Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Music Review (Malayalam): Rajamma@yahoo

Music Review (Malayalam): Rajamma@yahoo
Music Composer: Bijibal


       Ullathu Chonnal has an average yesteryear tune while Vineeth Srinivasan and Sangeetha Sreekanth breezes through the tune with pleasant rendition. Bijibal marks his prowess with enticing sounds with veena and Nadhaswaram in the interludes. Meghamani follows the standard template sounds mainly driven by harmonium and tabla whereas Najeem Arshad's singing and lively tune spruces the song very well. Particularly loved the harmonica and string combination in the second interlude. Alphons Joseph's singing is the highlight in the immensely enjoyable qawwali number Maanaanivalude whereas Bijibal filled the arrangements with harmonium, tabla and claps. Olivile Kalikal is the only song which is in different soundscape compared to other songs in the album. Apart from the interesting native instrument mix with chenda in the middle, this one is the pretty-much average track in the album. Bijibal reserves the best of the soundtrack Ottathooval to Ganesh Sundaram and Roopa Revathi. The semi-classical melody backed by prolific rendition by the lead singers and Bijibal's gorgeous haunting arrangements makes this one instantly catchy song in the soundtrack.

Verdict: Rajamma@Yahoo although didn't match up to the Bijibal's repertoire in this year, Ottathooval is a keeper in the soundtrack.

My rating: 7.5/10

Pick of the Album: Ottathooval, Maanaanivalude, Meghamani