Malayalam Cinema is all set to bid goodbye to 2015 with some highly anticipated Christmas releases. It is the time to evaluate the achievements of the industry at various categories in the passing year. So, let us have a look into the musical journey of Malayalam Cinema in 2015.
2015 was a good year for the Malayalam film music industry. The
major achievement of the musical industry this year was Gopi Sundar's
National Award. Gopi won the National Film Award for Best
Background Score, for his work in Abrid Shine's
Some popular movies of the year, including Premam, Ennu
Ninte Moideen, Kohinoor etc turned up to be the real
musical treats for the audience. Premam stands out in the
crowd with its stunningly different musical album; while Ennu
Ninte Moideen earned appreciations for the soulful
Kohinoor was a great comeback for Rahul Raj, who is
undoubtedly one of the most underrated musicians of the industry.
It is commendable that the film music is going back to the glorious
melody era; unlike the last few highly disappointing years.
When it comes to the music composition, Bijibal and Gopi Sundar
top the list with the maximum number of movies. It is praiseworthy
that both the musicians equally excel in songs and background
score. But we would like them to cut down the number of movies, so
that they can avoid making repetitive songs.
2015 undoubtedly belongs to Vijay Yesudas, who has already
established himself as the leading male singer of the industry.
Vijay stole the hearts with some exceptional songs, including
Malare (Premam), Kannondu Chollanu (Ennu Ninte
Moideen), Hemanthamen (Kohinoor) etc.
Among the female singers, it is Shreya Ghoshal who made a mark
with some beautiful melodies. Her prominent songs include
Kannondu Chollanu, Kaathirunnu (Ennu Ninte Moideen), Mele Mele
(Life Of Josutty), Mohabbat Mein (Anarkali) etc.
Popular singers, including P Jayachandran, Hariharan, Vineeth
Sreenivasan, Najim Arshad, Swetha Mohan, Shahabas Aman, Manjari etc
also excelled with some exceptional songs this year. The new
sensations in the field are Mohammed Maqbool Mansoor (Mukkathe
Penne) and KS Harishankar (Various Songs).
Here we present the top 15 songs of 2015... Have a
Malare is undoubtedly the 'song of the year'.
Vijay Yesudas just mesmerized the listeners with his soulful voice,
in the song composed by Rajesh Murugesan. Malare is penned
by Shabareesh Varma.
Mukkathe Penne (Ennu Ninte Moideen)
Mukkathe Penne, the song which is penned and sung by
Mohammed Maqbool Mansoor, along with its composer Gopi Sundar,
emerged as the chartbuster of the year by trending on Youtube for
several weeks. It is quite hard to describe how the song makes you
Another romantic track sung by Vijay Yesudas. The song, which
was highly similar to the melodies of 80's era, is penned BK
Harinarayanan and composed by talented musician Rahul Raj.
Enno Njanente (Amar Akbar Anthony)
The song, which is sung by Baby Shreya stole millions of hearts.
It was quite unbelievable that the song is composed by the director
of the movie, Nadhirshah, who is popular for his parody
Vaanam Chaayum (Anarkali)
Another beautiful melody by Vidyasagar-Rajeev Nair team. The
song is sung by 21-year-old singer KS Harinarayanan, the grand
nephew of popular singer MG Sreekumar and late musician of MG
Malarvaka Kombathu (Ennum Eppozhum)
This song is a gem for the diehard Jayachandran fans. The
'Bhavagayakan' of Malayalam stole the hearts with this melody,
composed by Vidyasagar. But sadly, the female version was
Kaikkottum Kandittilla (Oru Vadakkan Selfie)
A surprising entry into the list. But the song is definitely
worth it, as it proved the versatility of the super-talented singer
Vaikom Vijayalakshmi. Undoubtedly the best fast number of the year.
The song is composed by Shaan Rahman and penned by Vineeth
I Love You Mummy (Bhaskar The Rascal)
Even though there were copyright issues, I Love You
Mummy went on to be the 'favourite of families'. The song,
which is composed by Deepak Dev and sung by his daughter Devika,
made a record by crossing about 73 Lakhs views in Youtube.
Manju Peyyumee (Mili)
This soothing melody from the motivational movie Mili,
is sung by Najim Arshad and Mridula Warrier. The song is composed
by Gopi Sundar and the lyrics is penned by BK
Vasanthamallike (Chandrettan Evideya)
The song was a surprise for the listeners, who are very familiar
with the usual style of composer Prashant Pillai.
Vasanthamallike is penned by Santhosh Varma and sung by
Haricharan-Preethi Pillai duo.
Njanoru Malayali (Jilebi)
This earthly song from Jilebi made
a mark with veteran singer P Jayachandran's heavenly voice.
Bijibal's tunes and East Coast Vijayan's lyrics were just
Padiyirangunnu, the song sung by Hariharan in
Pathemari, will surely evoke the emotions of the
listeners. The song is composed by Bijibal and penned by Rafeeq
Ee Mizhikalen (Ormayundo Ee Mukham)
One of the most beautiful duets of the year. The song, which is
composed by Shaan Rahman, is penned by Vineeth Sreenivasan and sung
by himself, along with Mrudula Warrier.
Varoo Pokaam Parakkaam (Rani Padmini)
This exceptional melody is sung by Swetha Mohan, Devdutt, and
Lola. The song which portrayed the childhood of the lead
characters is penned by Rafeeq Ahamed and composed by
Ente Janalarikil (Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam)
The song, which marked the collaboration of P Jayachandran with
composer Bijibal and lyricist Santhosh Varma, is undoubtedly one of
the most soothing melodies of the year.