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Daruvu Music Review

Daruvu Music Review
Sri Venkateswara Entertainments Ltd.
Raviteja, Tapsee Pannu
Burugapalli Sivaramakrishna
Vijay Anthony
A cut-and-dried offering
Monday, April 23, 2012 • Telugu Comments

Daruvu is an album which progressively becomes familiar and unremarkable.  Vijay Antony's music, when not inspired, is boisterous.  If Bhaskarabhatla's lyrics are typically plain, the choice of vocals proves unwise in some cases.  Suddala's song stands out for its poetic quality and purity though.

All in all, Daruvu is a wishy-washy offering, complete with platitudinous influences.

Rajula    Listen here

Artist: Dinesh Kanagaratnam
Lyricist: Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar

If the lyrics are teasing, the tone is conversational.  Dinesh Kanagaratnam's vocals match the song's mediocrity.  Bhaskarabhatla uses some catchy lines here and there, while Vijay Anthony's music is at best inspired.

Usumalaresay   Listen here

Artists: Vijay Antony, Janaki Iyer, Emcee Jesz
Lyricist: Basha Sri

Basha Sri's lyrics, as his name, are mongrelised.  Usumalaresay (whatever it means?) is a curious mix of the phrases like 'Guraka pettake manusulo..'  While Vijay Antony's vocals, like his music, is run-of-the-mill, the female voice reminds one of many item numbers.  Whether or not you like whenever the singer croons 'Dhadak dhadak', you will find the song a bit lengthy.

Nijam Cheppu   Listen here

Artists: Naresh Iyer, Sangeetha Rajeshwaran
Lyricist: Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar

The song would have been hummable had Vijay used his imagination.  Somehow, Nijam Cheppu works insofar as it has the right male voice, but it is Sangeetha Rajeshwaran's vocals just don't work.  Even Bhaskarabhatla's lyrics are pedestrian.

Sexy Lady   Listen here

Artists: Benny Dayal, Andrea Jeremiah
Lyricist: Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar

The song shows how copying should not be done.  Vijay Antony listened to many club numbers from recent history and rehashed it as he should not have.  The song drags, even though Benny Dayal is up-to-the-mark.  Andrea Jeremiah's voice is ok, but it is Bhaskarabhatla's lyrics that do not exalt the adrenaline a bit.

Athiri Chirabara   Listen here

Artists: Hemachandra, Anitha
Lyricist: Rama Jhogaya Sastry

But for the dull moments, Athiri Chirabara fares better than the other songs.  Sastry coins some kitschy words.  Hemachandra's vocals are apt, while Anitha could have been better.

Thom Thom   Listen here

Artist: Ananthu
Lyricist: Suddala Ashok Teja

Ananthu's voice is oldish, but the song is musically and lyrically distinguished.  Suddala's egalitarian outlook and revolutionary sympathies come to the fore.  Vijay Antony does a good job with instrumentation.