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Movie Album : Sasesham

Music Director: Mouli KC

Lyrics: Sada Chandra, Mouli KC

Song Name Singers Rating
Chupultho Maatlade Suchitra ★★★★☆
Nuvvaina nenaina Naresh Iyer ★★★½☆
Chocolate Lips Bhargav pillai,Geetha madhuri ★★★☆☆
Neetho Gadipina Hemachandra,Shravana Bhargavi ★★★½☆
Nana re Nana re Suchitra ★★★★½
Chupultho Maatlade-Bit song ★★★½☆



1.       Chupultho Maatlade

A great song by Suchitra. The song starts off pretty well with the mixture of a heavier and a lighter tone of guitar and you tend to love it at the start itself.  You will get a tiny doubt whether this is a cine song or a song from some pop album. The song is neither fast paced nor slow paced by medium paced (pun intended). Nice use of the percussion and the guitar. This is a peppy number. The mood is romantic. Although the song lacks variety, you feel like hearing it again and again and the credit goes to Suchitra for carrying it off so well.

2.       Nuvvaina Nenaina

You would have expected a fast paced song after hearing the beginning of the song but you may be not be disappointed. The song could have been sung better by some other singer preferably somebody with a heavier voice. But Naresh Iyer makes it a decent song. There is a rock-music like use of guitar. The song is sure to make you drum away at whatever is in front of you. I would describe listening to the song during a long highway drive with speed-breaker in between where the song suddenly slows down and again picks up pace. Naresh Iyer has displayed a talent of being heavy and punching but at other points in the song, being soft and soothing in his voice.

3.       Chocolate lips

Lyrics: KC Mouli

The song starts off with a RAP. The entire song proceeds at the pace of a RAP song. The lyrics contain English words interspersed with Telugu words. This is definitely a song for the dance floor. This is sure to catch the frenzy of the college-going youth. Rapping in Telugu is something relatively new in movies and it definitely clicks in this instance. The new thing here is the rapping by a female and a male voice alternatively which is not something you hear too often. There is not too much of extra background score that saves the song from getting spoilt. It has been given just what it needs which is a bit of percussion, the basic for a RAP song.

4.       Neetho Gadipina

The song starts off with a gamut of sounds of different instruments and you get a feel as if you are listening to the song “Ra Ra”. But the female voice adds a kick the song. The percussion is not too heavy and just what is required. The flute used in the middle adds some melody to the song. I would have preferred if the female voice carried with the whole song. On comparison, the male voice gets shadowed. There is a good mixing in the middle of the female voice which is interesting to hear. This seems to be a romantic song from the tone of it. The use of Indian musical instrument adds a good touch to the song and makes it even sweeter on your ears. Credit should be given to their apt usage. The song, like the one earlier, is medium-paced.

5.       Nana Re Nana Re

The flute and the sublime use of violin at the start of the song add melody. Suchitra again does justice to the song. Although the lyrics of the song are almost the same as Chupultho Maatlade, the background instruments used here a different although the tune too is same. It seems to be a lighter one to the earlier song. The modulation in her voice and the variety is just amazing. The perfect song to unwind yourself and groove. The percussion is again kept to the bare minimal allowing a lot of room for the singer. The male Hindi voice in the middle blends with the mood of the song which was absent in the earlier song. Although there is a use of guitar, it is very sublime which adds a hidden beauty to the song. Though the tune of the song gets repetitive, you will feel like hearing it again and again. The use of the flute at the end too gels very well with the song and the voice which only goes on show the artistic talent of the music director.

6.       Chupultho Maatlade (Bit song)

The entire song is only for 50-odd seconds. It is sung in chorous by a female group and the flute towards the end gels so well with the mood of the song. It seems to suggest a sad mood but it is enjoyable as a song. The flute replicates the tune of the earlier song of the same name but the flute instrumental soothes you more than the original itself.

Album ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Verdict :

Altogether this is a very good creation by Mouli, a not-so-familiar name in the cine music circles. Just like the name of the movie, the songs also look new and fresh. This is his debut album but I must say that this is one talented man we can’t afford to miss. The fact that Mouli can create such wonders in his debut album itself speaks volumes about his potential and talent. One can expect a good background score in the movie as well. The album has a mix of Rap as well as melody. Although there could have a couple more songs to enjoy and the repetition of the songs Nana re nana re and Chupultho Maatlade could have been avoided to introduce a fresh song there, the songs that are in the album are a treat to the ears. Even experienced musicians struggle to bring out a song with the same tune and same lyrics differently, but hats off to mouli for succeeding in that endeavor. Sada Chandra too does not disappoint with his romantic lyrics. The lyrics for the rap song have been well written by Mouli himself so as to create the feel of an actual RAP song.  The Rap song is a unique attempt at rapping Telugu words and also bringing in a duet style in RAP. The song nana re stays in your hearts and minds even after you stop hearing it. That is the sort of song that can have the potential to top the charts. The selection of the right singers for the song is something that Mouli acquires naturally. His selection of Suchitra proves it. The album depicts the romantic essence of the movie and seems to gel well it. The album targets the youth and will no doubt be a hit among them.

This is a guest post by Venkatrangan .R.