Wacky lyrics, a typical Malayali tune, and a rollicking Western arrangement highlighted by some crazy violin bits – Appangalembaadum is instant addiction. Anna Katharina Valayil is impeccable with her sprightly rendition, and her accent works perfectly for the lines. Anna joins Naresh Iyer in the second song Mel Mel, but here it is composer Gopi Sundar’s brilliant use of strings that rules all else. The final song Vaathilil Aa Vaathilil comes in one of the composer’s seemingly fav genres – maappilappaattu – and here too he lays out an exotic-sounding arrangement, while Haricharan does a neat job on vocals. The only problem – lack of much variation in the base tune makes it boring after a while.
Written by Vipin Nair for MSI and Musicaloud.com