Posts Tagged ‘Anup Rubens

Monday December 11, 2017 18:33

Hello! (Music review), Telugu – Anup Rubens

The title song has coolth overflowing but is still a middling listen. Sri Dhruthi’s innocent voice keeps Anaganaga oka uru consistently engaging, though Shreya, in her version, completely lifts the song to a different level. Anup hits the jackpot in Thalachi thalachi, with its Raja’esque serene, guitar-layered melody, beautifully accentuated by Haricharan. In Yevevo, Akhil […]

The title song—with the mandatory inclusion of ‘Tsunami’—has Daler Mehndi headlining the exuberant faux-Punjabi template. In Mama ek peg la, Balakrishna raps his way to seeking that elusive peg set to a raucous sound. Anup fashions Padhamari as a modern-day faux-qawali and getting Mano to lead it is an excellent decision, given the man runs […]

Mira mira mixes swanky guitar and a dash of Wild West in what is essentially a catchy kuthu. Laage laage is no different; that violin phrase is such a lovely touch to the captivating sound. Dhanunjay’s earthy vocals and the pulsating folk rhythm aids Jivvu jivvu, while his other song, Yelo yedarilo is the soundtrack’s […]

Johny Johny yes papa takes a peg out of the Yo To Honey Singh school of intoxicating music, and infuses Vodka into a nursery rhyme. Anup’s tune is understandably catchy and high, with a foot-tapping mama-mama hook. With a Bryan Adams’ish rock sound, Ardhamaindha is a great listen, with Anurag Kulakarni’s likeable vocals. Naa pere […]

Sunday October 16, 2016 17:11

ISM (Music review), Telugu – Anup Rubens

Anup makes a punchy use of Western (popularly known as cowboy music!) music in Kanulu navainaa, while also inserting classic Indian elements like that violin! Jubin Nautiyal and Mohana Bhagaraju are perfectly adept with the singing. Yey yey mixes Telugu folk with more elements to excellent, foot-tapping effect, topped by the catchy hook, while Podaade […]

Round and round has a rousing tune and an even more rousing and thumping rhythm. Anuraag Kulkarni and the uncredited chorus handle it mighty well. Joomega is even better! The instantly catchy song sounds like a classic Latino-infused Ricky Martin pop song, with Bond-style (the string quartet, not the Brit spy), with excellent, spritely vocals […]

Despite borrowing its hook from a phrase in A R Rahman’s Rhythm number, Kaatre en vaasal, Dikka dikka dum dum is high on energy and fun! Shreya Ghoshal lends her incredibly pleasant voice to elevate Nee navve, even as Anup keeps the proceedings light and likeable. Vasthane‘s simple and lively lilt makes it a good […]

Wednesday September 30, 2015 20:36

Akhil (Music review), Telugu – Anup Rubens & Thaman S

Nennekkadunte‘s is high-energy and stadium-rock style sound makes the cut, though, at points, Anoop seems to be overdoing the choice of his sounds just as a show-off. The grand, anthemic sound continues in Hey Akhil and Zara zara navvaradhe too, and given their likeable core melody and captivating chorus hooks, they work even better. Akkineni […]

Maya O Maya has a catchy, but very filmy sound. The composer in Karthik keeps it simple, with a spring-in-the-step sound, while the singer in him delivers it in his breezy style. Bangaramma too is extremely easy-on-the-ears – a sing-along’ish frothy tune that he leads once again with his vocals. It’s in Mandu mandu that […]

Oh priya priya is text-book example of simple, frothy pop. In Once upon a time, Anup imports his Telugu-style catchy kuthu, with Mukesh doing this usual to bring it to life. Devadhai paarkiraal, by Aravind-Shankar, too is Telugu-style melody, though the tune borders on S A Rajkumar’s typically much-derided saccharine-sweetness. Tamil gets chewed by Javed […]

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