Monday November 23, 2009

Music review: Leader (Telugu – Mickey J Meyer)

Posted by Karthik

Maa Telugu talliki scores big time with its atmospherically inspiring orchestration, even as it expertly intersperses Sri Tanguturi Surya Kumari’s ubiquitous and evergreen original brilliantly! Despite the predictably familiar rhythm, Aunana kaadana is pleasant and serene – Naresh Iyer and Shweta Pandit rendering their lines really well. Nakash Aziz, sounding a bit like Rahman, is perfect in the soaring Vandemataram (Aye shakuni), while Shweta Pandit has another ace in the interestingly and intelligently arranged Rajasekhara – a stage-drama like track that has its highlight in the initial background rhythm that sounds completely fresh! With its jazzy feel, Sunita Sarathy’s Hey CM is a master stroke from Mickey; the composer builds the song flawlessly and the interludes are consistently fabulous. With his trademark sounds in the interludes, Mickey makes excellent use of the harmonic vocals of Krishna Chaitanya, Siddharth, Kranthi, Sashi Kiran and Aditya in Sreelu pongina while the Shehnai-tinged instrumental version of Maa Telugu thalliki is scintillating, to say the least. Mickey J Meyer was, till his last soundtrack, one of the most promising composers in Telugu. But, with Leader, he leaves his stamp with a solid punch – this is one of the best soundtracks to in Telugu, this year!

Keywords: Mickey J Meyer, Rana Daggubati, Priya Anandh, Richa Gangopadhyay

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