Music Review: Ondu Motteya Kathe (Kannada)

Composer(s): Midhun Mukundan
Listen to the songs online here: Saavn

Chanda Avalu builds on a dreamy strings-heavy canvas and the soulful melody gets pitch-perfect vocal backing from the composer himself. Deepak Doddera and Ruhee Ahamed Asif make Henne a marvellous song to drown into and the jazzy overtones renders it all the more exquisite. Nennillade is a smooth-as-silk slow-burn, utterly intoxicating and intricately arranged, all the while gaining immensely from Supriya Lohith and Raghu Ram's impeccable singing. The superlative Carnatic fusion that's (The) Motte Song is complemented admirably by Sooraj Santosh and Mridula Mukundan on the vocals, bringing the curtains down on the soundtrack on an engaging note. After Ajaneesh Loknath, Charan Raj and Manoj George, here comes Midhun Mukundan to take Kannada film music to the next level. Astounding is the word!