Thursday, March 15, 2018

Music Review (Telugu): Rangasthalam

Music Review (Telugu): Rangasthalam
Music Composer: Devisri Prasad

Devi Sri prasad weaves the sparkling folk sound around the familiar melody in Yentha Sakkagunnaave and it's a delight to listen the Telugu folk sound amidst the mass, electronic sounds churned out from the industry. There are considerable autotuning effects went in the Devisri Prasad's vocals, however, the tune and the string instruments in the background makes this one absolutely enjoyable one. The Splendid usage of mandolin in the second interlude is the towering highlight of the song. Ranga Ranga Rangasthalaana starts off in a promising not but soon turns out to be a rehash of composer's own Kevu Kekka. DSP's enjoyable mix of Thavil and Nadaswaram along with the Rahul Sipligunj's energetic rendition being the only highlight in an otherwise typical DSP song.

Rangamma Mangamma has an intriguing mix of Telugu Kuthu and the vaudevillian sounds occasionally. The track features brilliant usage of accordion which is peppered throughout the song and M M Manasi's punchy vocals makes this one easily listenable till it lasts. Aa Gattununtaava is another high octane song from DSP and though the tune is strictly average one, Chandrabose's folk soaked lyrics along with the Shiva Naagulu's pitch-perfect rendition make this song immensely enjoyable. The thumping percussions gels well with the mood and tempo of the song. DSP ends the soundtrack with the mandatory item song, Jigelu Rani and Sukumar-DSP combo gave some memorable kuthu songs. However, Jigelu Rani doesn't live up to the expectations. The tune partially works and also Ganta Venkata Lakshmi's vocals lack the necessary punch required for the songs of this genre.

Verdict: Sukumar always extract the best work from DSP and Rangasthalaam is no different. Composer's folk kuthu and melody across the album engages the listeners.

My Rating: 7.5/10

Pick of the Album: Yentha Sakkagunnaave, Rangamma Mangamma, AaGattununtaava 

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