2018 – Top 20 Tamil Songs >> 20

Song: Maattikkiten
Movie: Padaiveeran
Composer: Karthik Raja
Singers: Rita, Haricharan
Lyricist: Dhana

Those punchy beats inaugurating this short lively track remind me of the catchy groove in ‘Meyyanadha’ from 3 Roses. Karthik Raja who seemed to have gone on a self-imposed exile from music brings the magic back that he so nonchalantly had achieved in the 90s. Ullaasam, Kadhala Kadhala, Dum Dum Dum, Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar, Ullam Kollai Poguthe are albums that host a few of the finest compositions of the era. ‘Maatikkiten’ is a romantic duet that soars beautifully with that enchanting violin piece in the first interlude. Rita does a lovely job with her voice on a strenuous pitch while Haricharan shines with his yearning tone throughout the song. Interesting touches in the beginning of charanam when the hard-hitting drums pitch in only on alternating lines. Wish Karthik Raja surged again as the brilliant composer that he once was. Tamil Cinema needs these great musicians back.


  1. AA | 28th Dec 18

    Did not notice that the composer is Karthik Raja. You have started the countdown with a bang! 👍🏻

    • K Praveen | 31st Dec 18


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