Archive for the ‘Malayalam OST’ Category

Thursday October 27, 2016 19:25

Team 5 (Music review), Malayalam – Gopi Sundar

Sooraj Santhosh’s singing is pretty much the best thing about Azhcha, with Gopi going through the motions of creating a functional song with all familiar sounds. Habeebi, barring the corny sounds all through and Bollywood template, has a slightly better engaging tune. Megha pakshi is where the real Gopi surfaces! Madhu Balakrishnan gets a gorgeous […]

Sreeraj seems to be exploring Saranga/Hamirkalyani raaga in Minni chinnum that he himself sings confidently. The orchestration has a strong Rahman-touch, particularly Love Birds’ Malargale malargale. Sreya Jayadeep’s sweet voice is barely able to rescue the corny package in Pammi pammi, but Puthiyoru sooryan, with its heady fusion chenda-sound fares considerably better. The soundtrack’s most […]

Vinu Thomas seems unduly inspired by A R Rahman in Innaleyum – the song could easily fit in En Swasa Katre’s soundtrack; and then there’s that humming evoking Roja’s Chinna chinna aasai! Jakes opens his account with the energetic Nerunde nerunde, with the chendai backdrop ruling the song. In Kuyilin paatinu, Jakes’s choice of veteran […]

Dooreyo has a spunky indi-pop vibe and the 4-men voice mix featuring Vishak Nair, Suchith Suresan, Ashwin Gopakumar and Sachin Warrier handles the on-the-road rock feel well. Sachin takes on Nilaavil‘s dreamy melody alone, and along with the gorgeous harmonica and strings, does very well for himself. The engineering college song, Oru naattil has a […]

Chil chinchilamai is delightfully vintage Vidyasagar… Raja’ish melody, layered with Vidyasagar’s own spritely orchestration. Benedict Shine delivers the Christian hymn-like Manamilla manamode with austerity, while Jithin handles Vidyasagar’s lively and fun short tune in Onpathilage anpathil really well! Chithra is at her best in Poovithalai njan where Vidyasagar beautifully mixes a retro’ish melody on top […]

Thennal nilavinte is good old Shaan-Vineeth magic, given how tuned-in the duo is, with each other’s musical sensibilities. The melody, with a gorgeous violin backdrop, is immersive, and superbly sung by Vineet and Aparna Balamurali. The parody’ish tone of Nakkile prakkukal is accentuated by Mano’s exaggerated style of singing and just about passes muster. Oronnoronnayi […]

There’s a whiff of yesteryears’ retro in Neelakkannulla maane that’s very inviting, sung incredibly by Vijay Yesudas and Shweta Mohan! Mele mukilodum and Sooraj’s lone contribution, Vaanam mele are odd mixes – the enthusiasm they put up in the tunes seem drowned in the unusually lackluster backgrounds. Shaan’s immersive tune rules as much as Hesham’s […]

Antony Dasan is perfect for the street-brass-band sound of Gabrielinte that even adds a clever dash of RD Burman! Athiraliyum wears its melodic retro like a badge of honor, even as Lathika struggles and lets Vijay Yesudas carry it. Sooraj Santhosh is excellent in handling the lovely soft-rock sound of Thaniye. Thira thira is catchy […]

Friday August 12, 2016 11:09

IDI (Music review), Malayalam – Rahul Raj

Jagada jagada is Malayalam film industry outdoing Tamil film music’s pet genre, the kuthu, with a manic rhythm and pulsating vocals! IDI theme is equally good, with funky rap phrases and an aptly hero-worshipping, Middle-eastern flavored tune. Ee khalbitha is trademark Rahul Raj – a melody that is instantly loveable, a harmonious chorus, incredible vocals […]

Sushin Shyam—of The Down Troddence fame and background music for films like Sapthamashree Thaskaraha and Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi—composes his first song in Kisapaathiyil. He opens it to the serene sounds of rain, takes on Charukesi raaga for the oh-so-beautiful melody and ends it on a lingering serene note too. Sachin Balu’s vocals are pitch-perfect […]

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