Idhu Varai

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"Idhu Varai"
Song by Yuvan Shankar Raja (composer), Andrea Jeremiah & Ajeesh (performer)
from the album Goa (soundtrack)
Released4 January 2010
Recorded2009, Kalasa Studios, Chennai
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelSony Music
Songwriter(s)Yuvan Shankar Raja (music), Gangai Amaran (lyrics)
Producer(s)Yuvan Shankar Raja

Idhu Varai (English:Until now...) is a song from the 2010 Tamil feature film Goa, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja and performed by Andrea Jeremiah and Ajeesh, the winner of the second season of the reality-based singing competition Airtel Super Singer.[1] The song, with lyrics by Gangai Amaran, was released as part of the soundtrack album of the film on 4 January 2010.[2] The song became one of the most popular songs in 2010.[3][4]

Music video[edit]

The video is pictured on actors Jai and Piaa Bajpai. The song starts off with Piaa singing the song as a live performance on stage to Jai. He later interrupts the song and it continues playing in the background.


The song received a very positive response from critics. Pavithra Srinivasan a reviewer from the website Rediff said the song was "a romantic number penned by Gangai Amaren that clutches your heart at the appropriate moments. Certainly her vocal range keeps things interesting, not to mention the guitar strings and percussion which attain a faintly Hawaiian tang later on. The charanam brings back the song into perspective, and a melodious experience it is."[5] reviewer said: "A typical Yuvan number, it is rip-roaring and stylish all through. Yuvan seems to have opted for live drums here. The combination of the instruments provides a new sound. Trendy all the way, the song is pleasant to listen to."[6] reviewer said: "A soft romantic number with very pleasant music bits that again have a distinct ‘Goan’ touch to them. Though this song gives you a ‘heard before’ feel, it has been stylishly put together and is likely to hit the charts soon for its unhurried sweetness."[7] wrote it was a "prevalently fashioned tune of Yuvan Shankar Raja: more vitality exists on both vocalism and instrumentals. Followed by his previous composition Telugu song ‘Oye’, Yuvan has used live drums. Interludes with stringed instruments enhance the song."[8]

The song was eventually listed in many Top 10 songs of the year and claimed as one of the most popular songs of the year.[3][4][9]


Ceremony Award Category Name Outcome
2011 Vijay Music Awards[10]
Vijay Music Award
Popular Melody of the Year 2010 Nominated
Popular Duet of the Year 2010 Won
Popular Female Singer of the Year 2010 Andrea Jeremiah Nominated
Best Debut Male Playback Singer (Jury) Ajeesh Nominated
5th Vijay Awards
Vijay Award
Vijay Award for Best Female Playback Singer Andrea Jeremiah Nominated
Mirchi Music Awards[11]
Mirchi Music Award
Mirchi Listeners’ Choice – Best Song of the Year Nominated[12]
Technical – Sound Mixer Ramji & Guru Won
Best Upcoming Singer of the Year – Male Ajeesh Won


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  2. ^ "Rajini launches Goa audio!". Sify. 2010-01-05. Retrieved 2010-01-05.
  3. ^ a b "Top 10 songs of 2010". Sify. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  4. ^ a b "REWIND: The Music of 2010". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Goa's music is not Yuvan's best". Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Goa - Go for it...Goa". Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  7. ^ "GOA MUSIC REVIEW". Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  8. ^ "Goa-Music Review". Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  9. ^ "Milliblog Annual Music round-up 2010". Retrieved 24 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Rhythmic ripples of 'Mellisai' mark function". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 May 2011.
  11. ^ "RADIO MIRCHI MUSIC AWARDS 2010 – WINNERS LIST". Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  12. ^ "Mirchi Music Awards LISTENER'S CHOICE 2010". Retrieved 13 September 2011.