Naam Onnai starts with a chendamelam before composer Rex Vijayan introduces a multitude of sounds from techno to Punjabi percussion to horns to mandolin (something he always employs beautifully) fused in a fabulously energizing fashion, before ending on the same note it started with. One of Rex’s regular singers, Saju Srinivas handles the vocals and does a neat job at it. Sapthamashree Thaskaraha continues on the high energy level, Rex lacing the guitar-led rock base with a lot of interest sounds, Arabic being a prominent one. Suchith Sureshan, another singer who had sung in Rex’s previous one as well, is fab behind the mic. Kaiyetthum Doorathu sees The Down Troddence man Sushin Shyam (who *also* was part of Neelaakaasham soundtrack) presenting an outlandish sort of vocal effort even as the background is a multi-genre pastiche highlighted by some trippy guitars, particularly loved the brief moment where Rex goes gypsy jazz. The soundtrack’s best is Thaane Pookkum though, a beautiful melody that is brilliantly arranged by the composer with an array of string instruments, and the occasional accordion. Another fav of his, Job Kurian, delivers the vocals with Saptaparna Chakraborty, both of whom matched in their flawlessness.
Sapthamashree Thaskaraha. A soundtrack very characteristic of Rex Vijayan, and as entertaining as they usually come.
Music Aloud & MSI Rating: 7.5/10