Friday August 25, 2017

Arjun Reddy (Music review), Telugu – Radhan

Posted by Karthik

Nikitha Gandhi breezes through the whispery and pleasant Dhooram effortlessly, along with that lilting guitar base. Radhan makes particularly lovely use of the chorus that takes up almost the last 50 seconds and ends the song beautifully. Telisiney na nuvvey and Emitemitemo see Radhan channeling his inner Amit Trivedi! Both the songs offer compelling and punchy rock sounds that could have been straight out of Dev.D, with the hooks, ‘Naa praanam nuvve/Naa antham nuvve’ and ‘Telusaa/Chebuthaa’ offering a catchy high to both songs. Revanth and Alphonse are fantastic with the searing vocals, respectively. Radhan unleashes some inventive veena-dubstep laden fusion in Madhurame, and in Sameera Bharadwaj’s confident singing, the song is a superb listen. Gowthami is splendid in Mari mari that mixes a waltz’y backdrop—and the strings background sounding a lot like that of Santhosh Narayanan—to some highly interesting infusions of semi-classical humming. Oopiri aaguthunnadey starts really well with that wonderful mandolin, but settles into a predictable groove. Gundelonaa closes the soundtrack on a unique note given the complete absence of any music with only Sowjanya’s singing propping the thoroughly engaging melody. After a brief masala outing in Radha, Radhan gets back his Andhala Rakshasi-Yevade Subramanyam form in Arjun Reddy!

Keywords: Arjun Reddy, Radhan, 200, #200

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  • Sri Prabhuram

    First Chandamama Raave, Kathalo Rajakumari, & now Arjun Reddy. Telugu film music has become very interesting this year!

    • milliblog

      Indeed. But pity Chandamama Raave’s music didn’t get the attention it deserved.

      • Sri Prabhuram

        Not surprised by that. Quite a handful of your #200 reviews suffered from that too. (i. e. Maine Pyar Kiya, Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti, Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu, Kadalai, TE3N, etc.) Those films themselves weren’t as popular as films like Charlie, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy & Vikram Vedha. The latter film soundtracks have become massively popular because those films became critical and commercial successes.

        • Sri Prabhuram

          And it seems that Arjun Reddy might belong to the latter group.

          • milliblog

            Yes, initial reviews seem to suggest that. But glad to see your former list being truly pan-Indian and multi-lingual. We Indians are too rooted to film’s success to appreciate the music, sadly.

          • Chiranjeevi

            True that, Karthik! It gets extremely distressing for the composer when good music is simply disregarded due to the film’s performance. I’m pretty sure you would have never heard this song before (it was part of a Ravi Teja movie that released, and tanked, back in 1999!):

    • Uday Kiran

      Yes even Yudham Sharanam , fantastic album it is! By Vivek Sagar

  • Sravya Syamala

    hey can you tell me the name of the english song that was played in the background during hero entry scene?

  • Pria Setti

    hey,,can anyone tell me ,,,what song was played at arjun reddy’s nanamma’s funeral?

    • Praveen Ch

      Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World

      • Pria Setti

        Tq for putting me outta misery..classic indeed..Thanks much!

  • Praveen Kumar.N.R

    Can anybody tell me the name of the song that was played on the Radio at heroin entry scene.

    • Prudhvi Kunadharaju

      Can any tell me the song which arjun reddy sang ,before he attends the court ,lyrics” she is gone ” something lik this..

  • Prudhvi Kunadharaju

    Bharath munni do u hav any idea about the song which hero sang before he goes to the court in full drunk situation

  • DragunR2

    What ragam is Madhurame in? Is it Kharahapriya?

  • Nihal Nadukuru

    Gundelona is a self composition by Sowjanya herself! Director himself revealed in the recent interview

  • renjeesh

    Aint no sunshine (when she is gone) by Bill Withers

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