Archive for the ‘Kannada OST’ Category

Tuesday January 17, 2017 19:03

Hebbuli (Music review), Kannada – Arjun Janya

Hulli hulli, presumably the hero-intro song is, unlike current trend, not a kuthu number, but is hard rock! Siddharth Basrur’s grungy vocals and the pulsating sound make it work. Hebbuli theme too is on similar lines; powerful, guitar-booming sound. Vijay Prakash is at his usual best singing the easy-on-the-ears semi-classical Sundari. Usire is usual Arjun […]

Shuruvaithu‘s classic rock format is likeable, thanks also to Anand’s repetitive musical phrases and Chetan Gandharva’s softer-Raghu Dixit vocals. Shaliwahna case is corny, using an IPL jingle as filler, but is catchy nonetheless, with superb singing by Manasa Holla. In Edi jagavidhu saladhu, Anand uses a techno sound, but plays around with the tune in […]

Hinge ondivasa is breezy pop—reminiscing on college days, no less—that a singer like Karthik has aced many times. Lavvayya lavvo has a catchy, foot-tapping outlook but for the generic tune. Saddillade is where Chetan surprises, with a brilliant ghazal-like melody that gains immensely from Chetan’s light orchestration and Deepak Doddera’s singing. Theera dooradalello is an […]

Wednesday January 11, 2017 05:36

Urvi (Music review), Kannada – Manoj George

Panthuvarali raaga meets Yakshagana chande in Adhara madhura to create pulsating fusion. The Yakshagana mix comes across beautifully in the interludes too. Teenu Treasa’s lush vocals and Manoj’s splendid violin phrases rule over the brooding melody. That Yakshgana style conversational singing appears in Kelu ranga kelu, but Manoj removes the chande to layer in a […]

Kaalittare yudhane plays out like a fervent, pulsating devotional song. Hemanth Kumar, Shashank Sheshagiri and Chintan Vikas are convincing in delivering the prayer to the hero. Shiva Shiva Maharaja, the song’s offspring does it less convincingly. Ondondsari is a perfectly breezy and filmy duet that gains tremendously from the sweeping Middle-eastern feel and excellent vocals […]

Vijay Prakash’s superb vocals and Ajaneesh’s playful chorus parts add to Belageddu‘s frothy, likeable feel. In Katheyonda helide and Thirboki jeevana, Rakshit’s nostalgic lyrics stand out; the former has a mostly predictable rock-infused tune, but the latter’s bouyant jazz feel is solid fun. Katheyonda’s Farewell version, sung by Ajaneesh himself, offers a more pensive variant […]

Ajaneesh opens Kalkond bitte with what sounds like (African/Saharan) Tuareg guitar and hands over the song’s reign to Haricharan. Hari, for his part, is in blistering form, seamlessly moving from the loverboy opener to a superbly tapori-style delivery. Sticking to just one anupallavi, Ajaneesh also makes the song snappier than usual, while also alternating the […]

News nodi offers a splashy opening to the soundtrack, with a fantastic jazz flavor and seamlessly changing pace mid-way. Vasuki Vaibhav carries the vocals wonderfully. He also competently handles the moody lullaby in Baduke baduka kalisu, with early-Rahman style minimal music, tastefully put-together. The title song, sung with total abandon by Sangeetha Katti, sees the […]

Jilka jilka is a stunning opener – with shades of Kanada, Brindavana Saranga and Kapi raagas, the melody comes beautifully alive in Indu Nagaraj’s lively vocals. Charan’s orchestration is resonant and the Jilka hook is an easy earworm. Charan tackles the calming and serene lullaby in Jogulave wonderfully, singing it with the required depth, and […]

Wednesday September 14, 2016 17:21

Jaguar (Music review), Kannada – SS Thaman

Get set go ready has an energetic sound, seemingly tweaked to showcase the best dancing moves of the debutant hero. Chandan Shetty’s vocals are spot-on. Priya priya and Mamaseetha are trademark Thaman materials – simple, almost droning melodies with repetitive phrases that, by the songs’ end, become earworms! Rahul Nambiar and Karthik handle these songs […]

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