Archive for June 19th, 2016

The title song has a Harris Jayaraj’ish appeal and sing-along’ishness, complete with ‘O o oooo’ flourishes. Nuvvu nenu anna‘s wedding-style orchestration—though synthesized—makes it endearing, as does Surendra and Nayana Nair’s vocals. Anudeep and Lipsika are equally impressive in Egire oohalake, a possibly Karaharapriya raaga melody, handling the lively tune and the Carnatic aalaaps very well. […]

Sunday June 19, 2016 11:42

Right Right (Music review), Telugu – J.B.

Alli billi has a gentle and instantly appealing lilt; Hymath’s vocals (but, with the annoying digital enhancement!) and J.B’s orchestration (particularly the 2nd interlude) only makes it better. Bhoogolam bantilaga is standard-issue family group-song and is lively enough. Rangu rangula tharalu has a lively hook, but everything else about the song is way too familiar. […]

Sunday June 19, 2016 08:11

Hitman – June 18, 2016

Originally published in The Hindu. Neruppu da – Kabali (Tamil – Santhosh Narayanan) Much has been said about Santhosh Narayanan composing music for a Rajini starrer—usually reserved for more senior, well-tested composers—and it is heartening to see (or, hear) him produce a soundtrack that has his signature style all over, producing a new dimension for […]

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