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Maharshi Music Review

Maharshi Music Review
Banner:
Sri Venkateswara Creations, Vyjayanthi Movies, PVP Cinema
Cast:
Mahesh Babu, Pooja Hegde, Allari Naresh
Direction:
Vamshi Paidipally
Music:
Devi Sri Prasad
A Devi Sri Prasad album
Saturday, May 4, 2019 • Hindi Comments

A Devi Sri Prasad album

The first single from 'Maharshi' is out on Aditya Music.  Here we present its review. The rest of the songs will be reviewed as and when they are released.  

Choti Choti Baatein

Singer: Devi Sri Prasad
Lyricist: Shree Mani

For a Mahesh Babu film, the song is rather underwhelming.  It's fit to be a medium-range hero's number.  DSP's tune induces a sense of deja vu.  His voice makes it all the more familiar and a middling performer.  Shree Mani's lyrics are average, we have seen similar themes around friendship in so many songs/dialogues.  Visually, it can be a good road song. 

Nuvve Samastham

Singer: Yazin Nizar
Lyricist: Shree Mani

If you notice the tempo, the stanzas (in the first leg) sound like a rip-off of 'We have a Romeo' song from 'Bommarillu'.  DSP doesn't necessarily give a majestic tune; 'Nuvve Samastham' may actually be the title song of 'Bharat Ane Nenu'.  Yazin Nizar's voice is apt, although it could have been a booming voice (giving it's a montage song, apparently).  Shree Mani's lyrics are high-sounding and elevate heroism.  If this is a situational song that comes at a crucial juncture in the film, you can guess that Vamshi Paidipally has given it its due.  

Everest Anchuna

Singers: Hemachandra, Vishnupriya Ravi
Lyricist: Shree Mani

Shree Mani's lyrics concoct imaginative ideas.  The lyrics are not as ordinary and lifeless as the non-exhilarating music suggests.  Hemanchandra is outcompeted by Vishnupriya Ravi's splendid rendition.  The voices of the singers are enticing; they invite you to the lyrical world of roses and sexy curves.  DSP's tune, to be honest, is pretty much a middling performer.  

Padara Padara

Singer: Shankar Mahadevan
Lyricist: Shree Mani

Genre-wise, the song comes across as an unexciting precursor to 'Vachadayyo Saami' from 'Bharat Ane Nenu'.  Shree Mani's lyrics make an effort to taste like Ramajogayya Sastry's pen: 'Ee nelanu edaku hattukuni molaketthamani pilupunicchi padara' is one of the best lines.  Shankar Mahadevan's voice is tailor-made for inspirational songs like this one.  This one must have been like sleepwalk for Devi Sri Prasad.  No, it's not a compliment.

Paala Pitta

Singers: Rahul Sipligunj, MM Manasi
Lyricist: Shree Mani

The lyrics are typically romantic.  Shree Mani's lines are a melange of linguistic influences.  'Nee nadumu choosthey malle theega, naa manasu daanimalley thooneega' is perhaps the best of all in terms of expression.  The singers do a splendid job, with the female singer's voice strongly rooted in the popular mass genre.  DSP goes for an inspired tune.

Phir Shuru

Singer: Benny Dayal
Lyricist: Shree Mani

The song doesn't offer anything new with its musical output.  It sounds like a rip off of DSP's previous tunes for films like 'Janatha Garage'.  Shree Mani's lyrics make the grade but only so much can be said about the situation and story driven lines.  Benny Dayal's voice packs a punch but booming vibes would have been great.

Idhe Kadha Nee Katha

Singer: Vijay Prakash
Lyricist: Shree Mani

The song is the last one to come from the makers but it's not the least one.  It's the best song in the album, beating even 'Padara Padara'.  Shree Mani's lyrics have an incisive, penetrating meaning.  'Nee kantireppalanchuna manassu nindi pongina, o neeti binduve kada nuvvu vethukuthunna sampada' takes the cake.  Vijay Prakash's rendition is soulful.  DSP's tune is inspired but this can be overlooked given the overall impact.

Verdict:

The album is not exciting by any stretch.  'Idhe Kadha Nee Katha' and 'Padara Padara' take the cake for the impact they create.  The rest of the songs appeal only to a limited extent.  At least the friendship song should have pushed the envelope.

Rating: 2.5/5

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