Telugu music releases in the 1st fortnight of August were mostly extensions of the releases in July, with one or 2 tracks added to the singles/albums released earlier. It is quite a coincidence that 4 of the 5 featured tracks are released by Aditya music.
Chirunavvu Vaanai Kurisene – Heza – Munna Kasi – Aditya Music
For a movie that tags itself ‘a musical horror’, this is quite the perfect launch from the musical angle. Shivani Narayana (sounds a lot like Bombay Jayashree) is excellent and Munna Kasi infuses a lovely solo violin (Sandilya) that holds the song together beautifully.
Evaro Evaro – Ranarangam – Prashant Pillai – Aditya Music
Prashant Pillai’s 2nd composition for Ranarangam (‘Seetha Kalyanam’ is the other one and was released in July) is a slow absorbing melody sung by his sister Preeti Pillai. Rajesh’s caressing flute sets the tone for the song and Krishna Chaitanya’s lyrics combine well.
Maa Chakkani Pellanta – Manmadhudu 2 – Chaitan Bharadwaj – Aditya Music
Amalaraj to me is the true star of this track. He is credited with Guitars, Violin & Stringed Instruments, that embellish the track and add to the fun and frolic of this wedding song. Check out the use of the Thavil and what sounds like the Ukulele. Anurag Kulkarni, Chinmayi Sripaada & Deepthi Parthasarathy infuse the right energy with their lively singing. A song that will get you foot-tapping instantly!
Maa Devi – Independent Release – Srikanth Koppula, Aditya Music
When was the last time you heard of a tribute song to a contemporary musician/composer/artist by another? ‘Maa Devi’ is composed as a dedication to popular composer Devi Sri Prasad (DSP) by Srikanth Koppula, to commemorate DSP’s birthday that fell on 2nd August. At the outset, I clearly mistook this one to be a Navrathri song that released a couple of months ahead of schedule. The first half of the song (lyrics by Purnachary) outline the impact of his music and the latter half details the influences in his life, including his parents, gurus etc., in a nice way. The song itself flows wonderfully and is devotedly sung by Hymath and Satya Yamini.
Ye Chota Nuvvunna – Saaho – Guru Randhawa – Super Cassettes Industries Private Limited
The second single from Saaho was the other big release during this period. The song has an easy groove bordering on being monotonous for a song that is just over 3 minutes. Haricharan lifts the song with his rendition. Tulsi Kumar is the female singer. But considering the scale and the ambitions of the movie I was expecting a lot more from the soundtrack, than what has been on view until now.