Sunday October 20, 2013
Masala (Music review), Telugu – Thaman S
Ninu choodani‘s minimal orchestration and rich tune plays out like a Harris Jayaraj song and is very easy on the ears, thanks to what is possibly Darbari Kaanada raaga. Kotlallo okkaday is all sound and no fury; even Shankar Mahadevan’s punchy vocals do little to make it work. Meenakshi meenakshi has a simple enough, catchy tune… plus it dares to call some lady ‘milky’… and she doesn’t seem to mind at all! Acharey is regurgitated Andhra kuthu, while Masala remix is completely pointless. Thaman’s Telugu standards are definitely on a downward spiral – it’s about time he seriously took note.
Keywords: Masala, Thaman S, Thaman