune is multilayered and complex. The composition creates the urge and the purpose behind such a treatment."- Behindwoods
"This is a pretty ordinary track from Ghibran. Doesn't have much to offer." - YTalkies
The Police Investigation
"Controlled bowing levitates the tune into a point of no return. Highly dramatized rhythm progression of the track is startling and Hollywood like." – Behindwoods
"This music matches with lots of International movie scores. This music will definitely enhance the pace of the story narration of the movie."- YTalkies
"This is me – Suyambulingam"
"Enforcing a feel of accomplishment, the chorus, hope-giving strings and the voice along with the pianos and the drumming give a full-fledged feel"- Behindwoods
"We are sure this will be used in most of the background. A highly satisfying track from Ghibran. The piano and drums gives us a weird feel and that has worked too."- YTalkies