I was more taken in by the mesh of old world Ilayaraja’s tunes along with a uniquely western (US) culture setting, shot in Malaysia, with a dialect that is common to South Tamil Nadu ! And uniquely appealing to a multitude of audiences ! After all, there seems to be truth in the fact that music breaks barriers.
Whilst that is one side of the story, there will be many of you, who could view this is a
breaking down of culture, where ‘pure’ music / culture is getting altered, influenced by a western mindset.
To me, to stay with my pet theme of the season, i see this as an example of ‘blurring of the borders !!’ The ‘alternate’ will grow. Along with the ‘pure’ !