I still think the reviews were unfair to the movie. I don't think that Selvaraghavan needs a course in screenwriting etc. I think that criticism is unspecific and harsh. Neither did I think the first half was about any sexual chemistry between Karthi, Reema and Andrea. I am not sure why reviewers (drunk in bollywood love stories) ever got that sort of an impression as the first half wasn't about that at all. Unfortunately the (lack of) depth of thamizh knowledge among reviewers is acting as a gating function to this movie. But then I have to confess, I am super impressed with the movie. [side note: Did anybody else think that the last scene with 'pemmane' song had references to cruelty inflicted on eelam thamizhs by IPKF/Sri Lanka ?)
So I have watched every single interview on AO (via You tube) and listened to the songs about 1000 times. The top 3 songs for me are as follows
1. Oh Eesa
(didn't realise it was a remix of 'Srinivasa Govinda Venkataramana Govinda' devotional song until it was pointed out to me). Fantastic video and conceptualization.
2. Thai Thindra manne
What an awesome song!?! the emotion just completely consumes you.
3. Un Mela Aasai Dhaan
Purely because PBS sings this song.