Cast: Gopichand & Taapsee Pannu
Music: Srinivas Chakravarthy
Story: Chandra Sekhar Yeletti
Cinematography: Shyam Dutt
Screenplay: Chandra Sekhar Yeletti
Direction: Chandra Sekhar Yeletti
Chandra Sekhar Yeletti, the man who had delivered few remarkable movies in the past is back again with his new adventure love thriller “Sahasam” starring Gopichand and Taapsee Pannu in the lead. The music is composed by Srinivas Chakravarthy, who has given us some incredible albums like “Little Soldiers”, “Gaayam” etc in the past. The lyrics are penned by the well known writer Ananth Sriram. Will Sahasam break out the shell and turn into a chartbuster? Let’s find out!
|Dola Dola (Version 1)||Ranjith, Sharmila|
|O Kanu Papaa||Karunya|
|Nenunenugaa||Ranjith, Priya Himesh|
|Dola Dola (Version 2)||Ranjith, Geetha Madhuri|
1. Dola Dola (Version 1)
Singers: Ranjith, Sharmila
The albums kicks off with a retro club banger “Dola Dola”; the auto tuned pounding beat impresses on the move but it definitely lacks in modernity. Sharmila’s vocals were quite a letdown and Ranjith as usual strikes with his high pitched energetic style. Overall, it’s a danceable track though probably fading out after a few listens.
2. O Kanu Papaa
Followed by a few guitar strokes, Karunya mesmerizes with his adorable love ballad “O Kanu Papaa”. The electric guitars followed by a saxophone arrangement on the flow were euphonious and leaves an awestruck feel in the track. The melodic vibe carried out is quite easy on the ears and is definitely a pleasant listen.
Singers: Ranjith, Priya Himesh
“Nenuneugaa” is an endearing minimal love ballad with very few arrangements. On the whole, the lyrics were thoughtful and engaging. Priya Himesh’s vocal was not quite suitable for the track as the congenial girly thing is definitely missing. Not a must listen!
Singers: Devan Ekambaram
“Sahasam” is an experimental jazzy retro number with which the Telugu audiences are quite unfamiliar with. The track gives out few English one liners which are quite witty and diverting. Although it’s just a two minute track, “Sahasam” tries something fresh and adds a newfangled vibe to the album.
5. Dola Dola (Version 2)
Singers: Ranjith, Geetha Madhuri
“Dola Dola (Version 2)” is just an improvement to the version 1 with Geetha Madhuri crooning instead of Sharmila. Geetha Madhuri sounds more passionate and ardent when compared to Sharmila and definitely flatters to the vibe of the track in a more applicable way.
To sum it up: “Sahasam” is not really a commercial album but it definitely suits the film’s genre. It has got the potential to go on to become a chartbuster but the usual veteran composition might not work out in the modern day music. Few listens may definitely pop you out of the mood.
Picks Of The Album: “O Kanu Paapa”
Album Verdict: Sahasam – “A veteran classic that doesn’t quite impress”
Album reviewed by Surya Komal.