Wednesday December 9, 2009
Music review: Oum Shanti (Telugu – Ilayaraja)
Even though the distracting rhythms belie the usual Ilayaraja-standard, Ottesi chebutha is pretty street-smart and catchy. In the title song, even if the dated synth jars, Raja works his magic on the curiously retro-style tune, while the cringe-worthily-titled Flying on the moon’s pallavi and interludes is a throwback to the classic Raja format and is a neat listen! The 3-version Chinna polike is the soundtrack’s pick – delightful melody, fabulous vocals by Kunal Ganjawala and Sunidhi Chauhan, orchestration that works despite synth overdose and a pallavi to die for! Oum Shanti is a surprisingly effective soundtrack from Raja, against expectations!
Keywords: Ilayaraja, Navdeep, Kajal Agarwal, Bindhu Madhavi, Om Shanti