Sunday, June 5, 2016

Music Review (Kannada): Run Antony

Music Review (Kannada): Run Antony
Music Composer: Manikanth Kadri

Jhanak Jhanak is neat listen despite the limitations of Puneeth Rajkumar's singing, the song is quite an engaging listen with exciting brass sections especially trumpet solos in the first interlude. Kanna Kareyu, faux-qawwali tune embellished with brilliant veena solos in the interludes and rhythmic tabla base while Soham Chakraborty's rendition (Bengali singer, don't know how far he is perfect with Kannada diction) elevates the feel of the song. Ninna Danigagi by Manikanth Kadri is the all-time favourite of his composition and Supriya Lohith returns for the another tantalising track Marule from the composer. The tune is adequately lilting while composer spruces up with wonderful classical violin and veena cum flute combo in the interludes. Supriya along with Soham did a neat job behind the vocals especially humming by Supriya is the lovely touch from the composer. Manikanth Kadri is in fine form in Summane also and the enticing tune is backed by sweeping string sections, flute interludes and Javed Ali's fabulous vocals. Run Run Run comes off lively because of the Varijashree Venugopal's classical sargams and although the Soft rock-carnatic fusion is pretty much conventional sounding, the tune and the singers hold the listeners till the track lasts. Manikanth rounds off the soundtrack with Run Antony Yuva mashup which doesn't entice much interest and ends up being the unwarranted listen in the album.

Verdict: Manikanth Kadri continues to churn out highly listenable stuff in Kannada. Another brilliant set of songs from the composer after Savaari 2.

My rating: 7.5/10

Pick of the Album: Marule, Summane, Jhanak Jhanak

P.S You can listen to the songs in Saavn.