Overall, yet again, 2019 turned out to be great for Malayalam film music. Shaan Rahman and Gopi Sundar were prolific in 2019 as well (nearly ten albums each!), but with only a few albums that stood out. Among the promising new composers, Sooraj Kurup, Mejjo Joseph, Leela L Girish Kuttan and Ranjith Melappat gave some lovely songs.
The annoying trend of soundtracks not releasing in full until well after the movie release, no proper listing and/or songs scattered across platforms continued in 2019. An extreme such case happened with Valiyaperunnal – the movie released by the cut-off date for our list in 2019, but the full soundtrack wasn’t out by then (still isn’t maybe, there’s no telling the status of late).
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