Song: Neruppu Da
Movie: Kabali
Year: 2016
Composer: Santhosh Narayanan
Guitarist: Jhanu Chantar
Tabbed by: Java, Santhosh Rajagopalan


Legend:
\\ Slide Up
// Slide Down
PM or . - Palm Mute
^ - Bend down
b - Bend Up
P.H - Pinch Harmonic

7 String guitar tuned to AEADGBE
Only Riff 2 was played with the 7th string. So for that riff, if you have a processor pitch shift down an octave or two while playing in the A string of a 6 string guitar. These are the riffs played in the song pretty much in order but not completely.

Neruppu Da Cover for reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9DnRp9NNCM

Intro Slides:
Effect: Distortion (Heavy crunch tone)
e--------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------12\\\\\\2------------------------------------
A----2///////14-----------------------------------------------


Riff 1: Main Riff
Effect: Distortion (Heavy crunch tone)
e------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------4^----------------7^------------------9^-------------
D--4--4--4--4--4^--4--4--4--4---7^---4--4--4--4---9^--4--4--4---
A--2--2--2--2-------2--2--2--2--------- 2--2--2--2--------2--2--2---
E------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------
---PMPMPMPM------PMPMPMPM--------PMPMPMPM-------PMPMPM

Intro Slides

e------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------4^------------------7^-----------------9^-----------------------------
D--4--4--4--4---4^---4--4--4--4---7^--4--4--4--4----9^----4--4--4--4--------------
A--2--2--2--2---------2--2--2--2---------2--2--2--2-----------2--2--2--2--------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------------14\\\\\2--
---PMPMPMPM--------PMPMPMPM-------PMPMPMPM---------PMPMPMPM

Riff 2: Heavy Riff: Palm Muted
Effect: Heavy Distortion
e--------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------- x3
A--------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------P.H-------------------------
A--2-0-2-3-0-2-3-0-2-0-3-2-0--6^-------------------------


Heavy Riff: Palm Muted
e--------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------------------- x1
A----------------------33333333-----------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------
A--2-0-2-3-0-2-3-0------------------------------------------



Riff 3a:
Effect: Distortion (Crunch Tone) + Analog Chorus + Reverb
Note: Volume knob in the guitar as less as possible or engage heavy gate level to cut
out the sustain.
e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--4-4-4-44-5-4-2---4-4-4-44-5-4-2---4-4-5-55-4-5-7--8-7-8-5-4--
D-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Riff 4: Behind Riff 3a:
Effect: Distortion (Heavy crunch tone)
e-------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------------------------------
D--4--4--4--4-----4--4--4--4-----4--4--4--4-----4--4--4--4-----
A--2--2--2--2-----2--2--2--2-----2--2--2--2-----2--2--2--2-----
E-------------------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------
---PMPMPMPM----PMPMPMPM----PMPMPMPM----PMPMPMPM---


Solo:
Effect: Distortion for a suitable solo tone + Reverb
e-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-10~12b12--10~12b10--10~12b10--10~12b10--10~12b10--10~12b10--10~12b10-10-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-
G------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


e----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-10~12b10--10~12b10--10~12b10--10-15-15-15-15-15-15-15-15--17-17-17-17-17-17-17-17---------------
G--------------------------------------------14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14--16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16---------------
D----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Solo Backing riff: Riff 2

Riff 5a:
Effect: Clean tone with high gain.
Note: Engage single coil pickup if your guitar has humbucker pick ups.
Pull out the tone knob to see if you have the single coil pick up enabling option in your guitar

Neruppu da nerungu da paapom
e-------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------------------------------ x 7
A---0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-0-2-3-5-------------------3-3-3-3---------------
E-------------------------------3-3-3-3-0-0-0-0------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------


Riff 5b: Comes in after 4 times of Riff 5a
e---7-7-x-7-7-x-7-7-x-7-7-x-x-x-x-x-------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------- X3
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------

e---7-7-x-7-7-x-7-7-x-8/10-10-10/12-12-12-----------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------- X1
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------


Riff 4: Karunayai maru, Kavalaigal aru

Riff 3b:
Effect: Distortion (Crunch Tone) + Analog Chorus + Reverb
Note: Volume knob in the guitar as less as possible or engage heavy gate level to cut out the sustain

e-------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------
G--4-44-5-4-4-2---4-5-5-7-8---8b-7-8-7--8-7-5--578-7-5-4---
D------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------

Backing for Riff 3b: Riff 4

Riff 6:
Effect: Clean tone with single coil pickup
e---7-7-x-7-7-x-7-7-x-7--x-x-x-x-----------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------- X2
A----------------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------------

Continues with
Riff 5a, 5b and 3a..

End