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Pandurangadu Music Review

Pandurangadu Music Review
RK Film Associates
Balakrishna, Sneha, Tabu, K Vishwanath, Bramhanandam, Sunil, Dharmavarapu, M Balaiah, LB Sriram, Prasad Babu, Ananth, Sameer, Gundu Hanumantha Rao, Jenny, PSR Murthy, Sathipandu, Archana, Suhasini, Meghana Naidu, Y Vijaya, Sana Shivaparvathi, Shireesha, Bhargavi, Neethu, Sumana Sri, Radhika, Aruna Baby Kavya, Master Vivek and Master Athulith
K Raghavendra Rao
K Krishna Mohan
MM Keeravani
All too religious
IndiaGlitz [Wednesday, April 30, 2008 • తెలుగు] Comments

The combination of K Raghavendra Rao, JK Bharavi and Keeravani have produced wonders like 'Annamayya and Sri Ramadasu'. Both the films proved good musical hits. Raghavendra Rao, who had brought out several romantic love stories in his direction, turned philosophical and started directing devotional, mythological and historical movies.

The all-time classic of the late NT Rama Rao, 'Panduranga Mahatmyam' caught the eye of Raghavendra Rao to bring out a film with Balakrishna. Moreover, the film is completing 50 years of its release during this year.

As usual Keeravani has taken the responsibility of scoring music. Some songs in this film are devotional others are commercial and a few more are romantic ones.  There are 12 songs including three slokas. Here is a detailed review of the audio of 'Pandurangadu'.

Aadauv Devakidevi

This is a sloka. Pranavi has rendered it with her mellifluous voice. She has done this sone with a lot of devotion.

Govindude Koka Chutti
Madhu Balakrishnan, Sunita, MM Keeravani; Lyricist: Sri Vedavyas

This number also begins with a poem highlighting the occasion of Gokulashtami. The lyricist maintained good praasa all through the lyric by using similar words like  Nanda Nandanudu.. Navanandana Vani.' Even the set of words in the intro with Praasa.. are nice to listen. Moreover, the song has been tuned in folk style that reminds us of the old classical songs of yesteryears.

Hey Krishna Mukunda
SP Balasubrahmanyam, Hima Bindhu; Lyricist: Suddala Ashok Teja

This song starts with the remix of the old classical tune. The listeners presume that the song would be a total remix. But Keeravani soon changes the stance and shows his individuality with the launch of a female voice. This song, though it cannot be equated to the old classic song 'Hey Krishna Mukunda Murari.' has its own literary and music values.

Sahasra Sheersha
Shankar Mahadevan; Lyricist: Sri Vedavyas

This is a sloka rendered by Shankar Mahadevan.

Yemani Adaganu
SP Balasubrahmanyam, Malavika, Sowmya; Lyricist: Sri Vedavyas

The first stanza of this song is good to listen. But from the second stanza it loses its lyrical value and looks like the singer is reading some prose rather than singing a song.

Sri Sri Sri Rajadhi Raja
Shankar Mahadevan, Geeta Madhuri; Lyricist: Sri Vedavyas

Keeravani has composed the tune in a routine commercial style. The lyricist inadvertently used an English word 'Will' in the lyric. (in Telugu there is a word called Veelunama and the lyricist used the 'vikruti' form of that word will in the song, unmindful that the word was derived from the word 'will' of English). The use of traditional instruments like Veena, flute, tabla are a melody to listen to.

Govinda Krishna Jai
S.P. Balasubrahmanyam; Lyricist: Veturi

This is a popular bhajan song. The first stanza begins with 'Ranga Rangaa.' and the lyricist deals with the enjoyable naughty nature of lord Krishna.

SP Balasubrahmanyam, Malavika, MM Keeravani; Lyricist: Suddala Ashok Teja

Lyricist Ashok Teja has tried his best in scripting the song in a different style and in different words. The composition of this song too was been rendered in a different way. SPB has done complete justice to the