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Anukokunda Oka Roju Music Review

Anukokunda Oka Roju Music Review
Just Yellow Media
Charmy, Sashank, Pavan Malhotra, Harsha Vardhan, Narsing Yadav, Pooja Bharati, Jagga Rao, Sivannarayana, Ravi Prakash, Vasu Inturi, Sandra, Jayalakshmi, Baby Roopika
Chandra Sekhar Yeleti
Gangaraju Gunnam, Venkat Dega
Absolutely original
IndiaGlitz [Thursday, June 9, 2005 • తెలుగు] Comments

After Aithey's success, Chandra Sekhar Yeleti had a higher responsibility. Aithey's songs were not only good. They were also different. He had to prove that Aithey was no flash in the pan.

And by going for Keeravani, he has done himself a huge favor. Keeravani has still lot of faith in soft numbers. And he does not mindlessly go for those rhythm pads. So, Anukokunda Oka Roju also has a different kind of feel and flavor to it.

Listen to the songs, you will also agree.

1. Evaraina Chusuntara

Smitha starts confidently and maintains the tempo right through. It is an uncomplicated rhythm with western type instrumentation. Though the song is devoid of surprises, Smitha's brilliance and essential rhythm see the song through.

2. Humming

Seems like a theme song kind of thing. And it is good. You almost feel like birds warbling, and at higher ranges, it is really stunning. Keeravani has shown lot of imagination. You can lend your ears to this.

3. I Wanna Sing

A soft English number (with a smattering of Telugu) is a bit of a rarity in our films. But Keeravani comes up with the right tune and gives it the right tonal backings. The rest is taken over by Sunidhi Chauhan, who is huskily brilliant. Sunidhi's virtuosity is simply breathtaking, and you almost feel like joining her. It is foot-tappingly entertaining.

3. Shaina Na Na Na

A totally different kind of number from the previous one. This is a soft and haunting one. But Sundihi is again up to it. She delivers the goods by coming up with the right improvisations and delicate turns. Another magically mesmerizing number. The instrumentation is also very different.

4. Needalle Tharumuthuvundi

Another solo number (the film is heroine-centric, presumably). Shreya, who has a sensitive voice, climbs the higher octaves, with the ease of a slalom skier. The song's instrumentation and the tune have an element of surprise in them.

6. Righto Lefto

The moment you hear the song, the softness just consumes you. It has a tango kind of beat. You almost feel like waltzing with your partner. Keeravani shows that you can make dancing kind of songs without losing the essential melody and lilt. Shreya is just about the right choice to deliver this number.

Keervani has abhorred the beaten path and come up with an absolutely original score. He shows that melody has still some space in our commercialized cupboard. His tunes, tones have something new in every number in this album.

And thanks a zillion for that.