Thursday, March 19, 2015

Music Review(Malayalam) : Oru Vadakkan Selfie

Music Review(Malayalam): Oru Vadakkan Selfie
Music Composer: Shaan Rahman

Kaikottum Kanditilla is Vaikom Vijayalakshmi show all the way and she handled the folky retro'ish tune adeptly while shaan adorned the tune with continuous dhols and occasional harmonium bits. Neelambalin is trademark Shaan Rahman melody backed by vocals of Arun Alat and Kavya Ajith's humming. Violin by Cochin strings and pleasant percussion in the second half of the soundtrack stands apart in an otherwise typical tune from Shaan. Enna Thallendammava has groovy violin solos and guitar in the background. Shaan and his close associate Vineeth rocks as lead singers also in this enjoyable track. Shaan Rahman hands over the next track in the album to Agam band lead singer Harish Sivaramakrishnan and surely Agam band followers will get doubt whether Paarvanavidhuve is composed by Agam band or Shaan as the song is carnatic progressive rock. Chennai Pattanam, has templatized Tamil folk kuthu percussion in the background although made quirky enough by Vineeth Srinivasan and Arya Mohandas. Yekkam pogavillai is angst-filled rocky number in the vocals of Shaan Rahman only grouse being very short one.

Verdict: Shaan Rahman continues his good run and Vineeth- Shaan combo adds another memorable soundtrack to their repertoire with Oru Vadakkan Selfie.

My rating:7.75/10

Pick of the Album: Kaikottum Kanditilla, Enna Thallendammava, Neelambalin