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Naa Alludu Music Review

Naa Alludu Music Review
NTR, Ramya Krishna, Shriya, Genelia, Suman, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Ali, Nassar, Charan Raj, Rajiv
Vara Mullapudi
Devi Sri Prasad
One big bang
IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, December 21, 2004 • తెలుగు] Comments

NTR Jr films have little scope for soft melodies. Being a dancing actor, his songs fall in a particular slot. It is the slot that Devi Sri Prasad has made his own.

1 Andaala Bommaro
Just the right pep to start an album. An endearing dance number --- providing just the right beats for NTR Jr --- the song's redeeming feature is that it is not very loud. Most dance numbers, especially from Devi Sri of late, have been erring on the side of stridency. Here both Venu and Sumangali come across sweet and nice on the ears. The orchestration is also restrained. But on the obverse, the tune is not the most original of creations.

2 Sayya Sayyare

The song begins with almost a throw back to the 50s. But quickly, Devi Sri returns to his typical loud rhythms. With a combination of Karthik, Malathi,Reshmi, the tonal ingredients can be only too obvious to guess. Karthik, however, comes up with an inspired performance. Malathi's rendition is on expected lines.
3 Kandi Chenu Kada

The tune is a major disaster. It is too ordinary and common place. Devi Sri himself has come up with such numbers quite regularly. If you want to listen to Jassie Gift sing in the open-mouthed Punjabi style, then this song is for you. But Jassie's gifts are different. His schooling is different. In the event, the usual appeal goes missing. Kalpana is lively. But everything else is so predictable about this number. 

4 Muruga Muruga

The start is from the Tamil folk, but it quickly degenerates into myriad forms. It is yet another typical number from Devi Sri. Malathi's high-pitch squeal (yes, that is the word) gets on to your nerve very easily. Makes you tap your feet, but it is not for your ears.

5 Nadumu Choosthe

Listening to this song, you almost feel like removing the drum-sticks from Devi Sri's hands. He has been repeating himself with Punjabi folk so much that you feel like crying enough. In this number, he tries to mix some Andhra pastoral feel. But the effect is hardly pleasing. Chitra and Tippu, two highly talented singers, are wasted in this mediocre number. Chitra is
unrecognizable in this average offering.

6 Pattuko Pattuko

The start is interesting. The choice of instruments kindles your appetite. Mercifully, the song does not fall into typical Devi Sri's bang-bang style. The Punjabi fell is less here. Its lilt and cadences are different. Ranjith and Padmavathi get down to sing a sensuous number in right earnest. A different song in the pack.
7 Pilla Chooste

What happens when Tamil folk meets Punjabi rhythms? Well listen to this. Kuppuswamy as a singer is mono-tracked. He can be good for only for high-pitched fast numbers. This song is. But his obvious Tamil accent is a major let down. Prasanna and Kalpana make up for his inadequacies.

Devi Sri Prasad has fallen into the habit of going for the jugular in every song. And that is not good song. His numbers don't allow you the luxury of lying back and relaxing. Listen to the Naa Allludu's songs, you will understand.

He quickly needs to change his style.