O Manasa - Yazin Nizar crooned this very alternative meets blues meets traditional carnatic music based song. I liked the feel and the composition of this song. Shreya lended a unique texture to her version of the female rendition. She is the best there is and I am glad they had her onboard on this album.
Hrudayama - Vijay Yesudas and Swetha Mohan lend their voices to this love ballad. I liked the flute interlude at the beginning.
Ninna Lenantha - Hearing Hemachandra's voice after a long time. It was a sweet love song.
Chirugaali Aagipove - Hemachandra and Sameera Bharadwaj did full justice to this tricky but interesting song. I liked this song. Sameera's voice was sounding really cool but also seemed very similar to Chinmayi's voice.
Emito Ee Kshanam - A song to describe the feeling of falling in love for the first time. A topic of almost every other tollywood movie but in their defense, the lyrics seemed fresh enough. Something about this song was off for me, just the singers' voices perhaps? The orchestra and music interludes were done well but the song itself was a letdown.
Nee Manasuna - A token sad song for the cliff hanger in the movie, I guess. Vijay Prakash did a good job.
The two instrumental bits were fresh and a welcome departure from the other telugu albums.
Overall, O Manasa and Chirugaali Aagipove stand out. I wish there were fewer songs but more impactful ones. I felt like whatever is the feel of the movie is lost in the gazillion songs describing just about the same emotion. Other than than minor issue, the album was well done. I am glad they did not succumb to the pressure of the item song/romantic song/mass song/sad song format.
Ramajogayya Sastry and Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar have done a wonderful job with the lyrics. The expressions used in the songs and the intimacy expressed in the words was noticeable. Goes to show that given a chance they can churn out lyrics that actually lead up to a coherent idea. Taking chances is what is required.