Friday, January 2, 2015

Music Review (Malayalam): Mili

Music Review (Malayalam): Mili
Music Composer: Gopi Sundar and Shaan Rahman 

       Minmini of Chinna Chinna Aasai fame returns to singing with Kanmaniye, beautiful alluring melody and Gopi Sundar too adorns the simple tune with Waltz styled strings mixed with drums and loved the veena portions interspersed in the song. Manjupeyume is another sweet melody in the vocals of  Najeem Arshad and Mridula warrior. Gopi Sundar kept the arrangements minimal to give the lead singer vocals and humming by female singer to take front stage. Title song comes in two version one with male version by composer itself and another by Pavithra Menon. The interludes are appealing more than the overall tune (especially first interlude which came as a background in the trailer makes me interested in this album itself) however composer utilizes mili hook throughout the song very well along with groovy guitar riffs. Gopi Sundar gave more punchy orchestration for female version and the lady pulls off the song in style which makes this song better than male version. Then enters the guest composer Shaan Rahman, whose composition usually works better and he carry off in Manpaatha also. Contrast to his usual style, Shaan goes frenzy with guitars and drums in this song results in the another well conceived track in album.

Verdict: Overall Gopi Sundar and Shaan Rahman delivers short and sweet lovable album

My rating:8/10

Pick of the Album: Kanmaniye, Title song, Manpaatha