Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Music Review (Malayalam): Kunjiramayanam

Music Review (Malayalam): Kunjiramayanam
Music Composer: Justin Prabhakaran

Ayyayyo Ayyayyo is quite a quirky song and Justin Prabhakaran's composition and Vineeth Srinivasan's singing too has whiff of Yuvan's style, although song is thoroughly enjoyable mainly due to Vineeth's singing style. Paavada, apart from Daya Bijibal's chaste vocals, Justin's minimal Ghatam background throughout the song and native tune is the highlight. Masala coffee band's salsa has interesting title hook and sporadic orchestral elements like tabla, harmonium and quite effectual singing too but only grouse being the end packaging of the song didn't appeal much, nevertheless enjoyable one. Thumba Poove Sundari is the soundtrack's best with heady mix of native Malayalam folk sounds with electronic sounds while Shankar Mahadevan's punchy rendition complements well the orchestration tone of the track.

Verdict: Justin Prabhakaran's Malayalam debut is not offbeat although enjoyable mix of songs and totally different from his Tamil songs.

My rating:7/10

Pick of the Album: Thumba Poove Sundari, Ayyayyo Ayyayyo, Salsa