Vasoottan derives a large part of its charm from the delectable Thrissur dialect that lyricist BK Harinarayanan employs to pen the ode to the protagonist. Franco does a commendable accented rendition of Gopi Sunder’s light-hearted tune with good support from the kids’ chorus (nice touch, that Latino guitar towards the end). The title song too is quite likeable, despite its heard-before sound, with its pleasant, breezy tune and arrangement that features smatterings of multiple folk genres (some nice mandolin in there). Sachin Warrier delivers finely as he always does, with Maqbool. In Murugappa the déjà vu factor is rather strong – the percussion and the repeated chants of Murugappa kept taking me back to Padayappa. A decent listen nevertheless, partly owing to the singers Jassie Gift, Vijay Yesudas, Divya S Menon and Remesh Babu.
Not great given the composer’s calibre, but a pleasant little soundtrack from Gopi Sunder for the curiously titled Jamna Pyari.
Music Aloud Rating: 6.5/10