Monday, December 11, 2017

Music Review (Telugu): Hello

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

Hello highly benefits from Armaan Malik's sincere rendition and though the harmonies are quite an outdated and popular one, the track works to a certain extent mainly because of the lead vocals. The rap portions are strictly Harris Jayaraj material and the clutter-free arrangements make this title track listenable till it lasts. Anaganaga Oka Uru's lovely tune is complemented by affecting solo violin and Sri Dhruthi's naive vocals and the track reminds of the composer's Manam track. The track's female version crooned by Shreya Goshal easily trumps the original version. Shreya's effective saccharine filled vocals make this one instant likable track. The violin plays a huge part in this version also.

Thalachi Thalachi's guitar-laden melody highly rides on the effective vocals of Haricharan and Anup Rubens did a splendid work in the interludes especially classical-tinged guitar solos in the first interlude. Haricharan makes sure that the track works with his impeccable vocals. Yevevo suffers from the Akhil Akkineni's limited singing range but the earnest rendition along with the ample support from Jonita Gandhi makes this easy on ear melody works. Anup Rubens kept the arrangements minimal with mainly driven by guitar strums.  Merise Merise works magically for its low key wedding arrangements at least during initial half of the song and quite liked the female humming portions. However soon the track falls into the uninspiring Charanam portions and the languishing tune is kept alive by Haricharan.

Verdict: Anup Rubens - Vikram K Kumar's Hello falls short of the expectations and the tracks are far behind from the Manam and Ishq.

My Rating: 6.5/10

Pick of the Album: Anaganaga Oka Uru (Female Version), Yevevo, Thalachi Thalachi. 

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