Monday, September 21, 2015

Music Review (Malayalam): Ennu Ninte Moideen

Music Review (Malayalam): Ennu Ninte Moideen
Music Composer: M Jayachandran, Ramesh Narayan, Gopi Sundar

Kannodu Chollanu is pleasant ear-warming folksy melody against the backdrops of wonderful sounds created by M Jayachandran. More awesomeness comes in the form of lovely vocals of Shreya Goshal and Vijay Yesudas. Particularly loved the string sections and water drop sounds throughout the track. M Jayachandran gives another soulful melody in the form of Kaathirinnu for Shreya Goshal and she aces the rendition as usual. Loved the clarinet touch although terse one in the first and second interlude. Composer itself comes behind the mic to deliver another enjoyable folksy laid back melody Iruvanji Puzhapenne. Loved the way composer employed mellifluous flute sections throughout the song along with other ambient sounds. Composer Ramesh Narayan brings the two veterans Sujatha and K J Yesudas to render another soothing melody Ee Mazhathan in the backdrops of atmospheric rain in the orchestration. Ramesh Narayan goes into the minimal unplugged mode in Priyamullavane, but the effect it leaves after listening is stupendous especially due to Madhushree Narayan's earnest rendition. Shardambaram fits the bill perfectly for the movie set in 1960's and Sithara brings the retro feel with her vocals effectually while the song's another version didn't work much better as Sithara's version. Gopi Sundar brings back Ustad hotel feel in Mukkathe Penne nevertheless the song is still arresting listen in the vocals of Mohammed Maqbool Mansoor.

Verdict: M Jayachandran and Ramesh Narayan delivers highly enjoyable melody oriented songs in Ennu Ninte Moideen.

My rating:8.5/10

Pick of the Album: Kannodu Chollanu, Mukkathe Penne, Priyamullavane, Kaathirinnu

You can listen to the soundtrack here.