First "Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju", next "Bhale Bhale Mogadivoy", then "Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu", and now "Oopiri". After ruling over the malayalam and tamil music industries, Gopi Sundar is on a roll in the telugu film industry.
I actually quite enjoyed the itemish song "Ayya Ayya". Karthik crooned "Okka Life" really well. I liked the composition and lyrics for this song. I am conflicted about "Nuvvemichavo". I liked the composition but I could not tell if Vijay Prakash has given his 100% or not. Another amazing song is "Podham". I like the tempo, the mood. This song reminded me of Pharrell Williams' "Happy", same type of happy mood inflected by this song. Haricharan exceled in this song. The pitch and pace was perfect for his voice. I took a double take to find out that "Geetha Madhuri" sang "Door No Okati". I am all about diversifying your talents, so I applaud her for this rendition. The lyrics are very restrained and I quite enjoyed this energetic item song. Eppudu is another beautifully composed song. Karthik's voice is godly in this song. I quite liked the instrumentation. I am slightly disappointed that Gopi Sundar did not sing any song in album. He is a good singer, as you may know. He sang all these songs.
I have to take a minute and applaud the "guru-sishya" jodi Sirivennela SeetaRama Sastry and Ramajogayya Sastry for writing really inspiring and fitting lyrics. The repeat value for songs mainly comes from meaningful words.
I am struggling to pick a favorite. "Podham", "Eppudu", "Ayya Ayya", and "Okka Life" stand out . All in all, quite entertaining album. This is one of the rare movies where the music is making me want to watch the movie! That does not happen very much. I restrict myself to the music mostly and rarely watch any movies. That the movie has Nagarjuna, Karthi, and Tamannah has nothing to do with me wanting to watch the movie, I promise! :)
One of the rare bollywood outings for the legendary late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan was the music album for movie "Aur Pyar Ho Gaya". One of the songs from this albums is my all time favorite. I fell in love with everything about this song, from the first time I heard it. The composition is superb. The singing out of this world. The lyrics fitting and the instrumentation very contemporary. No, you cannot convince me otherwise! Sonu Nigam has outdone himself in this song. Would you be impressed by my passion if I told you that I guessed the lyricist without any prior knowledge? It is Mr. Javed Akhtar, in case you did not know.
Many moons ago, when this song was playing on television (also known as my youth days), I scared my dad when I blurted out that I would fall in love with a guy like Bobby Deol. He was thinking of getting me a guy more like Aravind Swamy and here I was drooling over Bobby Deol. There, laugh all you want, my shame is out there for your entertainment. It's been ages since I have seen this video and that memory made me chuckle as I was watching this video today. Can I just justify that I was probably more in love with the song than the actor? No? The song though is on my favorite songs playlist. How cute does Aishwarya look in this video! If you know anything about what I am talking, here is the video to refresh your memory. If you have clue what I am talking about, just watch the video and have a laugh anyway.
It has been a while since I heard the songs from the movie Fitoor. After the initial hearing, I moved on to graze other greener pastures. Recently, during my evening walks I randomly landed on the song "Hone Do Batiya" and it has stuck. I guess it will be some time for me to get past this song. If you are a sculpture and you find the right kind of putty to work with, you end up creating a masterpiece. I am sure that is how Amit Trivedi felt about using the two talented singers in this song and especially Nandini Srikar's voice. She has such fluency and ease to her voice that her rendition flows mellifluously. Her voice quality is extremely rich and supple. As I was reading up about her, I also found out that she is an accomplished guitar player/music director/producer/arranger and was a guitar player for one of my favorite songs sung by Mr. Hariharan. Here are both songs for you!
Thank you Abhishek Kapoor for actually including Zeb Bangash and Nandini Srikar in the song. Is it strange that I did not care much for the story and just wanted to continue watching the two ladies belt out the song? Strange priorities, I know!