Wednesday December 20, 2017

Agnyaathavaasi (Music review), Telugu – Anirudh

Posted by Karthik

Dhaga dhaga maney, with its searing guitar backdrop (Prasanna, Rex Vijayan and Keba Jeremiah) and Anirudh’s vocal-cord busting singing is a pulsating listen! The classical guitar interludes and Anirudh’s work on the keyboard, in particular, significantly amps up the song. Baitikochi chuste is playful Anirudh at his best! The song is breezy and highly engaging, with the little musical nuances that one expects from the composer, with Keba’s guitar and Kamalakar’s flute leading the way. In Swagatham Krishna, Anirudh retains Oothukkadu Venkata Subbaiyer’s original Mohanam-raaga base, but transforms the serene classical piece into an ambient orchestral variant. The build-up to introduce the jathi, mid-way, is especially fantastic and Niranjana Ramanan is absolutely splendid in her singing. Gaali vaaluga is incredibly catchy, with its foot-tapping calypso rhythm, Saroja’s Dilruba interludes and splendid guitar by Keba. On top of all this Anirudh’s tune has a free-flowing nature that he programs and sings really well. AB yevaro nee baby is a fantastic musical melange! Anirudh ropes in Nakash Aziz (with excellent backing vocals by Arjun Chandy) for this entertaining track that has a gentle swing seemingly tailor-made for Pawan’s trademark steps. Anirudh’s long overdue Telugu debut is a zingy and thoroughly entertaining affair!

Keywords: Agnyaathavaasi, Anirudh, 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: 8
    Tamil: 4
    Telugu: 6
    Malayalam: 2
    Kannada: 4

  • Sri Prabhuram

    5th #200 for Anirudh (1st in Telugu)

    2nd #200 for a Pawan Kalyan film

    SIXTH Telugu #200 of 2017!!

  • Sri Prabhuram

    And thanks for that sneak peek you gave to me earlier. I really appreciate that from you! 🙂

  • sandeep amity

    Though different people might have different music tastes, I can’t get myself to believe that you rated Agnathavasi higher than Hello. By the way, may I know, what is your setup to evaluate a music album. I am really curious to know? And do you follow the same setup for all evaluations that you eventually review here?

    • milliblog

      Before I share my secret formula that I use to evaluate music and music albums, may I know what kind of process you followed to decide that Hello is better than Agnyathavasi?

      • sandeep amity

        Haha. My process is as secret as yours.

        • milliblog

          Hahaha. I thought so. The point is, there is no process for things like evaluating music. Liking music is subjective. But, broadly, there are a few factors that affect that. I wrote about them here:

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