Cast: Raviteja, Tapsee Pannu, Prabhu, Brahmanandam, Jayasudha, Vennala Kishore, Venu Madhav, Shayaji shinde etc

Music: Vijay Anthony ( Nakku Mukka song fame)

Producer: B Siva rama krishna

Direction: J Siva Kumar (Showryam fame)

“Mass maharaja” Raviteja’s Daruvu is said to be an out and out mass film and a full meals entertainer for fans and all movie lovers. Tapsee Pannu is playing the female lead. “Showryam” fame Siva is directing the movie and this film is also said to be socio fanatic in some parts and Ravi Teja is playing a role of Home Minister says sources from Film Industry. Vijay Anthony is the head of music department , after Srikanth’s “Mahatma” ‘Nakku mukka’ fame Vijay Anthony is back  to establish his position in tollywood  as summer is a nice chance for him to get the taste of success fruit in Tollywood. Let’s see how far he has been successful to catch the pulse of Telugu music lovers alike this will be his 2nd straight Telugu music album.

Song Singers Rating
Rajula Dinesh Kanagaratnam ★★★½☆
Usumalaresay Vijay Antony, Janaki I ★★½☆☆
Nijam Cheppu Naresh Iyer, Sangeetha.R ★★★☆☆
Sexy lady Benny Dayal, Andrea.J ★★½☆☆
Athiri Chirabara Hemachandra, Anitha ★★★☆☆
Thom thom Ananthu ★★★½☆

 1. Rajula

Artist(s): Dinesh Kanagaratnam

Lyricist: Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar

“Heeehaaaaaaa!! We gonna beat this yo baby, once again its Raviteja”(the beginning lyrics of the song). Yes this is typically a Raviteja’s song which is a mix and match of different beats and funny rap. Surely this must be an intro song of the movie which showcases the hero’s characterization with some vigorous and humorous lyrics. This song is catchy but fails to mark us indelibly. It’s a decent routine intro song of the album with different attractive beats. Dinesh voice is apt to this song but the chorus and the beats dominate his voice. Background beats are good, lyrics are ok and the song is decent but still lacks some punch in it!

2. Usumalaresay

Artist(s): Vijay Antony, Janaki Iyer, Emcee Jesz  

Lyricist: Basha Sri

Yet another rap song of this album this time Vijay Anthony, the music director himself renders his voice to the album which is not so impressive and the song has a sassy rap with an erotic feel. It must be a duet song between the lead pair and the lyrics by Basha Sri are simple but he used some special words like Chammak chammak and jallak jallak which are popularly known. Though it is a duet song, mixing it with rap sounds different but the tune is not that great and also the choice of singers could have been better. In simple terms, the song isn’t a recommended number and naturally, if you wouldn’t feel adhered to the tunes. By chance, scenarios could be different after the film’s release.

3. Nijam Cheppu

Artist(s): Naresh Iyer, Sangeetha Rajeshwaran

Lyricist: Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar

And yes here comes a Telugu version song of Vijay’s Vettaikkaran(2009) Tamil movie witnessing the same music director. The one who has already known this Tamil song “Karigalan” may not like this song “Nijam cheppu” as original sounds better in margin. Commingling the western English lines and the contemporary words with folk style is good. Naresh and Sangeetha’s voice neatly blends with the instruments used in the song. Adding jazz guitar and reversing the tempo in this disparate song is an innovative trial by Vijay Anthony as it definitely needs a mention. Overall, a notable number with some good music in a folk style but the lyrics could have been better as they sound very ordinary.

4. Sexy Lady

Artist(s): Benny Dayal, Andrea Jeremiah

Lyricist: Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar

Seems that Rap holds the limelight of this album as this song too begins with a rap fused with the village procession traditional folk music. It is a youthful trendy song with a lot of variations in music and beats. English lyrics are not hummable universally yet trendy and catchy lyrics. Andrea voice is romantic. Finally, this is a fusion song with various instrumentations. Repeated hearing is recommended and there is a possibility of being an item number of this album with a kind of lyrics it has.

5. Athiri Chirabara

Artist(s): Hemachandra, Anitha

Lyricist: Rama Jhogaya Sastry

Finally here comes an out and out mass masala song with fast beats and this song surely deserves whistles from mass maharaja fans as the song is a typical tailor made song for Ravi teja with some peepy lyrics like “Athiri Chirabara mass raja”, “band bajaa” “Jik thatha jin tak jin tak” inspired from his own blockbuster “Vikramarkudu”. And “arey re arey re” humming is also impeccable and sounds high. This song is completely dedicated to fans and frontbenchers and this is the only ultimate mass song of this album. Surely the lyrics deserve the top position along with massy tune. Vocalists had done their job perfectly.

 6. Thom Thom

Artist(s): Ananthu

Lyricist: Suddala Ashok Teja

 “Thom thom”, the final song of the album definitely not an usual one. This is best song of the album with some mind blowing and nerve tickling lyrics by Ashok teja and the song is very racy and pace full. Ananthu voice sounds different yet it’s pretty good, the song also consists and a good emotional humming which is so remarkable. Though have very partial glimpses of “Shambo shiva shombo” title song but surely attracts you. And this could be the last song of the movie too which may come as a background song in the penultimate scenes of the movie. The song is aggressive, impressive and inspiring with the powerful lyrics

Album ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

Daruvu is an album full of rap and fusion music almost in every song. Though it is said to be mass movie Vijay Anthony has experimented all the mass songs giving them a different treatment.  And he succeeds in catching the pulse of some section of music lovers. The album lacks melody as not even a single song senses “feel good” to ear to hear. Yet this new combination of Raviteja and Vijay Anthony may not be a blockbuster musical hit but could end up with a decent hit.

Picks of the album: Rajulera and thom thom

Verdict: Surely not for class as Daruvu is the sound of mass.

By Sirisha Akshintala