Starring: Venkatesh, Trisha, Prakash Raj, Saloni Aswani, Venu Madhav
Direction: Gopichand Malineni
Production: Bellamkonda Suresh
Release Date: January 12, 2012
Music: S. Thaman
Body Guard (telugu) is the remake of the successful malayalam film ‘Body Guard’. Directed by Gopichand 
Malineni, the movie boasts of a bandwagon of established actors like Venkatesh, Trisha, Prakash Raj.
Following the success of Dookudu, Thaman, comes up with a fresh set of six songs. Let’s review the pack
right away!

Song                                    Rating
Body Guard                       ★★★½☆
Hosanna                           ★★★★☆
Oh my god                        ★★★☆☆
Yevvaro                             ★★★½☆
Jiya Jaley                          ★★★☆☆
Enduko                              ★★★★☆

Song #1:

Title: Bodyguard
Singers: Baba Seghal, Ramya, Naveen Madhav
Lyrics: Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar
Racy beats mark the beginning of the song. A highly energetic number, this one appears to give a ‘mass’ intro
to Venky. Baba Seghal delivers the needed punch through his powerful vocals while the female lead makes a brief
appearance towards the end with a husky voice. Penned by Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar, the song like most other
intro songs, sings praises of the hero with lines like ‘manchiki eppudu itade bodyguard’.. Only an abrupt ending
could have been avoided.
Whistles!
 Song #2:
Title:Hosanna
Singers: Rahul Nambiar, Sri Vardhini
Lyrics: Ananth Sriram
This a romantic song with a pleasant opening. Soft beats are maintained throughout without any marked changes
in tempo. Both Rahul Nambiyar and Sri Vardhini complement each other well with their soothing vocals. The ‘Hosanna’
refrains sound stylish. The lyrics are by Ananth Sriram. One can think of the hero and the heroine making love to
each other in exotic locations.
Visual treat!
 Song #3:
Title: Oh my god
Singers: Geetha Madhuri, Bindu
Lyrics: Ananth Sriram
The song titled ‘Oh my god’ kicks off with pompous playing of trumpets. Geetha Madhuri, known for her distinct
base voice has rendered it with ease. The high point of the song would be the majestic instrumentation. Thaman
hasn’t let loose the energy level anywhere in this spirited song. The lyrics by Ananth Sriram are catchy.
Heavy!

Song #4:
Title: Yevvaro
Singer: Karthik
Lyrics: Sri Mani
Another melody, but this time a solo by Karthik. Although pleasing to the ears, the song sounds quite familiar
at parts. The subtle guitar strings and gentle beats are rhythmic. Karthik does a neat job with respect to rendition,
modulating his voice aptly. Sri mani pens the lyric for the song.
Hum it!

Song #5:

Title: Jiya Jaley
Singer: Haricharan, Harini
Lyrics: Rama Jogayya Sastry
Haricharan and Harini pair up to render this romantic duet. The song opens with a sweet humming and haricharan
takes on from there, in his own style. The dulcet voice of Harini deserves a special mention. Not outstanding
but a decent offering from Thaman, would perhaps take some time to grow on the listener.
Slow Poison?!?

Song #6:
Title: Endhuko
Singer: Shweta Pandit, Haricharan, Thaman
Lyrics: Rama Jogayya Sastry
Thaman wraps up the album with this melancholic number. Shweta Pandit, the ‘nenani neevani’ fame brings out the
right emotion through her honey coated voice. Rama Jogayya Sastry’s fine choice of words adds flavor to the song.
Lines like ‘kaavalanukunna premane, kaavaalani cheripaa daanine’ and ‘enduko enduko nanu theeyani gonthutho
pilichindenduko, enduko enduko vidipoyenduke nanu kalisaavenduko’ convey the pain and anguish!
Save the best for the last!

Album ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Verdict: Thaman has offered a variety of songs in different genres ranging from fast numbers to melodies
to slow melancholy. The director who is being flooded with offers, has managed to deliver a decent package
to the listeners. Songs ‘Endhuko’, ‘Hosanna’ stand out in the album! However, if one asks if the the album
has unleashed the fullest potential of Thaman (or as much as Dookudu did) , the answer is probably not!
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