True to the type of films the industry churns out, most of the music remains rooted and closer to reality and tradition with a generous dose of melody. Here is a list of of some of the best songs the Malayalam industry churned out in July 2019.
Neeyilla Neram – Luca – Sooraj.S.Kurup – Muzik247
Sung beautifully by the composer himself this starts off as a meditative melody, that picks up in tempo with some punchy rhythms midway. At just over 3 minutes this leaves you wanting for more. Lyrics are by Hari Narayanan
Vaanil Chandrika – Luca – Sooraj.S.Kurup – Muzik247
Interspersed with Hindi lyrics sung by Zia Ul Haq, this one has Arvind Venugopal immersing himself into Sooraj’s gorgeous melody. The tune, the singing, the sedate rhythm, the chorus all come together quite beautifully in what is my top pick of this album
Njan Jackson Allada – Ambili – Vishnu Vijay – E4 Entertainment
I loved the teaser of this Shoubin Shahir (I am fan! He is one of the best actor’s in the country today and quite the candidate to carry forward the Ambili* tag!) starrer and was instantly intrigued by this song that plays out with the lovely visuals. Anthony Daasan sings it emphatically like only he can and Vinayak Sasikumar’s lyrics sit pretty on the peppy tune that Vishnu conjures up. The trumpets and percussion add to the ‘Masti Masti Jazz’. Machane, don’t miss ‘Ee Paattinu Dancu Kali’. It will leave you with a smile.
* The Legendary actor Jagathy Sreekumar is fondly referred to as Ambili Chettan.
Aaradhike – Ambili – Vishnu Vijay – E4 Entertainment
A mellow track sung by Sooraj Santosh & Madhuvanthi Narayan builds up nicely to include a brief qawwali styled portion. Nice listen this!
Ee Jaathikka Thottam – Thanneer Mathan Dinangal – Justin Varghese – Satyam Audios
This movie has been making all the right noises upon release last week. This playful track packed with a lovely smattering of Nadhaswaram and Thavil is ably sung by Soumya Ramakrishnan & Devdutt Bijibal. The backing vocals are brilliant and the humming that features thru the track is quite infectious. Simple and endearing!
Deivame – Thanneer Mathan Dinangal – Justin Varghese – Satyam Audios
What starts off with a familiar middle eastern tinge, morphs into a lovely retro-styled song. The ‘Motham Iruttaanu’ reprise with a sufi touch to it holds this short song together well. Vidyadharan Master sings this with the right emphasis and emotion. Suhail Koya is the lyricist.
Ambaram – Sathyam Paranja Viswasikkuvo – Viswajith – Goodwill Entertainments
Viswajith hands KS Harishankar a lovely folk tune and he aces it brilliantly. The use of traditional instruments, the endearing ‘Paavalame Kovalume’ hook and the sprightly finish make this a must-listen. Watch out for the little western classical trip in the middle and how nicely it settles back into the song! Lovely!
The lullaby-like ‘Pularippoo’ from ‘Sathyam Paranja Viswasikkuwo’ and the title track of ‘Age 30’ composed by Jinu Vijayan are other interesting tracks that deserve a listen. The latter gains big time from the Reethigowla Raaga base.