Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Music Review (Telugu): Jyo Achyutananda

Music Review (Telugu): Jyo Achyutananda
Music Composer: Kalyan Ramana

Oka Lalena is a wonderful classical composition possibly of Kalyani / Yaman Raaga and it's delight always to listen Shankar Mahadevan's vocals for the classical song and the singer aces with his improvisations as commendable always. Kalyan Koduri's serene arrangements with tabla, slide guitar blend splendidly with the fabulous vocals of Shankar Mahadevan. The female version takes on the modern classical arrangements dominated by Piano and Violins and the tune soul is retained by Harini Rao, however the male version fares tad better for Shankar Mahadevan's brilliant classical sargams. The title song is a breezy melody and the tune has the feel of the director's previous movie Oohalu Gusagusalaade. Sree Kalyana Ramana and Smita aces in rendering the hummable tune while composer spruces up the tune with lovely slide guitar in the second interlude. Karthik and Ramya Behera owns another foot tapping melody Aakupachhani Chandamaamaala and the song is enjoyable till it last without any hurdles. Kalyani Ram's arrangement has his idiosyncratic stamp in the mass song of the album Suvarna Suvarna and the tune meanders from the foot tapping kuthu to folk melody while the composer spruces up with sprightly arrangements throughout the song.

Verdict: Kalyan Ramana strikes once again in Srinivas Avasarala's Jyo Achyutananda after Oohalu GusaGusalaade.

My rating: 8/10

Pick of the Album: Oka Lalena (both versions), Jyo Achuthanandha, Suvarna Suvarna

P.S You can listen to the songs in Saavn.