Archive for the ‘Kannada OST’ Category

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 […]

Allah allah gets its Shivajinagar muslim lingo well and the tune is functionally catchy too. Anoop’s singing is competent, given the kind of song it is. Anoop sings the possibly coffee-themed (!) song, Latte latte that also includes calling the film’s leading lady Rasagulla, while the tune is simple and catchy. The title song is […]

Sapura kati starts off promisingly enough, with its Arabian-style rhythm, but devolves into something utterly familiar. Nanna pedde preethisu gains a lot from Samanvitha Sharma and the possible shades of Karaharapriya raaga, particularly in the anupallavi! The title song is as banal, generic and pointless as it can get. The soundtrack’s absolute best is Hogi […]

Perhaps owing to sentimental reasons, Arjun ropes in Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam to sing the same tune in Kanasalu and Gamanisu, respectively, like they sang Mungaru Male’s Araluthiru and Anisuthide, respectively (though Jayanth Kaikini wrote both versions in that film; he writes only the latter here, the former written by the film’s director Shashank)! […]

Dheerendra ropes in Joel Dubba for Mugilu matte matte, a spritely song that has owes its captivating backgrounds to Live Banned’s Fake You. Sowmya Subramanian joins Joel in the song’s edgier version, Teerada jotheyali. Dheerendra and his banned-mate Amrit Rao take turns composing Da Ra Bendre’s poem Yarigu Helunu Byada. Amrit’s version is minimal and […]

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