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Namo Venkatesa Music Review

Namo Venkatesa Music Review
Suresh Productions Pvt. Ltd & 14 Reels Entertainment
Venkatesh, Trisha, Brahmanandam, Ali, Kota Srinivasa Rao, J.P, MS Narayana, Chandra Mohan, Dharmavarapu, Mukesh Rishi, Subbaraju, Satya Prakash, Kasi Vishwanath, Jeeva, Srinivas Reddy, Siva Reddy, Master Bharat, Bhenarjee, Giridhar, Pruthhvi, Surya, Sravan, Gundu Sudharshan, Aravind, Vinay Prasad, Sudha, Pragathi, Surekha Vani, Telangana Sakunthala, Delhi Rajeswari, Ramya and Sandhya
Sreenu Vaitla
Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara
Devi Sri Prasad
IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, January 12, 2010 • తెలుగు] Comments

Devi Sri Prasad's music for Namo Venkatesa, can, at best, be spared, because there is no loud music and the lyrics are clearly audible.  (Of course, this is the forte of Devi).  However, there is no freshness - be it in music, lyrics or rendition.  Three songs demand repeat listening, while the rest are just about okay.  All the songs are written by Rama Jhogaya Sastry.  The male singers are Manu, Venu, Karthik, Shankar Mahadevan, Tippu and Sagar; the female voices are of Megha, Priya Hemesh, Roshini and Sunitha Sarathy.

On a rating of five, the album would score a three.

Namo Venkatesa    Listen here

The song, written by Rama Jhogaya Sastry, is rendered by Mano and Megha.  Mano's voice helps the song to sound new.  The famous tuning of Namo Venkatesa Namo Thirumalesha is used to give the initial identity, but the song doesn't carve a niche for itself throughout.  Had it not been for Manu, this would have sounded like any other song.

Soundary Soundarya   Listen here

The only male voice of the song is of Venu.  Written Mr. Sastry, Soundarya Soundary has the guy singing paeans to the girl of his dream.  He pleads the figment of his imagination to come true with a life of its own.  Saathiya saathiya tu meri saathiya, the lines in Hindi add a new feel to it.  The melodious song is backgrounded by signature Devi instruments.

Tuttodoi   Listen here

One of the best songs of the album.  Tuttodoi Tuttodoi is quite youthful and vivacious, rendered well by Tippu and Priya Hemesh.  The funny lyrics of Mr. Sastry sound entertaining, along with the eerie sounds.  Probably, it is the song which Venky sings in the film as a ventriloquist.  Here, Devi gives a fresh tune.

Nee Kallalo   Listen here

The song is quite old-fashioned, with Sagar and Roshini chipping in with their clear voices.  However, the lyrics (Sastry) sound aesthetic and make a good sense.  The duet could have been modernised with a little care.

Ding Dong   Listen here

The song sounds as a rip off of the Something Something song from Nuvvuvastanante Nenoddantana, except for a smooth rendition by Priya Hemesh somewhere in the middle.  Shankar Mahadevan is at his best, while Sastry's lyrics sound so-so.  Devi Sri follows hackneyed tuning here.

Non-stop   Listen here

There is no stopping Devi from endlessly drawing upon his previous albums in Namo... The song, again, is an example of a musician tirelessly repeating himself.  Karthik's voice is good, so also Sunitha Sarathy's.  There is nothing new about Sastry's lyrics either.