Here is my take on the ragas
First Humming – is “Maandu”raagam of course - Did anyone note that it is pretty parallel to the maand raga humming that BMK does right at the start of the song "oru naal podhuma" - Given the fact that this is the last song of the TIS album, IR wanted to say - Thiruvasagam patri naan paada 'oru naal podhuma'?
Now Para-1 : Putril Vazh Aravam Anjen ! – No doubt it is shankarabharanam [The maand ragam is derivative of shankarabharanam, it will help you to note]
In Para-2 : VanPulal Velum Anjen – The same scale continues
Para-3 : Kiliyanar Kilavi Anjen – is Thilang [You may bring to your mind the 'kothamalli poovae' from kallukkul eeram for your reference of the raga...more recently, he came out with a folk song in thilang - it is kaatula thalayaatura avaram poovae from solla marandha kadhai.]
Para-4 : Pini Elaam Varinum Anjen – Charukesi allright...[You can refer to Nalladhor veenai seithay from the film Marubadiyum...Charukesi is very apt choice here, as the raga has the ability to evoke sympathy from the listeners]
Para-5 : ThariSeri Kalirum Anjen – Natabhairavi
Para-6 : Konila Vaalum Anjen - here is the GOOGLY...Yes it is kaapi of course, but before he resorts to the chromatic flexibility that Kapi gives, but you it will also help to pay attention to the scale of the first two lines...
Ok, to sum it up...here is how it goes...
s r2 g3 m1 p d2 n3 s - Shankarabharanam
s -- g3 m1 p -- n3/n2 s - Thilang
s r2 g3 m1 p d1 n2 s - Charukesi
s r2 g2 m1 p d1 n2 s - Natabhairavi
s -- g2 m1 p -- n3 s - The first two lines (Konila vaalum)
s r2 g2/g3 m1 p d1/d2 n3/n2 s - Kaapi
Is there more to this, than just a random choice of ragas? Worth pondering more huh?
Well, analysis will have to wait.As of now, I am just going to listen to it, soak up myself with TIS ...
Blessed to have lived in HIS era !!!