Archive for the ‘Malayalam OST’ Category

Bijibal ropes Oorali Band for Nottam; the song’s guitar base is vibrant but though the vocals go haywire. Martin’s short solo, Thummaru thu sounds like an incidental addition. Ikkaliveettil‘s delightfully pleasant melody gains immensely from Jayachandran’s vocals and Bijibal’s perky rhythm and the pallavi’s beautifully folk’ish and complex flow! The repetitive instrumental phrase in Kooduthurannu […]

Maangappoolu is trademark-Bijibal; gentle, retro-sounding melody with quaint strings. Bijibal turns things on its head with Kada thala kola; funky folk percussion on top of an energetic tune sung by Sannidanandhan. Oruthari aasha‘s inventive fusion mixes classical music with pulsating rock, but it borders on parody. Thrissooru‘s spritely sound is, at best, medley’ish and Venne […]

Mazha paadum‘s melody is highly tuneful. Deepak’s choice of singers, Aravind Venugopal and the film’s leading lady, Aparna Balamurali amply help the song, while Deepak’s soft and pleasant orchestration takes on a lovely strings-led high in the anupallavi. Karthik is the soul of Oru nokku, a likeable ballad of sorts, while Aaro kude has a […]

Vineeth Srinivasan invests a lot in Janah meri janah, a wonderfully calming melody by Hesham. The song’s reprise sees Adheef Muhammed’s expression of the same melody in a lovely new light. Roopa Revathi’s violin stands out in both versions. Engane padendu njan is an outstanding semi-classical melody beautifully rendered by Jayachandran and Manjari, with nuanced […]

The Dulquer Nivin Fahad song is a one-trick pony that rides on a simple pop tune that Gopi usually composes in his sleep. The Kalyanam song is no patch on Gopi’s earlier Mangalyam song from Bangalore Days. The title song seems to be composed by Gopi’s auto-tuning machine that listened to some random 80s one-hit […]

The Mahashay Paean (Bham Bham Siva) starts off with Murali Gopi’s frenzied devotional call and blazes off in a grand mix of pulsating rhythms, a chant-like structure, and Sivaranjani raaga. Murali’s diction strikes an odd note, though. Naiharva (credited as Nayee harvaa) is the complete opposite, with an ambient, minimal sound – apt for Kabir’s […]

Thechille penne is a lot of fun! Gopi Sundar gets Niranj Suresh to sing with a detached, I-am-high twang – perfect for the catchy tune! Gopi’s imagination in the interludes and the dubstep intrusions add to the song’s charm. Theru there ororo is trademark Gopi! Everything about the song is familiar, but the man’s sense […]

Gana Bala’s Malayalam-kuthu, Thithaaro chirakadichu is stereotypical, but Sanjeev’s crafty sounds make a substantial difference, with the energetic rhythm, Gopi’s shrill nadaswaram and Sanjeev’s own guitar. Vaa kuruvi is wonderfully serene and deeply engaging! Ammu Indira and Sanjeev Thomas handle it with phenomenal grace, while Uday Jose’s piano stands out. Uday embellishes Nirame maayalle‘s ethereal […]

There’s a dollop of Abhogi raaga in Ozhukiyozhuki that makes it so accessible and incredibly pleasant! Add to it, Haricharan and Shweta Mohan’s tantalizing vocals and Bijibal’s lovely flute and strings-based interludes… this is an instant winner. Chirakukalaayi, led by Arun Alat, riffs off Ozhukiyozhuki in an interesting way, invoking the basic melody as an […]

Njaanum neeyum has Vidyasagar written all over it, just like his recent Tamil soundtrack Engeyum Naan Iruppen. It’s a delightfully serene melody accentuated significantly by Shreya Ghoshal and Quincy Chettupally’s singing. Minnaminungu seals the Vidyasagar influence further – again, an absolutely lovely tune that Najim Arshad headlines confidently, along with Anweshaa. Kannada cinema’s current singing […]

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