Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Music Review (Telugu): Kalyana Vaibhogame

Music Review (Telugu): Kalyana Vaibhogame
Music Composer: Kalyan Koduri


         Album opens up with Chakkandala Chukka ebullient marriage song has the traces of Dol Dolre ambience from Bhale Manchi Roju, but Kalyan Koduri owns the song in his own way. Kalyan Koduri's vocal is serene especially in the prelude and Sunitha bolstered him very well. Kalyan Koduri's arrangements also feature enjoyable nadhaswaram, Sitar, percussions and pleasant string sections throughout the song. Chirunavvule is a peppy song but treads on a most familiar tune while Haricharan infuses enough liveliness with his vocals and Sushma Thriya supports him very well. This song needs appealing visuals to spruce up the tune. Kalyan Koduri ropes in Pearle Maaney, VJ and actor from Kerala to croon the energetic Pal Pal song and this one too suffers from the pedestrian tune. Chinmayi rules the pleasant melody Manasantha Meghamai while Kalyan Koduri builds the arrangement with sweeping string sections throughout the song. Overall delightful composition with top notch vocal. Evaru Neevu, melancholy rides mainly on the earnest rendition from Vijay Yesudas and Kalyan peppered the languishing tune with some lovely string portions in the background. Pelli Pelli is the fun song with amusing lyrics and Kalyan Koduri also complement the tone of the song with quirky sounds throughout the song. Deepu, Dhanraj, labhu and Hemanth rules this conversational whimsical song very well

Verdict: Kalyana Vaibhogame is backed by two lovely melodies and Kalyan Koduri's remarkable orchestration makes this underrated composer's album enjoyable. Catchy tunes in some of the songs would have made this album memorable.

My rating:7.5/10

Pick of the Album: Chakkandala Chukka, Manasantha Meghamai, Chirunavvule

You can listen to the songs in Youtube.