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Lover Music Review

Lover Music Review
Sri Venkateshwara Creations
Raj Tarun, Riddhi Kumar
Anish Krishna
Dil Raju
An endearing lover
IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, June 26, 2018 • తెలుగు] Comments

An endearing lover

'Lover' is one of the few Tollywood albums which has been composed by six music directors.  Ankit Tiwari composes two beautiful numbers, while Arko, Rishi Rich, Sai Karthik and Tanishk Bagchi make do with one each.  The songs are out on Aditya Music.

Naalo Chilipi Kala

Singer: Yazin Nizar
Lyrics: Sri Mani

Sai Kartheek doles out a catchy tune without going for unnecessary paraphernalia.  The deployment of simple instrumentation does the trick.  Yazin Nizar's vocals are striking vis-a-vis the understated the music.  Sri Mani's lyrics are soulful, especially the first 'charanam'.

What A Ammayi

Singer: Sonu Nigam
Lyrics: Sri Mani

Arko draws from a familiar 1990s-era song.  One can actually sense the style of music that the Raj-Koti duo was famous for.  When Sonu Nigam (who turns out to be the song's USP with his cute-sounding vocals) says 'What a ammayi', the number even assumes a semi-retro feel.  It's once again Sri Mani who is delivering unassuming but appealing lyrics.


Singers: Jubin Nautyal, Ranjini Jose
Lyrics: Sri Mani

Tanishk Bagchi starts out with a classical touch.  He goes on to deliver a Mickey J Meyer kinda song rather unabashedly.  The beats are soothing and remind us of songs like those in 'SVSC'.  Jubin Nautyal and Rajini Jose are remarkable in striking a vocal chemistry.  The latter's voice acquires the maturity of a Chitra somewhere mid-way.  Sri Mani surely is the album's gift, penning Telugu-only lines.

Ramuni Banamla

Singer: Sai Charan
Lyrics: Sri Mani

At the conceptual level, this song is the album's first Tollywood-type corruption.  The hero and his gang go dishing out their unsolicited views.  Sri Mani pens okayish lyrics for this song that is conceived as a hero-centric one.  Music director Rishi Rich doesn't leave an imprint, even with someone as competent as Sai Charan at his disposal.

Anthe Kada Mari

Singers: Ankit Tiwari, Jonita Gandhi
Lyrics: Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry

True to his style and caliber, Sastry pens love-soaked lyrics in a gripping way.  The lover boy and lover girl promise each other the highest ideals.  And it's a treat to listen to their voices in Sastry's supple language.  Ankit Tiwari adopts a Hindustani style of music that is typical of Bollywood.  Together with Jonita Gandhi, he croons 'Anthe Kada Mari' with a mix of seriousness and irreverence.

Yevaipuga Naa Choopu Saagali

Singer: Ankit Tiwari
Lyrics: Sri Mani

Conceived as a tragedy, the song mirrors the pathos of loneliness with a characteristic sense of poetry.  Sri Mani's lyrics sound too well in Ankit Tiwari's voice, which comes with a nasal twist.  Like the other Ankit Tiwari number, 'Yevaipuga' also has a Bollywoodish tinge.


Barring one song, 'Lover' is a well-composed, well-rendered and, above all, very well-written album.   All but one song are written by Sri Mani.  Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry pens an enchanting number.

Rating: 3/5