Sunday, September 4, 2016

Music Review (Malayalam): Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho

Music Review (Malayalam): Kochavva Paulo Ayyappa Coelho
Music Composer: Shaan Rahman and Sooraj S Kurup

Neelakkannulla Maanea is a delightful throwback sung impeccably by Vijay Yesudas who sounds almost like his veteran father accompanied by sweet sounding Swetha Mohan. Shaan Rahman adorned the melody with fitting orchestration. Mele Mukilodum's indipop sound along with native percussion elements works partially mainly because of Job Kurian's vocals. Ethu Meghamaari's serene sounding tune sung perfectly by Hesham Abdul Wahab while Shaan does neat work in the background with fabulous violin solos and tidy rhythm structure. The tune's beauty is more apparent in the minimally orchestrated reprise version by Anne Amie. The brief classical sargams accompanied by the tabla beats is exquisitely done. Doore Dooram is adequately foot tapping material and although borders on the familiar pop template with few layering of desi beats. Shaan Rahman easily breezes through four-minute song without any hurdles. Sooraj S Kurup of Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti fame comes up with similar sounding Vaanam Mele and the song works mainly because of Shankar Mahadevan's effectual vocals and rhythmic background.

Verdict: Shaan Rahman's latest album has nothing extraordinary to offer, however the album has couple of pleasant composer's trademark melodies.

My rating:7/10

Pick of the Album: Ethu Meghamaari (both versions), Neelakkannulla Maanea, Vaanam Mele

P.S You can listen to the songs in Saavn.