Iragai Pole

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"Iragai Pole"
Song by Yuvan Shankar Raja (composer and performer) from the album Naan Mahaan Alla soundtrack
Released 16 July 2010
Recorded 2010, Kalasa Studios, Chennai
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 5:19
Label Think Music
Writer(s) Yuvan Shankar Raja (music), Yugabharathy (lyrics)
Language Tamil
Producer(s) Yuvan Shankar Raja
Naan Mahaan Alla soundtrack track listing
"Va Va Nilava Pudichi"
"Iragai Pole"
"Oru Maalai Neram"

Iragai Pole (English:Like a feather...) is a song from the 2010 Tamil feature film Naan Mahaan Alla, composed and performed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The song, with lyrics by Yugabharathy, was released as part of the soundtrack album of the film on 16 July 2010. The song became one of the most popular songs in 2010.[1][2]


Before the release of the soundtrack, composer Yuvan Shankar Raja stated on Twitter that the song which he sang will remain as one of his favourite songs. He had been working for days and claimed the song to be a "killer" and went on to add that he does not remember himself "tripping on his own song".[3][4] After seeing the entire film, he was said to have remixed and completely reworked that song, altering the orchestration inter alia, to match it with the visuals.[5]


The song got very positive response was selected as the pick of the album by the majority of critics. reviewer said about the song: "A doubtless cherry-pick of this album as Yuvan pulls all his might in this spellbinding melody".[6] reviewer Pavithra Srinivasan wrote: "There's a lot going for this song, particularly in the beginning and the end, which are infinitely the best parts. Possibly the pick of the collection."[7] reviewer rated it 4.5 out of 5 and wrote: "Yuvan has sung this number. That is more than enough for this song to be a hit song. Best pick of this lot."[8] reviewer wrote: "The beats in the background along with the chorus bytes compliment the song, all throughout. The fillers are amazing with techno beats and hip-hop mixing." He also said: "And for Yuvan's fans, if you've had a favourite of Yuvan's song sung by himself then that would go to the second place, with "Irugai Pole" reaching pinnacle! Undoubtedly the pick of the album!"[9]

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.[10][11][12]


Ceremony Award Category Outcome
2011 Vijay Music Awards[13]
Vijay Music Award
Best Song Sung by a Music Director (Jury) Nominated
58th Filmfare Awards South[14]
Filmfare Award South
Best Male Playback Nominated
5th Vijay Awards
Vijay Award
Yuvan Shankar Raja Nominated


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  9. ^ "Naan Mahaan Alla - Yuvan Treat". Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Top 10 songs of 2010". Sify. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "REWIND: The Music of 2010". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Milliblog Annual Music round-up 2010". Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  13. ^ "Rhythmic ripples of 'Mellisai' mark function". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "Nominees of Idea Filmfare Awards South". Indiaglitz. Retrieved 1 June 2011.