After getting another big break with the songs for the movie 'Pokiriraja', young musician Jassie Gift is back with the new movie 'China town'.The fun filled movie from Rafi-Mecartin, the filmmakers who has been consistent in delivering out frothy slapstick entertainers, will feature four songs from Jassie, which reminds much of the tracks of the previous movie 'Balram Vs Tharadas'.Jasssie has used himself and M G Sreekumar, Chithra, Afzal, Renjith, Manjari, Pradeep Palluruthy,Rajalekshmy and Kavalam Sreekumar to fill the voices in various songs.Instead of jassie' regular 'Kaithapram', this time he has opted for Santhosh Verma and Anil Panachooran in the lyrics department.
1.'Arikil Ninnalum'- This is the best song of the album, a perfect duet filled with light melody. Senior singer Chithra's voice in this song has lifted it to magical proportions. Though it reminds of 'Neelathadakangalo' from Balram Vs Tharadas, the accompaniments and music arrangements are top class and gives a fresh look. M G Sreekumar's male voice is not effective as is demanded. But the song is sure to remain in the charts for some time and is one of the best from Jassie.
2. Innu Penninu Sindoora Naal - Sung by Jassie, Manjari, Afsal, this is a dance number which is a typical jassie song.Clad with heavy beats, electronic fillers and techno synthesisers, the song is just like a rewamp of 'Mathaappove', which was another jassie hit.
3. 'Mohapattam' is an interesting composition. An enthusiastic dancing feast, with a it's formulaic massy feel and whistles, this peppy number has an interesting mix of folkish-Caribbean and rap interludes. The energetic vocals works perfectly again and so do its cheerful lyrics, it will really be enterprising to see it works on big screen.Effectively sung by Jassie, Afsal, Ranjith and Rijiya,do expect this number to be next big thing on the musical charts that will be instantly taken on by the young generation audiences.
4. 'Aarannu Koottu'- Another dance number, the highlight of the song is its interesting and philosophical lyrics which tell about friendship. One shorter version is sung by Kavalam Sreekumar, in folk style accompanied by reggae beats, that is really a winner. The other version sung by Pradeep Palluruthy, Jassie, and Afsal have heavy electric guitar interludes and gives the air of another dance number.
Altogether, 'Chinatown' is a reasonably enjoyable massy album that entertains and enthralls. At least a couple of songs from the album will get into the list of the good songs from the musician.Just have a hear at Raaga.com and pen your opinion about the tracks.