Singing possibly his first mainstream song of the year, Vidhu Prathap is nevertheless in top form (kind of begs the question why he doesn’t sing more often any longer) in the fun, dance-y Ullasagayike. Vidhu is also joined by Ramya Nambeeshan and composer Shaan Rahman himself, who also does a fine job at providing an engaging backdrop highlighted by the harmonium (live percussion by Anand). Ente Maavum Poothe is a groovy techno concoction, that title hook is sure to catch on. Wonder if the Shari Mary Rajeshwari reference has to do with the fact that Mukesh is starring in the movie. Vineeth Sreenivasan, Arun Alat and Shaan lead the vocals, but it is Rzee who steals the show with his Malayalam rap! The fun element is up a few more notches in the Adi Kapyare Koottamani’s final track Maruda that the composer smartly builds over a brass band base playing that immensely addictive hook. Arun Alat really shines in this one, with Shaan for support. Using Arun’s voice in a lower register for the Dhum Tana hook towards the end is a really nice move.
Adi Kapyare Koottamani. Short, fun soundtrack from Shaan Rahman for what appears to be a pretty light-spirited movie.
Music Aloud Rating: 7.5/10