Songs and credits at the end.
Beneath all the synth based jazzing up that the composer at tempts, Nokki Nokki has at its heart an arrangement that followers of his music would instantly associate with Vidyasagar. In fact those contemporary elements sound jarring at times and dampen the song’s feel. Not as much as Abhay Jodhpurkar’s Malayalam diction does though! His vocal partner Merin Gregory does a fine job on her part. Neelaakaasham starts off beautifully; that flute refrain by Vishnu (Vijay?) overlaid with humming by Najeem Arshad and Sujatha Mohan is splendid. The main melody however does not live up to that promise, ends up a drab affair relying largely on the singers’ skills. The most interesting bit of the song post that happens in the second interlude when that flute appears again, this time accompanying a shehnai solo (Ramachander) and Tamil folk beats. Composer gives the soundtrack’s best, Poonkattey, to the singer who owes a respectable chunk of his portfolio to Vidyasagar – Balram, returning to Malayalam after a break. The man conveys the melancholy neatly, while the composer backs him up with an equally fine arrangement that once again makes good use of Vishnu’s flute.
Jomonte Suvisheshangal. Weak soundtrack, both by Vidyasagar’s and by Sathyan Anthikkad’s standards.
Music Aloud Rating: 2.5/5
Top Recos: Poonkaattey, Neelaakaasham
Lyricist: Rafeeq Ahammed
1. Nokki Nokki
Singers: Abhay Jodhpurkar & Merin Gregory
Singers: Sujatha Mohan & Najim Arshad
Keys – Raju,Vishnu Shyam
Flute – Vishnu
Shehnai – Ramachander
Conducted By R.Kannan, Mixed @ Varshaa Vallaki,