Monday, March 23, 2015

Music Review (Telugu): Rudramadevi

Music Review (Telugu): Rudramadevi
Music Composer: Ilayaraja

Matthagajame, grand orchestration and enticing interludes aside, vocal play among the lead singers and chorus stands apart in this song. Vocal play among the mellifluous Chitra- SPB duo, quite contrasting and rustic Kailash Kher singing along with folksy chorus are the interesting elements in the song. Auna Neevena, with its almost more than half a minute long prelude, is soothing and orchestration is tandem with the mood set by the song along with Hariharan and sweet voice of Sadhana Sargam. However over relaxed tune tests the patience of the listener. Choosukovo Teesukuvo has funky arrangements with engaging percussion and unique trumpet and other brass (trombone?) sounds. However, song's highlight is totally different voice over by Chitra for funny item song supported by Baba sehgal. Punnami poovai has vintage Ilayaraja orchestration and rendered in an impeccable manner by Shreya Goshal. Tune in the charanam portions is delicately beautiful accompanied by top notch rendition. Allakallalomai reminds of Naan Kadavul Om Sivohm in both aggressive arrangements and gripping voice by SPB. Anthapuramlo has female trio Chitra, Sadhana Sargam and Chinmayi behind the mic to deliver another engaging melody from Ilayaraja.

Verdict: Rudramadevi has engaging set of songs from maestro however period feel of the film is not ostensibly visible in the songs except in certain portions.

My rating:7.5/10

Pick of the Album: Choosukovo Teesukovo, Matthagajame, Punnami Poovai