Wednesday October 19, 2011

Oh My Friend (Music review), Telugu – Rahul Raj & Anil Reddy

Posted by Karthik

The title song and Maa daddy pockets‘ highlight is their guitaring work even as the tunes falter into predictable zones, much like the retro-poppish Vegam vegam, but Rahul gets the tune perfectly right in the short Nuvvu nenu that has Benny Dayal’s fabulous vocals, and in Aalochana vasthene, with superb vocals by Ranjith and Sangeeta Prabhu. Late Anil’s only song, Sri Chaitanya is functional, with added zest in the lyrics, while Nenu thaanani seems jaded despite the effort in the engaging rhythm. Even as the soundtrack gets the attitude right, the tunes are way too familiar to make an impact.

Keywords: Rahul Raj, Oh My Friend, Siddharth, Shruthi Hassan



  • Uday K Panthagani

    They wanted to rope in Mickey J Meyer first for this movie. But after listening to some malayalam tracks of Rahul Raj, they opted for him instead! I think Mickey J would have done wonders with this album. He’s best suited for these kind of breezy movies. Does anyone feel the same?

    • Sumesh Anantaneni

      No. That is not true. My dearest friend was one among the crew of the film. This Malyalam composer, Rahul Raj was made to give more than 8 variants for each situation, and he ended up composing a total of around 45-50 tunes for the movie. He gave some out of the world options for each situation, but most of them were turned down by Dil Raju garu, who wanted them to be very simple and commercial.
      Even after so many creative restrictions, I would say this one is still no a bad album. It was the only other album after Puli and Orange, which was not affected by the film’s fate at the box office.

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