Soothing guitar-led arrangement from Roby Abraham, a soft breezy melody; Parayaathe is tailor-made for singer Sachin Warrier. And he does an expectedly endearing job of the singing. Really glad to see him being employed by more and more composers apart from Shaan Rahman. The curious mix of electornic sounds in Mazhamegha, that features hints of breakbeat and jazz among other things, makes for an engaging listen. Handling the lead vocals is Ajay Sathyan while the composer does some rapping in the background.
Minnale comes with a groovy techno pop-ish base, over which is an interestingly fresh employment of Najim Arshad’s voice. Impressive end result. The only song that falls short in the overall lineup is the title song. The arrangement is neat here too, particularly the use of percussion. The vocals part (Resmi Satheesh and rap by Joslee LonelyDoggy) not so much, mainly for the lyrics. The pick of the soundtrack is Roby’s take on Raghukumar’s superhit Thaalavattom track Ponveene. While the original in itself had some slick use of guitaring, Roby builds on that here along with guitarist Mithun Raju (formerly of Motherjane, now of Thaikkudam Bridge) to splendid effect! And behind the mic, Sithara Krishnakumar does her part quite nicely too.
Rasputin may have happened for Roby Abraham almost a year after his last work, but he does impress again, for the third time in as many movie outings. Hope there won’t be a one year wait for his next!
Music Aloud Rating: 7.5/10
Top Recos: Ponveene, Parayaathe, Minnale