Celluloid unsurprisingly starts off with a retro song En Ithonnum Arinjatheyille, superbly worded by Engandiyoor Chandrasekharan. M Jayachandran’s flair with delivering yesteryear-flavored arrangement is also an established fact, and he does that here too. What is surprising is the way Sithara Krishnakumar modifies her voice to match the singers of the time, pulling off a stunner at that. Even better arranged is Kaatte Kaatte, seemingly modeled on the theatre songs of the era, Rafeeq Ahmed’s lyrics also on the same lines. The choice of vocalists is once again spot on, G Sreeram and Vaikom Vijayalakshmi nailing it – cadence and everything. And really happy about M Jayachandran giving opportunities to such relatively unknown singers (Vijayalakshmi is visually challenged too, by the way). Sadly that is all there is in the soundtrack.
Two songs is an extremely low number for a Kamal movie soundtrack. Nevertheless, the man ensures that quality-wise there is no dip at all. Brilliant but woefully short score from M Jayachandran.
Music Aloud Rating: 8.5/10