Annayum Rasoolum (Music review), Malayalam – K

Shahabaz Aman’s simple and heartfelt voice, along with humorously framed lyrics involving ‘cambeni’… all help Kaayalinarike immensely! Kando kando is Andrea’s show, largely, but composer K makes his presence felt too with the minimal, but haunting backgrounds and mysterious tune! K brings the kind of background music he is known for in Tamil, in Vazhivakkil – one heck of a sweeping, tranquil sound, aided generously by Swetha Mohan and Anand Aravindakshan’s superb vocals; not to forget the stunning melange of sounds involving guitar, violin and the occasional santoor. Anand Aravindakshan gets a solo in Yaaname – an almost Floyd’ish rock sound that has been appropriately scaled down to suit the Malayalam lyrics. Shahabaz gets back with his incredibly effecting voice in Zammuluni, an amazingly sung… rather, expressed short hymnal song, even as K (and Bijibal, as a guess composer who worked only on this song) underplays his music to tantalizing effect! The film also has another song, missed in the official soundtrack, but made popular in the trailer – Shahabaz’s Kandu rendu kannu, a supremely addictive, bluesy modern-day remix of MS Baburaj’s 1973 song (of the same title) from the film Chuzhi. K’s Malayalam debut, after a short, impressive Tamil repertoire, is steeped in appropriate nativity and makes for a fantastic listen!

Keywords: K, Annayum Rasoolum, #200, 200

Kandu rendu kannu (Annayum Rasoolum)

Kandu rendu kannu (Chuzhi, 1973)