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Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya Music Review

Ramayya on a roll
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • Telugu Comments

The very name Keeravani inspires many to expect much from him.  After creating some memorable songs in the company of Rajamouli, Keeravani comes out with a music that is distinct.

Ananth Sriram, Sharath Jyosthna, and K.Shiva Datta write entertaining lines that capture the mood of the film.

Dintana

Artists: Rahul, MM Keeravani
Lyricist: Ananth Sreeram

'Dintana' sounds quite experimental; it's a song where Keeravani marshals his knack for hatke music by mixing an element of traditional music and the modern.  Ananth Sreeram's lyrics are quite inventive and tell a story in themselves.

Chembestri

Artists: Revanth
Lyricist: Sharath Jyosthna

Revanth's solid vocals need no intro.  His talent is creatively leveraged by the music director to good effect.  Sharath Jyosthna's lyrics follow not a trodden path.  The song has a literary feel about it.  Keeravani once again scores good music, although there are influences from a song or two.

Telipotunna

Artist: Ramya Behara
Lyricist: Ananth Sreeram

The song begins to feel like another Keeravani-type one, but it gradually graduates into a song with a sensual feel.  That's best accomplished by the right choice of the singer.  Surely, the song will make an impact not just visually but also audio-wise.  The lyrics are imaginative and take the number to a level more than that of an item song.

Anthe Premanthe

Artists: KK Bhairava, Mohana
Lyricist: Ananth Sreeram

Perhaps, this one is the best of the album.  It pushes the envelope by presenting us a song that is both enjoyable and hauntingly melancholic.  The singers, Bhairava and Mohana, enrich the lyrical and musical song with their gracious voices.  Ananth enlivens the song with his meaningful lines; one feels that any other theme would have rendered the song prosaic.

Andari Rathalu

Artists: Ramesh Vinayagam, Yamini
Lyrics: K.Shiva Datta

The song has an irreverent feel about it.  Shiva Datta's lyrics are not poetic but touching enough.  Ramesh Vianayagam and Yamini deliver a good output.  The song needed more amount of imagination which would have helped it reach out to a wider audience.  Nevertheless, the song passes muster because of Keeravani's music.

Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya

Artist: Kalpana
Lyrics: Ananth Sriram

The title track comes with a surprise package.  The genre of the song is a throwback to those days when a song that exhorted people to revolt was almost viewed a necessity to cater to the zeitgeist at times.  Kalpana is apt for a number like this.  As it is, Ananth and Keeravani deliver a surprise package.

Verdict:  The album is a boon from Keeravani, and he proves that he can entertain with his sheer imagination regardless of the director (perhaps because of the script).

Rating: 3.25/5