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Brahmastram (2006) Music Review

Brahmastram (2006) Music Review
SP Creations
Jagapathi Babu, Neha Oberoi, Asish Vidyarthi, Kalabhavan Mani,Kota Srinivasa Rao, Raghubabu, GV, Brahmanandam, Venumadhav, SatyamRajesh, Hemasunder, Nayana Harshita, Sujitha, Kavita
Surya Kiran
N Surya Prakash Rao
Too many variations
IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, May 23, 2006 • తెలుగు] Comments

Music field is full twins (double musicians). But a trio is something pof a rarity. But Vybhav, a team of three musicians, have come together for this movie. Two heads are better than one, they say. Three is even better, the songs of the movie carry good orchestration and melody something of a must for all good albums.

1. Nuvvu Avunantava

These days Karthik is like Rahul Dravid in Indian cricket team. In that, he never fails to deliver. In this honest-to-simple tune, Karthik is in his elements. There is a natural attraction to his vocal skills. There is also a youthful freshness to his voice. he uses them to good effect. Swathi, the female singer, gives him good company. The tune is of the okay variety. Nothing earth-shattering, though. The interludes could have been more imaginative.

2. Om Hare Rama

Welcome to the world of psychedlic arc lights and disco floors. It is a breathless rhythmic outpouring of some incomprehensible lyrics. The intent is on rhythm and dance. In that, it lives up to that. You feel like shaking your legs in gay abandon. The orchestration is very lively and peppy. Andriya sings her guts out. A good song, if you like disco floors.

3. Bramhastram

The title tune, and perhaps the theme music, is suitably impressive and interesting. The Sanskrit sloga (from the Vedas) get the right backing. It sounds heavy and high. The chorus vocalize the larger theme with rare gusto. Impressive and interesting, you can say.

4. Adugu Adugu

There is a touch of old melodies. The tune is uncomplicated, and the instrumentation kept to an attractive simplicty. The accent is on soft lilt. Venu and Gayathri keep the song very alive and alluring. Simplicity scores, overall.

5. Jack & Jill

 The ditty that we learnt at school come back to haunt us in the strange voice of Surya Kiran (why did he want to warble?) and the quiet melody of Sjatha's vocals. There is natural melody to all such childhood rhymes. You find that here too. Seems a situational number. But the musicians seem to have improvised a lot and experimented more than what is good. So the songs doesn't fall into a pattern though there is a simple rhythm running all through.

6. Machili Patnam

The inevitable mass number and the folksy rhythms take over. Tippu and Anuradha Sriram vocalize the lyrics that have the inevitable names of rural towns in Andhra. It is all predictable. But Anuradha is full of zest and zany energy. Tippu sounds as he always does. Time to make a change, Tippu.

The chief failing of Vybhav could be that they were over anxious. They seem to have tried too many things in one album --- trying to be everything all at once. However, the trio seem talented. They need to be cool and collected. With more confidence, they can only get better.