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Latest Telugu Releases- Reviewed

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The releases in Telugu this fortnight, offer promise with Thaman.S leading the mix with some of the younger (in terms of discography) composers coming to the fore with notable compositions.

Vinava – Independent Release – Vishal Reddy – Mango Music

The peppy ‘Ninne Cheraalani’ portions backed by a wonderful chorus lifts the track that Vishal packs with lovely arrangements featuring Kamalakar on the flute, Sandilya on the violin and Aalaap Raju & Bruce Lee on the guitars. Rahul Nambiar holds the track together with his energetic rendition.

Rating – 7/10

Title Song – Prati Roju Pandage – Thaman S – Lahari Music/T-Series

The film stars Chiranjeevi’s nephew Sai Dharam Tej and this track is a celebratory affair true to the title. Sri Krishna is excellent and the happiness quotient shines through in his vocals and KK’s lyrics. The female chorus in the 1st interlude is lilting. Infectious joy!

Rating – 9/10

Title Song – Venky Mama – Thaman S – Aditya Music

Mohana Bhogaraju’s pulsating vocals set the tone for this track, that is the 2nd in the Thaman-Sri Krishna combo, this fortnight. The underlying theme is the relationship between the uncle and the nephew and the makers take a cinematic approach and accords a godly stature to the ‘Mama’, as is evident in the over the top lyrics. But the emotion comes through nicely in Kamalakar’s warm flute. The song builds from thereon to end on a ebullient high (Mohana again!) with Krishna Kishor and Thamania rocking the percussions. A perfect companion piece to the celebration in the ‘Prati Roju Pandage’ track.

Rating – 8/10

Naatho Nuvvunte Chaalu – 90ML – Anup Rubens – Mango Music

The ‘Chaalu Chaalu’ hook and Adnan Sami’s spirited vocals are what buoy this track. Anup’s arrangements, with a middle eastern touch, a Celtic dash in the 2nd interlude followed by the sprightly violins and guitar, all of this on top of the desi percussions, add to the zeal.

Rating – 7/10

Siggu – Parari – Mahith Narayan – Mango Music

Mahith’s composition instantly brought back memories of ‘Chennai Senthamizh’ (M.Kumaran S/o Mahalakshmi, Srikanth Deva) that is based on Raga Naattai. The inherent musicality and feel in the catch word ‘Siggu’ is endearing. Sunitha and Yazin Nizar are adequate on the vocals.

The song is available only as part of the jukebox on Youtube.

Mahith (aka Mahith Narayan Gilla) is the younger brother of popular composer Chakri (Chakradhar Gilla), who passed away in 2014 due to obesity-related ailments.

Rating – 7/10

Nee Parichayamutho – Choosi Choodangaane – Gopi Sundar – Madhura Audio

Josy Alpy’s ambient Sax (& flute) stands out in this breezy melody sung by Sid Sriram. Gopi Sundar ‘s composition is a welcome departure for Sid from most of his recent tracks and makes for a pleasing listen.

Rating – 7/10

In all, a highly productive period with a good mix of melody and pep with Thaman’s compositions taking the cake.

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