Our Polyester 80’s | A trip through Malayalam cinema’s memorable shiny disco ball halls.

Rahman in Thammil Tammil (1985) If you were around in the 80’s, actively following the trends and exploring the new evolving genres in Malayalam film music, it would have been really, really difficult to have missed the shiny disco balls in our films, specially involving Jayan, Rahman and Ravindran ( the actor ).If these three sound alien to you, and you are pushing 40, request you to please crawl out of that rock you have been holed up in. As with all other new (!) genres that somehow desperately tried to cash in on the popularity of its popularity worldwide, there were a few memorable compositions that came out of this Frankenstein experiment of Disco’s syncopated beats to our classically-rooted sangathis in that tightly packed decade. Continue reading