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Urumi Music Review

Urumi Music Review
August Cinema
Genelia D'Souza, Prithviraj, Tabu, Prabhu Deva, Arya, Nithya Menon, Vidya Balan
Santhosh Sivan
Prithviraj, Santosh Sivan, Shaji Natesan.
Deepak Dev
has quality music
IndiaGlitz [Saturday, March 26, 2011 • മലയാളം] Comments

After creating an impression in the film world as an architect of techno music, musician Deepak Dev is finally all set to earn a lot of applauds from the audience as well as the music critics for his new work `Urumi', with plenty of traditional looking tracks of a completely different genre. And, this is new for the musician who had mostly given foot tapping songs in the past. The album with lyrics by Engandiyoor Chandrsekharan, Kaithapram and Rafeeq Ahamed is composed as as salute to the 16th century dialects and narratives, that is shown in the movie. The album is packed with eight songs and a theme music, rendered by Yesudas, Shwetha, Manjari, T R renji, Shaan Rahman, Reshmi, Job kurien, Guru kishen, Rita and the lead actor of the movie, Prithviraj.

1.'Aaranne aarenne'.

The album opens with this duet, which echoes the playful acts of a harvest festival and shows its colourful display through traditionally delivered lyrics by Engandiyoor Chandrsekharan, in lively soundtrack.The musical mood to acts of joyfulness, giving its male singer Job kurien, a former reality show winner, a right break to show off his talents. Rita's vocals are not as effective as her male counterpart, though the track with plenty of drum beats is foot tapping and will become a chart topper easily.

2.'Aaro nee aaro'

Shwetha excels again in expressing heart warming and sentimentally penetrative expression of beloved who craves for her soul-mate in this emotionally enriched song. A rather slow and supple song in the lines of Deepak dev style, Yesudas complements shwetha with his experience. The musical arrangements and violin interludes are interesting. Kaithapram describes the optimistic state of mind where the thirsty souls crave for eternal love.

3. Appa namam

The relatively new singer, Reshmi shows her panache of folk singing with her mesmerising and modulating vocals in this number based on traditional lyrics and tunes. It's indeed a great offering to hear this impressively conceived soundtrack where her harmonious vocals work in tandem with an ambiance of supreme divinity with synchronised musical display

4. Thulu thele

The rendition of a traditional looking number coupled with the backing up instruments make for marvellous music. The debutante singer K R renji has given his soul out to perfect the song with preferred soft and instrumental harmony.The lyrics echoes pain, ecstasy and suffering of the characters. Engandiyoor's maturely rendered lyrics work effectively in echoing the inhibited joyous sentiments and will put him in the cadre of meaningful lyricist. Pure unadulterated music - a winner!

5.Chimmi chimmi

The soft and titillating sounds of natural beauties are resonated with brilliant concoction of delightful orchestration in soulfully enchanting soundtrack `Chimmi Chimmi'.The lyrics by Kaithapram packs in plenty of  interesting allegories and Manjari's playful voice is a delight to hear. Deepak Dev makes the fine use of soft pitched instrumentation that shows the soft and subtle natural ambiance, to end up as a notable track in the album.

6. Vadakku vadakku

Guru Kishen, a Jassie hear alike with Shan rehman sings this funny and foot tapping number.The lyrics create a blissful aura of playful antics of friendship in folksy lyrics in adequate musical impact. The dance song may well appeal to young audience. The song`s rock version is sung by actor prithviraj, who had also made a good rendering

7. Chalanam chalanam

Towards the end comes the track rendered by Reshmi in altogether different mood than her previous one in the album.  The soundtrack has situational feel and should work as an effective marching song and background score in the film, but even in this, the blending of various instruments is just  mind-blowing. Penned by Rafiq Ahamed, this is an above average number, though.

8. Theme music Depak Dev maintains a low tempo and soft pitched musical mode for the title track that captures the essence of the movie.

The music track of 'Urumi' is targeted mostly towards class audiences who demand quality music with soulful experience. A definite collector's edition with  ensemble music tracks,   it will garner colossal critical acclaim from all sections of the media and the critics. A good job by Deepak Dev, Santhosh Sivan and team