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Kotha Prema Music Review

Kotha Prema Music Review
Harish, Uttara
S. S. Thaman
Kotha Prema
Eclectic one by Thaman
Monday, September 8, 2014 • Telugu Comments

Thaman is usually watched out for big-ticket movies.  In this non-star film, Thaman scores a good musical output.  What's more, unlike the commercial, masala numbers he is known for, he goes subdued for two fo the numbers here.

With lyrics from Krishna Chaitanya for all the numbers, the songs are special.  Alaph Raaj, Rita, Suchitra, Karthik and Megha are at their usual best.

Oka Pariaina Gamaninchara  Listen Now

Artist: Alaph Raaj
Lyricist: Krishna Chaitanya

The first song is often dedicated to exhortations from the hero.  This one seems to go a step further, thanks to the profound Krishna Chaitanya.  Alaph Raaj renders the song and gives it the needed electrifying edge.  Thaman doesn't indulge in his usual style and delivers an apt one to suit the young actor.  All in all, a good start for the album.

Missing Something  Listen Now

Artist: Rita
Lyricist: Krishna Chaitanya

This one is a refreshing number with all the right ingredients.  Rita's solo rendering of the song brings to memories some of the hauntingly melancholy numbers of an earlier era.  Thaman resorts to soft instrumentation.  Krishna Chaintanya's creative deployment of ideas make the song sound current.  'Missing Something' is something which can't be missed.

Mruthyunjayama Rudraya  Listen Now

Artist: Mativanan
Lyricist: Krishna Chaitanya

The song has a philosophical import with the lyrical theme bordering on the spiritual.  Krishna Chaitanya lends his midas touch by enriching the song with his simple yet incisive word choice.  Mativanan's subdued rendering is apt.  Thaman's melodious tuning is an icing on the cake.

Nee Pranam Teese Hakku  Listen Now

Artist: Karthik
Lyricist: Krishna Chaitanya

The song, like the previous one, is loaded with a philosophical message.  And like the previous one, it's delivered in a straightforward language.  Krishna Chaitanya might have been different but he prefers a lucid style.  Karthik's voice makes the song a worthy one.

Oola Laali  Listen Now

Artist: Suchitra
Lyricist: Krishna Chaitanya

The item song-like number has naughty lyrics by Krishna Chaitanya.  Suchitra's raunchy rendering of the song is enjoyable.  Thaman delivers no more than a B-grade song.

Saturday Girl  Listen Now

Artist: Megha
Lyricist: Krishna Chaitanya

The music sounds like a snatch from an AR Rehman number.  Krishna Chaintaya's lyrics need attentiveness to register.  Megha matches with the energy of her fellow traveller, Suchitra.