Malayalam is one of the 22 scheduled languages of India. People mostly use it in the Puducherry and Lakshadweep areas and it is spoken by Malayali people. This language also has an official language status in Kerala. The Malayalam language is spoken by almost 40 million people around this world. Because of its popularity, a lot of people love the melodic properties of the language. There are over thousands of albums recorded every year in Malayalam and most of these songs have been composed for a Tamil or Malayalam film.
The Malayalam cinema industry is based in Kerala, and all of the movies feature the Malayalam language. Malayalam films are famous for their realistic plots, cinematography, and discography. The songs from these films usually get in most top hit charts. If you have just started discovering the Malayalam film industry, language, and culture, you should also focus on their music. Here are some of the latest and best albums you must check out.
Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal by Shaan Rahman
This album was composed by Shaan Rahman for the film Pranaya Meenukalude Kadal. The lyrics were written by Rafeeq Ahamed and BK Harinarayanan. This movie is mostly in the Malayalam language, produced by Johny Vattakuzhi and directed by Kamal. This movie features the actors Dileesh Pothan, Vinayakan and Riddhi Kumar. The film was released this October and got a great reception. The film was especially praised because of its soundtrack album which made the whole experience even more immersive.
The album has 4 songs, Kavarathi, Kaamukan, Neelime and Mere Maula, however, Kavarathi was the one who stuck with the audience and managed to get to climb the charts in the top 5.
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Love Action Drama by Shaan Rahman
This movie’s album was also composed by Shaan Rahman, again with the help of B. K. Harinarayanan for the lyrics. Santhosh Varma, Manu Majith and Preeti Nambiar also joined in with Rahman to create the lyrics. The movie is a romantic comedy film that was directed by Dhyan Sreenivasan in the Malayalam language. Since its release on 5th September 2019, the movie and its songs had a great reception. The album features 7 tracks, out of which 3 of them managed to reach the top 100 hit charts.
Dear Comrade by Justin Prabhakaran
This album is the soundtrack for the 2019 film also named Dear Comrade which was directed by Bharat Kamma. The music was composed by Justin Prabhakaran and released the tracks in Malayalam, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada languages. There were numerous artists who worked on this album’s lyrics such as Dhananjay Ranjan and Joe Paula.
There was also an event that promoted the album called “Dear Comrade Music Festival”. The whole album got a great reception, and you can hear the songs from it at various festivals and events in the background.
Ittymaani: Made in China
This movie’s soundtrack album has various artists who composed and wrote the lyrics of the songs. It featured 5 songs, two of which were composed by 4 Musics, the other 2 by Deepak Dev and the last one by Kailas Menon. Most of the lyrics were written by Santhosh Varma with the support of other lyricists.