It is quite some time since I have been to the blog world...hope you all are doing great...
Let me present to you, a beautiful malayalam melody 'Melle Melle Mukhapadam' from the movie 'Oru Minnaminunginte Nurungu Vettam' (1987). The song was penned by O.N.V Kurup and the music was composed by Johnson.
Johnson is one of the prominent music directors of South India, who has contributed lots of evergreen melodies to malayalam music mostly during the 80s and 90s. He has contributed more as a composer of film scores for many south indian movies. Padmarajan's 'Namukku Paarkkaan Mundhirithoppukal' is the first movie which comes to my mind. His music score in the movie was so haunting and so is 'Koodevide'. They are my very favourites.
Johnson's enchanting music has added good amount of emotions to both Padmarajan's and Bharathan's movies. Padmarajan's Koodevide, Namukku Paarkkaan Mundhirithoppukal and Bharathan's Kaattathe Kilikkoodu, Ormakkai, Paalangal, Chamayam etc. are some of the examples.
Among his compositions, 'Ente Manveenayil' from 'Naeram Pularumbol' and 'Nee Nirayoo Jevanil' from 'Premageethangal' are my most favourites.
A chip off the old 'Gold' block of Malayalam Music Directors, Johnson's creations are still sort after even among young music lovers. Let's hope that he contributes more and more soulful melodies like this in the future as well.
Please listen to my version of 'Melle Melle' and give your comments.