Wednesday November 29, 2017

Malli Raava (Music review), Telugu – Shravan

Posted by Karthik

Shravan builds the title song really well! He shifts the pitch to differentiate the male (sung by himself) and female (reprise, sung by Sunitha Upadrashta) versions, to accommodate the euphoric high-pitched phrase mid-way. Shravan’s vocal range isn’t entirely able to handle it, but the changed pitch helps Sunitha. The strings in the background, added layer by layer, accentuates the melody wonderfully. Chinuku has a sweet and likeable tune, and the rhythmic sound works well over it. Karthik and Lalitha Kavya are pitch-perfect handling the 2 versions. The song’s shorter 3rd version, Telisi telisi is constructed with an ethereal sound and beautifully sung by Harini Ivaturi. Welcome back to love is equally catchy and rhythmic, with a tune that has one shaking the head along, with an addictive hook to boot! Hemachandra’s singing is, as always, bang on target, particularly in the anupallavi! Ennadu sees Sai Krishna and Lalitha Kavya play off each other mighty well in the gently lilting melody, backed by splendid keys. The only song that seems relatively staid is Kaala Bhairava’s Adugasale – a bit too maudlin and middlingly sung pathos. It’s time Shravan hit the big league, after scores like Chandamama Raave, and now Malli Raava.

Keywords: Malli Raava, Shravan, Shravan Bharadwaj, 200, #200

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  • Sri Prabhuram

    #300 word counter (of 2017 so far)
    Hindi: 1
    Tamil: 2
    Malayalam: 1

    #200 word counter (of 2017 so far)
    Hindi: 7
    Tamil: 4
    Telugu: 5 (NEW RECORD!)
    Malayalam: 2
    Kannada: 3

    • milliblog

      Thank you for keeping a score… I look at it only before compiling my annual music lists, but this helps! 🙂

      • Sri Prabhuram

        Well, your #200 and #300 reviews are pretty much the only reason why I visit this blog because if you take the additional time to add that 100 or 200 words (respectively), think about how much greatness lies in that soundtrack. (On a side note, Ajaneesh Loknath’s Kirik Party is excluded from the Kannada counter because you updated that Dec. 2016 100 word review on Jan. 2017 to a #200 when the additional 4 songs came out. I’m not saying that the soundtrack was bad because it’s awesome. But to me, it belonged to the 2016 counter.)

  • Sri Prabhuram

    What Gopi Sundar did in the past two years, Shravan has done it this year! (Both soundtracks getting a #200)

    • milliblog

      True!

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