Music Review: Ordinary

Vidyasagar may have floundered of late in Tamil, but he never forgets to showcase his mettle in Malayalam, the industry which earned him a glorious career in music. Enthinee Mizhi Rendum is vintage Vidyasagar, a super-rhythmic melodious tune with its catchy flute-whistle-filled interludes (bus conductor connection may be?), and Karthik and Shreya Ghoshal's superb vocals making it all the more appealing. The folksy Sun Sun Sundhari, complemented wonderfully by Karthik and Madhu Balakrishnan, is a gorgeous listen and is easily the pick of the album.

The pathos-driven Suryasalabham, on the other hand, is adequate enough in K. J. Yesudas's plaintive singing. Thechippoo (Tippu, Biju Narayanan, Sujatha, Sannidhandan) is reminiscent of Vidyasagar's Sundariye Sundariye (Oru Maravathoor Kanavu) but is nevertheless enjoyable as with the kids chorus Chenthamara. Kanju Poyenteyee and Karutha Munthiri, both sung stupendously by Vidhyadharan, have a rustic charm and are very much listen-worthy. Vidyasagar is back in the reckoning with an extra-Ordinary soundtrack!

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