Music Review: Avarude Ravukal (Malayalam)

Composer(s): Sankar Sharma
Listen to the songs online here: Saavn

Ethetho Swapnamo (in two versions sung superbly by Vaisakh C Madhav and Anju Joseph) will make Ilaiyaraaja proud, for the composition is so like the maestro's that I had to double check if it was him. And it isn't. It's Sankar Sharma, who made his musical debut last year with Darvinte Parinamam. And my god, what a captivating song it is! Barring the discordant rap segment, Vaadathe Veezhathe features an interesting veena interlude,  even as Vineeth Sreenivasan hits the bulls eye with his drawling rendition of PettupokumoAshik Ashik and Joker In Pattavayal, on the other hand, are little-over-a-minute tunes, considerably quirky and if I may add, more situational than standalone listens. Sankar Sharma's sophomore effort shows promise, the highlight being Ethetho....