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Baahubali Music Review

Resting on Keeravani's bahu
Thursday, June 18, 2015 • Telugu Comments

Baahubali Music Review

The most-awaited album is out.  The market is abuzz with the jiving and crooning of the fans of Rajamouli, Prabhas and Keervani.  For those who thought their combo is a jumbo pack, this one is a 'bahu' great pack.

If the lyrics are the biggest takeaway, the variety of genres is not far behind.  The choice of lyricists and singers complements the best conceptualizations that are there.

Sivuni Aana

Artists: M.M.Keeravaani, Mounima

It is Keeravani's time.  We mean, more of the Keeravani voice in a majestic  set up.  The lyrics come with Sanskritic Telugu and more.  It is in the Rajamouli-Keeravani mould.  What is left to be seen is how the emotions will be portrayed, given the larger-than-life image that the very title conjures up.  The impactful song will be watched out for.

Pacha Bottasi

Artists: Karthik, Damini

The song is imbued in traditional style, be it the music or the lyrics.  The Bollywood-style finish is sure to give it a high.  The lyricist shows that his imagination is at its best when he pens lines like '1000 janmala aaratam..' and 'Rekka vippinde na thondara..'  Rajamouli inspires Keeravani to come up with an output that is steeped in traditionalism even while appealing to the zeitgeist.  The vocals are mellifluous and impressive.  The picturization must be way ahead of the song, as it was the case with 'Magadheera's numbers.

Mamatala Talli

Artists: Surya Yamini

The majestic feel lingers on.  The words like 'khadgam' and such fiery references are followed by mellifluous female voice, bringing out effectively the contrast that is inherent to this number.

Nippulaa Swasa Ga

Artists: M.M. Keeravaani

Uliki padu.. is the album's first true-to-Bahubali number.  The lyrics come with a sense of the blood and more.  The music comes with its dose of been-there-done-that.  The singer has a very apt voice to lend to the song the much needed fiery touch.  The otherwise not-as-lengthy-as-an-usual song sees Keeravani delivering a theme song-like music for this one.

Manohari

Artists: Mohana Bhogaraju, Revanth

'Manohari' could be from a romantic-comedy film.  It comes with a folkish-style touch.  Imagining a Bahubali in this song surely takes some leap of faith.  A light-veined song that is sans an emotional high, this one has excellent rendition by both the male and female singers.  MM Keeravani gives a peppy musical output imbued in romantic folklore.  It has to be seen how the choreography has been adapted to camouflage the song's paradoxical musical touch.

Dhivara

Artists: Ramya Behara, Deepu

This one is yet another heroine-oriented song with a predominantly feminine and romantic flavour.  The chorus and the tuning are understated but not underwhelming.  The male singer arrives late in the day, bringing the Bahubali out of the situation.  MM Keeravani and Rajamouli are writ all over this song with a feel of epic proportions.  It seems to bank on the love affair of a soft-spoken angel with a paramveera bali.  The lyrics bring forth the feeling as much.  Watch out for the picturization, which might surprise with its narration style.

Jeva Nadhi

Artists: Geetha Madhuri

Of all the songs, this one is the most haunting.  The conceptualization seems to be the most terrific part of it.  The vocals are not only patient and unhurried, but also laced with profundity.  The lyrics are really innovative and poetic, with words like 'jeevanadhi' not really straightforward in their meaning.  Keevani wins the battle with the opening number itself.

Dheevara (English Version)

Artists: Ramya Behara, Adithya

It is chorus time in an unlikely fashion.  A musical innovation for sure.  The vocals are bang on, lending the song both sophisticated and profound flavour.  MM Keeravani's instrumentation is subtle and not heavy- duty and that is the best part of it.  The chorus is impressive and throws up more questions than answers them.  It is a good progress from Keeravani's known style.

Verdict:  A variety of genres keep you engaged.  Keeravani marshalls his traditionalism as well as his knack for the zeitgeist in bringing out the most unlikely chorusus, among others.

Rating: 3.25/5