NOV, don't judge her voice from film songs. I think she tries a different tone there. In carnatic, she's one of the best in tonal purity. Just listen to her songs like 'paal vadiyum mugam', 'kanda naal mudhalaai', etc. Great blend of feel,classicism&voice! (Nithyasri is a bit on the screechy side.. and, Sowmya too carnatic ) Well.. I think we are talking different tastes here
However, nothing to take away from the aruna's piece. Real good one! Enna.. seshtaigal paakka thaan konjam bayama irukku..
BTW, unga favorite gods yaarunnu engalukku theriyum. Onnum prove panna venaam.