Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Music Review (Telugu): Agnyathavaasi

Music Review (Telugu): Agnyathavaasi
Music Composer: Anirudh Ravichander

Dhaga Dhaga Maney's progressive rock fusion works seamlessly despite the distracting Anirudh's vocals in the much better backgrounds while Vishal Dadlani infuses liveliness with his energetic vocals. The chorus portions segue befittingly to the main tune while the brilliant Guy Bernfeld's bass line along with the stupendous guitar work by Prasanna and Rex Vijayan makes this song easily works. Baitikochi Chusthe's casual tune is complemented well by Srimani's colloquial lyrics and Anirudh guitar-laden arrangements are adorned by Kamlakhar's gripping flute solos in the interludes. Keba Jeremiah's guitar work is an undeniable USP of this enjoyable song from Anirudh.

Anirudh delivers the highly serene Carnatic fusion of the traditional Mohana Raga based Kirthi, Swagatham Krishna originally composed by Oothukkadu Venkatasubbaiyer. To the surprise, Anirudh kept the backgrounds arrangements minimal and brings the brilliant Niranjana's vocal to the front. The lead singer delivers the song in pitch-perfect manner. The best song of the soundtrack is undeniably Gaali Vaaluga where Ananthakrishnan's musical advisor role is apparent. Anirudh's brilliant rendition and the Keba Jeremiah's fabulous guitar work comes together beautifully while the composer throws in some beautiful Konnakol scatting bits in the background consistently. The icing on the cake is beautiful dilruba solos by Saroja and the peppy outlook of the 4-minute song. AB Yevaro Nee baby is the soundtrack's weakest link mainly because of the meandering and inconsistent tune. However, Nakash Aziz and Arjun Chandy make up for its flaws along with the main contribution from Keba Jeremiah's fabulous guitar work, especially in the interludes.

Verdict: Anirudh Ravichander makes his compelling and competent debut in Tollywood with the refreshing and peppy tracks for Pawan Kalyan.

My Rating: 8.5/10

Pick of the Album: Gaali Vaaluga, Baitikochi Chusthe, Dhaga Dhaga Maney

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