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Sankaranti Music Review

Sankaranti Music Review
Supergood Films
Venkatesh, Srikanth, Siva Balaji, Sarvanand, Arti Agarwal, Sneha, Sangeeta, Rathi, Sharada
Muppalaneni Siva
S A Rajkumar
True to type
IndiaGlitz [Thursday, January 27, 2005 • తెలుగు] Comments

Rajkumar is a predictable music director. But he is also a successful one. Otherwise he could not have scored music for 150 films (this is said to be his 150th). But he seems not to have strained himself for his landmark film. Most of the tunes are straight from the Tamil original (Anandam).

If you have not heard the original, then they are certainly worth giving you ear to.

1) Aasa Aasaga
S A Rajkumar's beats never had originality. But he has won a name for himself through his slow tempo and ponderous tunes. So it is daft for him to change his style. He begins in typical style with S P Balasubramaniam and chorus. SPB adds his bit even to a mundane tune. He does here, too. The song talks about family aspirations

2) Ade Pade

S A Rajkumar has used the variation of the essential subrapatham tune in many movies. But in this number, he has come up with the goods in this. This has an infectious beat. Chitra is in her elements. Karthik is also good. Voila, you have a number that will top the charts.

3) Andala Srimathiki

Sriya Ghosal and Hariharan --- between the two they have the sweetest female and male voice in Indian cinema. But they deserve much more than this average tune. The beats are predictable. Yet, the singers make a fist of it.

4) Chilaka

Slightly different from the numbers in the pack. In that it is fast-paced and has a appeal for the mass. Shankar Mahadevan and Sujatha bring their own energy to this energetic song.

5) Doli Doli

The song begins much like the first number under review here. But when you hear Shankar Mahadevan, you are assured that this is a different number. The rhythms are straight from S A Rajkumar's usual logbook. The female voices Chitra, Kalpana add their own pep to the number. Overall, a decent attempt.

6) Ela Vachenamma

Somebody has to take away the rhythm pads and rhythm synthesizer from our music directors. Otherwise, they are going to fall back on predictable beats and bore us to death. The moment you hear such rhythms, you almost feel like switching off the system. And when the tune is also in the so-so category, like this one, you have every reason to do that. Udit Narayan and Sadhan Sargam's talents go wasted in substandard song.

7) Pelli Pata

This is an old tune often used in our films when a new girl enters the house as the daughter-in-law. So there can be nothing new in that. But mention must be made of the voice of Parthasarathi and Murali. Two new talents worth listening to.

Nothing inspirational. But still doesn't disappoint you.