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Chanakya Music Review

Chanakya Music Review
Cast:
Starring Gopichand, Mehreen, Zareen Khan
Direction:
Thiru
Production:
Rama Brahmam Sunkara
Music:
Vishal Chandrasekhar
A passable album
Friday, October 4, 2019 • Tamil Comments

A passable album

The full jukebox of 'Chanakya' is out, on Lahari Music.  With lyrics by Ramajogayya Sastry, it has three songs composed by Vishal Chandrasekhar and one by Sricharan Pakala.  Harini Ivaturi, MM Manasi, Anurag Kulkarni, Poojan Kohli, and Chinmayi Sripada are the singers.

Darling

Singer: Harini Ivaturi

Lyricist: Ramajogayya Sastry

Harini's voice is quite striking.  The song needed quite a relaxed and lazy vibe and she delivers it bang-on.  Sastry's lyrics are playful and imaginative; they capture the lover girl's drunken and hurtful state of mind with a catchy language.  Vishal Chandrasekhar's tuning is apt and for all its inspired feel, it scrapes through.

Ohh My Love

Singers: Poojan Kohli, Chinmayi Sripada

Lyricist: Ramajogayya Sastry

The album's only song to be composed by Sricharan Pakala, this one gets the instrumentation right.  Chinmayi's voice goes modish, sitting well with Poojan's instantly appealing vocals.  Sastry's usages, like 'Allari gaali', are creative.  All in all, the duet evokes colourful and boisterous vibes.

Gulabhi

Singer: Anurag Kulkarni

Lyricist: Ramajogayya Sastry

Despite his best efforts to perk up the song with usages like 'Angry Rangeela' and 'Lady Bruce Lee', Sastry's lyrics fail to infuse a sense of freshness.  The run-of-the-mill song goes haywire soon after it takes off on a loud note.  Even Anurag, who is one of the most underrated singers out there, comes a cropper in saving it.  All in all, a mediocre one.

Hookah Bar-u

Singer: Manasi MM

Lyrics: Ramajogayya Sastry

Liberally littered with Hindi-language words/phrases, this one is a killer of an 'item' song, enlivened by Manasi's redoubtable vocals.  Sastry's lyrics are replete with doubles entendres, a sine qua non for a 'mood' song like this one that evokes sensuous vibes.  Vishal's tune becomes a bit noisy towards the end but that's ok.

Verdict:

A short album with just four songs (strictly, just thee-and-a-half), this one is winsome if listened to with low expectations.

Rating: 2.75/5

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