Tuesday December 21, 2010
Orange (Music review), Malayalam – Manikanth Kadri & Afzal Yousuf
Benny Dayal is in delightful form in the frothy, reggae’ish Oru rosappoovin; the composer conjures an extremely pleasant tune with just the right pop’ish backgrounds. The choice of singers continues to be extremely good in Neerpalunkumizhi – Vineeth Srinivasan and Swetha – but its simplistic tune pales in front of the far superior Thinkal tholatho, where Karthik’s vocals soar beautifully and Manikanth’s fabulous rock’ish arrangements work brilliantly! Afzal’s Vaanam thanna has a religious hymn’s bland naivety, while the all-Tamil therukoothu, Kanni munnala is a strictly situational mix. Manikanth Kadri is definitely taking solid musical strides, across Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam!
Keywords: Manikanth Kadri, Orange