Denikaina Ready is an entertaining album coming from Chakri and Yuvan Shankar Raja (2 songs). An out-and-out offering for young listeners, it has everything on the platter.
Ramjogayya Sastry, Bhaskarabhatla, Chandrabose and Ananth Sriram all do good job in different degrees.
The choice of the singers is alright. Hemachandra and Tippu are on a par with Shankar Mahadevan, Adnan Sami. Parnika, Shravana Bhargavi, Shradda Pandit and Geetha Madhuri make the album complete.
Naalage Nenuntaanu Listen here
Artist: Shankar Mahadevan
Lyricist: Ramajogayya Sastry
Sastry's lyrics make for a good intro song even though the self-laudatory words sound like mothballs. The instrumentation could have been soothing. Shankar Mahadevan's low pitch is a welcome change, but not for his fans.
Pillandham Keka Keka Listen here
Artists: Hemachandra, Parnika
The song is definitely hummable and the nativity only helps. Chandrabose's simple yet very engaging lyrics mix old-time words with innovative lines. Hemachandra draws us in to the hero's mood, while Parnika adds the much-needed voluptuousness.
Ninnu Choodakunda Listen here
Artists: Adnan Sami, Geetha Madhuri
The influence in the tune is quite obvious. Adnan Sami returns with his enjoyable nasal twang. Geetha Madhuri chips in with her soft voice. Bhaskarabhatla begins ordinarily, but his stanzas are different with noteworthy lyrics.
Pilla Neevalla Listen here
Artists: Yuvan Shankar Raja, Shraddha Pandit
Lyricist: Ananth Sriram
The song gets on the ears slowly but surely. Though it comes with that typical flavour of a Tamil melancholy song, choosing Yuvan Shankar Raja for the male voice seems to be natural. Shraddha Pandit is good. Ananth Sriram's lyrics are of poetic quality.
Panche Kattuko Listen here
Artists: Tippu, Sravana Bhargavi
It is more like Vijay Antony giving the music. A song for the frontbenchers, Panche Kattuko is perked up by the voices of Tippu and Sravana Bhargavi, who both give it the ring of a folk song. Bhaskarabhatla intersperses English words interestingly.