Thursday, 7 May 2015

Rudramadevi Music Review

Movie: Rudramadevi

Cast: Anushka Shetty,Rana Daggubati,Allu Arjun

Director: Gunasekhar

Music director: Ilaiyaraaja



1.Matthagajame-S.P.Balasubrahmanyam,Chithra,Kailash Kher,Chorus

This grand track opens the album in a majestic way. Beginning with magnificent orchestration, the number spells grandness in each and every note. With an ensemble cast of singers like Kailash Kher, S.P.B and Chithra, this number is a perfect opening track for this historical movie. The occasional flute in between the lines is the icing on the cake. The chorus provide the much needed mystical feel of the song. Brilliant!

2.Auna Neevena-Hariharan,Sadhana Sargam

A dreamy composition by Ilaiyaaraja which spells magic throughout. When he selects evergreen singers like Hariharan and Sadhana Sargam, the track is sure to leave you spellbound. And that's what exactly this mellifluous number does. It sounds more ethereal with Ilaiyaaraja's vintage orchestration. The arrangement of having the rhythm beginning at a later stage is an innovative thought. Soul-stirring and mushy!

3.Choosukovo Teesukovo-Baba Sehgal,Chithra

Do you want to reminisce to those days when Ilaiyaaraja composed even item songs in his unique style? This number is one such that stays true to his signature style of composition. And one cannot shy away from the fact that this number is crooned by none other than our sweet Chithra. It is very difficult to identify her voice as she has rendered in a never-before seductive tone. Baba Sehgal's voice adds more peppiness to this number. Enjoyable!

4.Punnami Puvvai-Shreya Ghoshal,Chorus

The number begins with some brilliant orchestration and chorus. Then it moves on to sound like one of yesteryear melodious compositions. Though it is slow in terms of rhythm and might test the patience of  few listeners, it can be still listened for Shreya Ghoshal's honey-dipping voice and the change in the notes in the charanams. Contemporary!

5.Allakallolamai-S.P.Balasubrahmanyam

The album dips down to a few notches lower with this particular track. That's because songs of this type have already been tried and tested in the Telugu devotional industry. But the track will surely leave you inspired if you are one of those who love intense devotional songs.

6.Anthapuramlo-Chithra,Sadhana Sargam,Chinmayi,Chorus

Here comes a girly number that is playful and cheerful in nature. This song will surely do better once the visuals are out. With three beautiful singers like Chithra, Sadhana Sargam and Chinmayi, this number is nothing less than magical. The overlapping of their voices is a very creative idea by Ilaiyaaraja. And once again the orchestration deserves a special mention here.

Verdict:

Ilaiyaaraja delivers an outstanding album that is replete with brilliant orchestration, melody and historical sounds. Though it cannot be enjoyed by all types of listeners, it can surely strike a chord with those who love contemporary music.

Rating: ***3/4

Picks:

Auna Neevena,Choosukovo Teesukovo,Punnami Puvvai



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