Tuesday November 30, 2010
Ragada (Music review), Telugu – Thaman S
The snazzy, racy arrangements of Meesamunna manmadhuda produce an illusion of it being good, but the tune is pedestrian. Shirisha is a considerably better bet – massy melody and great vocals by Hariharan and Srivardhini, while Bolo Ashtalakshmi is cleverly built on its catchy hook and foot-tapping orchestrations. Okkadante‘s all-woman show is banal, much like the title song – both nail the sound but barely stay on tune-wise. Empillo employs an oft-used Telugu massy rhythm but uses it well. Dhaman’s compulsion to go completely massy, given it is a Nag starrer, is evident – but it is just a mixed bag.
Keywords: Nagarjuna, Anushka, Priyamani, Dhaman, Thaman S