Rasam – Music Review (Malayalam Movie Soundtrack)


You can listen to the songs at the end of the review.

Sarasa Sarasare may not be as culinarily elaborate as the last food song we had in Salt N Pepper, but it has an equally delightful effect, Kaavaalam Sreekumar quite evidently having a ball of a time delivering his father Kaavaalam Narayana Panicker’s light-hearted lines (which for some reason reminded me of Kunjunni Maash). Composer Job Kurian too is spot on, backing the classical-based tune with a folk fusion-esque arrangement. Job himself gets behind the mic for Maayamo and delivers commendably as expected. The arrangement is very Asian Underground; drums and bass with tabla and sitar in a trippy, ambient setting. And just as easily, the composer produces a thoroughly endearing thiruvaathira song replete with the standard Malayali folk cues (aarabhi and anandabhairavi raagas I guess) and instruments. And nobody could have delivered it as beautifully as Chitra has, a happy throwback to her past renditions in the same genre.

It’s a pity the soundtrack has only three songs and that it comes so long after that album of his (Thaalam was in 2008 I believe), but this is a brilliant movie debut by Job Kurian. And given that Rasam is a Lalettan-starrer, I am hoping that this doesn’t face the fate of bad marketing that Thaalam did.

Music Aloud Rating: 8.5/10

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