Glad you guys enjoyed the song.
The CD cover has the MD as Soorya. Isn't Sarath supposed to be a powerhouse MD in Malayalam? I've heard some of his amazing compositions for Chitra. I don't think Soorya is quite in that caliber as evidenced by the other songs from Neela Kuyil.
The other songs:
1. Oru Vaanambaadithaan vandhu gaanam paaduthu--SPB, Swarnalatha. an okay midtempo song that an SAR or Agathiyan could create on a good day.
2. Poo maalaiyidhu--KJY and Sujatha (Sad). With dramatic violins and sad flutes, this probably accompanies a sappy scene in the movie. Songs like these must be KJY's 401K plan. I'm not sure I want to hear Sujatha sing sad songs either.
3. Yaar nenjile--Swarnalatha. Swarnalatha does a decent job in this upbeat number. This must've been the solo for the heroine as she imagines her future suitor. God, didn't SriDevi and SJ patent this scene/song situation some 3 decades ago? Vaali, another retiree overstaying his welcome, has fun rhyming paaththiram/maaththiram, aapaathikEsam/Vesham.
4. Poo maalaiyidhu--KJY and Swarnalatha. (If not for KJY this can be called the happy version, with him, happiness is always at bay).
I still wish Soorya had found a few more movies to find himself musically. But like it has been pointed out already, the movie was stillborn and took with it Soorya's career.