Kotigobba-2 (Music review), Kannada – D.Imman

The title song is almost a Yuvan Shankar Raja song, with its pulsating rhythm and Middle Eastern sounds evoking Saroja’s Kodana Kodi. Saaluthillave is Imman continuing his time-honored tradition of offering one fantastic melody to Shreya Ghoshal – it works yet again, as always! Jithinraj leads the catchy Hunna hunna that comes alive with some entertaining orchestration. Shankar Mahadevan handles the sweeping, pensive pathos of Parapancha neene effortlessly. Neeti Mohan is fantastic in Hello Mister, a captivating rock and roll number that closes the soundtrack in style. D.Imman’s Kannada debut, after other indirect* Kannada entries, is a competent commercial affair.

Keywords: Kotigobba-2, D.Imman

*Tamil composer D.Imman first made his Kannada debut in 2013 since his songs from Manam Kothi Paravai were used as-is without his knowledge in the film’s Kannada remake, Anjada Gandu (not to be confused with the 1988 Thambikku Endha Ooru Kannada remake of the same name, starring Ravichandran and Khushbu). He fought for credit and got it. Then, some of his Tamil songs from Pandiyanaadu were used with his permission in the Kannada remake, Rudrathandava.

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