Vidyasagar’s Legendary Compositions in Malayalam Cinema – Part 2

Vidyasagar’s legendary compositions are worth repeating and most of his Malayalam works are masterpieces. It is almost impossible to write about his work in one piece. We therefore move on to the second article which focuses on his contributions to Malayalam cinema, after the 2000s. In other words, his most significant compositions after 2000.

Also check out: Vidyasagar, the Musical Maestro’s Contribution to Malayalam Cinema – Part 1

“Shravan Ganges…” (Millennium Stars)

It’s a high-tension song, a masterpiece in itself, which doesn’t always get credit over his other songs. KJ Yesudas, Hariharan and Vijay Yesudas, three incredible singers who sing together for a single has charm in itself. Surely this song is nothing short of pure brilliance. The composition is a brilliant work of art, offering a concert feel and the energy is too contagious.

“Elamaan kaniloode…” (Sathyam Sivam Sundaram)

This song is the favorite song of most Malayali romantics. The music is so soothing that it takes the listener to a whole new level. Another big decision was to have the great Hariharan return his vocals for this song. MAN! These are literal chills. I’m not exaggerating when I say, but this song chills your inner soul with a soft drizzle vibe.

The best musical tribute to fathers also comes from this movie, “Sooryanayi thazhuki”. The energetic “Awwa Awwa” number, considered one of the best dance numbers by our Chackochan (Kunchacko Boban), is also good.

“Karale Nin…” (Devadoothan)

Vidyasagar received Kerala state film awards for this film and was even nominated for the national award. Since the film was a musical, the music had a big role to play, which was aesthetically and brilliantly composed. “Karale nin” is a song that stands out for its beautiful arrangement and composition.

“Poove poove” is another song that has always been stuck in the heads of music lovers. The music for this film had a lot of takeaways regarding the technical aspects of the music.

“Chingamaasam…” (Meesha Madhavan)

Now who wouldn’t have danced and enjoyed the songs of Meesha Madhavan? “Chingamasam” is that one song among many that has traveled back in time and still enjoys the same old reception.

“Ente ellam ellam”, “Karimizhi”, “Penne penne”, “Vaaleduthal” are all from the same movie, which makes us wonder how a composer can make songs that can stand out and have their independent existence.

“Kadirangi odi…” (CID Moosa)

Yes, you’re right. The comic cartoon-style song was composed by our very own “King of Melodies” himself. The range of styles he’s adopted for this movie is just too stunning. Who can forget the fun songs from this movie? Indeed, this film might be remembered not only for its comedy alone, but also for its incredible comedic score.

He even made a song out of movie names, even back when parody songs weren’t so famous. Vidyasagar disrupts our musical tastes and makes us love everything he does.

“Raaverayayyi…” (Rock n’ Roll)

Although my favorite from this film is another song, I think this song deserves a lot of credit for the technical details of its music. Vidyasagar had created a magic of a song that can fit into any music lover. When the song ends, the characters are in awe of Mohanlal for his performance, but it’s hard for a music lover not to think of Vidyasagar’s amazing creation.

My favorite, which I also believe is an underrated song that’s perfect for when you want to drink and chill with your friends (although it’s detrimental to your health) is “Valayunnitha…”. This song has its own vibe and makes you want to chill with the movie characters. Again, it’s the same king of melodies behind this brilliant piece.

“Anuraga Vilochannanayi…” (Neelathamara)

This song was so famous after its release that you heard it on your ringtone or when you turned on your televisions. Such was the impact of this song. The melody is so beautiful and serene.

“Nilamalare…” (Diamond Necklace)

This was another Vidyasagar tune that stood out and became an instant favorite among Malayalis. I may be repeating what I said earlier if I talk a lot about Vidyasagar melodies because ultimately its melodies take you to another world.

“Omana Komala…” (Indian Pranayakadha Oru)

This song brought out the fun and romantic side of Vidyasagar after a few years. Although this song is mostly applauded for the amazing chemistry between Fahadh Faasil and Amala Paul, this song is so captivating and stays stuck in our heads even after the first time.

“Sahibaa…” (Anarkali)

This song needs no description or explanation as it can speak for itself. The Vidyasagar-Hariharan combo joined hands to create another magic.

As I mentioned earlier, he is a musical genius who cannot be limited to just the king of melodies because the range of his music is so wide and can hook audiences regardless of genre. Whatever he does, automatically interests the public. He is one of those musical directors who knows the way to the heart of a music lover.

Feel free to add your favorites from Vidyasagar’s legendary compositions.

About Madeline J. Carter

Check Also

Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra’s Summermusik Festival Brings Award-Winning Compositions to Queen City | cultural | Cincinnati

Click to enlarge Photo: Sergio R. Reyes A performance by Héctor del Curto will open …