Parava (Music review), Malayalam – Rex Vijayan

Nenjil nenjil‘s prelude, with that digitally processed child singing snatches of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’s iconic song is an intriguing misdirection to what comes next! Rex’s tune has a dreamy quality with imaginative, consistently thrumming background. Ormakal has Dulquer singing on a cool Gangsta rhythm (amplified in Imran Intro and significantly spruced up in The Revenge), with a splendid Clarinet phrase by Nathan. Nathan joins Arun Sudhara on Dilruba in Pagalin vaathil, with Rex concocting an energetic build-up to the tune sung by Sreenath Bhasi. Ichaapi and Haseeb Intro‘s (and its variant Chaandal) bluesy sound segues into the punchy brass-led sound in style, while in Ichaapi Becomes Leader, he features Neha Nair’s vocals to add a more meditative note and a significantly vaudevillian waltz in the short Ichaapi’s Love Theme. Parava Theme comes beautifully alive amidst the searing guitar and the occasional Middle Eastern elements, and Neha’s humming lifts the already pleasant Shane’s Love Theme to a new high. Stealing Back Myna Praavu builds intrigue through its stammering strings while Clash is wonderfully edgy and dark. Rex does a spectacular job with the 3 songs and the 16 background pieces to produce a memorable soundtrack that, like the title, soars!

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