Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Music Review (Malayalam): Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti

Music Review (Malayalam): Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti
Music Composer: Sooraj S Kurup

Vaathe Poothe, infectious kuthu on the lines of Pistha from Neram and the composer maintains the energy throughout the song while handling the vocals of this short track also. Pooram Kannan's tune and the vocals of both the lead singers Vijay Yesudas- Sithara has the tinge of folk swag. Composer's dark tone in the tune and arrangements dominated by fabulous percussions give quite an enticing tone to the song. Haricharan and Madonna sound fantastic in the classically inclined song Pularkaalam Pole while composer incorporated gorgeous Nadhaswaram - Mridangam combo (which mildly evocates memories of Mettu podu from duet) generously throughout the song. Kannukal Kalidari has an intriguing tune and composer itself rendered the song in an effectual manner. Sooraj employs an interesting set of sounds in the arrangements ranging from foot-tapping percussion, wonderful guitar usage especially loved the Carnatic styled one towards the end and Mridangam combo in the second interlude works wonderfully. Enno Kaathil's serene tune and minimalistic guitar laden orchestration blend together beautifully in Vineeth Srinivasan's vocals. Are Thu Chakarr is the only song which didn't work much mainly due to the formulaic tune while composer ups the ante with sporadic pieces of engaging orchestration.

Verdict: Sooraj S Kurup shows promise in his debut Malayalam album with quite an eclectic and an enjoyable mix of songs

My rating: 8/10

Pick of the Album: Kannukal Kalidari, Pooram Kannan, Vaathe Pothe, Pularkaalam Pole

You can listen to the songs in Saavn.