Music Director: Mantra Anand

Director: Hari K Chanduri

Although the movie released on April 20th, the music is still worth a review. Let’s see what this album has in store for us.

SONG NAME

SINGERS/PERFORMERS

RATINGS

Disco

Ranjith,Sravana Bhargavi

★★★☆☆

Om Shanthi

Achu, Noel Sean, Ramya

★★★★☆

Anandham

Rahul Nambiar

 ★★★☆☆

Latak Matak

Hemachandra,Neha

 ★★★☆☆

Prema Endhuke Ila

Revanth

 ★★★½☆

Disco[Remix]

DJ Shawn

 ★★½☆☆

Om Shanthi [Remix]

DJ Shawn

 ★★★★☆

 

Disco:

The start is filled with a lot of electronics and words in English.  The first thing you will observe as you are listening to this is the rhythmic nature of the lyrics and they are catchy too.  In the quest to make the words sound cool, the actual words are not discernible properly. This is for the youth. The mood is one of fun and you can’t but shake a leg to this. My guess is that this song has been composed keeping in mind the discotheque setting.  The addition of the shehnai in the middle is a good twist to the song. The lyrics all through are a mixture of Telugu and English. The song continues without break at one steady pace from start to end. It would have been wise to slow down a bit and then shoot off again. The singers do a good job in preserving the disco feel of the song. There also appears to be a dearth in the instruments used. The song could definitely have been given a better music.

Om Shanthi

The song starts off with some heavy guitar work and the background vocals make us groove to their voice. This appears like a Telugu song sung as if it’s a western pop number. The background vocals and the guitars have been made good use of to add variations and make the number more interesting. This is again for the youth and for the masti time of your lives. The addition of some electronics makes the song seem cooler. The female voice doling out some musical notes appears to be a different, never-before-tried way to end a song and makes the song stay in your minds even after you finish hearing with it. The lyrics are a mixture of words in Hindi and Telugu. The music director has made a wise decision by choosing to go for a short duration and make that song interesting within the time available to him. This number is set to set campuses go in frenzy.

Anandham

This one appears on the onset to be a slower melodious song. The use of electronics is optimum and works wonders here. Singing in chorus instead of a single voice singing the song makes the song appear cooler. The singers are accompanied by the guitars. The use of guitars is different and cannot be identified so easily. The violins are used sparingly but enable the song to connect to the listeners. One would have expected more variation in the tune of the song. The repetition of the same tunes and the same tone by the singer over and over again bores the listener to no end.

Latak Matak

This appears to be a different sort of song even from the start. And yes! This is a gaana song. So be ready to shake a leg or two for this one. The use of local percussion instruments gives the feel of a gaana song and their use alongside the guitar connects to the youth well. Neha’s voice appears livelier compared to Hemachandra’s and seems to suit this song even more. The lyrics are interesting to hear mainly because of the teasing manner in which the song has been sung. You wouldn’t feel like hearing this number more than twice mainly due to a lack of variation in the tune and the instruments used.

Prema Endhuke Ila

The piano start gives the feel of a slow, melody number and that’s what it turns out to be. The mood appears to be sad and this seems like a hear break song. The song is carried well by Revanth who is able to bring out the emotions of the song as well make it interesting. The edge in his voice is what clicks for him.  The use of different instruments makes the song more interesting to hear. The only boring part in the whole song appears to be its ending where the violins fuse with the lead voice and there is an attempt to infuse too emotions into the song and make it more sorrowful. Full marks for a decent hear break song here. It takes a lot of skills to bring out the emotions of the song without making the song seem too boring. The music director seems to have struck the right chord between these two elements.

Disco [Remix]

Although the DJ tries to make the song sound more disco like, on comparison with original, he fails there. The song starts off as if on a serious note and then the electronics pop in along with the background vocals mouthing the words in English before the actual song takes off. The infusion of some harmonium voice in the middle is welcome change. This appears like travelling by a bus or a train that travels at one uniform speed from start to finish chugging along without much fun to look forward to. Although the DJ is able to add some things of his own in the song, they fail to make the remix version more interesting than the original.

Om Shanthi [Remix]

The song starts off just like almost every other dance number played at your local disco with some uniform electronics. The Mixing work by the DJ is evidently awesome and the background vocals sound cool enough to add a punch. The DJ has done a commendable job in changing the face of the original song and tries to give us an entirely new song. On comparison to the original, you wouldn’t like this version so much but if you look at it as an independent version, this appears decent enough. The DJ infuses different sounds and more electronics and that makes all the difference in keeping you glued to this number. You actually feel like hearing a number live from a disco and this sort of a remix in a Telugu number is least expected. You would get to hear such numbers only in western number more often.

Album ★★★★★★½☆☆☆

Verdict: It has one for each one of you. So go out and pick your choice.

This is decent attempt by Mantra Anand. The songs are interesting to hear but the only drawback is that he has not tried out new things here and not tried to innovate. Most of the songs appear run of the mill type. The lyrics are interesting and catchy and capture the youth like a magnet especially in songs like Disco, Om Shanthi, and Latak Matak. Mantra has given us a mixture of different genres. Be it a party song or a fast pace number for the college crowd, a melody number or even a gaana number for the front row people to dance in merry. So there is surely at least one number that is tailor for your music taste. The choice of singers has also been a good enough job with all the singers doing justice to their respective songs. Commendable is Neha’s voice in Latak Matak which is so fresh and is able to bring out the mood of the song so well and equal credit goes to Revanth. The remix versions are okayish job although the remix of Om shanthi shows lots of effort from the DJ. Mantra fails in some songs to add variety in pace and in tunes. This makes those songs duller and boring after the initial stages. But this is surely one talent the film industry needs to recognise and give more opportunities to.