Thursday May 24, 2018

Kannadakkagi Ondannu Otti (Music review), Kannada – Arjun Janya

Posted by Karthik

In Yella Halli Love Story, Vijay Prakash, the adept singer he already is, adds an affecting edge in his voice, while also playing around with falsettos and some fantastic free-form vocalizing in the interlude! Arjun’s music is an enjoyable mix of soul, searing electric guitars, a dollop of jazz and most interestingly, tabla! It all comes together so beautifully! The title song is typical Arjun Janya-Sharan material. Rhythmic, catchy, with brilliant singing by Vijay Prakash, yet again. The guitars here too speak volumes for Arjun’s imagination! Rasthe Pakka Boddi Haida changes the soundtrack’s tone effortlessly, with its breezy rock flavor. Sanjith Hegde is particularly very good with his humming in the interlude and the anupallavi to charanam bridge! For the other song featuring Sanjith, Neene Geechida Saalina, Arjun produces an even more impressive sound – the booming chorus is astounding as the song ends. Even though Nana Mele Nanageega has strong traces of Rahman’s Rhythm number Kaatre En Vaasal, the melody comes into its own with Sonu Nigam’s scintillating vocals and the serenely sound Arjun conjures. The song’s Shreya Ghoshal version, Ommomme Nannannu, is equally delightful. Like Raaga last year, Kannadakkagi Ondannu Otti is a stupendously good soundtrack by Arjun!

Keywords: Arjun Janya, Kannadakkagi Ondannu Otti, 200, #200

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  • Sri Prabhuram

    #200 word counter (of 2018 so far):
    Hindi: 2 (Raazi & Daas Dev)
    Tamil: 2 (Iravukku Aayiram Kangal, Kaala)
    Kannada: 2 (Tagaru, KOO)

  • Karthik Shandilya

    This is indeed a wonderful album. Whats wonderful about the songs are lyrics – they have lingo usually used in countryside in Maisur region with western arrangement.

    • milliblog

      One of the many times I regret the fact that I do not know so many languages, including Kannada, despite living in Bengaluru for 18+ years. I can understand parts of it, like Telugu and Malayalam, but not enough to enjoy the beauty of lyrics.

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