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Valliddaru Okkate Music Review

Valliddaru Okkate Music Review
Tripuraneni Kishore, Renuka Menon, Mukesh Rushi, Brahmanandam, Chandra Mohan, GV, LB Sriram, Rajesh, Venu Madhav, MS Narayana, Chalapati Rao, Sudha, Telangana Sakuntala, Rajitha, Bhuvaneswari
Jonnalagadda Srinivasa
Sunkara Chandra
Vandematarm Srinivas
For your ears only
IndiaGlitz [Saturday, August 14, 2004 • తెలుగు] Comments

Vandemataram Srinivas is a skilful music director who may not have got his due. Though he has been accused of copying, he has a varied repertoire and his songs always reflect his range and depth. He is at ease in every type of song. If you hear Valliddaru Okkate's songs you will appreciate Vandemataram Srinivas better.

1. 50 Kilolu

The opening lines make it clear what type of song is this. It is an enjoyable mass song with Udit Narayan and the national-award winning Shreya Ghosal crooning with delectable ease and fun. Their understanding and ability to improvise also comes to the fore. This song clearly sets the tone for the entire album.

2. Oh Priya

Udit is again in his elements in this song that is dipped in the sea of soulful devotion. Udit, along with Kavitha Krishnamurthy, reach new heights in melody in this simple yet memorable number. The instrumentation should also come in for special mention.

3.Guri Tappadura

This is obviously Shankar Mahadevan's territory. He revels in this rambunctious and rollicking number, giving throat to some fun lyrics from newcomer Chinni Charan. Shankar's relish is infectious as he runs his smooth voice up and down the octaves. If your are feeling down, then this is the song to listen. It can uplift any sagging spirit with it zest
and zeal.

4.Amma Nanna

As far as theme songs go, this is first rate with the seasoned Mallikarjun sounding at his dulcet best. He croons the touchy lyrics without affectations but with lot of effect.

5. Ninne Ninne

There is honey-flowing sweetness to Hariharan's voice even when he is not in form. But in Ninne Ninne he is in form. So there is no dearth of any tender and touchy appeal. Hariharan just eases through the lines (that talk of love and surrender) with natural felicity of a tightrope walker. One wrong note or a tune out of place could have derailed the song, but both the singer and the music director carry it off nonchalantly.

6. Banginapalli Mamidipallu

This is a belter of a number as Tamil singers Tippu and Malathi go full blast in this rangy tune. Malathi has an unconventional voice --- either you like it or you don't. Though the song is a typical fun beat one, the singers give out their best and lift it to acceptable levels.

 7. Pelli Kala

When Karthik, a talented crooner, and Chitra, whose talent has never been in doubt, combine, there is bound to be melody. Pelli Kala is a soft, hummable number that fits elevates the soul.

 8. Gangi Govu Paalu

SPB Charan is perhaps the man for the season in Tollywood in music circles. And he shows you why in this number alongside Kalpana. There is a catchy lilt to the song and both the singers do justice to commendable orchestration.

Valliddaru Okkate, on the whole, should silence Vandematram Srinivas's critics who say that he is repetitive.