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Narasimhudu Music Review

Narasimhudu Music Review
NTR, Amisha Patel, Sameera Reddy
B Gopal
Mani Sharma
Pop and pep
IndiaGlitz [Monday, May 2, 2005 • తెలుగు] Comments

One thing that you can safely assume in NTR Jr's movies is the songs to be loud and rhythm-filled. It will provide, willy-nilly, opportunities for him to showcase his undoubted dance skills.

And Narasimhudu's songs fall in that category --- plenty of pep and pop. Mani Sharma has curtailed his natural proclivities and whole-heartedly played to NTR Jr's image.

1) Singu Singu

As expectedly, the song starts with plenty of Punjabi drum rolls and heavy beats. When the lyrics string some of NTR Jr's films together, you understand that it is a typical mass number. Chitra and S P Balasubramaniam, the two veterans, are as usual spot on. The instrumentation has nothing new to offer.

2) Yeluko Nayaika

Mallikharjun sings in his usual labored husky style. Ganga also hisses. The tune is also nothing to write home about. But the tonal differences, with some qualitative orchestration, make the song passable. The lilt of the instruments are used diligently.

3) Muddula Gopala

Again rhythms dominate. This time it begins with folks Tamil and then takes off to some other style. Shreya Ghosal is full of beans. And so is Udit Narayan. But just because he has the verve, do you have to put up with his atrocious pronunciations? On the whole, the song follows chartered territory.

4) Rajamandrike

The rocking train rhythm is unmistakable and infectious. Perhaps this is the one that has NTR and Arti Agarwal dancing on the top of the train. It is full of raw energy and is provided by calibrated use of the instruments and by Shankar Mahadevan and Suchitra. There is a joi de vivre in his voice and it comes out brilliantly in such uninhibited numbers. Certainly the pick of the lot.

5) Muddoche Kopalu

Karthik has both class and caliber. So does Mahalaxmi Iyer. When they combine, there is bound to spark and sparkle. This is one of the (relatively) soft numbers in the album. Even here the beats are buoyant. The for-the-dance feel is inescapable. The two singers do bring out the essential lilt of the song.

6) Krishna Murariki

Start shaking your hips and legs. Even if you are terminally allergic to dance, this number will almost push you to jive. A largely folksy number, it has Tippu, Sunitha, Kousalya going for the top. An unabashed mass-oriented song.

Mani Sharma seems to have done what has been asked of him.