Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Music Review (Telugu): Shivam

Music Review (Telugu): Shivam
Music Composer: DeviSri Prasad


       Title song is typical DSP's energetic hero introduction song and the tune is the melange of composer's earlier songs. However, DSP's upbeat arrangements with  the sprightly rendition by Karthik makes this one listenable till it lasts. Bhaskara Bhatla's lyrics expresses well about the protagonist daring attitude regarding love. Prema Ane Picchi rides mainly on the Narendra's upbeat rendition of the likeable folksy tune and amusing lyrics by Bhaskara Bhatla. DSP once again relied heavily on the rhythmic percussion and overall orchestration is pretty much conventional with rather flat trumpet sections. I love you too, is trendy, cool duet where Yazin Nizar and Sameera excels with their vocals. DSP's gave rhythmic arrangements with the enjoyable usage of live drums, trumpets which mitigate the deja vu flavour in the tune and treatment of the song. Bhaskara Bhatla once again aces with his youthful and enjoyable lyrics.

        Andamaina Lokam is another breezy ear-pleasing melody once again singers Sagar and Haripriya rule the track with their highly enjoyable rendition. DSP's penchant with drums and trumpets in this album continues with this song too which makes this one best in the lot. Especially loved the classical instrument touch in the second interlude. Gunde Aagi Pothaande is an inevitable mass song to please the particular section of audiences and to showcase Ram's dance skills. Hemachandara and MM Manasi energetic vocals and DSP complement the vocals with upbeat arrangements. However, the lacklustre tune makes this one falls flat and the song may become chartbuster with visuals.

Verdict: Shivam's album follows the formulaic commercial album template. DSP makes the two melodies highly enjoyable within the framework of his soundscape without experimenting much.

My rating: 7/10

Pick of the Album: Andamaina Lokam, I love you too, Prema Ane Picchi

P.S : Edited version of the review will be available here.