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Athidhi Music Review

Athidhi Music Review
Krishna Productions
Mahesh Babu, Amritha Rao
Surender Reddy
Ramesh Babu
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IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, October 3, 2007 • తెలుగు] Comments

The latest combination of Manisharma and Maheshbabu for 'Pokiri' was a big hit. Hence, he was roped in again for the prestigious film 'Atithi' directed by Surender Reddy and produced by G Rameshbabu on the banner of Krishna Productions Pvt Ltd, with Prince Maheshbabu and Bollywood glamorous heroine Amritha Rao in the lead.

The speciality of the film is that UTV had ventured into the distribution of Telugu films with this movie giving the Telugu films a corporate style. Manisharma who had several hits to its credit gave mass and youthful tunes to all the songs.

Super Star Krishna launched the audio recently and says, 'I am confident that 'Atithi' would be a bigger hit than 'Pokiri', which rewrote the Box Office history of the 75-year-old Telugu cinema.' The audio hints at the success beforehand.


Singers: Naveen, Rahul
Lyricist: Sirivennela Sitaramasastry

This number was tuned in mass pattern. It is a solo song. Music director Manisharma chose to use drums, with a bass guitar beat in the beginning coupled with preformatted keyboard sounds. The modern humming between stanzas gives a youthful feel. The English humming before the second stanza also gave a novel feel. Moreover, the lyricist used specific words and when the audiences give a careful listening, they could find good literary value in the lyric.

Ornayano Pichi Pichigaa. (Gona Gona)

Singers: Naveen, Rita
Lyricist: Chandrabose

This is a duet. Chandrabose is known for using English, Telugu and Hindi words freely in his lyrics and this song is no exception to it. Surprisingly, Mansiharma tuned the song in a complete rap style. Using bass guitar, electrical guitar, drums and also the keyboard, he filled youthful tune in the song. However, the stanzas gave routine commercial duet feel but the music director's expertise had covered it with the youthful humming in between. A foot tapping tune from Manisharma.

Satyam Emito.

Singers: Deepu, Usha
Lyricist: Sirivennela Sitaramasastry

This is also a duet, tuned in a melodious way. Use of guitar, violin and keyboard could be noticed in the tuning with flute interludes. Sirivennela scripted the song with good literary values. Usha's voice was in good sync with Deepu and filled melody in the tune and the song, at times, gives a relaxed feel while listening. However, the drumbeat keeps the listener to tap his feet here and there.

Khiladi Koona.

Singers: Karthik, Rita
Lyricist: Vishwa

This number was tuned in a routine and youthful way. Manisharma used guitar to tune the song and bass guitar and violin interludes and electric guitar tune in between the stanzas give a foot tapping feel. But the song appeared routine and not a very novel and enthusiastic tune. The humming before the second stanza coupled with electric guitar tune remind you the old disco kind of music.


Singers: Ranjit, Anushka
Lyricist: Bhaskarabhatla

This is an item number. Lyricist Bhaskarabhatla tried his hand to script a different lyric by using English words in the song. Manisharma tried shehnai and drumbeat to tune song. The female voice of Anushka is husky and fills the feel to suit the item number. As the song appears to be an item number, the music director used the drumbeat and provided musical relief to help the artistes show their dancing skills. In the last stanza, the lyricist used the