Resmi Satheesh is perfect choice to lead the vocals on the powerful folk piece that is Laavettam Thaanu, and she is assisted well by Sunil and Sudheer Alathur, even as composer Ouseppachan prepares an ethnic percussion-dominated arrangement to back the dark tune. Composer does an even better job in Uppinu Pona Vazhiyethu, combining folk and classical elements in a mod, wacky setting. Vaikom Vijayalakshmi rules this one, sounding her quirky best while Jassie Gift and Rahul do a commendable job too, rendering PS Rafeeque’s satirical lyrics. Best of the short soundtrack is the last one, Chantham Thelinju. Riding on a delightful classical-based melody (multiple ragas, perhaps) and in the backdrop a pleasant interplay of Carnatic elements with guitars and synth. The song has two vocal versions, one by Rahul and Mridula Warrier, the other by veteran P Jayachandran, all of whom carry out their parts very nicely, the age factor of the latter notwithstanding.
Utopiayile Rajavu. Good to see that director Kamal’s movies still continue to maintain their musical consistency. And it is Ouseppachan’s second good soundtrack this year.
Music Aloud Rating: 7.5/10
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