The soundtrack was composed by Ilaiyaraaja, while the lyricists were Vairamuthu, Gangai Amaran and Muthulingam. The song “Ilaya Nila” was originally intended for Moodu Pani (1980), but that film’s director Balu Mahendra rejected it. Ilaiyaraaja had over 20 retakes to get the song’s guitarist Chandrasekhar play its Flamenco notes to his complete satisfaction. The instruments used in the song were an acoustic guitar and a flute. Gangai Amaran described “Yeh Aatha” as a song that “sounds like a folk music but it has the classical touch. ” The song “Vaigaraiyil” is set in the carnatic raga known as Shubhapantuvarali, “Mani Osai” is set in Sindhu Bhairavi, and “Thogai Ila Mayil Adi Varugudhu” is set in Latangi. “Ilaya Nila” was later adapted by Kalyanji–Anandji in Hindi as “Neele Neele Ambar Par” for Kalakar (1983), and “Yeh Aatha” was remixed by Mani Sharma for Malaikottai (2007).