Saturday, 20 June 2015

Baahubali Music Review

Movie: Baahubali

Cast: Prabhas,Rana Daggubati,Anushka Shetty,Tamannaah

Director: S.S.Rajamouli

Music director: M.M.Keeravani



1.Pacha Bottasi-Karthik,Damini

A retro-type melody opens the most grand album of the year. M.M.Keeravani weaves a simple tune and creates an ethereal atmosphere for the listeners with his arrangement. Karthik's voice is mesmerizing while Damini's honey-dipping rendition oozes with an overdose of sweetness. The orchestration and interludes are pleasant on the ears. Though the song might not appeal to all types of listeners, it still manages to keep them entertained.

2.Mamatala Talli-Surya,Yamini

This number which begins on a mellowed note travels through various moods of music. While Yamini's effervescent voice welcomes the listeners, it is Surya's and the chorus' voice which turn this track into a mildly energetic one. Sword clashes, flute interludes and the symphonic arrangement depict that the song might appear during a battlefield sequence. Keeravani experiments with various sounds and the result is quiet endearing!

3.Nippulaa Swasa Ga-M.M.Keeravani

Amidst the cacophony of pulsating rhythms, spiritual chants and trumpet sections, Keeravani's voice soars two notches higher. The grand orchestration represents a war sequence in progress. The strong undercurrent energy flowing throughout this track is one that is to be definitely experienced. Though the song might be unsettling for some, it would be surely appreciated by spiritual music lovers.

4.Manohari-Mohana Bhogaraju,Revanth

An addictive yesteryear item number is up next for the listeners. This track is a fusion of tribal rhythm, desi flavor and an ample amount of Western influence. While Mohana Bhogaraju renders the number with a seductive tone, Revanth complements her with the catchy phrase 'Manohari'. String sections and mellowed piano notes accompany along with the tune and make the interludes even more exciting to listen. This track is one of the highlights of the album!

5.Dhivara-Ramya Behara,Deepu

A heavenly number that provides a sense of tranquility and a celestial feel. The instantly addictive rhythms, the powerful 'Dhivara' chant and the scintillating interludes work in the favor of this innovative number. The tune is easily accessible and Keeravani includes elements of divinity into it. With Ramya Behara's heart wrenching rendition, this song provides a breezy listen!

6.Shivuni Aana-Keeravani,Mounima

An unconventional composition by Keeravani who introduces tribal elements along with the strong devotional chants. He croons with all his might, making the track a gem in its genre. While you might have listened to hymns and slokas right from birth, this one paves a way for modern fusion of the same hymns and slokas. Mounima's appearance towards the end of the song makes it all the more appealing to the listeners. A pleasant treat!

7.Dheevara (English Version)-Ramya Behara,Adhitya

The most experimental track of this album makes a strong comeback with its English version. This is in par with the original one with enormous amounts of Jazz section, synthesizer background and some globalized lyrics. Though this number seems unnecessary for a mythological movie, it provides a refreshing change for the listeners who'd have been in an historical trance.

8.Jeva Nadhi-Geetha Madhuri

If you have heard the bit 'Dheera' from the Magadheera movie during the fight sequence, then you can easily relate with this bit too. Keeravani's stamp is all over it with Geetha Madhuri's rendition being top class. The lyrics speak about a mother's sorrow. A short-lived pathos, on the whole.

Verdict:

M.M.Keeravani's most anticipated soundtrack stays true to its words. It's magnificent and provides a grandeur treat to the listeners.

Rating: ***3/4

Picks:

Mamatala Talli,Manohari,Dhivara,Shivuni Aana 

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