Wednesday May 12, 2010
Vedam (Music review), Telugu – MM Keeravani
The angst-ridden Now or never works brilliantly with its booming sound and remarkable guitar accompaniments, while the very folk’ish and stage-song like Egiripote enta baguntundhi is singer Sunita’s show all the way. The composer adds his rustic touch in between, while his nuanced and intentionally minimal orchestration lends authenticity where it is needed most – like the whistle-laden Neeto portion towards the end. Keeravani gets behind the mike for Ruupai, a bluesy solo that hinges solely on his coarse but phenomenally appropriate voice – the man just works wonders! He pulls it off brilliantly in two more solo tracks – Malli puttani, a haunting ghazal-like track where, besides the striking vocals, the orchestration is absolutely stunning, and E chikati cherani, an almost-Rahman like number with brilliant arrangements. Prapanchamanta is uber cool, with a Manisharma’ish sound and every element gels perfectly here -the rap portions, Chaitra’s enticing vocals and the zingy orchestration. Out of the 2 short pieces – Vedam is pretty good, while Emi telisi nannu is functional. Veteran composer Keeravani delivers a thematically fitting soundtrack for Vedam; this should have ideally been his 200th soundtrack – and not a massy one like Rama Rama Krishna Krishna!
Keywords: Allu Arjun , Manchu Manoj Kumar, Anushka, MM Keeravani, 200