Sunday, March 19, 2017

Music Review (Telugu): Katamarayudu

Music Review (Telugu): Katamarayudu
Music Composer: Anup Rubens

Mira Mira Meesam is precisely tailor-made for Pawan Kalyan fans with Ramajogiah Sastry's lyrics glorifying the protagonist while Anup Ruben's whistle worthy enthusiastic background is enough for the fans to rejoice their favorite hero on screen but same cannot be said for the music lovers, though. Anup Rubens strikes a chord with Yelo Yedarilo Vaana, simple folk-tinged tune ably supported by Amal Raj and Subhani's string sections which blend smoothly especially in the interludes. The persistent use of plucked string sections comes as another vocal along with splendid Dhanunjay. Naveen owns the second interlude with his flute solos and adequately supported by Malavika.

Nakash Aziz seems to be regular in Telugu movies nowadays and the man gets to croon few interesting compositions, Laage Laage also falls into this category. Though the track fails to hook the listeners till the end because of the hodgepodge of sounds mixed together, Nakash Aziz and Sandiliya's violin holds the song.Anup Rubens brought together another Hindi singer Armaan Malik to render the saleable melody and the tune though sounds staid and routine work, Shreya Goshal and Armaan Malik nails their respective vocal portions. As a standalone track, nothing stands out especially nevertheless it is harmless listen from the composer.Jivvu Jivvu is a mass number with a slightly engaging usage of harmonium whereas the tune remains caters to the mass audiences. The song needs Pawan Kalyan's screen presence to make this blockbuster. The interesting aspects of the song are happening in the backgrounds and the tune remains mostly generic one.The brief love theme is adequately pleasant and engaging but with one-minute duration, the theme fails to make an impact despite the fine usage of Naveen's flute.Netha Cheera is an another folk based song rendered effectually by Sai Charan and Sahithi with additional vocals provided by Simha. Though the song has nothing special to offer, the tune and arrangements are foot tapping enough to clasp the listeners throughout the song.

Verdict: Katamarayudu sounds better compared to the tepid Tamil version and the album is sure musical treat for Pawan Kalyan fans.

My Rating: 7.5/10

Pick of the Album: Yelo Yedarilo Vaana, Laage Laage, Netha Cheera