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Pranayakalam Music Review

Pranayakalam Music Review
A.V.A Productions
Ajmal Ameer, Vimala Raman, Balachandra Menon, Madhu Warrier, Thilakan, Jithu, Murali, Manianpillai Raju, Baburaj, Seema, Lekshmi Ramakrishnan
A classy album
IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, June 13, 2007 • മലയാളം] Comments

Ouseppachan, who has been offering his best in rerecording these days, is finally coming out from hibernation with the music for the new film Pranayakaalam. The talented music director was not able to churn out his bests in his last few chances, as somewhere along the way he appeared to have lost his originality.  But now in this six song album, based on love, he has rehashed his authentic stamps on the songs   with the best of the orchestration. He has utilized a string of singers -- some familiar, some not -- and the lyrics by Rafiq Ahmed have etched out, some of the best imagery's on the agonies of love.

1. Ente Daivame   Singer:  Sujatha

The album kicks start with the voices of the stars like Thilakan and Balachandramenon, presenting the movie's music. The album opens with this prayer song, rather a short one, stretching to a minute, in the voice of Sujatha

2. Parayoo Prabhathaame   Singer: Gayathri

The actual proceedings start on an excellent note with this song which will be a prospectual winner in award ceremonies. The interlude of western instrumentation and the gradually receding soft strains of the single guitar and violin strains at ends take the listeners on an enthralling trip. Gayathri's silken-soft but deep voice feathers over you like cool breeze. The track straight away sets the tone of the movie. The love song, picturized on Vimala and Ameer has shades of Rehmanish soft percussions, has its roots in Indian classical music.  Listen carefully to the music and you would like the song even better.

 3. Oru Venal Mazhayil   Singer: Renjith

The song which comes late in the album is rendered with grace and feel by the new singer Renjith. Undoubtedly the best song of the lot, this one is going to rule the music charts. Often creating the mood of Oru Raajamalli from his own Aniyathipravu Ouseppachan has once again delivered his stamped product. Nice lyrics adorn this song, which you would probably hum when you are all alone in your car.

4.   Kari Raavin   Singers: Sayanora, Franco.           

This song in the album sets the pace for a really urban soundtrack fused with Indian sounds and a qawwali background.  It's one of those songs you'll like on first hearing and like even more as you continue to hear. With energizing beats, this is a dance number. Both singers should be complimented for excellent voice modulation

5. Etho Vidhooramam   Singer:  K S Chithra  

In this slightly slow tempo song with strong vocals from the singer, with a slight touch of oriental shade in its beginning and towards the middle, the song moves on to accommodate brilliantly throbbing sentiments and intense love in its lyrics and moods. The beats reminds us the song Oru Daivamthantha from Kannathail Muthamittal, but moving on, the songs attains its true quality of a free flowing melody with no impeding hip-hop or rap.

6. Anthinilaavinte   Singer: Kalyaani Menon

This is a lullaby song soaked in melody, rendered by Kalyani Menon in her intense voice. Instrumentation is accentuated by a generous inclusion of violin and guitar. The song is pleasant, yet emotional and washes over you. The number is a connoisseur's delight.

7. Thulasseedalaa   Singer: K J Yesudas

You can hardly have an classy album without the master singing at least one song. Here he brings the maestro Malayalam film music again singing a classical based son