You can listen to the songs at the end of the review.
In keeping with the new trend (one that I quite like) of songs that invoke the 80s-90s period of Malayalam music is Nilaakkudame. Lovely melody from Deepak Dev which he sets to a simple strings-led arrangement, and gets Jayachandran and Minmini to sing; which they do quite nicely though Minmini sounds a little laboured. Omale Aromale takes us further back in time and a little Northwards in space; the tune is very yesteryear Bollywood. But the song is so beautifully orchestrated with strings, brass, accordion, flute and the acappella-esque flourishes from the chorus that you don’t mind. In fact BK Harinarayanan’s lines go very well with the tune. Debuting in Malayalam with this song is Siddharth Mahadevan (son of Shankar Mahadevan, for the uninitiated), alongside Manjari. What Siddharth lacks in his diction, he makes up with his singing – both the singers are fab. And we are jolted back to the present in the third (and final) song, Hey Kannil Nokkaathe. Decent dance track this, has an engaging melody, and the use of techno elements isn’t noisy. Good rendition too, by Gayathri Suresh and Siddharth Mahadevan.
Another three song soundtrack from Deepak Dev, this time for tailor Ambujaakshan’s legendary Chirakodinja Kinavukal! And given the comedic line I assume the movie will take, this soundtrack is a good fit.
Music Aloud Rating: 7.5/10
Top Recos: No point since only 3 songs, but do start with Omale Aromale!