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Vidhyardhi Music Review

Vidhyardhi Music Review
Supergood Films
Ramesh Aditi Agarwal, Prakash Raj, Rahul Dev,Brahmanandam, Kovai Sarala, Tanikella Bharani
Peppy and purposeful
Tuesday, November 2, 2004 • Telugu Comments

Mani Sharma was perhaps a doctor in his previous birth. He understands the pulse of the audience with a surety of a surgeon. He also understands the needs of the director and the film.

He has his own style, but he hides that and comes up what the film and fans want. Vidyardhi is a good example. Starring newcomer Ramesh and Aditi Agarwal, the film is a youthful one. The songs have not let down the director.
1.Sy Sy Syte Vedhama
A peppy number sung huskily (almost feminine) at the top of the voice. This one, sung by Ganapathi, is strictly for the disco halls. There is an appealing youthful ring to the song. But if you are looking for crusty lyrics or some chaste pronunciation, sorry wrong number. The orchestration is lively.

2.Hyderabad Hai Rabba
There is an alluring rustic simplicity to the tune. But like all dance songs pictured in railway stations (Pandi, Pandi... readily comes to mind), this also moves on predictable lines. Krishna Raj, the Tamil singer, is an inspired choice to sing this number. He is full-throated and never mumbles the words.

3.Oke Okkasari
A maudlin and mawkish number. But the song will appeal to the youths looking out for some soft, sensitive and romantic feel. The orchestration obviously could have been better (the flute interlude is however good) and the tune itself is nothing out of ordinary. But S P B Charan shows that he can be chip off the old bloke.

4.Empilla Matladavu
Malli sings this folksy tune with obvious and infectious relish. A number for the frontbenchers and has its moments.

5.Virise Prathi Puvvu

The opening flute piece sets the tone for the entire song that is as sweet as a honey-kissed fruit. But with Hariharan at the helm you can surely expect this. Though his pronunciation is little stylized, but he sure is inimitable. The interludes are strong and sturdy. 

6.Andhra Khiladi

If you like your raps with a touch of Indian then this one is for you. Avowedly the title song, there is nothing unusual but Tippu's vocals stand the rigors. Mahalaxmi is too nasal and hardly strikes any form. Her voice does not fit the high-pitched youthful anthem of sorts.

This film being a youthful entertainer, Mani Sharma has come up with a purposeful and peppy album.