Sunday December 11, 2011
Spanish Masala (Music review), Malayalam – Vidyasagar
Both Aarezhuthi aavo and Irulil oru kaithiri seem bent on revisiting well known Spanish phrases, particularly the Bailamo line from Enrique, in the former. Less said about Udit Narayan’s version of Irulil the better. Hyyo fares considerably better, but for annoyingly excessive auto-tuning for Yazin and Franco’s vocals. Akkarey is the one song that truly stands out in terms of interesting mix as it brings in santoor in a vibrant Latino tinged tune. Omanathinkal is exasperating – the Indian-aping-foreign-pronunciation part falls flat. The idea had potential, but the otherwise inventive Vidyasagar seems to have taken a staid and predictable route.
Keywords: Dileep, Spanish Masala, Vidyasagar