Saturday, April 8, 2017

Music Review (Malayalam): Sakhavu

Music Review (Malayalam): Sakhavu
Music Composer: Prashant Pillai

Madhumathiye is a melange of retro, semi-classical tinge and techno beats in the background while the real stunner piece is the classical strings in the second interlude transitioned into mappilai paatu styled second half. Sreekumar Vakkiyil and Preethi Pillai's gorgeous vocals make this one an engaging piece of work till it lasts. Lokam Ennum sounds anthemic tandem to the movie genre, but Prashant Pillai's background work with the string make this one worthy listen although the tune stays true to the template of songs of this genre. Vaikom Vijayalakshmi's idiosyncratic vocals fit the bill perfectly for Udichuyarnne retro stage drama kind of song and the brilliant usage of harmonium is the highlight. Theyyum Thindaka is an another upbeat song and the soundscape is strictly situational and anthemic one which may gels well with the visuals but not as a standalone song. Prashant Pillai always teases the listeners by delivering the best song in the soundtrack with the shortest duration Do Naina in Angamaly Diaries and Aarariro in Sakhavu. The song's show stopper is undeniably Preethi Pillai and her resonating vocals makes this one an enjoyable one.

Verdict: Though not as exquisite as Prashant Pillai's previous soundtracks a couple of songs are enjoyable.

My Rating: 7/10

Pick Of the Album: Aarariro, Madhumathiye